January 29, 2015
Video has become common and influential in court cases due to the popularity of YouTube. Since videos are easy to produce and store, they provide an efficient way to archive depositions. One of the reasons video can be more useful than a stenographic transcript is that it captures every detail without errors. Video carries more weight to a jury, although video accompanied by text can strengthen a case. The following explains why a video deposition can make a difference in a court case.
Video’s Strongest Uses
There are many advantages to using video in the courtroom, partly because the technology is inexpensive and can be presented easily. The visual aspect is very powerful, especially on a big screen. Litigation writers John H. Mathias, David M. Kroeger and Scott T. Schutte have endorsed video depositions for the following situations:
Judges and juries like to see videos, as they convey information quickly. It’s a strong form of evidence if your state allows video depositions. Some lawyers decide to use web conferencing platforms such as WebEx and not potentially unacceptable material captured by a webcam. Here are key reasons why video works in the courtroom, as long as the video and audio are high quality:
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.