The Deposition College

Date: Jan 12, 2024 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $179

Non-Member Price: $224

Event Code: I010324

Areas of Law: Civil Trial Bar

Earn up to 6.9 credits! (More Information)




Michael S. Raff, Esq.
Raff & Raff, LLP, Paterson


Tracy A. Armstrong, Esq.
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A., Woodbridge
Kelly P. Corrubia, Esq.
Director, New Jersey Defense Association
Hall Booth Smith, P.C., Paramus
Brandon Greenblatt, Esq.
Chief Executive Officer, Remote Legal, New York City
Vahbiz P. Karanjia, Esq.
Epstein Ostrove LLC, Edison
Cory Rothbort, Esq.
Co-Chair, Membership
Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, LLC, Roseland
Lawrence M. Simon, Esq.
Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, Springfield

Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Certified Attorneys Section

Deposition skills are extremely important for every trial attorney, be they personal injury attorneys, labor and employment attorneys or business litigation practitioners. Regardless of the focus of your trial practice, there are tips and strategies that you can apply when you are in the deposition room to ensure that the deposition is effective. Reserve your seat for January 12th and learn all about it.

Through lecture and demonstration our panel of New Jersey experienced litigators will share their tips and techniques to help build your case at the deposition stage. Immerse yourself in a day for building deposition skills with your peers and some of New Jersey’s finest.

Program Agenda:

  • 9:00 | Welcome - Michael S. Raff, Esq.
  • 9:05 | Organizing your file for deposition - Vahbiz P. Karanjia, Esq.
  • 9:30 | Preparing your client for deposition - Vahbiz P. Karanjia, Esq.
  • 9:50 | Preparing for taking and defending depositions on liability - Kelly Patricia Corrubia, Esq. 
  • 10:30 | Break
  • 10:40 | Objections at deposition - Lawrence M. Simon, Esq.
  • 11:15 | Topic specific issues 
    • The trucking collision deposition - Lawrence M. Simon, Esq.
    • The automobile injury deposition - Michael S. Raff, Esq.
    • The employment deposition - Tracy A. Armstrong, Esq.  
    • The corporate-designee deposition - Vahbiz P. Karanjia, Esq.
    • The construction litigation case - Kelly Patricia Corrubia, Esq. 
  • 12:30 | Lunch
  • 1:00 | Do’s and don’ts and the “why” of depositions - Tracy A. Armstrong, Esq.
  • 1:35 | Taking the discovery deposition of an adversary’s expert - Michael S. Raff, Esq.
  • 2:10 | Conducting remote depositions - Brandon Greenblatt, Esq.; Cory Rothbort, Esq.
    • The law and use of video
    • Video deps as an art
    • Effective techniques and strategies/dos and don’ts
  • 3:20 | Final comments and program wrap up
  • 3:30 | Adjourn

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 6.9 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ Civil Trial Attorney Credit: 6.9, NJ General: 6.9).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Transitional: 6.5
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 5.5
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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