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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

The Importance of Using a Professional Legal Videographer in Remote Proceedings

December 2, 2021 7:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Remote proceedings are here to stay. This means that if you don’t already have a legal videographer on call for your remote proceedings, you’re missing out on one of the best ways to record testimony. Gone are the days where lawyers had to read impeachment testimony into the record. Now attorneys can play video clips of the testimony instead, which makes a far more compelling case. Why you need a legal videographer The way our society receives and processes information has changed dramatically over the past few decades. Before video became inexpensive and widely available, lawyers would read transcripts into... View Article

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