Remote Legal vs. Esquire Deposition Solutions. Which is better?
Remote Legal is a legal-first technology platform built specifically for depositions, arbitrations and mediations.
The Difference Remote Legal Makes
Streamlined, Integrated Exhibit Handling
At no additional cost the Remote Legal platform allows attorneys and their support teams to privately and securely pre-upload exhibits or upload on the fly during a deposition.
Free Locally Controlled Exhibit Sharing
Each participant controls the exhibit, just like a courtesy copy in an in-person deposition. At no additional cost lawyers share only what they want everyone to see without the risk of revealing more than they intended.
Free In Deposition Exhibit Stamping
At No additional cost, Remote Legal eliminates the need to pre stamp exhibits prior to a deposition.
More convenient for all parties, resulting in fewer nonappearances and lower costs
Free Live, voice to text transcription
At no additional cost participants can see the real-time transcription of the proceeding scrolling on the screen.
Fast, Free Rough Draft Transcripts
At no Additional Cost rough drafts are available shortly after the end of the proceeding.
Official, trial-ready transcript
Certified legal video and transcript are considered an official record and trial-ready.
Multiple people can join
Hourly Billing Model – No More Page Rates
No more billing by the page, invoices display one line item, which is your time spent on the record in deposition.
Free, Immediate, Admissible Witness Only Video
At no additional cost Remote Legal captures witness-only video or offers audio-only recordings, each timestamped. Simply ensure your “Deposition Notice” includes language that states “The deposition may be recorded electronically”.
Free Synchronized Transcript-Video
Searchable transcripts are automatically synced with the video without attorneys having to wait for a court reporter to finalize the preliminary transcript and the videographer to edit it.
Free Stamped Exhibit Carryover
At no additional cost, Stamped exhibits from previous depositions in the same case are automatically made available for display.
Ability to Flag and Create Private Notes within Voice to Text Transcription
At no additional cost, you can flag important elements of testimony while the deposition is ongoing and make time-stamped private notes that can be viewed during the deposition or immediately after the deposition concludes.
On Screen, Automatic Display of Time Spent “On The Record”
Always know how much time you have remaining to question the deponent
Easily Accessible proceeding records
Downloadable exhibits, summary, transcript and video are available shortly after the end of the proceeding.
Error-proof breakout rooms
At no additional cost, attorneys can secure virtual breakout rooms whenever needed.
Multi-faceted court reporters
Remote Legal includes a court reporter who serves as a court reporter, videographer and notary who manages the exhibit and swearing-in of witnesses.
Free Unlimited Storage
At no additional cost the platform automatically stores all exhibits, video or audio, and participant information for future reference.
Accessible to invited parties via an emailed link
Private rooms available
Why Esquire Doesn’t Stack Up to Remote Legal
Like many other old school court reporting companies, Esquire has its place, but when it comes to the seriousness and implications of a remote legal proceeding, their services can end up costing you more time, money and headaches. Here are the biggest disadvantages of Esquire.
Esquire screen sharing isn’t ideal and even risky
Esquire’s baseline solution offers screen sharing, but they do not offer a discrete exhibit sharing option. Lawyers must be hyper-vigilant not to inadvertently share other tabs or reveal case data.
No way to efficiently and securely manage exhibits
Exhibits are an essential part of a legal proceeding, but without paying extra, Esquire doesn’t offer any built-in exhibit handling or direct exhibit annotation capabilities. Lawyers must email documents to participants and find ways to make them part of the official record.
Breakout rooms are not convenient
While Esquire depositions include private breakout rooms, the platform requires a court reporter to stop what they’re doing to individually assign each participant a room. It's easy to make a mistake assigning people and rooms.
Access to transcripts can take days or even weeks
Esquire does not include any automated transcription services, requiring a digital court reporter or stenographer to prepare, edit and make accessible the transcript over many days. And if a lawyer wants it synced with the video, it can take even longer and cost even more.
Choose Remote Legal
Everything you need for an efficient, professional legal proceeding is built into the Remote Legal platform. We make it not just convenient for you and witnesses to participate in a virtual deposition, mediation or arbitration, but we ensure it’s of the highest quality for the most in-person-like experience.
We invite you to learn more about this innovative, all-in-one legal platform.