Great Adverse Depositions: Principles and Principal Techniques (Continued) – B11

Advanced Training in Depositions and Cross-Examination Track

Session B: 11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.  

About the Program
High-quality adverse depositions require the conscious and conscientious application of an integrated set of logical cross-examination rules. This seminar wastes no time on entry-level wisdom, code chatter, idiosyncratic war stories, or tired maxims. Instead, it brilliantly teaches how to take adverse depositions as never before…the one right, logical way: as an intellectually rigorous discipline. 

This seminar is a continuation of A11. It is recommended to attend both seminars. 

You Will Learn

    • The Grand Unified Theory of deposition cross-examination 
    • When to lead, rhetoricate, and reason with adverse deponents 
    • Firewalling answers with “So…,” enumeration, and looping 


Robert Musante, Robert Musante’s CLE Seminars, Walnut Creek, CA 

Robert Musante is the country’s foremost teacher of deposition cross-examination skills. On numerous occasions, he taught trial advocacy – and was a featured speaker – for N.I.T.A. and the Hastings College of Trial Advocacy. For 16 years, he was a lecturer at the University of California at  Berkeley,School of Law. As the creator and presenter of 9 nationally acclaimed seminars, he has taught the logic essential to taking great adverse depositions – of fact witnesses and experts alike – to more than 50,000 litigators in 43 states. He has made in-house presentations to the attorneys-general of 11 states and to the partners and associates of more than 100 litigation law firms. For more info, visit


CLE Credit: 1.0 Hours (CT: 1.0 General; NY: 1.0 Skills)