National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) Deposition Skills Program in Atlanta

November 8-10, 2019
Emory University School of Law

1301 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322

Chris Collier is a faculty member of NITA's Deposition Skills program in Atlanta. Participants will learn to:

  • use the Funnel Technique to exhaust a witness’s subject knowledge
  • identify other potential sources of information
  • close off avenues of escape
  • work with documents and exhibits to gather information, refresh memory, and impeach
  • test potential theories—legal, factual, or persuasive
  • deal with opposing counsel’s objections
  • manage difficult witnesses, counsel, and clients
  • become “comfortable with being uncomfortable” in the unpredictability of a deposition
  • prepare a witness both substantively and emotionally