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5 Things to Look for in a Video Conferencing Room

February 21, 2022 7:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Video conferences and legal proceedings now dominate the legal industry, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. While law is slow to adopt new technology and procedures, the pandemic forced litigators and court staff to think outside the office and courtroom. Today, video conferencing rooms are just as important as courtrooms. Even without health concerns involved, remote depositions and meetings save a lot of time, travel and money. Unfortunately, not every law firm can afford to create the perfect video conferencing room. That’s where Bartelt | Nix Reporting, LLC comes in: We offer private, fully functional video conferencing rooms for your important... View Article

Why Are Some Depositions Videotaped?

February 7, 2022 7:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Litigation is expensive, which drives some attorneys to try to keep costs low whenever possible. If there’s one area where you shouldn’t cut costs, it’s videotaping depositions. Think of video depositions as a necessary part of the process—and if you’re not willing to take video, that witness’s testimony might not be that important. Here’s why you should consider taping every deposition you take. Why depositions are videotaped Transcripts are an important evidentiary document. The written record makes it easy to analyze testimony, highlight contradictions and come prepared with impeachment material. Unlike video, however, it is much harder to infer tone.... View Article

Seven Tips for Secure Zoom Meetings

January 13, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Client confidentiality remains an ethical obligation and priority in law offices. As remote depositions and conferences become the norm, the situation causes new issues regarding security for Zoom meetings. Zoom security for lawyers requires special handling, since mistakes can lead to bar complaints. Here are seven tips to keep your Zoom meetings secure: Protect with a password: Zoom allows you to password-protect your meetings. Set up a user ID and a unique password for every participant. They will need both to attend the meeting. Send the password through an email or text. Once you conclude the meeting, retire that password... View Article

Legal Document Sharing and Remote Depositions

December 30, 2021 11:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The COVID-19 pandemic changed legal practice entirely, especially in court appearances and depositions. Procedures we took for granted became obsolete as we needed to find new ways for deposition document sharing. Fortunately, remote deposition document sharing evolved with the circumstances, and now, you have options. Here is an overview of remote deposition challenges and their solutions. Remote deposition challenges The biggest challenge with legal technology is its slow evolution. Paperless offices and task automation did not develop as quickly in the legal industry as in many others. Lawyers are frequently reluctant to adopt new technologies, since they are comfortable with... View Article

Ways to Ensure Online Security in Court Reporting

December 16, 2021 7:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Online security is crucial in court reporting. While technology makes it easy to transcribe, replicate and store testimony, it’s also more vulnerable to theft and other harm. Thanks to the pandemic, more lawyers and court reporters are working remotely these days. If you neglect your online security, your clients’ privacy could be at risk. The duty of confidentiality Lawyers aren’t the only legal professionals with a duty of confidentiality. Court reporters also need to protect their data. The NCRA’s Code of Professional Ethics requires court reporters to “preserve confidentially and ensure the security of information, oral or written, entrusted to... View Article