Frequently Asked Questions

Does viewing these webinars qualify for CLE credit in California?
Does viewing these webinars qualify for CLE credit outside of California?
What are the time limits for viewing a webinar?
How many computers can be used to view the webinars?
What written materials are offered?
Where is the color chart re Attacking the Expert’s Opinion?
Is there a discount for purchasing multiple webinar parts?
What is the Promo Code process?
Anything "tricky" to be aware of about playing the videos?
Any advice regarding the selection of webinar parts?
What if the viewer has a question about a teaching point?


Does viewing these webinars qualify for CLE credit in California?

 

“Robert Musante’s Seminars” is an approved CLE provider in California (#2711). Each of these webinars, if all 5 of their respective parts are viewed, is accredited for 6.5 general hours of CLE. (No CLE hours that satisfy the ethics requirement or the elimination of bias requirement are offered.)

 

The amount of credit earned for viewing for any individual part is set out in the selection table, that's right below the YouTube video, and again with the bullet-point agenda for each part.

 

California MCLE Rule 2.83 allows for some CLE hours to be acquired through self-study, meaning that their completion need not be verified by an approved provider, which is the case with the viewing of an archived webinar. You may wish to check whether you have already reached your limit of CLE self-study hours for the current reporting period.


Does viewing these webinars qualify for CLE credit outside of California?

 

Probably. “Great Adverse Depositions” and “Attacking the Expert’s Opinion” have been presented live in approximately 30 states, “Deposing the Artful Dodger” in nearly a dozen. On each occasion the host state awarded CLE credit to attendees. However, no representation is made that your viewing of these webinars will satisfy the current CLE requirements of your non-California state. It is your responsibility to investigate that issue. (Sorry, there are just too many states, with too many changing regulations, with too much paperwork, with too many fees for us to keep current in any state other than California.)

 

What are the time limits for viewing a webinar?

 

Two separate time limits apply concurrently:

 

First, once a purchase is made, a 30-day clock begins to run.

 

For example, if you purchased Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of “Great Adverse Depositions,” you would have 30 days to complete the viewing of all three parts. On the 31st day, your webinar ticket would become invalid, even if you had viewed Part 1 and Part 2, but not yet even opened Part 3.

 

Second, once a part is been opened for its initial viewing, an unlimited number of viewings are allowed over the next 48 hours. (See computer limitation below.) But after those 48 hours have run, your webinar ticket would become invalid for that part. For example, if you purchased Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of For example, if you purchased Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of “Great Adverse Depositions,” once you opened Part 1 for the initial viewing, you would have 48 hours to complete viewing it. The 48-hour clock for Part 2 would not begin to run until it was first opened. Part 3 would also have its own 48-hour clock that began with its first opening. (As explained above, no viewing at all would be possible - on the same webinar ticket - 30 days after the date of the purchase.)

 

The time remaining with regard to any webinar part is prominently displayed on both the “ticket menu” page and on the “viewing” page.


How many computers can be used to view the webinars?

 

One computer. Moreover, the same combination of the computer and the browser that first opened a webinar part must be used for all viewings of that particular part. Do not erase a part’s “cookie” until you have completed your viewing of that part.

 

For example, if you first opened, if you purchased Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of “Great Adverse Depositions,” Part 1 on laptop “A” using Firefox, then you must continue the viewings of Part 1 on laptop “A” using Firefox. That part will not play on a different computer or a different browser. If, on the same webinar ticket, you had also purchased Part 2 and Part 3, you can choose a different combination of computer and browser from that you used to view Part 1.

 

If you get the message **Computer activation limit exceeded**, just return to the combination of computer and browser that first played the video, and open the video with them. It will play.

 

What written materials are offered?

 

The written materials for “Great Adverse Depositions” are 67 pages.

 

The written materials for “Attacking the Expert’s Opinion” are 114 pages and a one-page colour chart. (The colour matters.)

 

The written materials “Deposing the Artful Dodger” are 102 pages of annotated Q&A* from the 3 cases discussed during the webinar and 53 pages of explanation re the principles and rules of deposition cross-examination, which, it is hoped, you’ll read after the webinar.
(*No, not ALL of the Q&A is annotated – one day, maybe – and this is the "secret" document that is referenced during the webinar ... so need to search for it after watching the webinar.)

 

If you purchase any of the parts to one of the webinars, a link to the entire materials (pdf) for that webinar will appear immediately below the video for that part.

 

The webinar materials are not sold separately, nor do they deserve to be … they are outlines that supplement the webinars, they are not stand-alone, how-to manuals.

 

And, no, copies of the hundreds of pretty slides that are so entertainingly used in the webinars are not made available; the live audiences didn’t get them either.


 

Where is the color chart re "Attacking the Expert’s Opinion"?

 

Click Here

 

What is the Promo Code process?

 

If you have a Promo Code, click on a webinar title above, and you will be taken to the page that has the teaching points and trailers. At the bottom of that page, to the right, you will see a small rectangle with the words “Promo Code” in grey. Enter your Promo Code in that space; then proceed, as set forth above, with the PayPal process.

 

Anything "tricky" to be aware of about playing the videos?

 

A progress bar will appear below the video. To go forward or backward in the video, you can click in that progress bar or drag the playpoint. Doing either will cause a few seconds delay as the video repositions itself to the new spot you chose. If that reloading stops altogether, or you experience any other glitch…

(a) quit and restart your web browser;

(b) re-enter the ticket number at killerdepo.com/ticket.html

(c) click the “Watch Now” button

(d) click on the part that stopped

 

Any advice regarding the selection of webinar parts?

 

Yes …

 

(a) For any of the three webinars, watching their respective parts out of order is not a great idea.

 

(b) You do not have to watch all of “Great Adverse Depositions” to learn valuable, take-away insights; the combination of Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 has frequently been presented as a high-quality short version - always garnering excellent reviews. Even watching Part 1 alone is quite worthwhile because it explains and illustrates the crucial logic of deposition cross-examination.

 

(c) “Attacking the Expert’s Opinion,” however, is a different story. Watching only Part 1 is not advised because approximately half of it is devoted to introducing the one-off case facts/contentions that serve as examples of classic lines of cross-examination that are relevant to every expert in every case for the rest of time (really!), which classic lines of attack are analyzed and illustrated in Parts 2 through 5 of the webinar.

 

d) The order of the teaching points in "Great Adverse Depositions" and "Attacking the Expert's Opinion" was determined by what made the best pedagogical sense. Many of their individual teaching points take many minutes to explain and illustrate ... some very many minutes. "Deposing the Artful Dodger" is organized quite differently: (a) the order of its hundreds! of teaching points was determined by the order that a relevant problem/opportunity appeared in the three real-life Q&A sessions; and (b) most often that teaching point is discussed relatively briefly ... but is very often returned to when a similar problem/opportunity recurs. Thus, the bullet-point agendas for each of “Artful’s” 5 parts should be understood as a partial list of any part's teaching points ... with only a few of them discussed for an extended time.


What if the viewer has a question about a teaching point?

 

If you have questions about - or challenges to - any teaching point, send them to musante@killerdepo.com. You will always be sent a response, maybe even a good answer. Please put the word “webinar” in the subject line so that your legitimate email can more easily be distinguished from the daily tidal wave of spam.

 

If you want assistance in applying the teaching points to the unique facts of your case, then consider scheduling a satisfaction-guaranteed telephone tutorial … otherwise please don’t expect that the interesting (to you, anyway) case facts included in your email will be read, let alone analyzed. Sorry, there just isn’t time for that type of free feedback.