Deposing witnesses who are located outside your state or great distances away is an issue that attorneys often face. Clients are concerned about litigation costs and prefer not to incur travel expenses, and witnesses are not always willing or able to travel to be deposed.
Compiled by Jerry Kelley, RPR, CRR, an official court reporter in McKinney, Texas.
I prefer using realtime court reporting (with encryption to ensure privacy), with the spoken word appearing in realtime, in English, on my laptop computer screen for immediate use.
The judge, counsel, co-counsel, house counsel,
During the discovery process, when people can’t be in the same location at the same time, videoconferencing is a very convenient way of communicating while still being able to observe facial expressions, mannerisms, and body language.
According to an article last month in Portland’s Oregonian newspaper,
Realtime, the instantaneous translation of the court reporter’s stenographic notes into English, first caught broad public attention over fifteen years ago.
Once primarily limited to the major metropolitan areas, realtime’s availability has spread throughout the country over the last decade with a very high percentage of depositions reported nationwide being reported in realtime.