How to Answer Questions at Your Deposition

Don't Let the Gobbledygook Bamboozle You

Author: David Grappo

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781482616118

Category: Law

Page: 40

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This book collects a great deal of advice about what to do and not to do at a deposition. It prepares the witness for many of the common occurrences at a deposition. The book's scope goes well beyond the two basic rules that every witness should know: tell the truth, but volunteer nothing. It covers many other topics such as identifying and dealing with confusing questions, abusive conduct, and interruptions. Also discussed is the little known but widely used tactic of trial lawyers to use the foibles of your memory against you. What you think you know, but don't, can hurt you. The book explains your counter-tactic: talk less. Many examples and a self-test are given to illustrate the concepts. Though comprehensive, the booklet is also compact. Most can read through it in less than an hour. This book is designed for lay witnesses in any type of civil lawsuit. Young attorneys should benefit from it too. They can quickly learn lessons which experience will slowly teach them.

Winning at Deposition

Author: D. Shane Read

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781481104067

Category: Law

Page: 256

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Winning at Deposition won the highest award available for legal publications: ACLEA's Award for Professional Excellence. The book won first prize from a field of over 300 entries submitted by continuing legal education publishers from across the USA. Written by the best-selling author of Winning at Trial, this book shows beginning and experienced attorneys how to win at deposition every time. With the first chapter explaining all the ins and outs of taking and defending a deposition, the remainder of the book reveals strategies that will help every lawyer vastly improve his deposition skills. Discover why much of the conventional wisdom about depositions is completely wrong, learn how to beat an expert witness every time, get innovative advice on witness preparation, and master the secrets that guarantee success with argumentative lawyers and lying witnesses.Unlike any other book, this one teaches from transcripts and videos of actual depositions. You will learn from the skillful techniques---and memorable failures---that occurred at the most famous depositions of all time, those of President Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, and O.J. Simpson. It's all here, clearly explained in an easy-to-understand format. In addition, the book provides detailed analysis of video depositions located at the book's website www.winningatdeposition.com.

How to Survive a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

The Physician's Roadmap for Success

Author: Ilene R. Brenner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444390376

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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Everyone seeks to avoid getting into a lawsuit, but what do you do if this does happen? Getting sued for medical malpractice is one of the most traumatic events of a physician's career. This text will guide doctors and physicians through the process from the moment they receive a summons until the after-trial appeal process. Containing valuable information that physicians need to know to prevent making critical mistakes that can hurt their case With strategies explained to maximize their chances of a defendant's verdict. Including vital information on how to change your attorney, act at the deposition and dress for court, Navigating through what is a mysterious and terrifying process in non-legalese language that is easy to understand including what makes patients angry, strategies for coping, sample questions and tips on answering them to what happens in court and how to continue if there is a bad outcome.

The Articulate Witness

An Illustrated Guide to Testifying Confidently Under Oath

Author: Marsha Hunter,Brian K Johnson

Publisher: Crown King Books

ISBN: 193950600X

Category: Law

Page: 60

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Every day in the United States, ordinary people are called to testify in court. Most of them have never been involved in a legal proceeding. But they have probably seen witnesses in high-profile trials on television, being harshly cross examined, looking nervous or anxious—perhaps even humiliated. The thought of testifying can be scary. Being subpoenaed can lead to weeks or months of anxiety until the day arrives when they raise their right hand and swear to tell the truth. This book is for them. Whether testifying at a trial, arbitration, or deposition, this book will help witnesses get ready for the experience. Easy-to-follow, illustrated tips prepare them to be a more compelling witness. The book contains answers to common questions, such as: What can I expect when I testify? How can I be a prepared and trustworthy witness? What is the key to calming my nerves? What questions should I ask the lawyer who called me? How do I keep my emotions in check? Can I channel my nervous energy into something positive? and How can I prevent getting flustered while testifying? Distinguished trial advocacy instructors who have been teaching lawyers to be self-assured communicators for 35 years now employ their techniques to help people who find themselves in the witness chair.

Adverse Events, Stress, and Litigation

A Physician's Guide

Author: Sara C. Charles M.D.,Paul R. Frisch J.D.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019029132X

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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What is it like to be sued for medical malpractice? Bad medical outcomes traumatize patients but they also traumatize physicians. The litigation that often follows is a profoundly human, rather than just a legal experience. Although every physician's case is different, this book shows how each case goes through the same judicial stages of complaint, discovery, depositions, motions, and delays that lead to trial, settlement, or being dropped. It also gives doctors an understanding of how lawyers think and work to help defendants. Written by a physician and a lawyer, the book provides unique insights - through real-life stories - into the personal experience of litigation as well as recommendations for dealing with each of the legal process. It also includes up-to-date reviews of HIPAA legislation, the controversial subject of disclosure, and recent developments in the law affecting medical practitioners. Only about thirty percent of plaintiffs win their cases against doctors, but the journey from bedside to witness stand tests both the personal character and the professional skills of those accused. This well-documented book will help doctors understand and navigate the legal system while honoring their own ideals and emerging changed but stronger from the experience.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Lawsuits

