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Remote Video Depositions Aren’t so Perplexing. Start with a Trial Run.

Not wanting to push the schedule out for months, Holland & Knight litigator Jean-Phillip A. Brignol recently deposed an expert witness over videoconference. It helps that judicial branch orders from many jurisdictions now allow the court reporter to swear-in deponents remotely.

With routine travel and gathering around a conference table restricted for now, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly reports on Brignol’s experience working with O’Brien & Levine to conduct the deposition remotely using one of the many videoconferencing options available.

What about exhibits? They’re presented electronically. Curriculum vitae, records and other discovery documents are introduced and marked electronically, then instantly displayed on participants’ computers. It’s the remote version of distributing hard copies around the table.

O’Brien & Levine president Kenny Zais notes that law firms are increasingly motivated to deploy the technology. If you’d like to know more about proceeding with remote depositions, our team can help.

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