Depositions: Practice & Procedure in Federal and NYS Courts, Second Edition
- Honorable Harold Baer, Jr.; Robert C. Meade, Jr., Esq.
Contents at a Glance
Jurisprudence / Overview of the Discovery Process and the Deposition / Noticing and Arranging the Deposition / Documents and Depositions / Expert Witnesses / Conduct of the Deposition / Protective Orders / Motions to Compel and for Sanctions / Corrections to the Deposition / Use of the Deposition / Depositions and Motions for Summary Judgment / Deposition on Written Questions / Ethical Obligations and the Deposition / Preparation of Witnesses / Ethics and the Deposition: The Dishonest Client and Other Issues / Strategic and Practical Considerations / Before the Deposition / At the Deposition / Correcting the Transcript / Use of Depositions
The second edition substantially revises the first edition. In addition to updating case law, statutory material and the rules, this edition includes an expanded legal section (Part One), a new section (Part Two) on ethics, including coverage of the Rules of Professional Conduct, and an expanded practical advice section (Part Three).
The authors, a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York and the chief attorney clerk and director for the New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division, New York County, incorporate their wealth of knowledge and experience into a valuable practical guide for conducting depositions.
This publication details deposition rules and procedures and highlights the differences between federal and state practice in New York. Topics include pre-trial discovery schedules, rules regarding number and recording method of depositions, appropriate and inappropriate conduct at depositions, objections, motions for protective orders, orders to compel, sanctions and more.
“This book will save any litigator time, money, and above all: stress. A smart, sensible, authoritative explanation of how to get to a deposition, what to take away, and how to use the evidence you've collected through motion practice and trial. . . . Do not attend another deposition or dispatch another associate without reading it.”
Raymond J. Dowd, Esq.
Dowd & Marotta LLC
New York City
“This book is an invaluable resource for any attorney starting out on his or her own, or the seasoned practitioner, who will find it an enormously useful tool as a quick refresher or guide through the State and federal discovery processes.”
Lauren J. Wachtler, Esq.
Montclare & Wachtler
New York City
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- June 1, 2011
- 738 pages