Trial Advocacy College: Depositions

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Trial Advocacy College: Depositions 

Program Information

Register by August 15, 2014, and save! Call 800.622.1791 or 202.965.3500, ext. 8612 to register.



Early Bird Registration:
AAJ members—

AAJ members—

New Lawyers Discount
If you are an AAJ member and have been admitted to the bar for ten years or less, you can attend the Depositions College for 25% off. (Does not apply if you have previously attended an AAJ Education seminar or college).

Register two or more lawyers from your firm at the same time, and take $70 off the registration fee for each registrant.

AAJ Paralegal Affiliates may attend this college and receive 50% off the registration fee if they are employed by and attending with an AAJ plaintiff attorney from the same firm with the same firm address.

CLE Credits: 21.5

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations for our programs must be submitted in writing.

For more information or assistance, please call 800.622.1791 or 202.965.3500, ext. 8612.

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September 19, 2014 - September 21, 2014
Hotel Monaco Denver
Denver, CO

Taking and defending depositions are among the most critical skills every trial lawyer needs. This program combines lectures, demonstrations, and small interactive workshops to offer you a special opportunity to increase your deposition skills, led by masters of the techniques. Over the course of three days, top trial lawyers guide you through a variety of deposition techniques and strategies.

During hands-on workshops in small groups, you receive individual attention and critiques of your skills by highly experienced faculty. Your recorded workshops are yours to take home for further study. Workshop groups are divided based on several factors such as years in practice, experience, and location of your practice. This allows you to work with participants who have a similar skill level.

Learn how to master these critical deposition skills:
• Obtaining complete information
      — Boxing-in
      — Exhaustion
      — Restating/Summarizing
• Structuring the deposition of a difficult witness

"I have been in practice many years, taken hundreds of depositions, and yet this college was rich in practical and fresh information and terrific ideas. The lectures were insightful, in part because of the many clips our faculty put together to illustrate points. I liked the PowerPoints—how everyone summarized their topics and take-aways. The workshops were critical in putting the lectures into practice."
—Susan Dennehy, New York, NY, 37 years in practice

"This was excellent—I would highly recommend to other attorneys."
—Michael P. Fontaine, Providence, RI, 10 years in practice

"The workshops were the best. I liked how the techniques taught in the college were immediately applicable."
—John P. Neblett, Camp Hill, PA, 14 years in practice

"The workshops were the most valuable, provided valuable practice."
—John J. Cord, Columbia, MD, 8 years in practice

"It was terrific to get instruction from the impressive attorney panel that taught this course!"
—Peter R. Masiola, Washington, DC, 28 years in practice

Program Information: Agenda & CLE | Faculty | Housing

Your Registration Includes
• 21.5 hours of continuing legal education and NCA credits, including one hour of ethics, which can be applied towards AAJ's professional recognition programs
• Recorded workshops with personalized critiques
• Comprehensive reference materials provided on a USB drive
• Complimentary daily continental breakfast and coffee
• Boxed lunch

AAJ has a limited number of rooms available at the Hotel Monaco Denver at a special group rate of $179 per night (single or double occupancy) plus state and local taxes of 14.75%.  The cut-off date for reservations is August 28, 2014, and reservations are subject to availability. For reservations, please call 303-296-1717 and request the American Association for Justice room rate.
Hotel Monaco Denver
1717 Champa Street
Denver, CO 80202

AAJ's room block at the Hotel Monaco Denver is currently sold out. For hotel availability and cancellations, please contact the Hotel Monaco directly. AAJ also recommends the following hotels within walking distance of the Hotel Monaco:

Renaissance Denver Downtown Hotel
918 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-867-8100

Magnolia Hotel Denver
818 17th Street
Denver, CO 0202
Phone: 303-607-9000

Denver Mariott City Center
1701 California Street
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-297-1300

Who should attend?
This trial skills college will benefit plaintiff trial lawyers at all levels of experience. By networking and interacting with experienced trial lawyers in the field, every participant will find answers to even the most challenging issues.

Call us. We'll provide you with names and phone numbers of previous attendees of AAJ Education programs who will be pleased to answer your questions. Or, if you prefer to speak with a course advisor or faculty member, we will arrange that as well. Call 800.622.1791 or 202.965.3500, extension 8612.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received in writing by September 11, 2014 will result in a refund less a 10% administrative charge. Cancellations received September 12 - 18, 2014 will result in a voucher for the entire registration fee, which may be applied toward any AAJ Education college or seminar held within one calendar year of the date of issue. Requests for refunds or vouchers received after September 18, 2014 will not be honored. Fax or email your cancellation letter to the registrar at 202-625-7084 or

Special Assistance
AAJ Education will make every effort to ensure that its meetings are held in facilities that are fully accessible to persons with mobility disabilities. If you plan to attend our program and need special facilities or assistance relating to a disability, please call 800-622-1791 or 202-965-3500, ext. 8612.

Contribute to the AAJ Education Fund
Please consider a donation to the AAJ Education Fund 501(c)(3). Contributions support educational programs and activities to preserve and protect the civil justice system.
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