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Differences Between Remote and In-Person Deposition Preparation

Depositions are a highly important step attorneys should take to ensure the best results for their case. They allow attorneys to gather a complete profile of facts and testimonies. Court reporters record all questions and answers into an easy-to-read transcript for attorneys to analyze and form an even more solid case.

Because of the global health crisis, some attorneys aren’t sure how to hold a depositions when they can’t meet face-to-face. Remote depositions are the answer attorneys need. They serve the same purpose as in-person depositions, but are conducted from the safety of one’s home, making them the alternative legal professionals need. There are certain things attorneys should be aware of when preparing for a remote deposition. Use this page as a guide to know some key differences between preparing for a remote deposition and preparing for an in-person deposition.

Remote Depositions Preparation

  • Inform all involved parties ahead of time that you want to conduct a remote deposition.
  • Share any and all documents and exhibits with everyone involved– including the opposing counsel and court reporter.
  • Make sure you have a working webcam and microphone, built-in to your device or external.
  • Position yourself in front of a clean and professional background.
  • Eliminate background noise as much as possible.
  • Wear professional attire.
  • Do not speak over another person, speak slowly, and speak clearly to ensure everyone is heard.

In-Person Deposition Preparation

  • Book your meeting space ahead of time.
  • Reserve necessary equipment a minimum of 48 hours ahead of time.
  • Plan for travel time and any other expenses.
  • Arrive at the meeting space early.
  • Dress for court.

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