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The Art of Taking & Defending Virtual Depositions (1.0 General Participatory Credit)

Published by San Diego County Bar Association


This presentation will take you through the entire virtual deposition process, from the new (virtual) deposition notices and admonitions through tips to having your client make the best impression for the camera as well as a discussion of how this virtual world will impact your next trial. Specifically, the presentation will cover:

The nuts-and-bolts of taking a virtual deposition (including a discussion of remote real-time, videography and exhibit sharing)

Taking the deposition as if you were in trial (as it may very well be used in lieu of live testimony at trial)

Defending the deposition remotely (away from your client/witness and everyone else)

Preparing your client/witness to make a great impression (including a discussion of the impact of stereotypes, biases, nonverbal language, etc.).

Jeff Koller, Esq.
Jeff is coming up on his 30th year in the legal field spending the first half running his own civil trial practice then migrating over to the court reporting litigation support side where he presents serves as Associate General Counsel for Veritext. ...More
Amy . Rose Martel, Esq
Amy is a partner at Chihak & Martel and represents victims of personal injury and medical practice. She is the President of the Board of Directors of Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and has been recognized by the Best of the Bar and Super Lawyers...More
Mark C. Mazzarella, Esq.
Mark is a partner at Mazzarella & Mazzarella, has tried over 90 cases and has been recognized as a Top Attorney in San Diego. He is the author and co-author of numerous publications, including “The ‘A’ to ‘B’ of Witness Preparation: A Simply...More
Sean E. Ponist, Mazzarella & Mazzarella
Founder - Ponist Law Group
Sean is the owner of the Ponist Law Group and the Chair of the SDCBA Civil Litigation section. He has been recognized by the Best of the Bar, Super Lawyers and the Litigation Counsel of America for his work. Prior to becoming a civil litigator,...More

Originally Published

August 3, 2020

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • The Art of Taking & Defending Virtual Depositions - Video
  • The Art of Taking & Defending Virtual Depositions - Handout

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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*2020-2021 25 Hour CLE Bundle

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