Keeping our clients safe: Covid-19 update is the topic of this week’s blog.
During these uncertain times, we would like to inform our clients of video conferencing options and assure everyone that we have taken every precaution to ensure the health and safety of all our clients and employees so we can continue to conduct business as usual.
When utilizing the video conferencing option, everyone can attend from the comfort of their own homes. Attorneys can still present exhibits, record videos, and swear in witnesses the same as an in-person deposition. We offer WebEx, Skype and ZOOM video conferencing platforms. The only requirements for this are a laptop with an internet connection, a webcam and a microphone. You will receive an email from us with a link to click, along with a meeting number and password.
Now that health, time and social distancing are important factors in our ability to perform in-person depositions, we find video conferencing to be a helpful alternative.
To assist others with a few helpful tips on conducting and attending depositions remotely during the COVID-19 outbreak, we have included this article from NC Lawyers Weekly:
In the last couple of weeks, nearly all in-person meetings have come to a grinding halt as the world hunkers down during the COVID-19 pandemic. Litigators, whose practices frequently require in-person contact at depositions, mediations and court proceedings, have scrambled to find a way to keep their cases on track.
As the public health crisis progresses, litigators will have to adapt to an increasing number of social distancing mandates. Traditional in-person depositions may simply not be feasible in the weeks (or even months) to come.
One way for litigators to avoid derailment of discovery is to transition depositions to videoconference. But unlike the videoconference meetings that many of us are familiar with, taking a deposition by videoconference requires advance planning of logistics and technology.
The following tips for videoconference depositions aim to keep your practice running smoothly while we weather COVID-19:
To schedule your next video conference or in-person deposition with our Phoenix court reporters, contact our office today!