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Live Webcast: Winning at Deposition featuring Shane Read

February 10, 2023

This course is based on Shane Read’s textbook, Winning at Deposition, which won the Association of Continuing Legal Education’s highest award for professional excellence. This energetic, captivating, and interactive program will give you the strategies and skills to immediately elevate your deposition skills. The program is divided into six presentations that are approximately one hour in length. Each lecture has interactive exercises, analysis of video clips that support the teaching points, and engaging visual aids that are memorable.

Program Highlights: (1) Develop a Winning Case Strategy, (2) The Keys to Taking a Successful Deposition, (3) How to Defeat Lying Witnesses and Combative Lawyers, (4) Beat an Expert Witness Every Time, (5) The Ethics of Witness Preparation and Defending the Deposition, and (6) How to Use Depositions Successfully at Trial.

These interactive lectures demonstrate why the conventional wisdom is often wrong and reveals the latest deposition techniques in order to succeed. For example, attorneys will learn how to create a Deposition Guide for any deposition that will ensure that they take a focused deposition that makes a real difference in the outcome of the case. Attorneys will also learn how to phrase a question so that even the most difficult witness cannot avoid answering it. After taking this course, attorneys will no longer be afraid to take an expert witnesses’ deposition but instead, they will have the confidence and tools to defeat any expert.

Skill Level of Participants: This course will benefit new and experienced attorneys alike.


This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours. 


Live Webcast hours DO NOT count as "live" hours. These hours are Alternatively Delivered Medium Hours (NON-LIVE Hours). 

The South Carolina Bar is an accredited CLE provider in South Carolina only. Attorneys are responsible for seeking their own credit in other jurisdictions.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in CLE programs and publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the South Carolina Bar, its sections, or committees.

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D. Read
Win at Persuasion  -


Continuing Education


8:30 a.m.      



8:55 a.m.      

Welcome & Announcements


9 a.m.            

Develop a Winning Case Strategy

Most lawyers litigate a case without ever taking the time to realize what is most important about a case to determine its outcome. Learn how to spot the key issues in your case and develop a winning strategy.


10:15 a.m.    

Mid-morning break


10:30 a.m.    

The Keys to Taking a Successful Deposition

Discover new techniques to get the answers you need from an adverse witness every time.


12 p.m.          

Lunch (on your own)


1 p.m.            

How to Defeat Lying Witnesses and Combative Lawyers

Learn three new techniques to win against a witness who dodges questions at a deposition. The other main problem lawyers face at depositions is argumentative counsel. Learn six steps to take that will guarantee success every time.


2:15 p.m.      

Beat an Expert Witness Every Time

Taking an expert’s deposition can be one of the most intimidating tasks any lawyer faces. Learn what questions to ask, what order to ask them in, and how to pin down the expert so there is no escape


3 p.m.                       

Afternoon break


3:15 p.m.      

The Ethics of Witness Preparation and Defending the Deposition

This is one of the most neglected but important tasks. Discover why the conventional wisdom regarding witness preparation is flat out wrong. Learn new strategies to prepare even the most hardheaded witness for deposition. Also, learn the secret to defending a deposition.


4 p.m.            

Use Depositions Successfully at Trial

Most lawyers take a deposition without any thought of its implications for trial success. In fact, a good deposition is the most important weapon a lawyer has to ensure victory at trial. Learn how to approach a deposition with the correct strategy to succeed. Also, learn the most effective and powerful way to use a deposition at trial.


4:30 p.m.