The Practice and Process of Law: Preparing for a Deposition

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 91 minutes
Recorded Date: February 12, 2020
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        • 5 Client Deposition Preparation Tips
                - Tip 1 - Draft a Template Letter
                - Tip 2 - Consult a Pattern Discovery Checklist
                - Tip 3 - Schedule a Deposition Preparation Meeting
                - Tip 4 - Conduct a Mock Deposition
                - Tip 5 - Be Mindful of Client's Deposition Day Nerves
        • The Practice and Process of Law: Checklists of Every Occasion
                - Deposing the plaintiff
                - Deposing the defendant
                - Defending the expert witness

Runtime: 1 hour, 31 minutes
Recorded: February 12, 2020


A deposition requires a considerable amount of concentration and preparation. Without considerable attention, a lack of preparation can impact the outcome of the case. Take this course to hear our panel discuss the importance of checklists to ensure quality, efficiency, and process improvement.

This program was recorded on February 12th, 2020.

Provided By

American Bar Association


Henry Floyd

Associate Attorney
Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, Depaolis & Lightfoot LLP

Maryland injury lawyer Henry Floyd, Jr. is an Associate Attorney at the firm.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Floyd was the Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Lawrence V. Hill, Jr. in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Maryland, handling a wide range of complex legal issues, including workers’ compensation appeals and personal injury and medical malpractice lawsuits. While attending law school and immediately after graduation, Mr. Floyd served as a law clerk with The Cochran Firm DC, assisting with several high-profile civil lawsuits.

Mr. Floyd received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. While in law school, Mr. Floyd served as Chair for the Mock Trial Executive Board and served on the Moot Court Executive Board. He also taught trial skills to second and third-year law students at his law school. Mr. Floyd served as the Legislative Intern for the Michigan House of Representatives, where he handled various issues for the residents of Michigan, and drafted legislation-related to anti-bullying and human trafficking.

Mr. Floyd is admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. He is currently a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Prince George’s County Bar Association, the DC Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the Washington Bar Association, and the J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association. Mr. Floyd represents clients in workers’ compensation claims in Maryland and Washington, D.C. and a wide range of personal injury areas, including car accidents and premises liability. Mr. Floyd is a resident of Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Frank Ramos, Jr.

Clark Silverglate, P.A.

Frank is the Managing Partner of Clarke Silverglate, where he practices in the areas of commercial litigation, drug and medical device, products liability and catastrophic personal injury. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers in America for his defense work in product liability matters. Frank has been with Clarke Silverglate for virtually his entire career. He has tried to verdict personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, and inverse condemnation cases. As a certified mediator, Frank has resolved numerous matters through alternative dispute resolution.

Frank is an ambassador for the Firm’s mission of leadership and service. He has been President of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association and the 11th Judicial Historical Society and has served on the boards of the Defense Research Institute, Florida International University’s Alumni Association, Florida International University’s Honors College, Parent to Parent of Miami, Miami-Dade Defense Bar Association, Legal Services of Greater Miami, and Florida Christian School. He serves as a mentor to countless young lawyers and law students through his publications, social media posts, presentations, webinars, and his “coffee chats.” Frank has written seven books for lawyers, edited four books for lawyers, and has written over 300 articles for lawyers and business professionals.

Franks’s dedication to young lawyers is exemplified through his development of a Deposition Boot Camp and Art of Marketing Program for the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, an invitation-only defense organization that handpicked Frank for membership just eight years into his practice. Frank’s daily practice pointers and business tips on LinkedIn has almost 35,000 followers.

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