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The Basics of Taking and Defending Effective Depositions

The Missouri Bar CLE is hosting "The Basics of Taking and Defending Effective Depositions" on Friday, August 22, in Independence, Mo. As part of the seminar, Dysart Taylor attorney John Wilcox will present "Dealing with the Problem Witness, the Hostile Adversary, and Overcoming Obstructions." The seminar instructs attorneys on how to handle issues when preparing for, taking and defending a deposition.

Attendees will learn practical tactics, including:

  • Preparing a witness
  • Posing general background questions
  • When and how to object
  • Instruct the witness not to answer
  • Using exhibits
  • Refreshing recollection
  • Preserving privileges

The seminar will also address how and when to use depositions to a client's advantage at trial. Presenters will cover using depositions during various stages of trial, as well as pretrial and trial motions.

Advance registration is required to attend. Go to for more details.


Independence, MO

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