--- trial practice / trial - depositions
--- course production date: 10/11/2019
--- presented by ROY LEE COMER

The course covers the basics (with some advanced tips referenced when appropriate) of how to prepare for and take a basic party or lay witness deposition.

The course focuses on Seven Basic Questions that all attorneys must answer before setting and taking depositions. The "newer attorney" and sole practitioner will benefit since they rarely have the benefit of a more experienced attorney with whom to run these questions by.

The more experienced attorney will also benefit because a return to the basics with cutting-edge principles will result in a better and more efficient deposition.

Key course points are:

• A clearer understanding about why to take a deposition.
• A clearer understanding about when to take a deposition.
• A clearer understanding of how to prepare for the deposition.
• Discovery how to prove and fight liability
• In an easy-to-understand, warm and entertaining atmosphere.

--- presented by ROY LEE COMER

Roy Comer is a sole practitioner in Irvine and has been rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell from his first year of eligibility. His practice of over 40 years has been equally balanced between representing plaintiffs and defendants, particularly emphasizing major personal injury litigation (including auto, premises, products liability, professional liability, and wrongful death) as well as business, employment, elder abuse, probate, trademark and real estate litigation.

Mr. Comer is an Adjunct Professor at Trinity University College of Law in Santa Ana. He began his teaching career there in 2001. He currently teaches Remedies. He has also taught Civil Procedure as well as Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics.

He is a current Co-Chair of the OCBA College of Trial Advocacy Committee where he is a featured speaker on “Courtroom Communication Skills.” He designed and compiled the syllabus and other materials used in that course.

He is the former Co-Chair of the OCBA Education Committee that designs and presents various seminars for the legal community of Orange County. He is the former Chair of the OCBA Solo Practice and Small Firm Section, frequently serving as the program chair on programs related to law practice management and other diverse topics such as the use of focus groups, alternative dispute resolution, attorney marketing, technical advancements for the law office, real estate leasing issues and employment matters.

University of California Irvine (B.A., 1975).
Western State University School of Law (J.D. 1978).
Articles Editor (1977) and Managing Editor (1978) WSU Law Review.