November 05, 2020 Articles

Tips and Trips for Making the Most of Remote Depositions

To help with transitioning from in-person to remote depositions, we advise litigants to reflect on a few areas.

By Mary E. Hershewe and Stephanie A Koltookian

Remote depositions have experienced a dramatic increase in popularity since the onset of COVID-19. First used decades ago, remote depositions offer litigants flexibility and the potential to save costs. However, this unique platform comes with its own challenges and pitfalls. This is especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many litigants are turning to the platform not out of choice or desire but due to necessity.

For many attorneys, this is a new and uncomfortable way of litigation. However, it does not have to be. By planning ahead, litigants can increase their comfort, efficiency, and effectiveness with remote depositions. Doing so can be particularly helpful in situations where litigants would prefer to take the deposition in person but are forced to use remote technology out of necessity or due to local regulations. 

Though remote depositions come with challenges, litigants can prepare for these obstacles and, by doing so, will maximize their remote depositions.

Though remote depositions come with challenges, litigants can prepare for these obstacles and, by doing so, will maximize their remote depositions.

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