How To…Conduct Depositions Online in the Wake of COVID-19 (9/24/20)

As Chicago slowly starts to reopen after the months-long shutdown surrounding COVID-19, are you prepared to move your depositions forward online? Beware: it takes more than a webcam and an Internet connection to safely and securely undertake the process. A complete understanding of what remote options are available and how they work is critical to avoiding the pitfalls of inaccurately hosting depositions online. Understandably, as the volume of litigation continues to climb and the availability of professional court reporters continues to dwindle, law firms and corporations need reliable alternatives to soundly producing the written record. Now, more than ever, attorneys and their teams must inject new efficiencies into the way depositions are managed. There are two reliable concepts that every team should consider:

       Remote Depositions – Videoconferencing: Witness and Court Reporter are in the
        same room while members of the legal teams may be remote.
       Remote Reporters – Videoconferencing: Witness, Court Reporter and entire legal
        team is remote (as permitted by state laws and regulations).

Take immediate action to become proficient in managing your cases online! This seminar will allow you to witness first-hand how important cloud-based functions work in remote depositions, such as real-time transcription of the testimony, electronic exhibits, remote swear-ins, and more. In addition, we will cover what you need to know about working with a remote court reporter to ensure that the record is captured accurately and efficiently.

Speaker: Avi Stadler, General Counsel of Esquire Deposition Solutions. Avi Stadler is the General Counsel and Chief of Staff for Esquire Deposition Solutions, a national court-reporting company based in Atlanta. Avi joined Esquire in May of 2014. Prior to joining Esquire, Avi was a partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan where he handled securities litigation and regulatory actions in federal and state court, arbitrations, and investigations.  He also litigated cases involving intellectual property, employment discrimination, and white collar crimes. Avi has a wealth of litigation experience and served on the training committee at Sutherland, training litigators on trial skills.

This seminar is sponsored by Esquire Deposition Solutions.

Note: In light of technical difficulties, this will be an updated version of the program that occurred in August. It will include relevant updates based on the developing nature of the topic

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How To Conduct Depositions Online (Originally recorded September 24, 2020)
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