Practical Lawyering Skills
435: Deposition Advocacy Workshop
This practicum is an intensive program designed to teach students about Illinois and Federal deposition practice. Topics covered will include: effective deposition questioning strategies and techniques; thorough deponent preparation; efficient and technical use of exhibits; proper objections; methods of rehabilitating your witness; ethical considerations; and how to deal with the most difficult opposing counsel. This class will have lectures, but primarily focus on in class participation and interaction. The grade for this course will be based on individual mock deposition performances, in class participation and overall contribution to self-critique and classmate critique.