Remote Deposition Resources

Overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of the legal industry. With the sudden shift to remote work, in-person activities such as depositions are now being conducted almost exclusively in virtual settings – and likely will be for the foreseeable future.

Explore the resources below to make your remote depositions as seamless as possible.

man participating in a virtual, remote deposition

The adoption of remote deposition formats has resulted in unanticipated benefits for many litigators and clients. With tools and functionality that mirror in-person proceedings including breakout rooms, on-screen annotations and realtime exhibit sharing, remote depositions allow everyone to participate in the deposition remotely and hear and see each other as if they were in the same room. Remote depositions have become the tool of choice for litigators during the coronavirus pandemic and will remain an integral part of the deposition landscape moving forward, thanks in part to the flexibility and cost savings afforded by the remote format. Here are some of the growing benefits that remote depositions offer both attorneys and clients:

  • Maximize efficiency for all parties by facilitating or taking depositions from your home or office
  • Easy, flexible virtual deposition scheduling with nationwide coverage
  • Reduced travel time and expense for attorneys and clients
  • Robust security including encrypted communications

Remote Depositions Made Easy

With RemoteDepo™ by U.S. Legal Support, everyone from witnesses to the deponent, opposing counsel, examining attorney and the court reporter can participate in a remote deposition and interact as if they were in the same conference room – but from the comfort and safety of their home or office. Participants simply require a webcam-equipped computer or mobile device with an internet connection. Our virtual deposition platform makes it easy to facilitate questioning, observe witness demeanor and body language and communicate in realtime. Gain access to secure video conferencing, realtime exhibit sharing, technical support and everything else you’ll need to make your virtual depositions a success. With U.S. Legal Support’s robust suite of remote deposition solutions it is no surprise litigators all over the nation count on us for a consistently smooth remote deposition experience everytime.

With access to more than 12,000 on-demand offices in 2,700+ cities across the country, our regional and remote court reporting teams are equipped with the remote deposition technology and litigation experience to assist you whenever, wherever.

Remote Deposition Practice Sessions

Practice makes perfect. Join our team of remote deposition technicians and technology experts for a private practice session to familiarize yourself and your team with the remote deposition technology and process.

Getting Started Checklist

One Day Prior to the Remote Video Deposition:

  • Test equipment and connection at least 24 hours before the virtual deposition to ensure no technical issues arise
  • Make sure you have a webcam-equipped computer/device and a strong Internet connection
  • We also recommend testing your audio to identify which option provides optimal audio quality

Day of the Remote Video Deposition

  • Find a distraction-free space and connect at your remote location at least 15-20 minutes before the live virtual deposition begins
  • Make sure exhibits are accessible electronically on your device

Other Considerations

  • Communicate platform requirements with U.S. Legal Support when scheduling your deposition. Do you need a videographer? Do you require breakout rooms? Will you need a realtime feed?
  • Identify your exhibit sharing needs so we can help determine which solution is right for you: U.S. Legal Support Client Exhibit Drop or InstantExhibit+™

In Case You Missed It: On-Demand Webinars

Explore recordings of recent webinars exploring best practices for remote depositions. 

For technical assistance during a RemoteDepo™ event, please email [email protected] or call 888.401.9541.

Additional Remote Deposition Resources

State Executive Orders

For a list of executive orders by state, please click here.

Need Help?

Please contact us or reach out to your local U.S. Legal Support representative.