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Three Reasons Why Videotaping a Deposition Is Necessary

September 13, 2021 11:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re trying to save money on litigation, you might try to cut corners whenever possible. Recording depositions should not be one of those cuts. Videotaping depositions is necessary for a few very important reasons. In fact, some people argue that if a deposition isn’t important enough for you to videotape, then it’s probably not important enough for you to take in the first place. Thinking about skipping a video recording? Here are three reasons why videotaping depositions is so important. You—and the jury—will get a sense of tone Court reporters provide accurate and detailed written transcripts of proceedings. Unfortunately,... View Article

The Benefits of Remote Depositions

August 30, 2021 11:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly highlighted the benefits of remote depositions. Even with a serious pandemic raging, lawyers, witnesses, judges and court staff were able to keep the wheels of justice turning. As the pandemic winds down and more of the population gets vaccinated, we’ll largely see a return to in-person proceedings. However, remote depositions are here to stay—and that’s a good thing. Here are the main benefits of remote depositions, even when you’re not in lockdown. Future projections During the worst days of the pandemic, about 90 percent of depositions took place remotely. However, experts are predicting that they’ll... View Article

Questions to Ask When Hiring a Court Reporter

August 13, 2021 12:20 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Over the course of your legal career, you’ll need to hire a court reporter for various proceedings. Do you know which questions to ask to ensure you’re getting a great one? Since court reporters can have such a huge impact on your case—especially when it comes to preserving a written record for appeal—you need to hire a court reporter who is fast, accurate and reliable. Even if you have established relationships with a few great court reporters, they may not always be available. Here’s what to ask when you need to hire someone new: Licensing and certifications: The first thing... View Article

10 Etiquette Tips for a Successful Remote Deposition

July 30, 2021 12:20 am Published by Leave your thoughts

By now, you’ve undoubtedly conducted at least one remote deposition. They’re the best way to keep legal proceedings going while protecting others from COVID-19—plus, they’re faster, easier and require a lot less travel. A successful remote deposition relies on fast internet connection, preparation and an understanding of what you can do to help make the process run smoothly. With that in mind, here are 10 deposition etiquette tips to make the most of your remote proceeding: Practice ahead of time: The best prepared attorneys will have practiced ahead of time. Have your colleagues help you test your equipment and your... View Article

The Benefits of Using Legal Transcription Services

July 16, 2021 2:20 am Published by Leave your thoughts

As an attorney, you’re undoubtedly familiar with legal transcription in the form of court reporting. If you haven’t used it for other purposes, such as transcribing depositions, interrogations, phone recordings and more, you may be missing out. Transcriptions make it much easier to compare spoken-word testimony and evidence—it’s easier when you see the exact words in print, rather than trying to remember from notes what exactly a person said. Here are the benefits of using legal transcription services: Convenient format: The most important benefit—at least for attorneys—is that transcriptions are the most convenient format for trial and other proceedings. It... View Article