Author: Victoria E. Green, J.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101443138

Category: Law

Page: 320

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Have you been confused by a lawsuit? We can help. Millions of civil lawsuits are filed in the U.S. court system, costing billions of dollars in legal fees to those involved. The process is so complex that few people can pursue civil action without professional help, leaving them totally at a lawyer's mercy. Yet how many people truly know what they're getting into when they're involved in a lawsuit? The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Lawsuits clarifies the entire process in layman's terms. Expert litigator and law professor Victoria E. Green offers valuable insight into: ?The pros and cons of filing lawsuits ?How they begin and each party's response ?Selecting and paying attorneys ?Consequences of the settlement and appeals

Effective Deposition

Techniques and Strategies that Work

Author: David M. Malone,Peter T. Hoffman,Anthony J. Bocchino

Publisher: Ntl Inst for Trial Advocacy

ISBN: 9781601560476

Category: Depositions

Page: 417

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Medical Malpractice

Law, Tactics, and Ethics

Author: Frank Mcclellan

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566390668

Category: Law

Page: 310

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From practical to philosophical considerations, this succinct, clear presentation of medical malpractice issues is a valuable resource for the classroom and the reference shelf. Frank M. McClellan illustrates the multitude of considerations that impact the merit of each case, never losing sight of the importance of preserving human dignity in malpractice lawsuits. Early chapters urge the evaluation of legal, medical, and ethical standards, especially the Standard of Care. Part II focuses on assessing and proving compensatory and punitive damages, Part III sets out guidelines for intelligence gathering, medical research, choosing expert witnesses, and preparing for trial. Students of law, medicine, and public health, as well as lawyers and health care professionals, will find in Medical Malpractice a valuable text or reference book. "Problems" in twelve of the thirteen chapters illustrate the range of issues that can arise in malpractice suits. An appendix lists leading cases that have shaped medical malpractice law.

Physician, Protect Thyself

7 Simple Ways Not to Get Sued for Medical Malpractice

Author: Alan G. Williams

Publisher: Physician, Protect Thyself

ISBN: 0978835697

Category: Law

Page: 165

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Written by an experienced malpractice defense attorney, this concise yet comprehensive medical reference guide explains how physicians, nurses and every other type of health care provider can reduce and prevent medical malpractice claims.

Deposition Questioning Strategies and Techniques

Author: David A. Binder,Albert J. Moore,Paul Bergman

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 364

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Provides descriptions and illustrations of effective strategies and techniques for taking and defending depositions. Designed to serve as a text for a 2-4 unit stand-alone depositions course or as a supplement to a civil pre-trial lawyering course. Devotes separate chapters to such fundamental skills as obtaining helpful answers to critical questions, undercutting harmful testimony, obtaining a deponent's version of significant events, and obtaining information from evasive deponents. Other chapters include topics such as responding to inconsistent or implausible testimony, overcoming opposing counsel's objections and obstructionist tactics, and preparing a client to be deposed.

10,000 Depositions Later

33 Tips for Taking Superior Depositions

Author: Jim Garrity

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539056294

Category:

Page: 120

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Depositions are the new trial. Prepare accordingly. Top national trial lawyer Jim Garrity, with far in excess of 10,000 depositions under his belt, wrote this book - now in its second edition - after reading studies showing that the civil trial in our judicial system is on the verge of complete extinction. One legal scholar found that about only about one percent of all federal lawsuits now end in a trial. State court lawsuits have similarly fallen off the cliff. So now depositions truly are the new trials. That's because depositions are in most instances the only place any witness will ever testify. So your outcome will depend heavily, even exclusively, on deposition testimony. There are many books for sale about deposition strategies and tactics. So what hasn't been written already? The answer is, everything. The books, treatises and seminars previously on the market overwhelmingly address the mechanical aspects of depositions. They tell us to be sure to organize documents, to mark exhibits as we use them, and to work from an outline to make sure we don't miss anything. These "tips" are instinctive and most lawyers learn them in a law school trial practice course. That's not what you need. Garrity's view is that what trial lawyers really need are a set of tactics that have been battle-tested over and again, in thousands of cases and against the country's best lawyers. On this note, if you search his name in the federal PACER database in the two states where he practices, you'll see he's appeared in more than nine hundred federal cases. And because half his practice is in state courts, he conservatively estimates that he's appeared in more than 2,000 career cases. His practice area has always been high-volume and involves many depositions. The typical case involves between ten and twenty depositions; basic math tells us he's likely taken or defended in excess of 20,000 depositions over his career, but he opted for a conservative title in naming the book. Garrity's goal wasn't to add another book to the shelf about the basic mechanics of taking depositions. It was to discuss strategies and techniques you can't find in the rules. Over the course of thousands and thousands of depositions he's paid attention to what works and what doesn't, and made many changes, sometimes almost imperceptible, in the way he approaches them. Many of those changes lead to big payoffs. Some people say that if you focus on the basics you'll do just fine. Garrity thinks the opposite. If you're not looking for opportunities in the corners, where no one else is looking, if you're not looking for the micro-advantages that make a difference in the close cases and get you across the goal line, you're missing opportunities. This systematic approach is the difference between amateurs and pros. Small changes often result in the biggest gains. Professionals always look in the corners for micro-advantages. For example, professional athletes - once they establish their basic routines - immediately begin looking for ways to improve them. They devote enormous resources to finding advantages to improve their skills. It may be a slight adjustment to the way they run, the way they throw, the way they hold the bat, hold the club or kick the ball. Once they make those changes, they immediately begin looking for a way to make those changes even better. It never stops. Professionals in every occupation know that continued success demands a constant hunt for improvements. The practice of law is no different. Try the spectacular, often ingenious techniques in this book, and use them often, making your own adjustments to suit your style. If you are hesitant to implement them on a widespread basis, try them individually. You will see immediate, substantial differences in the effectiveness of your examinations.

