The goal of every trial lawyer is to make a deposition come alive by making it interesting and compelling for the jury. Depositions play an integral part in a successful trial.

"Mastering the Art of Depositions," a new release from the American Bar Association, provides practical advice for both beginning lawyers and seasoned trial attorneys on how to take and use depositions for maximum advantage.

This book explores differing techniques for lawyers on both sides of the bar, and considers techniques that can be used when deposing hostile or adverse witnesses, expert witnesses, and lay witnesses.

"Mastering the Art of Depositions" was written by Sawnie A. McEntire, a shareholder and director in the law firm of Parsons, McEntire, McCleary, & Clark PLLC, with offices in Dallas and Houston. He has been practicing trial law for more than 36 years, and has substantial trial experience in both state and federal courts.

"Mastering the Art of Depositions" costs $64.95 and can be ordered by calling 800-285-2221 or visiting

Published: Tue, Dec 20, 2016