Categories for Remote Depositions

5 Tips for Remote Depositions Using Zoom

March 15, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Remote depositions were already becoming more common before COVID-19 struck, and they have become very commonplace now. The courts have recognized that technology now exists to make it easier to allow people to give a disposition remotely from wherever they happen to be. This saves that person from the travel they would have had to endure to give their deposition, and it makes it easier to gather all the facts and information about a particular case. Thus, we want to provide a few quick tips for remote depositions via Zoom. Understand the Technology Do not try to stroll into the deposition without... View Article

Handling Screen Sharing Exhibits for Remote Depositions

March 14, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Remote depositions are the primary way that many courts hear testimony from people who cannot attend in person for whatever reason. The courts have allowed remote depositions to be entered into evidence more and more since COVID-19 restrictions made it necessary to allow people to use technology no matter where they happen to be at that moment. When conducting a remote deposition, it is important to know how to do some basic functions, such as share exhibits with the other side when called upon to do so.  Showing Exhibits on the Same Screen One of the things that all lawyers need... 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

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