February 28, 2019
Video conferencing is an excellent choice for depositions when the attorneys or the witnesses are not in the same location. It can be time-consuming and expensive to travel to the required location and bring in a lot of expensive equipment for a few minutes of video time. Also, many attorneys are considering transcription services as a cost-effective way of quality depositions. All of these can be quickly and easily managed through video conferencing.
Technology now allows for videos to be recorded or streamed live across a secure network. This type of video conference eliminates unnecessary travel for smaller firms that may not be able to afford the additional expense. It also reduces the time that would be wasted during traveling.
With video conferencing, you don’t need a lot of extra equipment. A quality camera, tripod, cords, and a secure internet connection are all that’s necessary. This makes it easy to set up the video and even easier to record and transmit to the desired recipients. Most cameras have built-in microphones with noise canceling capabilities which makes it easy for the recipients to focus on what the witness is saying.
Video conferencing is a tool that is easier to use. The video can be streamed live during recording, and a copy can be created so that it can be used in the future. This is hugely beneficial because it allows others to witness the deposition as it occurred during the recording process. It can be reviewed again and again if someone has a question or wants to see it multiple times.
With today’s new technology, video conferencing can be viewed on multiple devices including tablets, iPads, laptops, cellphones, and desktop computers. This makes it possible for those who want to consider the videoconference to sign on from wherever they may be, both in or out of the office.
Video conferencing offers benefits in terms of time, money, and convenience. Many transcriptionists now can stream live video or record depositions, allowing you to get the most out of your money per deposition.
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.