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10 Tips for a Successful Remote Deposition

November 3, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Remote depositions were around long before the COVID-19 Pandemic, although the need for them did rise during that time. Remote depositions tend to be easier, quicker, and require less travel (if any at all). However, for a remote deposition to be successful, you do still need to prepare — not to mention have a reliable internet connection. If you are wondering how to have a successful remote deposition, let’s take a look at a few tips. Make Sure Your Witness Is Prepared – One of the most important things is to ensure your witness is fully prepared for the deposition. Though... View Article

Why Are Some Depositions Videotaped?

February 7, 2022 7:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Litigation is expensive, which drives some attorneys to try to keep costs low whenever possible. If there’s one area where you shouldn’t cut costs, it’s videotaping depositions. Think of video depositions as a necessary part of the process—and if you’re not willing to take video, that witness’s testimony might not be that important. Here’s why you should consider taping every deposition you take. Why depositions are videotaped Transcripts are an important evidentiary document. The written record makes it easy to analyze testimony, highlight contradictions and come prepared with impeachment material. Unlike video, however, it is much harder to infer tone.... 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

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

Dos and Don’ts for Video Depositions

May 6, 2021 10:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Video depositions are a great tool for lawyers in Phoenix, AZ. Not only will you get witnesses testifying on the record, but you’ll also have the benefit of capturing their facial expressions and body language. These nonverbal cues can be quite telling, and aren’t available in a written record. If you’ve never done a video deposition before, there are a few things you should consider before getting started. Following this list of dos and don’ts will help ensure a smooth experience: Coordinate exhibits ahead of time: While you’ll probably present exhibits in much the same way as you would for... View Article