April 7, 2016
Depositions are a vital part of the legal process. With the latest innovative and state of the art technology, depositions are easier to record and provide accurate and concise information in a digital format. The latest technology solutions make it easier for both the legal teams to receive and record the relevant information accurately, as needed from the witnesses.
Digitally recording a legal deposition from a remote location allows attorneys to talk to the witness directly and in real time, without forcing them to be present. For individuals who are in a different state or country, this makes it easier for the legal teams to get the information they need without forcing the person to make an appearance.
A digital, legal deposition allows for live, real-time transcription. This provides an accurate account of the witness’s statement. During the deposition, the witness can be either recorded on audio or videotape, giving both legal teams an accurate account of the information that is provided.
Video depositions are ideal because the recording is a valuable way of maintaining a record of proof as to what happened during the deposition, the demeanor of the person being deposed, what questions were asked, and the exact words of the person giving the deposition.
A legal deposition provides a secure environment, especially for individuals who have been threatened or are scared of facing their accuser. Because the deposition is videotaped, there is also an increased level of security when it comes to protecting the files.
Notes were often passed between attorneys to ensure the right questions were asked. This could be distracting, especially if the notes were passed while the person was answering questions. Now, notes can be sent via emails or text messages for a quicker, less distracting method of communication.
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.