LPHS is recognized as a firm that values and promotes the opinions and work of younger attorneys, providing opportunities to be actively involved in litigation as well as formal and informal training to support that culture. As an example, the firm recently hosted an intensive and interactive two-day deposition training program for associates. Conducted by Shane Read, a best-selling and award-winning author and an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, the program covered developing a bottom-line message for your case to guide and be tested in discovery, proven techniques for taking discovery depositions and cross examination, and multiple mock exercises with personalized feedback.
“Although we’ve already been involved in depositions, Shane did a great job showing us video examples of innovative techniques from prominent trial lawyers and provided practical tips of what not to do, to help us avoid mistakes that many lawyers make.” says the firm’s Daniela Vera Holmes. “We all discovered techniques that can be used every time we walk into a depo.”