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Course curriculum

  1. 1
  2. 4
    • Overview of the FRCP

    • The Purpose of the Rules

    • Rules Specific to Depositions

    • Exceptions to the Rules

  3. 5
    • Different Types Of Depositions And The Forms They Take

    • Depositions To Perpetuate Testimony

    • Discovery Depositions

    • Trial Depositions

    • Forms Depositions May Take

    • Depositions By Oral Questions

    • Depositions By Written Questions

  4. 6
    • Limitations Placed On Depositions

    • Limits On How Many Depositions May Be Taken In A Case

    • Limits On The Length Of An Individual Deposition

    • Protective Orders

    • Default Rules

  5. 7
    • Procedural Rules For A Specific Deposition

    • When A Deposition May Be Taken

    • Scheduling Depositions

    • Deposition Notices

  6. 8
    • Introduction to Methods of Recording

    • Defining the "Record"

    • The Notice Must Indicate The Method

    • Three Permitted Methods of Recording

    • Remote Means

    • Additional Method

  7. 9
    • Introduction to the Deposition Officer

    • Depositions Must Be Taken Before An Officer

  8. 10
    • Introduction to Who May Serve As A Deposition Officer

    • Authorized to Administer Oaths

    • Notary Publics As Officers

    • Person Appointed By The Court

    • Officer Designated By The Parties

    • Disqualifications Of An Officer

    • Objections to Qualifications

  9. 11
    • Introduction To The Duties Of The Deposition Officer

    • Overview Of The Officer's Duties

    • Failure To Follow The Rules

    • Before The Deposition

  10. 12
    • Beginning The Deposition

    • Announcements

    • Administration Of The Oath

    • Identification Of All Persons Present

  11. 13
    • What Happens During The Deposition Itself

    • Recording the Deposition

    • Examination

    • Making Announcements

    • Avoiding Distortion

    • Exhibits

  12. 14
    • Overview Of Concluding The Deposition

    • Concluding The Deposition

    • Stipulations & Custody

  13. 15
    • After the Deposition

    • Review & Changes By The Witness

    • Certification

    • Delivery

    • Copies

    • Archival

  14. 16
    • Using Depositions At Trial

    • Prerequisites For Using Depositions At Trial

    • Impeachment

    • Deposition Of A Party, Agent, Or Designee

    • Unavailable Witness

    • Presenting Portions Of A Deposition

    • Format Of Presentation

  15. 17
    • Congratulations!

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