November 6, 2020

Choosing the Right Space for Your Deposition

By: Jilio-Ryan | Posted in: Deposition

Right space for deposition

Depositions are a crucial part of the legal process, especially when the person being deposed cannot make it to court. With today’s technology, however, depositions can be performed almost anywhere. The key is to find an appropriate location that meets all of the necessary requirements. 

Here are a few factors to consider while choosing the right space for deposition:

  1. Adequate Space

    It’s essential that the place that is chosen for the deposition be large enough so that everyone is comfortable. There should be enough room for at least three people and all of the equipment needed for recording or videotaping the interview. It is also important that the person being interviewed be as comfortable as possible throughout the entire process.

  2. Reduced Noise Levels

    Choose a room that is capable of canceling out the excessive noise. Minimizing the amount of background noise will improve the sound quality of the video or audio recording. Many offices and conference rooms are designed to reduce background noise.

  3. Sufficient Lighting

    If you are performing a video recording, you will need to have ample lighting. If the room you are using does not have enough lighting of its own, you may need to bring a couple of extra background lights to make sure the entire room is well-lit. Ambient lighting that is strategically placed throughout the room will provide ample lighting for your needs.

  4. Ample Electrical and WiFi Capabilities

    To be suitable for a deposition, the room must have enough electrical outlets as well as WiFi capabilities. A strong WiFi connection is essential if you expect to conduct the deposition in real-time. For a video-recorded deposition to be effective, it must be streamed as flawlessly as possible.

  5. Easy Accessibility

    The room must be easily accessible to all individuals, including those who have disabilities and may need a ramp or elevator to enter the deposition room. Most public buildings are now handicap accessible by law, but there may be a few areas inside that may be a little tricky.

If you are looking for the perfect space, make sure the room you choose meets these requirements. Once you have selected the right space, try to have it available for your use in the future because the quality of your space will inadvertently affect the quality of your deposition.

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Remote Deposition Service Announcement

 

To all our valued clients present and future, we are offering remote depositions at a discount.

We now are offering the remote deposition service complimentary!

Remote depositions will allow everyone attending the deposition to appear via phone, smartphone, video conferencing unit, desktop or laptop computer.

All participants will need the following on their device: microphone, camera, screen and ability to connect to the internet. Additionally, participants will need the internet.

If you would like to take advantage of this service, please e-mail depos@jilioryan.com.

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