Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego Joint Chapter Meeting: Full Day Workshop - "Deposition Tactics"

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Deposition Tactics

Costly and Fatal Mistakes Committed by Expert Witnesses During Video Deposition Proceedings

Michael Jones will present a full day workshop that will benefit every expert witness, covering the following topics:

Costly and Fatal Mistakes

  • Appropriate & Inappropriate Attire When Testifying on Camera
  • Strategic Safeguards to Thwart Dubious Tactics Employed by Deposing Counsel
  • Essential Tools Every Expert Should Bring to a Video Deposition
  • Differences between the Transcribed Record and the Video Record

Informal Setting, Formal Proceeding

  • Latent Psychological Dynamics of the Video Deposition Environment
  • How to Maintain "Visual Integrity" Throughout the Video Deposition Proceedings
  • Rules of Evidence and Rules of Civil Procedure

How the Expert's Credibility is Compromised During Video Deposition Proceedings  

  • The Video Deposition Setting 
  • Inappropriate Examination of an Expert by Deposing Counsel
  • Lights, Camera &Audio
  • "Videographers" and Video Specialists

Witness Preparation -The Credibility Barometer

  • Mock Video Depositions of Expert Witnesses Recorded


9:00am - 9:30am - Breakfast, Networking and Check In

9:30am - 4:30pm - Presentation (lunch provided)

4:30pm - 5:00pm - Networking


Michael L. Jones, CSCV, CCVS - Digital Evidence Legal Video Services

Michael L. Jones is the founder and CEO of Digital Evidence Legal Video Services, a full-service legal video and litigation support firm located in Southern California. Mr. Jones is a court-qualified expert in the discipline of audio and video evidence, and he has over 40 years experience as an audio and video expert. 


Prior to founding Digital Evidence in 2001, Mr. Jones produced, directed, videotaped and edited award-winning documentaries, news stories and high-profile investigative segments for ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and WB television networks and their affiliates for over 30 distinguished years. 


Mr. Jones' firm is appointed by state and federal courts to enhance and conduct forensic audio and video evidence analysis during criminal matters in California. The Superior Court of California appointed Mr. Jones to its Panel of Expert Witnesses in 2009, and he provides testimony in courts of law regarding complex audio and video evidence. 


Digital Evidence provides high-tech audio and video evidence discovery for civil litigation and criminal matters locally and nationwide. The firm video records depositions, mock trials, site inspections, conditional examinations, incident re-enactments, and provides a broad range of high-tech discovery solutions to its clientele.

Venue: Tustin Ranch Golf Club

12442 Tustin Ranch 

Tustin, CA 92782


Advance Registration
Member price: $195.00
Non-member price: $215.00

On-site Registration
Member price: $245.00
Non-member price: $265.00

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