Socially Distant Depositions CLE via Zoom 5/28/2020

Published: May 18, 2020

The NDNY-FCBA’s CLE Committee Presents

“Socially Distant Depositions”

 Thursday, May 28, 2020

Because of COVID-19 related restrictions, this CLE will be offered in a virtual setting, via Zoom.  To register for this CLE webinar, click the link provided to receive a link to log in.

 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 R.S.V.P. for CLE by Thursday, May 21, 2020

While remote depositions were an available method of deposing witnesses in federal court cases before the COVID-19 pandemic curtailed in-person contact, the pandemic has certainly increased the popularity and use of these types of depositions.  Even as states begin the re-opening process, we expect to see the continued use of remote depositions because some form of restrictions as to person-to-person contact are sure to remain in place for the near future.  This CLE is intended to provide an overview and demonstration of remote deposition technology offered by one of our local court reporting services, and will offer discussion about the legal basis for remote depositions, tips for preparing for, taking and defending these depositions, as well as identifying ethical considerations to be aware of when proceeding in this fashion.


Mitchell J. Katz, Esq.
Barclay Damon

 Brandon Greenblatt, Esq.
CEO & Managing Partner
Precision Reporters

Suzanne M. Messer, Esq.
Bond, Schoeneck & King


10:30 am – 10:35 am:  Introduction of topic and presenters

10:35 am – 11:30 am:  Demonstration of Remote Deposition Technology

  • This portion of the CLE is intended to be interactive. Participants will be allowed to submit questions through the Chat and/or Q&A function in Zoom, which will be monitored and addressed while the live demonstration is ongoing.

11:30 am -12:00 pm:  Overview of the legal basis for depositions in federal court and ethical considerations involved in remote depositions.

The Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York.

“Socially Distant Depositions” has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 credits with 1.0 credit for Skills and .5 for Ethics and Professionalism requirement.

A code will be provided at a particular point in the program, which can be used to claim CLE credit for participation in the webinar.

This program is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

This is a single program.  No partial credit will be awarded.

This program is complimentary to all Northern District of New York  Federal Court Bar Association Members.

Socially Distant Depositions Materials Packet