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Preparing a Witness for a Zoom Deposition? Here Are Five Tips to Pass On

October 22, 2020 2:51 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Depositions are already intimidating enough, and now we have Zoom. Recent studies reveal that it’s not your imagination: video conferencing is more difficult than in-person conferencing, and many people do not enjoy it. Your deposition witnesses are likely feeling the same, which gives you more to do for remote deposition preparation in Phoenix, AZ. But rest assured: you will all survive this. Here are five witness tips for remote depositions: Dress for the occasion: While we may all be at home, pajamas or unwashed shirts do not make the best impression for a deposition. Remind your witness that their deposition... View Article


Six Tips for Using Zoom for Depositions

October 8, 2020 2:50 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The idea of using Zoom for depositions has been in development for a while. However, the COVID-19 pandemic pushed this to the forefront, as video conference depositions are preferable to placing cases on indefinite hold. A Zoom remote deposition is likely the best option, especially if Zoom is already installed on your computer. If this is the future of your law practice in Phoenix, AZ, here are six video conferencing deposition tips: Check internet speed: Zoom can run on internet speeds as low as 600Kbps, but you will enjoy higher quality and fewer sound and video breaks if you use... View Article


Important Ethical Considerations for Court Reporters

September 22, 2020 10:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Court reporters are a vital part of legal proceedings, which means they have to adhere to high standards of ethics to ensure court reporting integrity in Phoenix, AZ. As impartial court staff, they must produce an accurate and unbiased written transcript of the proceedings. The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) has come up with a code of ethics for all American court reporters. These rules help ensure fair and impartial records are created and preserved. At Bartelt | Nix Reporting, LLC, we require our court reporting staff to adhere to these ethical guidelines. Read on to learn more about ethics... View Article


Tips for Remote Depositions

September 8, 2020 10:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Remote depositions in Phoenix, AZ have been occurring since technology has made teleconferencing easily accessible to firms, but the COVID-19 pandemic has increased their popularity and necessity. While we’re staying at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, legal teams can still conduct depositions across the globe. If you’re just now getting on board with remote legal proceedings, the most important thing to remember is that, as with anything in the law practice, preparation is the key to success. Whether you’re unfamiliar with the technology or you just need help figuring out how to translate traditional depositions to remote... View Article


Seven Advantages of Video Depositions for Attorneys

August 27, 2020 5:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

While all attorneys have their own preferences when it comes regard to deposition format, there is no doubt that there are some key benefits to video depositions in Phoenix, AZ that attorneys should at least consider. Here are a few examples of some of these benefits: More forthcoming witnesses: There are some attorneys who believe witnesses to be more forthcoming in video interviews than in standard, unrecorded depositions. They might find it harder to get away with lying or withholding information when they know their interview is being recorded, and that all of their expressions and movements will be analyzed... View Article