Original program date 4/26/2022
This presentation will show the advantages of scheduling and taking depositions early in a Family Law case. Rather than incurring an unnecessary expense, Mr. Craig Ritchie will explain how depositions generally save money by leading to early settlement. He will also demonstrate how depositions dovetail with other discovery tools and can streamline trial preparation. Finally, he will show how depositions assist in pre-trial conferences and how to use them effectively at trial.
Speaker: Craig D. Ritchie, Ritchie, Soper & Schutt LLC, St. Joseph
Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.
The Ritchie Law Group
Craig D. Ritchie has practiced law for over 26 years. His practice is limited almost exclusively to family law matters. He graduated in 1989 from the University of Missouri Law School. In addition to his family law practice, Mr. Ritchie has taught Domestic Relations in the legal studies program at Missouri Western State College. Mr. Ritchie is also a frequent speaker to Continuing Legal Education classes for Missouri lawyers practicing family law. Mr. Ritchie resides in Columbia, Missouri. His interests include sports, children’s activities, church, and historic preservation. Mr. Ritchie serves on the executive committee and is the former Director of the American Legion Missouri Boys State, a program which teaches citizenship and government to high school seniors. For over thirty years, Mr. Ritchie has volunteered his time to this outstanding program.
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