February 22, 2018
Legal depositions are an important way to obtain legal testimony when a witness isn’t available for court or lives too far away to be able to attend when they are needed. Conducting a video deposition from a remote location offers the opportunity to gather the testimony you need while saving time and money.
Witness is Crucial to the Case
If you have no other choice than to depose a witness remotely, you may want to re-evaluate the worth of their testimony. If you can present your case without it, it may just be easier to let the witness go.
Effective Alternatives Are Available
You have options available to you that make it easier for everyone involved. Video conferences are a great way to obtain a deposition, especially if the witness lives far away. You can also perform the deposition over the telephone.
Less Manpower is Needed
If you want the legal deposition performed in person, send someone from your office to the wittiness’s location. In fact, you just need one person to conduct the deposition.
Depending on where the witness is located, traveling could be extremely costly. A remote deposition eliminates the need for traveling, while still providing you with the testimony you need.
Traveling to a witness takes time away from the office and delays building the case. It also takes time away from your family and other obligations. Performing a remote deposition allows you to get what you need without wasting important time and resources.
With today’s advanced technology, remote depositions can save you time and money. Hiring a transcriptionist in the witness’s area makes it easy for you to get what you need without inconveniencing anyone. A remote deposition is completely legal and can be used in almost any court proceeding.
Colleen Jilio-Ryan is the Owner of Jilio-Ryan, a Tustin based premiere law consulting firm. The firm along with its certified court reporters is dedicated to providing the highest quality deposition and litigation services to attorneys, insurance companies, and corporations. With her sincere efforts, Colleen is committed to meeting the highest standards of the legal industry, and is an industry leader when it comes to on-time court reporting and deposition scheduling.