Deposition Testimony: 5 Simple Rules is a terrific supplement to traditional witness preparation. The video reinforces the advice we give by showing the witness how to apply that advice when testifying and, as importantly, vividly illustrating how things can go wrong if the advice is not followed.”
Deposition Testimony: 5 Simple Rules is a great teaching tool for witnesses and young litigators alike. Dramatic scenes, practical narration and superb production values combine for a highly effective and engaging presentation that makes the techniques of good deposition testimony extremely easy to absorb.”
The video gives witnesses the experience of seeing what can happen to them in a deposition or trial if they are not careful, thoughtful and prepared. The visual impact of watching a witness under a relentless cross-examination because he or she didn’t take the deposition seriously gives my clients an extra edge that ordinary witness prep doesn’t. This video is a tremendously valuable witness prep tool.”
As a litigator who handles complex civil cases, often in employment matters, preparing nervous witnesses to testify in cases where their reputations and substantial sums of money are on the line is something I have done countless times in my career. Deposition Testimony: 5 Simple Rules is equal parts teacher and security blanket, and it is one of the most effective ways to help witnesses – whether rank-and-file employees or CEOs – provide their best possible testimony at a deposition. I highly recommend it.”
Deposition Testimony: 5 Simple Rules is a terrific deposition preparation tool in cases of all sizes for solo practitioners to big firm litigators. The modern feel helps witnesses engage with the lessons and learn what problems to avoid by observing others instead of through personal experience.”
In 18 years of practicing complex commercial litigation, this is the most powerful and effective deposition preparation product I’ve seen. My clients give it high marks, as well.”
Deposition Testimony: 5 Simple Rules is an engaging witness preparation program with excellent content and production values. As an in-house lawyer, I’ve used the program to prepare our executives to testify with great feedback and results. I highly recommend it and definitely would use it again.”
O’Melveny & Myers is laser focused on delivering beneficial and cost-efficient services that create value for clients and we are pleased to offer this new program that fulfills both objectives.”
By e-mailing clients a link to a video they can watch whenever they can – in the office between meetings, at home or while on the road – I can expand my witness preparation beyond our in-person meetings. And because the video covers many of the basics, I can focus the meeting time I have with my clients on the critical issues and documents in the case. With Deposition Testimony: 5 Simple Rules, deposition prep has finally gone digital.”
A superb tool for witnesses that teaches not only the rules for testifyingbut also what to expect from the deposition at trial. Well produced and entertaining. Outstanding!”
Testimonials for the Canadian Edition
Deposition Testimony: 5 Simple Rules (Canadian Edition) is an invaluable device for preparing clients for their examinations. Both first-time and seasoned witnesses will benefit from seeing – in vivid visual form – how their out-of-court testimony can be used at trial. It provides clients with a tangible way to become familiar with the examination process, which in turn helps them to better prepare and to be more comfortable with the process. The video is an excellent complement to the traditional lawyer/client meeting, by helping clients ask more informed questions and allowing counsel to spend more time on the substantive aspects of the case. My clients have been impressed by the production value of the video and have greatly appreciated having this tool to help them prepare for their examinations.
Deposition Testimony: 5 Simple Rules (Canadian Edition) is an effective tool for preparing clients for their examination for discovery. As a litigator with more than 30 years experience I find that the video gives a nervous witness the knowledge and ability to deal with the questions of opposing counsel at discovery and trial. Used as a supplement during my preparation of my clients, the video demonstrates actual scenarios that they will encounter and I find that this puts them at ease. Production values are high and the narration is appropriate.
Deposition Testimony: 5 Simple Rules is presented in a clear, engaging, and easy to understand format suitable for lawyers, legal support staff and clients. The high production value and practical content would be valuable for any litigator. This tool seems ideally suited to steady the nerves of anxious clients about to take the stand but not knowing what to expect. As a witness preparation tool, Deposition Testimony: 5 Simple Rules deserves serious consideration.