Video Depositions

01Jul2014

Practice Tips: Mastering Video for Litigation

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Not just a picture, professional legal video is about what is in the picture. If you are new to litigation and video testimony, advice from the author-videographer can help you best present your witness’s story. Here’s what to look for in an effective video.
Attorneys often ask me, “Do you think this works?
11Jan2011

Video Delivery Options

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Currently about 8-10% of the depositions we report are also videotaped, up from less than 3% five years ago. Video is used most often when the witness will not be available to testify at trial or when it is considered important to see the nuances of how the witness answered, something which would not be apparent from the transcript.
01Oct2008

Video Deposition Tips

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Here are some suggestions designed to help your clients be their best during their videotaped deposition: Clothing: Avoid small patterns, stripes, or checks to eliminate a rainbow or shimmering effect Wear Neutral tones Come as if you were walking into court Framing: Subject is shot head and shoulders with the witness looking slightly off to the side at the deposing attorney Background: Use a backdrop No activity behind the witness No lighting behind the deponent Visual Aids: Be concise Mark exhibits off camera Bring models,
13Aug2008

Video Depositions

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Once a quarter the Atkinson-Baker Newsletter, Discovery Update,TM features those topics that shape the law itself and its practice. We address a broad variety of topics such as: copyright laws, unpublished opinions, discovery rules, employment law, evidence, expert witnesses, deposition practices, handling of exhibits and many, many more.
01Apr2008

Video Depositions Offer Advantages at Trial

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Once a quarter the Atkinson-Baker Newsletter, Discovery Update,TM features those topics that shape the law itself and its practice. We address a broad variety of topics such as: copyright laws, unpublished opinions, discovery rules, employment law, evidence, expert witnesses, deposition practices, handling of exhibits and many, many more.
21Nov2007

Making Your Best Case with Video Synchronization

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Why Video Tape Depositions?
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DIGITAL VIDEO WITH TRANSCRIPT SYNCHRONIZATION Nowadays, taking advantage of Digital Video with Transcript Synchronization is the way to go. Each videotape is synchronized with the reporter’s transcript and is captured on a CD. The CD includes software that allows the user to review the video,
05Sep2007

The Need & Market for Video Depositions

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The Market for Video Depositions
Videoconferencing has been used by courts for over 30 years and its use by law firms like other businesses has gradually increased. One use that has not been developed is the use of videoconferencing and other remote electronic means of communication for the attendance by lawyers at civil depositions.