How to Defend a Deposition


CLE credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

The focus of the class is the style and strategy of how to approach defending a deposition, much of this is done in the practice of defending your client, knowing when to object, the privileges to assert and when it is appropriate to end a deposition and seek a protective order. The focus of this class is defending depositions in California Family Law Cases.

A substantial packet of cases and materials is included, which is a practitioner’s toolkit in deposition defense and should be taken with every practitioner to a deposition.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Preparing Yourself
•   Understanding Your Case
•   Preparing the Witness
•   Privilege Issues
•   Witness Preparation in General
•   Client Expectations
•   Little known cases that will give the edge in deposition defense in California
•   California Family Law Specific Issues

Date / Time: March 16, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Broadcast Date: August 8, 2019

Alphonse Provinziano, Esq. is a well-known Beverly Hills Divorce and Family Law attorney. Mr. Provinziano is the current Co-Vice Chair of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee, and the current Vice-Chair of the Los Angeles Standing Committee for the California Lawyer’s Association Family Law Executive Committee. Mr. Provinziano is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. A graduate of UC Berkeley and Hastings Law School, he is the principal of Provinziano & Associates, one of California’s leading family law firms.

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Section I. Receiving the deposition notice, dissecting the information, and responding to it

Section II. Understanding the case and preparing the witness

Section III. Essential Code sections and cases that are not well known, but govern how to defend a witness in a deposition

Section IV. Objecting & maintaining control over the deposition to best represent your client