Videoconferencing has become a popular alternative for the more traditional, face-to-face depositions. This is because it is a much more cost-effective option and eliminates the need for inconvenient, expensive and stressful traveling for those involved. While most attorneys prefer the face-to-face interaction, in many cases, video conference depositions are an extremely smart option. This is especially the case when you consider the lost time and travel cost associated with attorneys and others.
Keep in mind, videoconferencing for depositions is not an option that is right for each case or situation. There are some situations that will demand face to face depositions; however, if this is not required, there are more than a few reasons why videoconferencing for depositions makes sense. Learn more about the option here.
Why Choose Videoconferencing Depositions?
With videoconferencing, you can easily connect participants with a television and video camera, using Internet Protocol, IP, and Integrated Services Digital Network, ISDN, connections. The connections provide simultaneous digital transmission of data, voice, video and other necessary network services through the internet networks or telephone circuits. By using ISDN and IP, it is possible to share electronic documents, and allows all video conference participants to be involved so everyone knows what is being discussed.
The Flexibility of Videoconferencing
With videoconferencing, you can handle meetings from any location, including an office. However, there are many firms using court reporting services, which means they have access to their deposition center facilities, along with the video conferencing services. This makes it convenient to include multiple people in the deposition, even if everyone is not in the same location.
The majority of videoconference rooms located at attorney’s offices and other locations also provide the ability to record the depositions onto a DVD. This is often useful if one of the involved participants needs a copy, or if the information needs to be presented during a trial. If this is something a person needs to have done, then they need to make sure to request it with the videoconferencing service being used. Additionally, always make sure to include a disclaimer that the deposition is being recorded.
Is Videoconferencing for Depositions the Right Option?
In the long run, the decision of whether or not to use videoconferencing, opposed to traveling to handle the depositions, is one that needs to be based on the needs of the individual. Things to consider include costs of each option, and the value offered by face-to-face communication for the case. If a lawyer or other person involved with a deposition it is a good idea to speak with a professional offering this service to learn more about it.
In many cases, videoconferencing for depositions can make sense; however, this is something that needs to be considered on a case by case basis to ensure it is the right option.
At Bamford Reporting Services, we are happy to provide our clients with the convenience of professional video depositions; offering experienced videographers and high-quality equipment. In addition to video depositions, we also offer livestreaming and videoconferencing.
We also offer video-text synchronization, allowing you to watch the deposition video as the corresponding text scrolls by. This is very effective when using the video deposition in court proceedings.
Contact Bamford Services today for more information: (888) 606-1973