Depositions are a key factor in litigation. How they are conducted and how they are used may very well affect the outcome of a case. In this valuable 3.3-hour, June 20, 2018 presentation, Patrick M. Connors, Esquire, a Professor of Law at Albany Law School, provides a practical and comprehensive explanation of the important ways to conduct and use depositions in New York State Courts. Professor Connors, who teaches, inter alia, New York Practice, also provides many valuable tips and warnings.
In January 2013, Professor Connors became the author of the New York Practice treatise, which is now in its sixth edition. He is also the author of McKinney's Practice Commentaries for CPLR Articles 22, 23, 30 and 31 (Disclosure), the New York Practice column and the annual Court of Appeals Roundup on New York Civil Practice, which are published in the New York Law Journal, and numerous other publications.
Major topics include:
CPLR 3101: Scope of disclosure
- coverage exceptions
- Court of Appeals applies CLPR Article 31's "well-established" relevance rules
- revealing witnesses names
CPLR 3102: Method of obtaining disclosure
CPLR 3103: Protective orders
CPLR 3104: Supervision of disclosure
CPLR 3106: Priority of depositions; witnesses; prisoners; designation of deponent; CPLR 3107: Notice of taking oral questions; CPLR 3108: Written questions; when permitted; CPLR 3109: Notice of taking deposition on written questions
CPLR 3110: Where the deposition is to be taken within the state
CPLR 3111: Production of things at the examination: CPLR 3112: Errors in notice for taking depositions
CPLR 3113: Conduct of the examination
Part 221: Uniform Rules For the Conduct at Depositions; CPLR 3115: Objections to qualification of person taking deposition; competence; questions and answers
CPLR 3116: Signing deposition; physical preparation; copies
CPLR 3117: Use of deposition
CPLR 3119: Uniform interstate depositions and discovery
CPLR 3124: Failure to disclose; motion to compel disclosure; CPLR 3126: Penalties for refusal to comply with order or to disclosure
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