The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Family Law Section present
The Family Law Practitioner's Guide To Successful Planning, Taking, and Using Depositions

Course Classification: Intermediate Level
Live and Webcast Presentation:
Thursday, October 2, 2014
8:30am - 4:45pm (E.T.)
Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel * 1617 Southeast 17th Street* Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316* 954-626-1700

Course No. 1787R

Featuring Ervin Gonzalez. Come listen to this distinguished panel of speakers speak on their tactical and strategic approaches to the planning, taking, and using depositions in a family law setting. This broad and useful seminar is designed to assist the family law practitioner in taking a successful deposition from start to finish. Topics include understanding the rules, ethical minefields, depositions of financial and mental health experts, and special practice tips from our outstanding seasoned professionals.

8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.

Late Registration

8:50 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks and Introduction of Speakers
Linda Braithwaite, Esq., Co-Chair, Trinity

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Do You Know the Rules?
David Manz, Esq., Marathon

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Deposition Strategies from Preparation to Execution
Chris Rumbold, Esq., Boca Raton

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Ethical Issues: What are They and What to do About Them
Alex Caballero, Esq., Tampa

12:15 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Lunch (Included in Registration)

1:20 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Introduction of Afternoon Speakers
Erskine C. Rogers, III, Esq., Co-Chair, Palm Beach Gardens

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Deposing the Experts (Part I): Taking and Using the Deposition of Financial and Vocational Experts
Elisha Roy, Esq., West Palm Beach

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Deposing the Experts (Part II): Psychologists, Custody Evaluators, and Other Mental Health Professionals
Charles Jamieson, Esq., Palm Beach Gardens

3:30 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Afternoon Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Practice Tips and Traps: Strategies for Dealing with The Difficult Deponent and How to Use the Deposition Effectively at Trial
Ervin Gonzalez, Esq., Coral Gables


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