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Veritext Virtual lets everyone involved in the deposition participate remotely simply by using their webcam-equipped computers or mobile devices with an Internet connection. Veritext Virtual lets you see and hear the deponent and all the other participants live without actually being in the room. Deposing remote witnesses safely and securely, whether next door or across the world.
Veritext recommends connecting to a hard line for a more stable and secure feed. Your Internet speed needs to be 1.5mbp/second. Not sure if your device meets the requirements? Take the speed test.
Ensure that your computer has a webcam, or purchase an external webcam that connects via a USB port. For best resultes use an external HD webcam and test it beforehand with the Veritext Virtual system.
Audio can be connected via computer or by dialing in via phone. When using audio through your computer, test your volume and make sure you have a good microphone and high-quality speakers or headphones.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that we reserve the right to conduct this deposition utilizing the secure web-based deposition option afforded by Veritext or in the alternative video teleconferencing (VTC) services or telephonically to provide remote/virtual access for those parties wishing to participate in the deposition via the internet and/or telephone. Also take notice that we reserve the right to record the deposition either by stenographic means by a court reporter certified to record depositions or a digital reporter utilizing state-of-the-art digital recording equipment. Both the court reporter and digital reporter are authorized to administer the oath and serve as the deposition officer in the State of [state]. Take note that the deposition officer may also be remote and out of the presence of the deponent via one of the options above for the purposes of providing the oath/affirmation to the deponent and capturing the proceeding. We further reserve the right to utilize the following: (1) Record the deposition utilizing audio or video technology; (2) Instant visual display such that the reporter’s writing of the proceeding will be available to all who are a party to this proceeding to request and receive it in realtime; (3) Exhibit Capture (picture-in-picture) technology in which any exhibit reviewed by the deponent during the deposition can be captured visually; and (4) To conduct this deposition utilizing a paperless exhibit display process called Exhibit Share or a similar paperless virtual display platform. The parties are advised that in lieu of a paper set of exhibits they may be provided and displayed digitally to the deposition officer, deponent, parties and counsel. The exhibits will be compiled by the deposition officer for the purposes of exhibit stamping, and ultimate production of the final certified transcript.
Please contact the noticing attorney at least five (5) calendar days prior to the deposition to advise that it is your desire to appear via this remote participating means so that the necessary credentials, call-in numbers, firm name, email address, services, testing and information, if necessary, can be arranged and provided to you prior to the proceeding(s).
NOTE: The following sample notice of deposition language is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. We strongly encourage you to review your local, state and any emergency COVID-19 rules regarding the procedural requirements for noticing and conducting remote depositions. Those rules may require stipulation of counsel, court order or other jurisdictional procedural requirement.
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