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Times have changed. And after the pandemic, things have shifted yet again. The question is, are you changing with the times? Are you preparing your clients in the best way to make it easy and simple for everyone involved?

There is currently a huge push into mediation, not trial. In fact, the whole thing about “saving on costs” has gone out the window. But what didn’t really shift is the trial lawyer’s mindset on the client’s day in court. Along with that shift was the “OG” style of preparing a client or a witness for a deposition. Depositions are where major decisions are being made so you have to work smarter around that. 

Today, we are going to delve more into this huge shift in personal injury practice, particularly, from a trial-focused practice to a mediation-focused practice. You will also learn about the history of mediation, and how it crept into what we do as trial lawyers in the personal injury realm. 

Whether you’re preparing for mediation or trial, it’s time to step up and make sure you’ve got all your bases covered.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • The history of mediation practice
  • The shift to mediation is one of the biggest hammers for trial lawyers.
  • The OG style of deposition prep
  • How to get through without damaging your case
  • Giving a list of don’ts
  • Depositions are the battleground.
  • The importance of breaking up your prep and giving enough time to your clients

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Episode 44: Using Deposition Objections as a Band-Aid

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