University of Texas School of Law
2019
Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy
Austin Nov 21, 2019 AT&T Conference Center
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UT Law CLE

2019 Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Program Features
A successful deposition is the most important weapon you have to win your case. But much of the conventional wisdom about depositions is completely wrong. How can you be sure to get it right every time? Attend this one-day conference to learn from top Texas litigators as they share their deposition tips and techniques.
  • Gain fail-safe tricks for a winning strategy at depositions
  • Discover the secrets to successful witness preparation
  • Acquire the skills to effectively cross-examine an adverse witness and deal with evasive and combative witnesses
  • Learn how to beat the other side's expert witness and defend your own
  • Understand the unique strategies for taking a deposition in business and a tort cases
  • Master the art of taking the deposition of a corporate representative
  • Obtain the essential steps of a successful deposition when representing your plaintiff
  • Attendees of the live conference receive a complimentary copy of Winning at Deposition, the award-winning book by D. Shane Read.
Join us on Friday for the 43rd Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference for updates and analysis of important developments in civil litigation practice, insight into developing areas of civil litigation, and substantive coverage of practice tips and advocacy strategies.

UT Law CLE

2019 Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

12/10/19
Schedule

Thursday Morning, Nov. 21, 2019

Presiding Officer:
Quentin Brogdon, Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP - Dallas, TX

8:00 am
Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:50 am
Welcoming Remarks

9:00 am

0.75 hr

Developing a Winning Strategy

Discuss the fail-safe tricks to ensure you have a winning strategy at depositions.

Shane Read, U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX

9:45 am

0.50 hr

Developing Your Trial Cross Through the Adverse Deposition

Learn to take admission-seeking depositions of adverse witnesses so that they are effectively limited in their testimony at trial.

Elizabeth M. Fraley, Baylor Law School - Waco, TX

10:15 am

0.25 hr

Discussion Group

Frank L. Branson, The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Elizabeth M. Fraley, Baylor Law School - Waco, TX

10:30 am
Break with Q&A

Take a break from formal instruction and chat with program co-chairs about deposition strategies for your cases.

Quentin Brogdon, Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP - Dallas, TX
Shane Read, U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX

10:45 am

0.50 hr

Preparing Your Witness for Deposition

Witnesses win cases—and lose them. Learn how to keep your witness from giving it all up in a deposition and how to use the deposition to help prepare your witness to be a winner at trial.

Manpreet Kaur Singh, Fanaff, Hoagland, and Gonzales - Houston, TX

11:15 am

0.50 hr

Overcoming the Problem Witness

Acquire the techniques to use against problem witnesses, including those who feign ignorance, are evasive, and are combative.

Frank L. Branson, The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C. - Dallas, TX

11:45 am
Pick Up Lunch

Included in registration.

Thursday Afternoon, Nov. 21, 2019

Presiding Officer:
Shane Read, U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

12:00 pm

1.00 hr

Workshop: An Inside Look at How Great Lawyers Win at Deposition

Quentin Brogdon, Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP - Dallas, TX
Shane Read, U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX

 
1:00 pm
Break with Q&A

Take a break from formal instruction and chat with program co-chairs about deposition strategies for your cases.

Quentin Brogdon, Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP - Dallas, TX
Shane Read, U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX

1:15 pm

0.50 hr

Depositions in Business Litigation

Discuss strategies for securing the testimony you need in complex business cases.

Karen C. Burgess, Burgess Law PC - Austin, TX

1:45 pm

0.75 hr

Beating the Expert

Find out how to take an expert’s deposition—how to avoid being intimidated and how to set realistic, attainable goals when you depose the "expert."

Quentin Brogdon, Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP - Dallas, TX

2:30 pm

0.50 hr

Taking Depositions in Tort Cases

From lay witnesses to experts, lock down the elements of liability and damages for both sides with a view of depositions as they relate to the courtroom.

Jim M. Perdue Jr., Perdue & Kidd - Houston, TX

3:00 pm

0.25 hr

Discussion Group

Paul N. Gold, Aversano & Gold - Houston, TX
Dicky Grigg, Spivey & Grigg L.L.P. - Austin, TX
Jim M. Perdue Jr., Perdue & Kidd - Houston, TX

3:15 pm
Break with Q&A

Take a break from formal instruction and chat with program co-chairs about deposition strategies for your cases.

Quentin Brogdon, Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP - Dallas, TX
Shane Read, U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX

3:30 pm

0.75 hr

Deposition Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Learn how depositions can make or break your case.

This presentation was originally scheduled for 4:00 p.m.

Dicky Grigg, Spivey & Grigg L.L.P. - Austin, TX

4:15 pm

0.50 hr

Taking the Deposition of a Corporate Representative

Explore using the organization representative deposition, one of the more effective discovery tools to use when seeking discovery from an organization. Learn the ins and outs of using FRCP 30b(6) and TRCP 199.2(b) to depose the organization (a party or non-party) through the organization-selected representative(s) on topics you delineate relevant to the claims and defenses in the lawsuit.

This presentation was originally scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

Paul N. Gold, Aversano & Gold - Houston, TX

4:45 pm

0.25 hr

End of Day Q&A

Before you head out don't miss your final opportunity to chat with program co-chairs about deposition strategies for your cases.

Quentin Brogdon, Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP - Dallas, TX
Shane Read, U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX

5:00 pm
Adjourn

UT Law CLE

2019 Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Frank L. Branson
The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C.
Dallas, TX
Quentin Brogdon
Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP
Dallas, TX
Karen C. Burgess
Burgess Law PC
Austin, TX
Elizabeth M. Fraley
Baylor Law School
Waco, TX
Paul N. Gold
Aversano & Gold
Houston, TX
Dicky Grigg
Spivey & Grigg L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Jim M. Perdue Jr.
Perdue & Kidd
Houston, TX
Shane Read
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas
Dallas, TX
Manpreet Kaur Singh
Fanaff, Hoagland, and Gonzales
Houston, TX

Planning Committee

Quentin Brogdon—Co-Chair
Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP
Dallas, TX
Shane Read—Co-Chair
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas
Dallas, TX
April Rogers—Director
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

UT Law CLE

2019 Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
7.00 hrs
Legal Specialization(s): Administrative Law, Bankruptcy Law, Civil Appellate Law, Civil Trial Law, Consumer Law, Family Law, Labor and Employment Law, Personal Injury Trial Law, Workers' Compensation Law
Additional Information
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
California
7.00 hrs
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
Louisiana
7.00 hrs
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Supreme Court of Louisiana Continuing Legal Education Committee within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records.
Oklahoma
8.50 hrs
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the conference.
Other States
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

Other Credit

TX Accounting CPE
8.50 hrs
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live conferences are presumptively approved by The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Accounting CPE Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Texas Accounting Certificate of Completion at the conference for your records. Self-report your CPE credit directly to TSBPA. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  

UT Law CLE

2019 Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Key Dates

Austin

  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Nov 15, 2019
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Nov 18, 2019
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2019 Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Hotel / Venue

Austin

AT&T Conference Center

The University of Texas at Austin
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX
877.744.8822 (reservations)
Map

Accommodations

Special Room Rate: $189 good through October 24, 2019 (subject to availability).

Book your room online here or call the reservations department at 877-744-8822 and reference the UT Law CLE Conference. The reservations link will be active until the room block is full or the cutoff date of 10/24/19, whichever comes first. 

Parking Information

Daily self-parking will be validated for the AT&T Conference Center garage or surrounding UT garages. Please note Dobie is not a UT garage and parking cannot be validated. Separate fees apply for valet and overnight parking.