4 Nationally Acclaimed Archived Webinars

Great Adverse Depositions: Principles & Principal Techniques

Attacking the Expert's Opinion at Deposition & Trial

Deposing the Artful Dodger

Anatomy of a "Superstar" Deposition
David Boies vs. Bill Gates in U.S. vs. Microsoft

 


Great Adverse Depositions: Principles & Principal Techniques

High-quality adverse depositions require the conscious and conscientious application of an integrated set of logical cross-examination rules.  This webinar wastes no time on entry-level wisdom, code chatter, idiosyncratic war stories, or tired maxims.  Instead, using video clips from high-profile cases, it brilliantly teaches how to take adverse depositions as never before … the one right, logical way: as an intellectually rigorous discipline.

 

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Major Dramatis Personæ:

David Boies, Bill Gates, Roy Black, Anne Mercer, “John Gibbons,” “Sam Tipton,” George Will, David Kendall, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Scott Pelley, John McCain, F. Lee Bailey, Mark Fuhrman, Carl Levin, Daniel Sparks, Wolf Blitzer, Rick Perry, Mark DiCowden, Justin Bieber, Gennifer Flowers, Kathleen Bell, Solomon Wisenberg, Robert Bittman, Bill Clinton, Steve Kroft, George W. Bush, Jim Fisher, “Daniel Kaffee,” “Nathan R. Jessup,” & Chris Matthews

Minor Dramatis Personæ (many are very minor):

Vince Lombardi, Clarence Darrow, Michael Jordan, Daniel Petrocelli, Isaac Newton, Euclid, Marc Galanter, Judge Judy, Lance lto, William Kennedy-Smith, Ted Kennedy, Moira Lasch, Phil Esterhaus, Kelsey Grammer, Rush Limbaugh, Alex Rodriguez, Dennis Rodman, “The Real Housewives of Miami,” Michelangelo Buonarroti, “The Magnificent Seven,” Walt Whitman, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Sigmund Freud, “Josiah Bartlett,” Lily Tomlin, Betty Curry, Linda Tripp, Julius Caesar, Ted Nugent, Richard Strauss, Francisco Goya, Eugene Delacroix, “Homer Simpson,” Homer, Marc Andreessen, Denis Diderot, Thomas Paine, Gerald Uelman, Larry King, The Ghost-Believers, Aristotle, Samuel Johnson, Kenneth Starr, Joel McHale, Trent Lott, Daniel Day-Lewis, Newt Gingrich, Susan Weber Wright, Robert Bennett, Ronald Reagan, Bill Richardson, Super Bowl XXVI, Vernon Jordan, Steven Spielberg, Perry Mason, & Winston Churchill


Attacking the Expert's Opinion at Deposition & Trial

There is one right, logical method with which to effectively attack the purported scientific merits of adverse expert’s opinion … no matter the field of expertise.  As litigators from all areas of practice have attested, this webinar elucidates that logical method and teaches the archetypal set of integrated questions that are at the heart of every great deposition (and every great trial cross-examination) of the witness who has been paid to demolish your case theory.  Never again be intimidated when cross-examining any expert.

 

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Major Dramatis Personæ:

Michael Baden, Robert Shapiro, Brian Kelberg, Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran, Ronald Goldman, Nicole Brown Simpson, Irwin Golden, O. J. Simpson, & Stephen Hawking

Minor Dramatis Personæ (many are very minor):

T. H. Huxley, Samuel Johnson, Raffaello Sanzio, William Bligh, Zeus, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Czar Alexander II, John Belushi, Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Christian Brando, Jeffrey Toobin, Johnnie Cochran, Marc Galanter, Barry Scheck, Bertrand Russell, the Bridge of Sighs (Venice), Robert Heidstra, Pablo Fenjves, Alan Park, Modest Mussorgsky, God (Old Testament), Pythagoras of Samos, Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Marcia Clark, Chris Darden, “Casablanca,” “Downton Abbey,” John Wayne, “True Grit,” Dustin Hoffman, Clint Eastwood, “The Godfather,” Aristotle, Sigmund Freud, Bob Newhart, “The Holy Bible,” Francis Bacon, Galileo Galilei, Psyche, Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Piet Mondrian, Kenneth Baker, Edwin Hubble, Noah, Paul Robeson, Mark Twain, Robert Epstein, Werner Spitz, Michelangelo Buonarroti, “Rivera Live,” Paolo Uccello, & Sheila Stainback


