If done right, the cross-examination of an adverse witness at deposition is an intellectually rigorous discipline … requiring the diligent and skillful application of the logical rules that best exploit case theory opportunities and best attack case theory problems.
All litigators should have studied the discipline's dozens of rules while still in law school, and, later on, should have observed their law firms' experienced litigators effectively employing those rules in every adverse deposition. Yet, sadly, the vast majority of litigators practice for an entire career without ever truly understanding this crucial syllogism:
Trial is argument.
Deposition is trial.
Thus, deposition is argument.
Through the use of highly-entertaining video clips of many high-profile cross-examinations, our seminars analyze and illustrate how to take great! adverse depositions … every time out.