In an ideal world, you’d show up in person to every deposition that was ever relevant to your clients and matters. Unfortunately for most attorneys, though, that’s just not possible. The realities of time and money often make personal attendance infeasible, if not downright impossible. Between travel costs and lost billable time, attending depositions even in your own city might not make sense, let alone depositions in another town or halfway around the world.
Thankfully, there’s a way around the time and cost problems: virtual depositions with Veritext Virtual. With Veritext Virtual, you can remotely attend any deposition, streamed live right to your personal screen. In today’s digital age, we’re increasingly comfortable using video chat programs like FaceTime, Google Hangouts, or Skype to communicate in our personal lives. Why not apply those same conveniences to our work lives and legal practices?
When you can’t be there in person, Veritext Virtual is the next best thing.
How it Works
To use Veritext Virtual, you need nothing more than an internet connection and a computer or other mobile device with a webcam. Armed with those basic tools, you can observe or participate in any deposition remotely. You’ll enjoy the benefits of being able to observe witness demeanor and body language without the effort and cost of getting yourself there to see it in person.
Veritext Virtual delivers secure, real-time video and live text streaming right to your screen. You can see and hear all the other deposition participants just as you would if you were actually in the room. Up to 100 participants can remotely participate in a deposition at any given time, meaning your whole team can be in virtual attendance if you want or need them to be. Virtual attendees who are logging on just to observe and not participate even have the option to be seen on the Veritext Virtual screen or simply listen from afar.
Live sessions with Veritext Virtual come with the state-of-the-art tools you need to get the most out of your deposition. Along with your live video feed, you get simultaneous text streaming that can be displayed alongside the video on your screen. At any time, you can stop the text, scroll through it, and annotate it for future use. The same goes for documents and exhibits.
Just because you’re a virtual participant doesn’t mean you can’t collaborate with your colleagues who are also attending (either virtually or in person). Veritext Virtual features a chat function that allows you to securely chat in real time with either the group as a whole, in a virtual conference room with a select team, or one-on-one with a specific participant. In your chats, you can share documents or exhibits and annotate them as necessary.
If your deposition was recorded by a videographer, Veritext can provide you with login access to later review the audio and video online. Virtual depositions couldn’t be any easier, but just in case you need it, technical support is available 24/7.
While you’ll probably want to be there in person to depose your key witness, many depositions don’t require physical attendance when you have tools like Veritext Virtual in your arsenal. When you want to save time and money but still get the most out of your depositions, Veritext Virtual is the answer.
Veritext is a recognized industry leader in providing superior court reporting and litigation services. With powerful deposition tools like Veritext Virtual, Veritext is revolutionizing the way attorneys handle depositions. Contact us today to learn more about how you can use cutting-edge technology to get the most out of your next deposition.