Deposing the Artful Dodger

This webinar teaches how to recognize and attack question-dodging and truth-dodging by even the most brilliant and wily of adverse witnesses.  It utilizes numerous video clips from three Q&A sessions where indisputably brilliant and indisputably wily Bill Clinton was cross-examined: on “60 Minutes,” in the Paula Jones case, and before Kenneth Starr’s grand jury.  Clinton’s politics (and anybody else’s) are irrelevant to the webinar’s teaching points, thus they are completely ignored.  He was selected because on each of these three occasions, he was extremely well prepared, extremely well represented, and extremely motivated to dodge and deceive … and was pretty damn successful at both. You’ll not likely depose a more challenging “fact” witness anytime soon.

 

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Major Dramatis Personæ:

Steve Croft, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Gennifer Flowers, Monica Lewinsky, Jim Fisher, Paula Jones, Kenneth Starr, Solomon Wisenberg, Robert Bittman, Jackie Bennett & Robert Bennett

Minor Dramatis Personæ (many are very minor):

Scooter Libby, Dick Cheney, Patrick Fitzgerald, Valerie Plame, Sigmund Freud, Günter Grass, Robert McNamara, Magic Johnson, Thomas Couture, Francis Wellman, Albrecht Dürer, Adam, Eve, Jack Nicholson, “Tevye the Dairyman,” Jon Stewart, Ruth Westheimer, Grover Cleveland, George Custer, Leonidas I, Tom Shales, William Rehnquist, Charles Dickens, William McKinley, Newt Gingrich, Chris Wallace, Kenneth Gormley, “Vitruvian Man,” Francis Ford Coppola, David Brock, Anita Hill, Sam Donaldson, “The Supremes,” Susan Webber Wright, Bill Bristow, Linda Tripp, Michael Isikoff, “Vox,” “Leaves of Grass,” Aristotle, Kathleen Willey, Karl Popper, Auguste Rodin, Betty Currie, Hugh Grant, “Sylla & Charybdis,” Sir Walter Scott, Jim Lehrer, Dr. Seuss, “Friends,” George Will, David Kendall, “Colonel Mustard,” Jackie Gleason, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Vernon Jordan, Asa Hutchinson, Bill Richardson, “Forrest Gump,” Christopher Hitchens, Alan Ladd, & Sidney Blumenthal


Anatomy of a "Superstar" Deposition
David Boies vs. Bill Gates in U.S. vs. Microsoft

A knock-your-eyes-out analysis of the awesome discipline of deposition cross-examination. Using a score of video clips from the intensely contentious three-day deposition taken by the country’s most lauded civil litigator of the world’s richest man in the most high profile civil case in America since the US brought suit against John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil, this seminar will teach you THE correct paradigm for taking the very best “fact” witness deposition in every case for the rest of time.

 

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Major Dramatis Personæ:

David Boies, Bill Gates, Stephen Houck

Minor Dramatis Personæ (many are very minor):

Michelangelo, Clarence Darrow, Ted Olson, John Sherman, John D. Rockefeller, Joel Klein, Thomas Penfield Jackson, Richard Posner, Bill Neukom, Napoleon Bonaparte, John Roberts, Marc Andreessen, Ken Auletta, Vince Lombardi, “Professor Charles W. Kingsfield,” “Perry Mason,” “Harry Merrill,” Chris Matthews, John Edwards, Dick Cheney, Steven Spielberg, “The Man With No Name,” Samuel Beckett, Marc Galanter, “Jack D. Ripper,” “Dr. Strangelove,” H. L. Mencken, Jonathan Harr, Sigmund Freud, John Travolta, Bryce Harper, “Constance Riley,” Steve Jobs, Homer, Damocles, Pericles, Brad Chase, cast of “Tombstone,” and Harry Houdini