Comments from Oklahoma 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"

Fantastic seminar. If possible, this would be a mandatory seminar for all attorneys in my office. Musante is very intelligent, passionate and well-organized…makes the principles easy to grasp. I feel like I have attended a seminar I can actually use. I actually look forward to upcoming depositions where I can now put this material into practice.

Mark Warman, 17-yr atty, 800 adverse depos

Best CLE ever attended, in terms of practical application. Musante has a high level of ability; good use of graphics and examples.

Pat Franz, 5-yr atty

Excellent seminar…it built on items in a clear and logical manner. Best depo seminar by far…very practical and useful info. Great content…I can prepare better with these tools and techniques.

Teresa Simmons, 15-yr atty, "many" adverse depos

Very useful seminar…I liked the continued use of real examples. Musante did well at keeping my attention and keeping the presentation moving. This seminar was more informative than others. I learned more about technique than normal "here are 6000 examples of how to…" CLEs.

Russell Wantland, 1-1/2 yr atty, 5-10 adverse depos

Great seminar…really compelling speaker. This seminar is significantly superior to others…it will have a meaningful impact on my depositions.

Richard Hathcoat, 14-yr atty

A very practical seminar…excellent speaker. This seminar is significantly more practical, useful and entertaining than other one-day seminars.

Rodney Stewart, 12-yr atty, 750 adverse depos

Very good seminar…provides very hard and clear rules that are easy to understand and remember. Musante is very good…he teaches basic concepts for useful depos one does not learn in law school, or typical CLE courses. His use of concrete examples and varying presentation between verbal description, printed excerpts of questioning and testimony, and videos help underscore his points. This seminar is sufficiently entertaining and fast-moving enough to keep one's attention. The presentation proved that there are universal rules to know and follow in taking adverse depositions, to achieve the best results possible.

John Douglas, 24-yr atty, 150 adverse depos

Excellent speaker…knowledgeable…practical…not just rambling war stories. I have taken, or been in, over 200 depositions and this course taught me that I have been doing mediocre depos, doing stupid things. I have bought into this new approach and like it!

Rollin Nash, 25-yr atty, 200+ adverse depos

Very good seminar…excellent speaker; engaging, well prepared, and enthusiastic. I feel now like I have a clue about what to do and how to prepare for an adverse depo.

Amy Steele, 1/2-yr atty

The seminar is full of very practical and useful information. Musante is stimulating; he never lost my attention span thus I stayed engaged and interested in the material. My entire approach to depositions has been questioned by what I learned today…my methods, approach and evaluation of deposing will change.

Anonymous, 5-yr atty

Excellent seminar…excellent speaker. This is, by far, the best seminar I've been to.

Chris Abernathy, 8-yr atty, 25 adverse depos

Very good seminar; innovative and against the weight of conventional wisdom. Very-good-to-excellent speaker. Musante's strongest attribute is his subjective belief in the value of his point of view.

Vince Hightower, 20-yr atty, 20 adverse depos

Very good seminar. Never once was I tempted to nod off, even after lunch. That's the ultimate compliment.

David Cummings, 25-yr atty, 150+ adverse depos

Very good and helpful seminar…good job. This seminar will help me form tighter questions giving the deponent no wiggle room.

Ryan Deligans, 2-yr atty, 20-25 adverse depos

Outstanding seminar. Speaker is esoteric…advanced expert information was delivered in an understandable way. Subject matter crucial; deliver was riveting.

Anonymous, 2-yr atty

"The 25 Credibility Arguments for Deposition and Trial"

Excellent seminar. I'm already planning my depo tomorrow and using the information gained here in class. Musante is excellent…very enjoyable. The video clips were really beneficial. I thought the OJ tape was fascinating.

Larry Muse, 26-yr atty, 100+ adverse depos

Excellent presentation…unique approach to a different topic. I came away with some good ideas to implement in my deposition as trial examinations. Musante is highly knowledgeable and a passionate speaker. Good materials with positive examples. This is the best seminar I have attended since my last seminar with Irving Younger.

Earl Donaldson, 32-yr atty, 300+ adverse depos

An extremely practical seminar. Excellent speaker…Musante is concerned that students profit from the seminar.

Kelley Callahan, 25-yr atty, 100s of adverse depos

A useful seminar to me as a federal criminal prosecutor though geared toward civil depositions. The videos from OJ Simpson trial were obviously relevant and of interest. The seminar will improve my skills in grand jury and at trial in cross examining hostile witnesses and defendants. An excellent presentation…Musante kept my interest throughout.

Anonymous, 34-yr atty

A very good seminar…it put a logical framework on what I intuitively have learned over the last three decades. Excellent use of the real world materials--better than having actors do a hypothetical demonstration. This seminar is really going to help in providing a framework for future depositions.

Anonymous, 29-yr atty

A very practical seminar. I use Musante's "take a killer deposition" religiously. This seminar just added more useful and practical information. Musante relates well to the audience and employs current events to keep the audience stimulated. Practical evidence of proof of "axioms" taught make the information understandable and interesting. They also point out flaws, in hopes we will not make those same mistakes later.

J. Ward,, 1-yr atty, 5 adverse depos

Very useful seminar content. Good teacher…good use of clips. The videos may be the best source of teaching points, even though not all were trial clips. This seminar should greatly assist in improving the quality of my adverse depos.

Anonymous, 12-yr atty, 40 adverse depos

Very useful seminar…I learned a lot, more than I learned in law school. Excellent speaker…superb…superior. This is the best CLE class I have taken.

S. Sivanesan

Very helpful seminar--will be used in practical application. Musante is exciting--keeps your attention. The video clips make excellent teaching points.

Dean Hart Jr., 32-yr atty