Deposition Tips, Tricks and Traps to Avoid

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This program was recorded on June 20th, 2018

New or inexperienced to depositions? In need of a refresher? Looking for a checklist for yourself and your clients? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then join Senior Trial Attorney Kamran Salour as he leads you through a concise, yet comprehensive, guide to depositions. The course will cover the 3 Ps of Depositions: Preparing yourself, Preparing your client, and Preparing for Opposing Counsel.

Preparation checklists that can aid your deposition preparation for years to come will also be provided.



  • Kamran Salour
    Kamran Salour represents and defends clients in business disputes often involving breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference, and unfair competition claims. Mr. Salour works closely with his clients to understand their objectives and tailors his litigation strategy around those objectives. His experience, therefore, encompasses the litigation spectrum: from dispute resolution before the onset of litigation through securing judgments for his clients after trial.

    Mr. Salour’s experience extends to cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection matters. He is a certified information privacy professional for the U.S. Sector (CIPP/US). He advises companies on cybersecurity compliance and defends them against claims of violating various privacy statutes, such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA). Mr. Salour is also a recognized expert in and frequent commentator on biometric privacy law. He counsels clients on compliance with US and international regulations relating to cybersecurity and data privacy, including compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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    1. RULE # 1: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW?
      1. The facts
      2. The documents
      3. The law
      4. The Rules
    2. RULE # 2: WHY DO YOU NEED TO KNOW IT?
      1. Know WHY you are taking the deposition.
      2. What information do you need, and how are you going to get it?
      3. To “Win”
    3. RULE # 3: HOW DO YOU SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW?
      1. Demonstrate control
      2. Set-up the deposition room
      3. Start on your clock
      4. Have caption page and business cards ready
      5. Look the part
    4. RULE # 4: BE AWARE OF IMPORTANT “DON’Ts”
      1. Don’t forget to confirm the deposition date, time, place
      2. Don’t forget to confirm the court reporter and videographer
      3. Don’t write out your questions

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