You work hard and want to get the most from your next deposition but how can you make that happen? We’ve got a few ideas!
Hire a legal videographer.
Is your witness unavailable on the designated court date? Is it a case related to an estate or trust? Do you need testimony that is compelling to a jury? It might be time to hire a legal videographer! Trained and certified in the 60+ standards for legal videography by the Certified Legal Video Specialists (CLVS) Council of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), they understand what’s needed to capture testimony and interaction for everyone involved in the deposition.
Do you have a witness outside the jurisdiction of your case and you need their deposition? Through our network of reporters and agencies we can help, even if the witness is far from you. While we cannot compel them to travel to the San Francisco area, we can take a remote deposition or arrange for a reporter near the witness location.
If your witness is bedridden and unable to be present for an in-person deposition, consider having the reporter take the deposition over the phone. While not the most ideal, you will still be able to capture much-needed testimony for your case.
Prepare the court reporter.
Perhaps the most important, the court reporter serves you best when they’ve gotten information like witness name, occupation, and industry-specific terms ahead of the deposition. This will save you time and frustration of being stopped and asked for clarification.
Do you have witnesses who speak another language? This happens often in our market here in San Francisco so we find it helpful to have a translation service available not just for you but to make the witness feel more comfortable. You may also consider a bilingual court reporter who can take depositions in more than one language.
Getting the most from your next deposition takes a bit of planning but we’re sure the payoff will be worth it! If you’re looking for a court reporter for your next deposition, contact us today!