Litigation Academy - Deposition Skills

All Day Federal Building and Courthouse, One Exchange Terrace, Providence, RIHas CostRegistration Required

The United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, in partnership with the Roger Williams University School of Law and the Rhode Island Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, is proud to announce its comprehensive hands-on deposition skills training program.

This program will provide hands-on training in deposition skills and will take place from December 11 to 13, 2019. The course will be an intensive three-day program to be held at the Federal Courthouse in Providence, Rhode Island. The faculty teaching the program will include federal and state judges, Roger Williams Law School faculty, and experienced Rhode Island trial lawyers. This program offers CLE credits.  Registration will close when the program is full, so interested attorneys should apply as soon as possible.

The schedule for the program is as follows:

Wednesday, December 11: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Lectures and Workshops with a reception to follow.

Thursday, December 12: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lectures and Workshops

Friday, December 13: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lecture and Workshop

The cost of the program is $500 (including course materials).  Payment is required upon registration via credit card or PayPal. If you have any questions regarding payment or payment options, please contact Lisa Quartino at

Partial scholarships are available to lawyers of all backgrounds who require financial assistance.

If you would like to apply for scholarship funding, please first contact the FBA at with a brief description of the nature of your law practice and a request to be considered for a scholarship. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be provided with a special code which should be used when you register for the program.

If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact the program chairs, Brooks Magratten (; 401-490-3422) or Professor Niki Kuckes (; 401-254-4505.)

Please click here to watch a short video explaining the vision and details of the Litigation Academy