On this episode, Maxwell Goss chats with Nicole Westbrook, a litigation partner with the law firm of Jones & Keller in Denver, Colorado. In this wide-ranging conversation, Nicole discusses deposition skills, the pros and cons of arbitration, the challenges of remote technology, and her advocacy for women in the law.
Nicole also dives into an interesting case she handled concerning a multi-level marketing business, and talks about some of the unique legal challenges facing players in that industry.
00:18 – Introduction
01:18 – About Nicole Westbrook
02:19 – Legal challenges for multi-level marketing (MLM) companies
08:45 – Nicole’s federal clerkship
12:12 – Retaining women in the legal practice
14:10 – Nicole’s work with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy
15:47 – Preparing for depositions
18:11 – A recent case involving an MLM business
22:25 – Nicole’s critique of the arbitration system
26:10 – The challenges of remote depositions
35:11 – Nicole’s advice on conducting an effective deposition