Comments from Vermont 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"

An excellent seminar. The thesis is important in changing the common view of discovery depo as mere discovery. Confronts conventional wisdom. Musante is lively and entertaining. Video clips and transcripts were enlightening. This seminar ranks in the top 10%.

Keith Aten, 11-yr atty, 100s of adverse depos

Excellent seminar. High energy and engaging speaker while rapid-firing volumes of valuable information.

Paula McCann, 10-yr atty

Practical content of this seminar rated very high. Musante rated very high…engaging, interesting, challenging. This is probably the best seminar I've attended.

Paul Perkins, 7-yr atty, 75 adverse depos

An informative and useful seminar. Very good speaker. I don't need CLE credit for tomorrow's class, but Im coming back anyway. This seminar is the best in years.

Dennis Johnson, 25-yr atty, 70 adverse depos

Seminar content is instinctive; teacher is engaging. The seminar discussion crystallized techniques I have learned and developed over the years but never reduced to writing.

Anonymous, 11-yr atty, 100s of adverse depos

A very practical seminar. Musante is captivating and interesting. Seminar moved along quickly. Good aids. I did not want the class to end.

Tracee Oakman, 17-yr atty, 100 adverse depos

I liked the teacher's speaking and teaching abilities. Good use of humility to criticize…humble…many lawyers have ego issues.

James Conway, 2-yr atty

The seminar reinforced some aspects of my deposition technique. I find that the information will help me focus on the depositions I take. There is a lot of information which was presented in an entertaining manner…good substantive presentation. This seminar was much more enlightening than others. Most seminars are practice-specific. After 16 years in practice, I'm surprised by any info that can help me be a better lawyer. This seminar will do that.

D. Lance Tillinghast, 16-yr atty, 50 adverse depos

A useful way to look at taking depositions. It will make me rethink the way I approach depo preparation. Musante has lots of energy. He moved along at a good pace and stuck to schedule. He knows his subject well. Good use of visuals. This seminar will make me think harder about the use of open vs. leading questions. I'll also focus harder on building firewalls.

Bob Miller, 20-yr atty, 100 adverse depos

Excellent seminar…so happy that there was little in the way of war stories. This seminar will help focus out interview questions and get better results.

Christine Boraker, 4-yr atty, 20 adverse depos

Excellent practical content! Fast-paced, but very effective. Musante is very entertaining and informative ... a good mix.

Heidi Groff, 4-yr atty

Much, much better than other full-day seminars. Excellent practical content; excellent instructor.

Jamie Preston, 10-yr atty, 150 adverse depos

Much better than most. Practical content: A. Instructor: A.

Jack Welch, 30-yr atty, scores of adverse depos

Outstanding compared to others. Excellent advice and entertaining material. I will definitely change my tactics.

Rick Johnson, 4-yr atty, 10 adverse depos

This seminar couldn't be better ... and I am a trial lawyer, adjunct advocacy professor and frequent CLE speaker. Musante cuts to the quick; excellent ability to eliminate fluff without self-promotion.

Dale Jefferson, 16-yr atty, "too many bad depos," Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, Houston

This seminar is in a different league. Top notch teacher … excellent, useful seminar content. I can look back at depos/exams where I succeeded versus not, and now recognize exactly why. These rules are already helping me to prepare for an upcoming depo. I look forward to the task now, rather than looking at it as sifting through piles of documents.

David Herlihy, 10-yr atty, lots of depos

Seminars of this type are rare. A very thorough and practical seminar; an informative and entertaining teacher. This seminar will provide a framework for me to prepare and analyze depo testimony.

Drew Palcsik, 1-yr atty, 5 depos

It is never possible to get 10 pounds in one pound bag … an heroic effort from Musante to cover as much as he did. I learned deposition taking at the hands of masters, and in the school of hard knocks—the trial courts and administrative tribunals of our state. This seminar would improve the quality of my depositions quantifiably were I not in the twilight of my litigation life. An excellent seminar …an outstanding teacher.

Thomas Salmon, 40-yr atty, 350 depos

Excellent practical content. Excellent real-world examples.

Anonymous, 10-yr atty

Excellent practical content. Musante is very good and covers a great deal of material.

Superior to other full-day litigation seminars.

Harold D. Eaton, 21-yr atty, 900 depos

Quite useful. Musante is excellent, entertaining and insightful.

Geoff Fitzgerald, 16-yr atty, 100+ depos

More comprehensive and therefore more valuable than most. Excellent practical content; excellent instructor.

Kim Schneller, 6-yr atty, 20 depos

Superior to most seminars I have attended. Excellent practical content; excellent instructor.

Jack McCullough, 22-yr atty

Entertaining and better than others. Excellent practical content; excellent instructor.

Kent Penfield, 3-yr atty, 5 depos

Excellent. A great compilation of material that I will need to incorporate into my own stylistic approach.

Anonymous, 16-yr atty, 200+ depos

Best I've attended so far. WHACK! will resonate the rest of my career.

Jan Dembinski, 2-yr atty, 4 depos

Very helpful. Musante is excellent!

Tim Collins, 16-yr atty

Excellent practical content; excellent instructor.

R. Brock, 31-yr atty, "lots" of depos

Excellent practical content; excellent instructor. Better information and more practical than others.

Karen Bargstrom, 6-yr atty, 10 depos

Far better than any other. Excellent practical content: interesting and practically useful. Musante is excellent. I've used some of these techniques, never this consistently. Musante's points ring true with logic and experience.

Anonymous, 8-yr atty, 20 adverse depos, Montpelier

"The 25 Credibility Arguments for Deposition and Trial"

A well organized and well presented seminar. Musante is a skilled presenter. "A+". He makes learning easy and enjoyable.

Jonathan Stevens, 25-yr atty, 20 adverse depos

A well organized seminar. Lots of use of "famous" criminal trials. Excellent speaker…keeps on track.

Karen Allen, 6-yr atty, 50 adverse depos

This seminar will be useful in my practice. Musante is articulate…excellent use of visuals, written materials.

Jesse Corum IV, 26-yr atty

Excellent seminar. Good pace and engaging speaker.

Christine Boraker, 4-yr atty, 20 adverse depos

Excellent seminar. This seminar will improve the quality of my adverse depos 100%.

Jan Dembinski, 5-yr atty, 8 adverse depos

Informative seminar for preparing technique. An engaging and entertaining speaker.

Evan Lundeen

Musante has an excellent teaching ability…he's passionate about the subject; very organized. Video clips were a critical component of program. Graphics were excellent. As someone who prepares new Powerpoint presentations for all my classes, I have some notion on the time involved. I found myself listening to and enjoying the presentation to a degree that I certainly had not expected.

M. Rushman

A helpful seminar. Great speaker…great sense of humor. This seminar will make me more aware of the way the deponent uses language. It also reinforces the necessity of thinking on one's feet.

Anonymous, 18-yr atty, 100s of adverse depos