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The Elements That Make Up a Strong and Effective Remote Deposition

November 15, 2021 6:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Remote depositions have been occurring for years now, but they became especially popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. As lawyers and the court systems adjusted to the “new normal,” remote depositions became a smart and safe way to keep the wheels of justice turning, even during lockdown. However, while the elements of a strong deposition stay largely the same, making a remote deposition effective is different. When you’re used to in-person proceedings, this can be a major adjustment. Here’s a closer look at how you can make the most of your next remote deposition: Scope and purpose: Like a regular deposition,... View Article

Tips on Selecting the Right Space for Your Deposition

November 1, 2021 6:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Picking a place for a deposition is one of the keys to its success. You need a place where you can focus, without visual or audible distractions. You’ll also need electricity and internet hookups, depending on your technological needs. The right space for a deposition can be tricky to find—but with this guide, you should be able to find a place that works for you. Here are some factors in picking a place for a deposition: Convenient location: When you’re choosing a spot for your deposition, consider how far everyone has to travel. If all parties and witnesses are located... View Article

How Body Language Can Impact Your Deposition Performance

October 15, 2021 7:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

As an attorney, you’ve probably already learned how body language impacts deposition performance. Maybe you’ve spent years taking Courtroom as Theatre classes or just plain public speaking courses. Either way, when your hands shake, your face gets red and your voice comes out as a squeak, you know that it can affect your performance. Not only do juries and witnesses perceive you differently, but you’re less confident. Body language can affect your deposition performance. Here’s how to improve your performance. Make good eye contact: One of the ways that we evaluate a person’s honesty is whether they can make eye... View Article

Important Reminders for Your Next Remote Deposition

October 1, 2021 7:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We’ve gotten used to remote depositions during the pandemic—but that doesn’t mean you should become complacent. When you’re getting ready to conduct your next remote deposition, consider these important reminders and tips. Not only will they help you to put your best foot forward, they’ll ensure that you’re as relaxed, calm and comfortable as possible. That translates well into your deposition performance! Here are our best reminders and tips for your next remote deposition. Check the local rules: Depending on where your remote deposition is taking place, you may have different local rules than you’re used to. Take the time... View Article

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