Comments from Anaheim area attorneys who attended "Great! Adverse Depositions: Principles and Principal Techniques" and/or "Mastering the Toughest-to-Craft Credibility Arguments"

"Great! Adverse Depositions: Principles and Principal Techniques"

This is the best MCLE seminar I have ever attended. Musante was excellent. He articulated what I do [in deposition-taking] unwittingly and suggested new ideas that I don't put into practice.

Kathryn L. Brunner, 14-yr atty, 200 depos

No comparison to other CLEs. Way ahead of other seminars. Extremely practical, a better mousetrap. Excellent instructor.

John McCarthy, 10-yr atty, 75+ depos

This is the most valuable seminar I have taken since preparing for the bar. Excellent practical content; excellent instructor.

Roy Comer, 20-yr atty, 1,000+ depos

Excellent practical content. As one of the [few] persons in the class who previously believed in "all out" deposition impeachment, the seminar was useful in learning new techniques to "lock in" deponents.

Neil Kligman, 24-yr atty, 100+ depos

It's a superb course! Far more useful and entertaining than other CLE courses.

Wendy Huang, 6-yr atty, 80-100 depos

I enjoyed the weaving in of instructional information with actual case examples. Practical content great. Musante was great. He kept my interest during the entire seminar. I never really had a set of depo rules and depositions always made me a little nervous. I'm now looking forward to conducting my next deposition!

Amanda Potier, 3-yr atty, 25 depos

This seminar was a real valuable tool! Can't see how anyone could succeed without this knowledge. Musante was excellent, passionate, logical, good strong line! Hits the reality button!

D. Douroux

I walk out of most seminars realizing that I know more than the person who taught it. In this seminar I actually took notes and plan to use [Musante's] ideas. [The seminar] helped me to identify methods I already use so that I can make a concerted effort to use them more often. The use of visual aids, movement around the room, etc., is effective in presenting the information very effectively. At this seminar, I learned something.

Doug Fagan, 8-yr atty, 2500 depos

Best seminar I have attended for practical value. Any attorney taking depositions or trying a case should attend this seminar. It is very practical. [Musante] kept it interesting. I enjoyed every minute. This seminar covered exactly what I needed to know to improve my deposition skills.

Tamara Geist, 10-yr atty, 200+ depos

[The seminar]'s different in type from most; i.e., not so much based on substantive law, but even allowing for that, was far more absorbing than most...even after lunch. Appreciated the common-sense approach, the pointing out things in light of human nature. [Musante] was excellent. Great use of gesture, movement, voice inflection, humor, videos, etc. to hold interest through a long day. Also appreciated his keeping track of time so all the material was covered.

Jeanne Freeland, 12-yr atty, 350+ depos

[Comparing the value of this seminar to other CLE seminars] is like gold to dross. Excellent!

Raymond S. Bordelon, 10-yr atty, 200 depos

Very good. I have a number of depos coming up and am eager to apply my newfound knowledge. Especially enjoyed "real-life" videos with Clinton, etc.

3-yr atty, 30 depos

Best ever! Great hypotheticals! Very engaging and interesting speaker. Best!

5-yr atty, 25 depos

Excellent. [Musante] was A++. Insightful and entertaining. I was previously taught to "let the deponent talk". Musante encouraged/demanded maintaining more control of situation.

5-yr atty, 10 depos

This seminar blows other CLE seminars away! Two thumbs up; extremely practical. [Musante] was passionate, strong lexicon, articulate, entertaining. I will revamp my current depo rules.

Thomas Duarte, 2-yr atty, 6 depos

This seminar was more valuable than most I have attended. [The] content was excellent. This is one of the best.

Douglas Kirk, 12-yr atty, 50-100 depos

Electronic media interaction, use of historical examples was excellent. [Content] excellent; expected less, but received more than $'s worth. [Musante] outstanding. [Seminar's set of deposition rules] contrary to most other teaching but probably the reason I feel that my deposition product has not been useful in bringing an end to a case.

Brad Garber, 16-yr atty, 200+ depos

Excellent. So much information! Could have been explored for a week to get as much out of it as there was to get. I'll give it a try!

12-yr atty, 100+ depos

Better than most I've attended. Highly practical. I've never read a text outlining the same insights given by Musante. Musante's [deposition rules] are phenomenal.

Khuong Do, 1.5-yr atty, 8 depos