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         HOW TO TAKE
         A DEPOSITION:
         AN EXPOSE

  Oh, sure
  They tell you How to Do ft. In speeches and
articles, and semninars, and iearned treatises,
ct Ard, they tel you again and again: How
to lake A Deposition,
  Just st with thie name and address of the
witnss  Cover personal history (narriage
far uly, service record, employ ment) Thien tind
out how the accident occurred and what injuries
  er~e susined, Ask abot pior in uries and anly
v~ri inral record Sinmplc. Very simip e
  But do they eser tell you Wh at May Happen
during the depo sition? () course tot So et
cewia will --by fil11mg this Yawning Gap in
coiruing egal education with examplesf fom
I Sotemnly Swieary Jerry von Sternherg
(Catlton Press 1978). Jerry, who has been in
coin reporing2 ftr cie 35 years, g carc' these
quotes ......each one actnaIy happened during
a deposition f... rom 238,410,000)  words3 he
has transciibed du rig 1is carccr.
Please State Your Narie for the Record
  Many thik that witnesses have natmcs only
  ao cayr will yae a simple aillsafeques-
  to to egi the depositin  But donot be
nonlused wshe Strne     hings happen

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  The )allas Bar Associationt and the Private
Bar Involvem ent Progratr o iihe North Cer-
iral Texais Iegail Services Foundation paid
bute to orivate attorneys who provided pro
bono servites for te year 1982 83 at at awards
diner held at the Da1las Legal Education
Center on Thursday, Decenmber 8, 1983.
  Awards, presented by Dallas Bar Pres ident
Jerry Lasteick, ncluded the following
categories and reecipienits:
   I Pro Bono Award of the Year (50+
      hours of setvice) to Merrill Hariman, a
      sole ptactition er and Wil1 Pryor of
      Thorm pson & Knight law firm
  11 Meritorious Pro Bono Service Award
      (up to 49 hours of servie ) to ElIlen A
      Smtith of Carter Jones Rudberg Mayes
      & Magee; Bill Grabinski, corporatc at.
      torney wth ITV Corporation, eynr
      Croniartie of Denton & Dais, and
      Michael Casey, sole practitionier.
 II1 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award
      (6-14 hours of service) to 10 atorneys.
 IV. 38 attorneys received Pro Bono Service
      Awards for free representation, inter
      'iewintg at Commurnitry Legal linics
      and/or Coimmnty ILegal E ducation
      Foruins (up to 5 hours of service).
  Other awards included Founders of Pro
Bono and Private Bar Involvement for which

Steve Anderson, Frank Scurlok Larry Hicks
Greg Hufft a, Torn    Ti urons, George
Solares, Iana Johnson, Emily lobolo~wsky and
Don Hanircr were re'cognized.
  Certrfcates for Private Bar Involvement
were awarded to 16 attorneys and the American
Corporate Counsel.
  Presidents Plaques were awarded to large
law firms, mrinority and special interest bar
assoctitionus with the greatcst number of
voluntecr ar ncys participating in the pro bono
programr Recognized were:
  T hormpsoni & Knight
                 21 attorneys participating
  L ocke Purne/ll Borer L aney & Neety
                 17 attorneys participating
  Akin (Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
                 15 attorneys partic ipatiiig
  Mexican American Bar Association
                 13 attorneys participating
  Dallas Association of Black Women Attorneys
                 13 attorneys participating
  Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
                 10 attorneys participating
  Th~er ve was plane and o~.rg ed ,yBetty
Bond, l)alias Bar Pro Bono Liaison and Chris
Reed-Brown, Coordinator, Private Involvyeti
Program, No rt Central Texas Legal Services
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