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Leveraging the Psychological Perspective on Deposition to Strengthen Case Outcomes

When: 11/18/2014
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Where: Law Offices of Jones Day
1420 Peachtree St. NE
Suite 800
Atlanta, Georgia  30309
United States
Contact: (404) 521-0781

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Leveraging the Psychological Perspective on Deposition to Strengthen Case Outcomes

Speaker: Brian McMahon, Ph.D. 
Partner, Gate City Partners, LLC 

Brian McMahon created Poise™: Psychological Preparation for Deposition, a next-level process that helps attorneys and their clients prepare for the rigors of a deposition. He is an Atlanta-based consultant who has advised Fortune 50 companies, law firms and small businesses on matters of leadership, culture and performance. His insights have been featured in Forbes, BusinessWeek and Talent Management, and his research has been presented at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, among other venues. A former journalist, Brian holds a B.A. from California State University, San Marcos and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial-organizational psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. 

Brian draws on his research in social cognition to show lawyers how and why witnesses are prone to destructively turn deposition into personal combat; become overwhelmed in the moment and expose themselves to undue risk with verbosity; and misremember – often with great confidence – case facts, clouding and confusing the record to their detriment. Attorneys will gain insight into how to address these potential pitfalls and empower deponents, strengthen case theory and maximize potential settlement and trial outcomes.

Section Members: $12 in advance, $15 at the door
Non-Members: $25 in advance, $28 at the door 

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