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On Demand

Litigation Holds and Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions

Practice Areas:
Frank Goldman |  Roxann Smithers |  Tim Phillips
Course Levels:
1 hour
Audio and Video
Original Program Date :
Sep 21, 2018

Course Description

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Course Description

This course is designed to advise in-house counsel on the obligations and risks associated with litigation holds and 30(b)(6) depositions. 

Course Learning Objectives:

Course objectives include gaining an understanding of the trigger points, obligations, pitfalls and penalties surrounding litigation holds.  The program provides an understanding of the obligations, significance of, and strategy for 30(b)6 depositions.  Course objectives further include developing best practices for litigation holds and depositions. 

Topics and Agenda

  • Mins. 1-5: Introduction 
  • Mins. 6-25: Litigation Holds
  • Mins. 26-45: 30 (b)(6) Witness Depositions
  • Mins. 46-55: Tales From the Battlefield
  • Mins. 56-60: Closing Comments

CLE Credits

Mandatory CLE Credit

This program may be eligible for a total of 1 CLE credit(s) in a 60 minute state of which 0  are Ethics credits.

This program may be eligible for a total of 1.2 CLE credit(s) in a 50 minute state of which 0  are Ethics credits.




This course has been approved for 1 MCLE General Credit(s) in California of which 0 are Legal Ethics, 0 are Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession, 0 are Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse/Mental Illness that Impairs Professional Competence.


All courses are presumptively approved.  This course has been approved for 1 MCLE General Credit(s) in Georgia of which 0 credit(s) qualifies for Ethics credit.


This course has been approved for 1 MCLE General Credit(s) in Illinois of which 0 credit(s) qualifies for Professional Responsibility credit.


Select Counsel is an approved provider in the State of Pennsylvania. This course has been approved for 1 CLE Credit(s) in Pennsylvania of which 0 credit(s) qualifies for Ethics credit.

States Pending Approval

The following states are pending approval.


An application for MCLE credit is pending in Ohio.


An application for MCLE credit is pending in Texas.


An application for MCLE credit is pending in Washington.

Other MCLE Jurisdictions

Reciprocal States: The following jurisdictions allow reciprocity for courses approved in other MCLE jurisdictions:Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, and Oregon.

Self Reporting States: States that allow an attorney to apply or self-report CLE credit are: Alabama, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Course Materials


Frank Goldman's Profile

Frank Goldman Related seminars and products: 1

Frank G. Goldman, P.C.

In 2006 Frank G. Goldman created his entrepreneurial law practice to serve clients in a broad array of legal areas, including litigation, employment, corporate, transactional and regulatory matters. Utilizing his lengthy “big firm” and government experience, Frank advises small and medium-sized businesses, their owners, executives and employees, serving as their outside “General Counsel”. He has advised clients in various industries, including staffing, financial services, manufacturing, construction, health care and food service. Frank has extensive “first-chair” trial and appellate experience, having successfully argued cases to juries, appellate courts and regulatory agencies. He also has assisted dozens of businesses and individuals in a variety of transactional matters, including asset purchases and sales, leases, operating agreements and employment agreements.


PRACTICE FOCUS: Litigation and Dispute Resolution
PRIOR ROLES/EXPERIENCE: Locke Lord  |  Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
LAW SCHOOL: Cornell University

Roxann Smithers's Profile

Roxann Smithers Related seminars and products: 1

Founder and Managing Member

Smithers + Ume-Nwagbo, LLC

Roxann Smithers is a Founder and Managing Member of Smithers + Ume-Nwagbo, LLC.  Roxann has a passion for working with entrepreneurs and small business owners.  Roxann’s practice includes commercial litigation, premise liability, construction, contract review/negotiation, and general counsel services, in various state/federal jurisdictions.  A Super Lawyers Magazine 2012, 2014-2016 Georgia Rising Star, Roxann Smithers and S+U team with the Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, SBA, and Club E Atlanta to educate entrepreneurs. 


