Trial Magazine

2017 August—The Ins and Outs of Depositions

Volume 53, No. 8

Brush up on your deposition skills with Trial’s August issue! With tips on prepping your client and deposing defense medical experts, this issue also includes a symposium for new lawyers, featuring advice from both new and experienced attorneys. Also, Trial reviews Elizabeth Schwartz’s book, Before I Do.

Theme articles

  • Follow the paper trail
    Mark R. Kosieradzki
  • Dep prep: Advice for new lawyers: On-the-job training
    Emily G. Thomas
  • Dep prep: Advice for new lawyers: My first deposition
    Amanda Francis
  • Dep prep: Advice for new lawyers: Staying on track
    Phillip H. Miller
  • Dep prep: Advice for new lawyers: Raising the stakes
    J.D. Hays Jr.
  • Dep prep: Advice for new lawyers: Lessons learned
    Robert E. Ammons
  • On the record
    R. Joseph Barton
  • Breaking down defense medical experts
    Charles J. Zauzig III

Also Featured

  • The Brief August 2017

President's Page

  • Never alone
    Kathleen Nastri

Justice in Motion

  • Essential practice tools
  • Strength in numbers
    Lauren Guth Barnes

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Lack of safety measures at petting zoo leads to child's E. coli infection
  • Inadequate security
  • Bar's security lapses lead to patron's severe brain injury
  • Negligent supervision of probationer
  • Truck strikes passing motorist, injuring trash collector
  • Misfilled prescription
  • Failure to de-ice partner hotel's parking lot

On the Hill

  • Together we fight
    Susan Steinman

Good Counsel

  • Lawyering through listening
    John Spragens
  • Connecting with jurors
    Jesse Wilson

Question of the Month

  • What deposition mistakes did you make as a new lawyer?


  • "Case framing" helps win dram shop suit
    Diane M. Zhang


  • Before I Do: A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay and Otherwise
    by Elizabeth F. Schwartz, reviewed by Whitney J. Butcher


  • The lighter side of the law