National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Deposition Skills: Ohio

March 12,2020 thru March 14,2020
Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1391
Tuition: $1845.00

Please note that the date and facility for this program are currenlty tentative.

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

Can you walk into a deposition convinced you’ll get the information you need and secure the admissions you want from the opposition? Or if it’s your witness being deposed, do you know how to prepare them for the experience and protect them from walking into traps?

These are some of the abilities you’ll hone when you take a Deposition Skills program from NITA. For over forty years, we’ve offered advocacy training taught by a veritable “who’s who” of advocacy experts—trial lawyers, judges, and law professors—from across the country, volunteers who donate their time and dedicate it to your professional development.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

There’s no better place for you to practice what we preach than in a NITA classroom. Our brief lectures and demonstrations will give you a solid base of knowledge and familiarity with deposition practice. Learn to:

• use the Funnel Technique to exhaust a witness’s subject knowledge

• identify other potential sources of information

• close off avenues of escape

• work with documents and exhibits to gather information, refresh memory, and impeach

• test your potential theories—legal, factual, or persuasive

• deal with opposing counsel’s objections

• manage difficult witnesses, counsel, and clients

• become “comfortable with being uncomfortable” in the unpredictability of a deposition

And for those times when you’re on the opposite side of the table—defending a deposition—you’ll discover how to prepare your witness both substantively and emotionally for the experience while sharpening your instincts.

NITA’s LEARNING BY DOING METHOD

Then it’s time to take the stage, performing each of these elements in a series of simulated depositions and witness preparation exercises. You’ll get personalized coaching to help you immediately improve your skills. But unlike in an actual deposition where the outcome is real, with NITA you get to make instant course corrections and practice them again—with only your old habits at stake. NITA’s “learning-by-doing” method, when practiced in the safe harbor of the classroom, allows you to take calculated risks and perform under pressure, without ever jeopardizing your client’s case or your own reputation.

After three days with NITA, you’ll return to your office empowered to make immediate use of everything you’ve learned—skills that will serve you well until the day you retire from practice.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Whether you are a seasoned trial attorney, brand new to your practice, or anywhere in between - attending a NITA deposition skills course will give you the skills you need to be a better advocate for your clients. Our world-class faculty will work with you at an individual level, giving you the tools you need to succeed and helping you develop a style and presence that is unique to you.

Scholarships are available for this program through the NITA foundation. Additional information on how to apply for a scholarship, can be found here.

YOUR REGISTRATION INCLUDES

– Course Materials

– One on one personalized feedback from our expert faculty

– Experienced actors for role-playing witness parts

*Qualifies as one credit toward the NITA Advocate DesignationHEAR FROM NITA’s PAST REGISTRANTS

"This program is incredible. I think all young attorneys would benefit from attending and learning from veteran litigators. Feedback is provided immediately and is tailored to your personal performance, habits, and strategies. It doesn’t get any better than NITA." - Michael Sutton, Conner & Winters LLP

"Overall, an excellent course. You are thrown right in, which while stress-inducing, is really the only way to structure the course... having the opportunity to learn in this type of environment is invaluable." - Matthew Murphy, Richards Layton & Finger PA

"My firm suggested this would be helpful and would assist me in my practice as I am now taking and defending depositions regularly. I feel much more prepared now." - Risa Chalfin, Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer

Check-In

You may check in for the program from 11:00am to 1:00pm on March 12, 2020. The program will start promptly at 1:00pm and will conclude at 4:30pm on March 14, 2020.  The program will be held in Columbus, Ohio.

Accomodations

Attendees are responsible for booking their own hotel reservations. Please contact the hotels directly for reservations and additional information.

The Blackwell

2110 Tuttle Park Pl.

Columbus, OH 43210

614.247.4000https://www.theblackwell.com/

Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus-Downtown

501 N. High St.

Columbus, OH 43215

614.559.2000https://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ohio/hampton-inn-and-suites-columbus-downtown-CMHHSHX/index.html

Hilton Columbus Downtown

401 N. High St.

Columbus, OH 43215

614.384.8600https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ohio/hilton-columbus-downtown-CMHDWHH/index.html

Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbus/OSU, OH

1576 W. Lane Ave.

Columbus, OH 432221

614.488.1500https://homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ohio/homewood-suites-by-hilton-columbus-osu-oh-CMHLAHW/index.html

Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU

795 Yard St.

Columbus, OH 73212

614.280.1234https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/ohio/hyatt-place-columbus-osu/cmhzg

Hyatt Regency Columbus

350 N. High St.

Columbus, OH 43215

614.463.1234https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/ohio/hyatt-regency-columbus/cmhrc

Transportation

The John Glenn Columbus International Airport is only a 20-minute ride from the Moritz College of Law. Taxi fare should be approximately $40.00. Parking Information

Parking is available at the Gateway Garage on the OSU campus.  Hourly parking rates apply.

Gateway Garage

75 East 11th Avenue

Columbus, OH 43201

Meals

The program will supply a light continental breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday, as well as snacks during break periods. Participants will be responsible for their own dinners. There are several restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.

Attire

Appropriate business attire is required. Saturday’s session is business causal.

CLE Credits

All states have different MCLE requirements. Please make sure that the state(s) you require credit for were either noted in your registration or communicated to the Program Specialist prior to the start of the program. NITA will not apply to states for course approval after the start of the program. Please note that if you do not complete the program in its entirety, some states do not award partial credit.

For an estimate of credit hours by program type, please see below.

States Based on a 50 Minute Credit Hour:
Trial Program: 36-75 Credits
Deposition Program: 16-25 Credits
Specialty Program: 8-22 Credits

States Based on a 60 Minute Credit Hour:
Trial Program: 30-63 Credits
Deposition Program: 13-21 Credits
Specialty Program: 7-20 Credits

If you need to know the exact number of credits for a specific program please contact your Program Coordinator.

Preparation

Pre-program preparation requires that you become familiar with the FACTS associated with the case file and/or problems.  In order to get the maximum benefit from the program, it is imperative that you prepare as much as possible in advance as time for preparation during the program is extremely limited.  Please refer to the program schedule for assignment details to prepare for your performances in each workshop.

Program materials will be shipped approximately four weeks prior to program's start date from our fulfillment company Wolters Kluwer. For delivery or return questions related to NITA Program materials, please contact Wolters Kluwer at customer.service@wolterskluwer.com or call (800) 234-1660.

If you sign up 2 weeks prior to the course you will receive the case file by e-mail and the textbook will be shipped UPS Ground to your address. If any part of the textbook is necessary to your program preparation you will receive an electronic version of those sections as well.

Advocate Designation

Are you serious about developing a well-rounded foundation in advocacy skills?
Prove it by completing the NITA Advocate Designation program.

Be recognized for your NITA training! Achieving a NITA Designation allows you to demonstrate your expertise to clients and colleagues. Upon completion of your required coursework, NITA will send you a letter, certificate and an e-mail with a special graphic logo attached. Use these documents to demonstrate your advocacy knowledge through your website, advertising, etc. The NITA Designation logo will also be added to your Martindale-Hubble profile.

The required courses for the NITA Advocate Designation include one building trial skills course, one deposition skills course and one specialty course. The courses can be purchased individually but we also offer discounted package pricing.

PACKAGE COST: $5700

(Total price if programs are purchased individually: $7135)

In addition to this trial skills course, here are the other upcoming required courses in your area:
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