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Taking an Effective Adverse Party Deposition

January 24, 2023 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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Live GoToWebinar by Bill Curphy, William E. Curphy Law, Palm Harbor. Course number 6914 is approved for 1.0 General CLE credit. Solo & Small Firm Section members register for only $50. Webinar registrants have 90-day, on-demand access. REGISTER

There are many reasons for taking a deposition; the person is out of the jurisdiction of the court, preserving the testimony, gathering facts to support your case and learning about the other side’s position. One of the most important depositions is of the opposing party. Opposing party’s deposition can form the basis of a summary judgment or at least eliminate some of the issues for trial. It is getting key admissions without a judge ruling on an objection although everyone knows an objection can be made to the form of the question. But do you leave it there? The session will discuss the objection to form and how to deal with opposing counsel who tries to interrupt your flow as well as getting the key information you need.

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Bill Curphy started his own practice in 1999 after decades of litigation experience, including work in the government sector for the U.S. Department of Labor, as in-house counsel at a Fortune 200 company, and as a partner at a large law firm.  Bill has tried hundreds of cases over the course of his career. Clients seek him out for his formidable trial skills and keen instincts. His experience encompasses jury trials for corporate defendants and plaintiffs alike, in both federal and state courts, in cases including complex business disputes, breach of contract including employment contracts, covenants not to compete, sexual harassment, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and other employment-related matters. He has also successfully handled numerous appeals.

In addition to his active litigation practice, Bill also assists client outside of the courtroom, advising businesses on regulatory compliance, and responding to EEOC, OSHA and other government investigations of the workplace.  An accomplished and engaging speaker, he has traveled around the United States and as far as India, the United Kingdom, and the Philippines speaking on such topics as regulatory compliance, how to avoid employment litigation, supervisory skills and negotiation. He has also served as an adjunct professor on labor and employment law at Stetson College of Law and the University of South Florida Graduate School of Business.