April 14, 2016

Top 10 FAQs About Legal Deposition Videography

By: Colleen Jilio-Ryan | Posted in: Deposition

FAQ About Legal Deposition Videography

The best way to document a legal case is by using plenty of images, including a video. However, many people get confused when understanding the need of a legal deposition videographer. If you are having questions or queries regarding legal deposition videography, then you have landed on the right page. Here are answers to the ten most frequently asked questions regarding a legal videographer at a deposition.

  1. Why should I document a deposition with video?

    Showing footage of witnesses answering questions has more impact than reading the text.

  2. Can witnesses refuse to be recorded on video?

    It is the right of either party in a lawsuit to conduct a video-recorded deposition of witnesses.

  3. Who is responsible for hiring a deposition videographer?

    Question and Answer about legal deposition videographyUsually, the attorney who schedules the deposition and hires the court reporter also pays for the videographer.

  4. How is a deposition video presented in court?

    A video may be presented as a live testimony of an absent witness. Certain segments of the video may be selected for courtroom viewing.

  5. Can a witness be challenged?

    A video presentation of a witness contradicting themselves can be used for “impeachment,” which challenges their credibility.

  6. What credentials must a legal videographer have?

    Each state has its own requirements for deposition videographers.

  7. Can a videographer replace a court reporter?

    A deposition videographer can be used for a deposition in place of a court reporter. It allows the videographer to ask questions for clarification.

  8. When must a videographer be a notary public?

    State law will determine which types of scenarios require a videographer to be a notary public or have the authority to administer an oath.

  9. Can a deposition video be used in a trial?

    Both sides and the judge must agree to whether or not a deposition video can be used in a trial. Many times video is used for expert testimony.

  10. How should witnesses prepare for video depositions?

    Witnesses should prepare the same way for video as a regular deposition.

Do you want to know more about legal deposition videography? Contact Jilio Ryan Court Reporters today!

About Colleen Jilio-Ryan

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.

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92780
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