October 27, 2021
For the most part, many attorneys primarily used live streaming to share remote depositions. This made it somewhat difficult for legal document sharing and other exhibits during the deposition. As technology progressed, electronic exhibit management platforms were created to make legal document sharing a much easier process. By using these new platforms, attorneys can control when the exhibits are displayed and interact with them.
With the introduction of Zoom and Teams meetings, litigators can stream remote depositions to multiple individuals or groups. Both Zoom and Teams platforms have continued to evolve. Now, each one allows for specific types of documenting sharing through the platform allowing everyone in the meeting to view the exhibits. With these platforms, only the individuals who set up the appointment can manipulate the presentations or legal documents being shared.
While streaming a deposition live has been an easy concept for attorneys to embrace, the use of exhibits was something they put off. Digital presentations can be confusing if they aren’t organized or properly documented. They must also be converted into a format that every person viewing the deposition can easily access. Today, the new electronic platforms sharing digital exhibits can take care of all of those concerns.
By incorporating the latest technology, these highly advanced electronic exhibit management platforms have dealt with all of those concerns and more. They can keep all of the exhibits organized and automatically suggest which display should appear next. It also allows what portion of the display is seen and what they can do with it. The files are carefully organized and stored so that those who need access can view them as needed.
For remote depositions to be effective, live streaming and the use of digital legal documents and exhibits must go hand in hand. With new technology and the ability to live stream the deposition and share legal documents/exhibits simultaneously in an orderly manner, attorneys have everything they need at their disposal. They can effectively do their job and present their case most fully and productively possible.
At Jilio-Ryan Court Reporters, we provide the latest technology and the most advanced techniques to make your remote depositions as reliable as possible. We can give you everything you need to get the job done, from document sharing to live to stream.
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.