March 28, 2019

What are the Key Benefits of Web Conferencing?

By: Colleen Jilio-Ryan | Posted in: Deposition

Benefits of Web Conferencing

Attorneys spend a considerable amount of their time and money trying to interview witnesses and take depositions. It can be especially difficult if the people they need to interview live far away. Web conferencing is adding another layer or convenience which makes it much easier for attorneys to get the information they need without charging excessive fees or spending their time traveling. Here are some key benefits of web conferencing services.

Saves Time and Money

Web conferencing gives you both visual and audio connectivity with the person being deposed. This means no travel time and no money spent on unnecessary travel arrangements. The deposition can be scheduled with a court reporter near the witnesses’ locations and a web conference can be set up at a time that is beneficial to both parties. This gives the attorneys more time to work on other aspects of the case without having to charge additional fees.

Provides Better Video Quality

Video conferencing is recorded by a separate camera and then transferred over the internet, but web conferencing uses a camera built into the device sending the data, so the image is much clearer. The web conference can be recorded or viewed using different devices including smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Web conferencing allows for real-time interaction without any lags or drops in service.

Doesn’t Require Additional Equipment

The only equipment required to set up a web conference is a computer/laptop, smartphone, or tablet that has a camera and can connect to the internet via Wi-fi or ethernet cord. No video cameras, tripods, or microphones are needed. The conference can be set up anywhere that has access to the internet and a well-lit/quiet environment that is suitable for recording.

Conclusion

Web conferencing offers all of the benefits of a video conference without the hassle of setting up a lot of different equipment. Many court reporters are providing these services to make it easier for attorneys to get the information they need without wasting a lot of time and money on travel. Not only do you get to depose the witness in real-time, but you also get a recording of the meeting for later use. Web conferences offer you the best solution at an affordable price.

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