Testifying in Court

Guidelines and Maxims for the Expert Witness

Author: Stanley L. Brodsky

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781433812125

Category: Law

Page: 251

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In this extensively updated edition of his classic text, the author has combined a wealth of new research with feedback from users of the first edition and his own evolving experience as an expert witness.

Words You Should Know How to Spell

An A to Z Guide to Perfect Spelling

Author: David Hatcher,Jane Mallison

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440507333

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Ceilling. Beleive. Scissers. Do you have trouble spelling everyday words? Is your spell check on overdrive? Well, this easy-to-use dictionary is just what you need! Organized with speed and convenience in mind, it gives you instant access to the correct spellings of more than 12,500 words. Also provided are quick tips and memory tricks, like: Help yourself get the spelling of their right by thinking of the phrase ?their heirlooms.? Most words ending in a ?seed? sound are spelled ?-cede? or ?-ceed,? but one word ends in ?-sede.? You could say the rule for spelling this word supersedes the other rules. No matter what you’re working on, you can be confident that your good writing won’t be marred by bad spelling. This book takes away the guesswork and helps you make a good impression!

Incidents in the Life of Madame Blavatsky

Compiled from Information Supplied by Her Relatives and Friends

Author: Alfred Percy Sinnett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108073050

Category: History

Page: 342

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Ukrainian-born Madame Helena Blavatsky (1831-1891) was a co-founder of the theosophy movement in the United States, which she later extended to Europe and India, though her later years were dogged by ill health and controversy. In this book, published in 1886, A. P. Sinnett (1840-1921), a fellow theosophist and writer, sets out a defence of Blavatsky, writing that 'I have reason to believe that the attempt will respond to the wishes of a great many people ... who regard the current aspersion on Mme. Blavatsky's character with profound indignation'. He outlines the many extraordinary events in her life, covering her childhood in Russia and claims to an early connection with the supernatural world, her brief unhappy marriage and decade of extensive global travels, her time of study in India, and the criticism she received about some of her 'phenomena' and practices.

The Sailor's Word-book

An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms, Including Some More Especially Military and Scientific ... as Well as Archaisms of Early Voyagers, Etc

Author: William Henry Smyth

Publisher: London : Blackie and son

ISBN: N.A

Category: Military art and science

Page: 744

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When Good Doctors Get Sued

A Practical Guide for Physicians Involved in Malpractice Lawsuits

Author: Angela M. Dodge,Steven F. Fitzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780977751105

Category: Physicians

Page: 139

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Guidebook for healthcare providers preparing themselves to defend against malpractice lawsuits. Practical advice and many examples for preparation for deposition or trial testimony. Focus on listening and responding to questions, and dealing with litigation stress.

The Effective Deposition: Techniques and Strategies That Work, Fourth Edition

Author: David M. Malone,Peter T. Hoffman

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1632814234

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The Effective Deposition will prepare you to successfully take, defend, and use the deposition to its greatest advantage. Advocates and law students have long relied on The Effective Deposition to get essential know-how for the most critical step in discovery. In this updated Fourth Edition, David Malone, Peter Hoffman and contributing author, Anthony J. Bocchino, again apply their expertise as attorneys and educators to bring you critical information and insight. They explain new discovery rules in evidence and civil procedure, and they discuss the impact of continuing technological developments, including e-discovery and digital transcription, on your practice. New to this edition is a chapter dedicated to Rule 30(b)(6) organization depositions--the most powerful and efficient discovery tool available in complex litigation. This edition also provides new and expanded material on using depositions in motion practice and trial and taking and using preservation depositions. Depositions remain a critical element of your practice, regardless of whether you face trial or alternative dispute resolution. With the increasing trend toward non-trial resolutions, depositions are being used more and more in motions, negotiated settlements, mediations, arbitrations, and dismissals. Be prepared for it all with The Effective Deposition.

Lud-in-the-Mist

Author: Hope Mirrlees

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434487520

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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Master Nathaniel Chanticleer, Mayor of Lud, was a man much given to introspection, doubting reality, and dreaming. None of which he revealed naturally. For the town of Lud was a prosperous, bustling little country port, situated at the confluence of two rivers, The Dapple and The Dawl, the former having its source in the land of Faerie, beyond the Elfin Marches and the Debatable Hills to the West.