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Chicago, IL 60606
DRI is proud to present its inaugural Deposition Institute. DRI recognizes that depositions of parties, fact witnesses, and experts largely dictate a trial lawyer’s success in each case. Depositions inform defense trial lawyers in seeking summary judgment, obtaining a favorable outcome at mediation, leveraging for outright case dismissal, or, once at trial, critically impeaching a witness on cross-examination. Notwithstanding the critical impact of this skill set, emerging trial lawyers often receive inadequate deposition training. Law schools routinely conduct trial advocacy classes, but rarely provide deposition skills training. Likewise, in-firm mentor programs produce uneven success in the deposition training arena, with one study indicating that as many as 57 percent of lawyers take their first deposition without training.
Free seminar certificates cannot be used or applied towards registration for the Depositions Institute.