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How to Succeed as a Trial Lawyer: Taking and Defending Depositions Effectively


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 61 minutes
Recorded Date: June 25, 2019
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  • How to Prepare Your Client for a Deposition
  • How to Represent Your Client at a Deposition
  • How to Use Deposition Transcripts before and at Trial
  • Deposition Remedies
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: June 25, 2019

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To succeed as a trial lawyer, you need to know how to take and defend depositions. In this program, you will learn essential deposition skills, including how to avoid common pitfalls in taking and defending depositions, and how to make the most of deposition transcripts before and during trial.

This program was recorded on June 25th, 2019.

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American Bar Association
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Stewart I Edelstein

Clinical Visiting Lecturer in Law
Yale Law School

Stewart Edelstein lives in Stockbridge with his wife, Lynn. He has been a trial lawyer for 40 years. He is the author of two books, Dubious Doublets: A Delightful Compendium of Unlikely Word Pairs of Common Origin, from Aardvark/Porcelain to Zodiac/Whiskey (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) and How to Succeed as a Trial Lawyer (American Bar Association), as well as numerous articles in professional journals for lawyers. He is on the board of the Stockbridge Land Trust and of the Literacy Network of Southern Berkshire and has served on boards of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra and the Fairfield Historical Society.

He is a graduate of Oberlin College (1970) and Cornell Law School (1973). He taught at Yale Law School for 20 years, and in the Spring of 2015, he taught his first OLLI course on etymology. He is a graduate of Oberlin College and Cornell Law School, where he was on the moot court team. At Stanford Law School, he completed the Advanced Course in Trial Advocacy, and at Harvard Law School, he completed the Teacher Training Program, both under the auspices of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.


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