The mechanics of taking and defending depositions are simple, but to avoid mistakes you must be thoroughly familiar with the applicable rules. Small or inadvertent mistakes can cost money and time, and prevent the use of valuable deposition testimony on behalf of your client. The authors help you master the critical deposition skills you need to compete in the courtroom. The revised second edition incorporates the 2000 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which focus on the scope of discovery, the length of depositions, and what is required by the mandatory disclosures.
Author Biography: David M. Malone is President of Trial Run Inc., a trial consulting and advocacy training firm. He is the co-author of Effective Expert Testimony (NITA, 2000), Expert Rules: 100 (and More) Points You Need to Know About Expert Witnesses (NITA, 1999), and author of Deposition Rules: The Pocket Guide to Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How (NITA, 1998).
Peter T. Hoffman is the Earl Dunlap Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law where he teaches courses in trial advocacy, evidence, and pretrial litigation, and coordinates as well as teaches in the Law College�s clinical programs.