Deposition Comfort...It's Not An Oxymoron

  • Registration fee:

  • October 11, 2017
    East Lansing Marriott at University Place
    300 M.A.C. Avenue
    East Lansing, MI 48823
    Phone: (517) 337-4440
  • Questions?

    Contact Carrie Mejorado, Program Coordinator
    Phone: (517) 355-9592


Anyone in a business environment can be called to testify in a deposition. Finding yourself the subject of deposition can be an unnerving experience.

If you manage or supervise others, deal with compliance, human resources, or any position where legal challenges may occur, a deposition could be in your future.


Whether you have been deposed in the past and want to sharpen your skills, or you want to prepare for the possibility of a future deposition, this one-day workshop will teach you specific strategies to reduce the anxiety of being deposed.


Attendees of Deposition Comfort...It's Not An Oxymoron will:

  • Gain a deep understanding of the deposition process, what to expect, and how to prepare
  • Understand how your day-to-day actions set the stage for being deposed
  • Learn strategies for becoming a capable and confident deponent
  • Know what to expect from all key players in a deposition
  • Experience a mock deposition to gain hands-on knowledge of the process

Depositions can happen at any time...
Be prepared! Be confident!


Tina Riley Jim Walsh, spent 44 years in the property casualty insurance business working with claim handling in some way, most recently as the Vice President of a large insurance company. During this time, he testified in dozens of depositions. Jim personally experienced depositions in nearly every capacity, from a direct examination of the circumstances on a claim and challenges related to his investigative results, to inquiries related to corporate positions including bad faith allegations and class action lawsuit. Jim regularly participated in litigation support from discover to testimony as a corporate representative. His experience in depositions affords him unique perspectives regarding how individuals can manage and improve their experience when faced with possible testimony.



Registration fee: $895

  • Registration fees include all course materials
  • Travel and hotel expenses are not included
  • Space is limited, so we advise registering as soon as possible to secure your participation
  • Continental breakfast and networking lunch are included each day

Program times:

Registration & continental breakfast: 8:00am - 8:30am
Program time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Networking lunch: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
October 11, 2017 course offering
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East Lansing Marriott at University Place
300 M.A.C. Avenue
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: (517) 337-4440
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  • Overnight accommodations... are not included in the seminar fee. For reservations, call the hotel listed for your seminar. Be sure to refer to the Michigan State University Block.
  • For your convenience... If you fly into Detroit Metropolitan Airport you can take the Michigan Flyer motorcoach to the East Lansing Marriott. Learn more about riding the Michigan Flyer »

  • Give us a call... We would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this training program. You can reach us at (517) 355-9592.
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  • Applying by mail or fax... Please download our catalog to fill out your registration information and send it by fax to (517) 432-0138 or by mail to:

    Human Resources Executive Education
    School of Human Resources and Labor Relations
    South Kedzie Hall
    368 Farm Lane, Room S423
    East Lansing, MI 48824


  • Cancellation four weeks prior to program start:  10% cancellation fee; remainder of program fee refunded.
  • Cancellation less than four weeks but at least two weeks prior to program start:  50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation less than two weeks prior to program start:  no refund.
  • These cancellation fees apply even if the participant wishes to reschedule to a later date for the same program or a different program.  Participants may send a substitute from the same organization for the same program and date with prior written notice and avoid the cancellation fee.

MSU reserves the right to cancel programs when enrollment criteria are not met or for conditions beyond its control. Any additional costs incurred by the enrollee of cancelled programs are the responsibility of the enrollee.



Accommodations for people with disabilities or special dietary needs may be requested by calling HR Executive Education at (517) 355-9592. We will do all we can to accommodate you. It would be especially helpful if you would contact us at least three weeks before the program.


  • MSU's Federal ID Number is 38-6005984
  • Business casual attire.
  • Please, no audio or video recording.


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