Comments from Baton Rouge area attorneys who attended "Great! Adverse Depositions: Principles and Principal Techniques" and/or "The 25 Credibility Arguments for Deposition and Trial"

"Great! Adverse Depositions: Principles and Principal Techniques"

This seminar has been very helpful. With only a few depos under my belt, these tips should help me craft better depos. Excellent speaker…CLEs are normally a waste of time. Musante was animated and engaging. He made a difficult and slightly boring subject very interesting. This was one of the best seminars. I paid attention and stayed awake the whole time. As a young attorney with minimal experience and lots of questions, this seminar has answered many of them and given me tools to use later.

Jennifer Gelder, 3-yr atty, 5 adverse depos

The seminar introduced me to a whole new world of deposition-taking techniques. I can't believe I have been practicing for two years without them. Musante is very knowledgeable, interesting and entertaining.

Stephen Kreller, 2-yr atty, 3 adverse depos

Excellent seminar. The instruction is a 180 degree turn from similar depositions I have attended and addresses issues not discussed since law school (if ever). Musante is a good public speaker…entertaining, though a little fast. This seminar is superior both in presentation and far ahead of others in useful information.

George Forest, Jr., 24-yr atty, 200 adverse depos

A very good seminar. Some of these points had been told to me before, but never explained to such depth and reasoning. Musante is excellent--very honest and engaging. Being that I have just begun my career, and thus just begun taking adverse depos, the seminar was extremely helpful to starting my litigation experience on the right foot.

L. Bianca Chretien, 1-yr atty 4 adverse depos

This CLE has been one of the best I have attended. The practical content is excellent. I plan to use techniques discussed in upcoming plaintiff's depositions. Excellent speaker. This CLE has convinced me that I still take mediocre depositions like many of my colleagues…awareness is the first step to change!

Anonymous, 15-yr atty, 25 adverse depos

An impressive and effective speaker. This seminar will vastly improve my future depositions…much tighter and impeachment testimony will have much more effect.


Outstanding seminar…very detailed. Speaker rated "very high"…as good as I've seen. This seminar is vastly superior to NITA.

Anonymous,10-yr atty, 15 adverse depos

This seminar has many good ideas. Excellent presentation but too much lecture on non-legal issues. The seminar is better than most others.

Jeff Robert, 20-yr atty, 1000 adverse depos

Good use of examples taken from real cases. Musante is very competent. He easily holds attention…good interaction and good use of materials, Powerpoint, etc. Musante has researched his topic well, and cares about his presentation…he does an A+ job.


An unusually interesting seminar/speaker. This seminar will distinctly help improve the quality of my depositions.

Alton Lewis, 26-yr atty

Good seminar…it dispelled myths with its logical presentation.

Keith F., 22-yr atty, 100 adverse depos

A thought-provoking seminar.

Troy Charpentier, 14-yr atty, 100 adverse depos

"The 25 Credibility Arguments for Deposition and Trial"

Excellent and informative seminar…they should teach this in law school! Musante has an excellent teaching ability and excellent aids. I did find the use of the "real life" cases very beneficial. If nothing else, it helped to hold my attention. A very enjoyable class…not at all tiring. The video clips were excellent teaching points.

L. Bianca Chretien, 1-yr atty, 4 adverse depos

Excellent practical seminar content…excellent speaker and teacher. Musante is motivated, inviting and engaging. This seminar (and Logic & Whack!) are the best CLEs I have attended in 15 years. The video clips are a central and vital part of bringing the seminar topics to life. I'm looking forward to using these techniques in my deposition tomorrow. I will recommend these seminars to many!

Anonymous, 15-yr atty, 25 adverse depos

I wish this info had been in law school class. This information is invaluable. Musante is a very effective teacher. He makes an otherwise dull subject very interesting. I actually learned something at a CLE.

Jennifer Gelder, 3-yr atty, 5 adverse depos

The examples, visuals, and Musante's enthusiasm about his subject make this course very entertaining. I particularly liked the focus on language, grammar as a useful tool in depo skills. The video clips will definitely help me to remember the teaching points.

Jane, 8-yr atty, 500 adverse depos

I found the seminar extremely informative and can't wait to see how the techniques work for me. Musante is clear, easy to understand, knowledgeable on his subject and entertaining. The 25 Credibility Arguments seminar goes well with the Logic & Whack! Seminar. I enjoyed the video clips because they provide real examples of point being made, and they are entertaining.

Stephen Kreller, 2-yr atty, 3 adverse depos

Excellent and practical seminar. Excellent speaker. Musante is a good communicator and is entertaining.

William Janney, 24-yr atty, 1500 adverse depos