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Wondering about the difference between court reporters vs digital recordings? Digital reporting, often known as electronic reporting, uses audio recording devices to capture the proceeding. This type of court reporting has had its share of controversy, with some traditional stenographers claiming that digital reporting compromises accuracy and quality.  The confusion, however, really lives in the...
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With the rise of digital video platforms, attorneys can now rely on remote streaming to conduct depositions without the need to go through time-consuming commutes. The onset of the coronavirus pandemic led to disruptions across the world. Almost overnight, individuals and companies had to pivot to digital operations to deal with the government-implemented lockdowns and...
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Many industries have adopted new remote work policies that allow people to do their jobs without commuting to a physical workspace, and the legal industry is no exception. These days, remote depositions are happening more frequently, causing judges and attorneys to adapt to a new normal of remote work.  Some people really enjoy the remote...
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The legal process is something that we’re often afraid to change. It’s steeped in history and tradition and there’s been little room in the past for innovation. The unexpected changes brought about by Covid have meant that we have moved to relying on video more than ever before. This has led to exponential growth in...
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Since the COVID-19 pandemic locked everyone inside their homes, it became impossible for courts to allow attorneys, judges, juries, reporters, parties, or any other personnel involved in litigation to meet in person to carry out legal proceedings of any sort. The idea of sitting next to each other in tight circles in closed rooms for...
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Virtual depositions are an essential pandemic adaptation, as these remote proceedings prevented the entire legal system from grinding to a halt. Virtual depositions were used to some extent pre-Covid but were nowhere near a ubiquitous practice. During the immediate adjustment, many opted for video conferencing tools like Zoom, WebEx, Microsoft Teams, or even Skype. These...
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Depositions are an essential part of the discovery process of any litigation case. Discovering the truth can sometimes be a tedious task. Therefore, it’s critical to take notes at deposition, keep verbatim records for future reference, and have access to exhibits and relevant documents. Remote deposition software helps legal professionals conduct secure, remote depositions more...
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A Short History of Stenography If you are looking for a remote court reporter, it’s likely the person you are looking for has significantly enhanced court reporting skills that reflect the changing landscape. Court reporting and stenography have a much longer history than you might think. In 63 B.C., Marcus Tiro took dictation and managed...
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How Have Remote Deposition Services Changed the Industry? The legal industry was already facing a serious problem when Covid-19 hit—a national shortage of court reporters. With an unusually high “dropout” rate in court reporter schools (graduation rates ranging from 2-14%), the legal system across America was experiencing “bottlenecks” that kept the system from moving smoothly. ...
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Virtual Deposition Software: What You Need to Know  The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted virtually every industry out there, and the legal industry is no exception. Uncertainty around safety of in-person gatherings has forced all parties to scramble for a solution.  Unfortunately, instead of opting for top-tier virtual deposition software, many legal entities and institutions have...
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