|The world has evolved into a global market and the legal technology industry has created software to help litigation attorneys thrive within this fast paced and demanding arena. Experts, Senior Counsel and In-house Counsel can now remotely participate in live depositions without ever leaving their offices. Legal technology companies such as I-Dep and LiveNote provide web-based user interface that displays live streaming video of the deponent, real-time transcripts, and a chat system. The chat system allows the attorney at the deposition site to discreetly communicate with remote users.
Internet depositions are critical to lawyers in cases being multi-tracked in different venues everyday. You can have all the depositions spooling back to the main law office where the lawyers in the war room can digest the info. The sooner you have the info, the sooner you can prepare for the next day’s deposition.
In most cases, the cost is about a third of the price of videoconferencing. There is a lag time, however, which I have seen run anywhere from 10 to 40 seconds. If you are the questioning attorney or will be actively objecting and can not attend the deposition, I would recommend videoconferencing.