Friday, March 24, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM MDT
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Holland & Hart 
555 17th St., Suite 3200
Denver, CO 80202

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Bo Donegan 
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association 

Deposition Skills
Boot Camp—Learning by Doing

March 24, 2023 - 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

CDLA Members Only Please


Billy-George Hertzke



Holland & Hart

555 17th St., Suite 3200

Denver, CO 80202

Sponsored by:
Pike Court Reporting

 8 hours CLE applied for / CDLA Members Only Please

The method of instruction for this deposition program will follow the basic learning/teaching model of “learning by doing” in a simulated deposition setting followed by constructive critique from an experienced instructor. Participants will discuss persuasive legal and factual theories of their case, learn the funnel technique for gathering information (from general to specific), and using exhibits. Participants will learn a skill in a large group lecture, split into small groups with an instructor, immediately put what they learned into practice, and they will receive constructive feedback on their performance with a “fix” for any issue that arose...and then they will do it again. It will be an active day of learning a skill and then instantly applying it; in addition, students will learn from watching their other small group participants apply the same skills in different ways and hearing the instructor’s critique/fix as they relate to other issues that arise.   

Moreover, we will have live court reporters in the small group break-out sessions.  Learning how to work with a court reporter in order to build a clean and usable transcript is an invaluable opportunity.

Given the small hands-on nature of this training, participation will be limited.