PRACTICE FOCUS: Litigation and Dispute Resolution
LAW SCHOOL: Colombia University


Tim Phillips's Profile

Tim Phillips Related seminars and products: 1

General Counsel, Chief Risk Officer, and Assistant Secretary


Tim Phillips serves as the General Counsel, Chief Risk Officer, and Assistant Secretary of the American Cancer Society, Inc., and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Network, Inc. He leads a team of dedicated, seasoned professionals in their efforts to develop, implement, and maintain legal and risk management strategies that protect the Society’s interests and advance its life-saving mission globally. Prior to joining the Society Tim spent eight years in private practice in the Atlanta office of Troutman Sanders LLP. He is an internationally recognized faculty member and lecturer on topics related to nonprofit governance, taxation, risk management and joint ventures. Tim received his B.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1989 and served the country as a commissioned officer in the Naval Special Warfare Community. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia in 1997. He is a native of Washington, DC and lives in Marietta, Ga. with his wife and their two sons. 

MCLE Information for On-Demand

MCLE Information for On-Demand Seminars

General Information

Please note that Select Counsel delivers multiple on-demand courses. Please view a specific course program’s description page or marketing materials for information indicating the jurisdictions a specific program is eligible for credit.

Accreditation Information

Select Counsel applies for credit for most of it's on-demand seminars the following states:

  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Ohio
  • Texas
  • Washington

Select Counsel is an approved accredited provider for in the states of California and Pennsylvania.  CLE credit is available for all Select Counsel courses. 

Please refer to the CLE credit tab to determine which states are approved and those that are pending.

Select Counsel does not seek direct accreditation in AL, AK, AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GU, HI, IN, IA, ID,  KY, LA, MN, NE, ME, MO, MP, MS, MT, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NV, NC, ND, OK, OR,  PR, RI, SC, TN, UT, VI, VA, VT, WI, WV and WY.  However, if there is a high demand for a particular state during the registration process, Select Counsel will consider submitting an application for accreditation in that state. Meanwhile, most states allow for Course Approval Reciprocity or Attorney Submitted Applications for Accreditation.  Please see details below.

Course Approval Reciprocity

The following states allow attorneys to earn CLE credit through reciprocity from a course or course provider that meets the basic requirements for approval in that state.  States that allow reciprocity for courses approved in other jurisdictions are listed below.  Click any of the states  below for rules and regulations regarding reciprocity in that  below state.

Self-Reporting/Accreditation States

Select Counsel has not submitted applications in the states listed below.  Many states allow attorneys to submit a course for approval and/or self-report their attendance to the their MCLE Board if it has not been submitted by the sponsor of the course. Currently attorneys who participate in a Select Counsel course who want CLE for the states listed below need to apply/report directly with that state. However, if there is a high demand for a particular state during the registration process, Select Counsel will consider submitting an application for accreditation in that state.

  • Alabama
  • Delaware
  • Georgia (for some select counsel programs, see the CLE Credit tab for additional information)
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

At this time, Kansas requires the sponsor of all non-traditional format courses to submit the program application. (Kansas will not accept an application from an individual lawyer).


Please note that some states have accreditation fees. In addition, some states may not approve specific programs, formats, or topics for credit. This list is a general guide only. Specific information about your state accreditation requirements can be found on your state's regulator page. For contact state regulator contact information please visit the Continuing Legal Education Regulators Association at

Certificates of Attendance and Tracking

For each on-demand seminar, Select Counsel will be tracking your attendance through participation codes that pop up during the presentation. Instructions on how to use these participation codes, along with information about how to retrieve your credit will be provided to you prior, during and after the completion of the program.


Upon completion of the course you will receive a either a state specific certificate of attendance for the courses that Select Counsel applied for or a Uniform Certificate of Attendance for states that have reciprocity or are self applying/reporting states.  


State by State reporting instructions will be included with each certificate of attendance. You will receive this information via email, as well as in a handout that can be accessed before, during and after the course in your customer account.

Participation Reporting

Select Counsel only applies for course approval in the following states: CA, IL, OH, TX, and WA and is an accredited provider in PA.  Select Counsel will report attendance in any of the above states (e.g. PA) that require the provider to report attendance.  For states that allow course approval reciprocity and/or that attorneys are self-reporting/applying, Select Counsel will guide you to the appropriate forms and governing bodies. All information about reporting credit to your state will be provided as a hand out prior, during and after the completion of the course.

A Note About MCLE Credit

The content on this page is for informational and educational purposes only. Each state has its own rules and regulations indicating what qualifies for CLE credit. Certain programs, subjects, and formats may not receive credit in some states and there may be specific rules regarding who may earn credit or the maximum number of credit hours that may be earned with specific formats.  Please contact your state MCLE regulatory entity for specific questions about your MCLE rules. For contact information, go to

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