The SCCBA Real Property, Business Litigation & High Tech Law presents an MCLE Seminar

By Hoge Fenton | 04.17.2020 | Speaking Engagements & Firm Events

A highly experienced panel of business, employment and trade secret trial lawyers will focus on best practices in taking and defending depositions of public or private corporations, partnerships, associations, governmental agencies, or other entities which must designate one or more officers, directors, managing agents, or other persons who consent to testify on their behalf. They will focus on the many tactics and potential traps in framing the subject matters to be covered in the deposition notice, selecting and prepping the representatives, strategies during the depositions, and handling problems which may arise. They will discuss particular issues that may arise in employment, trade secret and financial cases. The program will include demonstrations of preparing a witness and taking their deposition.

The specific topics include:

  • Framing subject matter requests and objections
  • Selecting the organizational representative(s)
  • Prepping the organizational representative to testify
  • Framing your deposition questions to the organizational representative
  • How to proceed when the organizational representative cannot answer questions about the designated subject matters
  • Typical issues that might arise regarding:
    • HR subject matter witness in an employment case
    • Technology subject matter witness in an IP/trade secret case
    • Financial subject matter witness in a business tort case
  • Demonstration of a Witness Prep Session
  • Demonstration of a Witness Examination

Program: May 19th 12pm-2pm

Join us via: Zoom


SCCBA Member: $30

SCCBA New Admittee: $20
(Under 5 years in practice)

Non-Member Event Attendee: $50

Honorary: Free

MCLE CREDIT: 2.0 General Substantive Law

Due to the online nature of the event, there will be no same-day registrations. Registrants will receive their log-in information via email the day of the event.

Meet our Speakers:

Sarju Naran 

Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel

Chair & Shareholder, Employment Law


Vince Parrett

Bergeson LLP



Elizabeth Pipkin

McManis Faulkner



Frank Burke

ADR Services, Inc.

Mediator and Arbitrator


Cancellations and refunds will be accepted only 48 hours prior to the event.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration fees must be paid prior to the program, or at the program check in. SCCBA will no longer invoice attendees for payment subsequent to the program. Cash, Credit Card, and Check accepted.

*All seminar materials will be distributed to pre-registrants via email. We will not provide hard copies. If you would like a hard copy of the materials we will provide upon request for a fee of $25.00.

*State Bar of California Approved MCLE: The Santa Clara County Bar Association is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This program is approved for California MCLE credit.

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