Comments from Hawaii 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"

Excellent! Best seminar I have been to in 10 years, and the first seminar in 5 years that I came back to after lunch, other than the ones I taught. I knew and used most of the deposition rules instinctively but this gave me a good organizational structure and logic to help me use them more consistently and effectively. I liked it so much I'm going twice.

Jim Bickerton, 18-yr atty

Excellent. Clear and effective.

Roy Tjioe, 16-yr atty, dozens of adverse depos, Goodsill, Anderson, Quinn & Stifel

Very well done. [Musante] should write a book. Well thought out structure. Expands upon [deposition rules]. Better result-oriented method to effectuate settlement. Very good.

Matthew Kohm, 5-yr atty, 30-40 adverse depos

Seminar delivered far and beyond. The most useful CLE because it makes sense to anyone who advocates. I'm grateful to have learned this common-sense, effective and killer method of deposing witnesses. I loved the use of current events and it doesn't hurt to have the sense of humor Musante has. Mahalo!

Renee Yoshimura, 1-yr atty

Excellent practical content; excellent instructor. Will improve the quality of my adverse depos tremendously.

Andrew Stewart, 1/2-yr atty, Honolulu

Seminar is excellent in content and delivery. Musante's considerable effort on disciplined thinking about adverse depositions should be put into a book. Good stories, good examples and good self-deprecation and humor.

Dan Bent, 27-year atty, "hundreds" of adverse depos

More practical and more entertaining than other full-day litigation seminars. Excellent practical content and excellent instructor.

Jon Steiner, 6-yr atty, 10 adverse depos

Excellent practical content; excellent instructor.

Arlene Jouxson, 3-yr atty, Honolulu

Extremely valuable. Musante is very colorful and entertaining.

25-yr atty, 100+ adverse adverse depos

Excellent! Better than almost all. [Practical content] excellent; Musante is excellent.

20-yr atty, 60 adverse depos

By far the best and most useful CLE. This seminar's set of depo rules makes mine look "stupid".

Chris Dias, 5-yr atty, 25 adverse depos

Excellent practical content.

A. Agard, 18-yr atty, 50-65 adverse depos

Among the best. Excellent, full of practical advice some of which is counterintuitive at first. Instructor is A+.

Ken Kuniyuki, 31-yr atty, hundreds of adverse depos

Best I have attended. Outstanding practical content and outstanding instructor.

20-yr atty, Honolulu

Excellent! This is the first time I have seen deposition techniques broken down into such a logical fashion.

1-yr atty, 15 adverse depos

I don't ordinarily dole out compliments freely, but the seminar was really quite excellent. I mean really good. Two things that Musante did well was to press on instead of getting hung up on a question (sticking to his schedule) and he didn't try to be too funny. The seminar was way, way better than others.

2-yr atty, 0 adverse depos

Excellent presenter, useful and practical content, attention-keeping. Set of deposition rules were more contemporary, a novel approach to look at what my adversary is up to!

13-yr atty, 10 adverse depos

Compares very favorably to other CLEs. Expands and clarifies by creating a framework for deposition tactics. Explains use and methods. Belabors the obvious, but sometimes the obvious needs belaboring.

Bruce F. Sherman, 14-yr atty, 50 adverse depos

Far superior to other like seminars. I used to believe adverse depos were only about "battleships," but this seminar convinces me that adverse depos should be part of the argument for trial, including the use of impeachment material at the adverse depo.

25-yr atty, 150 adverse depos

Best I have attended. Interesting and practical. I'll be trying to use much of this in my next depo. Musante is great, interesting, enthusiastic and enjoyable. The deposition rules are novel to me and they make sense.

2-yr atty, 3 adverse depos

Very good. It quantifies a lot of techniques that have never been put in an organized form before. Musante is dynamic, holds interest, above average. The set of deposition rules establishes general guidelines to things I've viewed as fact-specific.

5-yr atty, 50-60 adverse depos

Very, very good value, both in content and price/cost. I hope I can put what I heard to use. Musante is excellent - one of the best seminars I've attended. Has made me rethink what I will do in future. (Only reason to deduct points: for the comment about being happy that Duke women beat Lady Vols!)

10-yr atty, 50+ adverse depos

The best. Intelligent presenter; interestingly presented, important information and inspiring. Excellent! Learned something new every moment. Musante was excellent, kept my attention, and readily understandable. High above any others! Stellar. Can't wait for my next depo!

15-yr atty, 15 adverse depos

Excellent, practical and easily understandable; analytical way to approach problems arising at depo. Good use of videos to illustrate points.

25 adverse depos