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Today’s Webcast Will Discuss the DOS and DON’TS of 30(b)(6) Witness Depositions: eDiscovery Webcasts

As we learned in Tom O’Connor’s recent six part blog series, Rule 30(b)(6) permits a party to notice or subpoena the deposition of an organization which then must then designate one or more individuals who consent to testify on its behalf about information “known or reasonably available to the organization.”  But, how should it be conducted to maximize the discovery obtained, what are some strategies to consider to help ensure a successful deposition and what are some common mistakes to avoid?  And, what are some eDiscovery related topics about which a 30(b)(6) witness should be prepared to testify?  Today’s webcast that will answer those questions – and more!

TODAY at noon CST (1:00pm EST, 10:00am PST), CloudNine will conduct the webcast DO’S and DON’TS of a 30(b)(6) Witness Deposition.  This CLE-approved* webcast session will (obviously) discuss the DO’S and DON’TS of preparing for and conducting a 30(b)(6) witness deposition. Key topics include:

  • Initial Considerations for 30(b)(6) Witness Depositions
  • Proposed Changes to Rule 30(b)(6)
  • Potential eDiscovery Topics for Your 30(b)(6) Witnesses
  • Common Mistakes in Preparing 30(b)(6) Witnesses
  • Specific Strategies to Consider for 30(b)(6) Witness Depositions
  • Case Study: Example of a Hostile 30(b)(6) Witness Presentation
  • 39 Rules for Corporate 30(b)(6) Witness Depositions

As always, I’ll be presenting the webcast, along with Tom O’Connor.  To register for it, click here – it’s not too late! Even if you can’t make it, go ahead and register to get a link to the slides and to the recording of the webcast (if you want to check it out later).  If you want to learn the ins and outs of preparing for and conducting a 30(b)(6) witness deposition, this is the webcast for you!

So, what do you think?  Have you ever been a 30(b)(6) deponent?  Or been involved in preparing one for testimony?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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