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Dealing With Annoying and Sometimes Abusive Discovery Tactics *Class by Webinar*

August 28 - September 5, 2019

Credits: 3.0 Credit Hours

Description: Examine some of the most common abusive discovery tactics and receive practical advice on how to respond effectively.  While some of these tactics are merely annoying, others may have serious consequences for your cases and clients.  Tactics our experienced and insightful faculty will address include:

  • Abusive or oppressive conduct toward witnesses
  • Obstreperous behavior in defending depositions
  • Overly burdensome or otherwise improper discovery requests
  • Misleading or artfully crafted discovery responses
  • Use and abuse of objections and “canned” responses
  • Harassing and otherwise invasive discovery
  • Uncivil conduct toward opposing counsel and others, and more.


  • Katherine R. Atkinson, Wilkenfeld, Herendeen & Atkinson
  • Patrick J. Coyne, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • Hon. John M. Facciola, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (ret.)

Fee: $89 D.C. Bar Community Members; $99 D.C. Bar Members; $109 Government and Non-profit Attorneys; $129 Others

The D.C. Bar CLE Program now offers discounted group registration rates!  For more information, contact the CLE Office at CLE@dcbar.org or 202-626-3488.


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John Facciola, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (ret.)

Patrick Coyne, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP

Katherine Atkinson, Wilkenfeld, Herendeen & Atkinson