Deposition Preparation for Paralegals - On Demand

Candess Zona-Mendola

Format: On Demand Program
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Depositions are an essential part of personal injury law. Well-prepared depositions can lead to quicker resolutions, higher settlements, bigger verdicts, and easier trial planning. Paralegals play a vital role in preparing for depositions and the post-deposition process.

A paralegal’s role in deposition preparation involves everything from preparing notices and coordinating schedules to finalizing courtroom or office spaces. Once the coordination is finished, a paralegal’s job shifts to assisting the attorney with preparing to take the deposition. In this presentation, seasoned plaintiffs’ paralegal, Candess Zona-Mendola will review best practices for common deposition preparation tasks, including:

  • Reviewing files and identifying special exhibits
  • Developing a timeline of events
  • Researching relevant legal issues
  • Gathering documents in an organized manner for easy access
  • Assisting in drafting a list of questions to be asked during the deposition
  • Building a trusting relationship with your client
  • Setting up client expectations and calming their nerves

Ms. Zona-Mendola will also outline key techniques for post-deposition tasks such as sifting through testimony and summarizing and earmarking information that may potentially be used at trial. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn tested strategies for a more successful deposition prep.

On Demand Program: 67 Minutes
Original Air Date: 10/20/2022
Accreditation is not being offered for this On Demand Program.