February 18, 2021 Article

Remote Depositions: The New Frontier

Tips to prepare for a remote deposition.

By Helene Hechtkopf

When the COVID crisis hit and we were all suddenly thrust into involuntary work-from-home arrangements, I was in the midst of discovery on several cases. At first, we agreed with opposing counsel to “wait a few weeks” in the hope that we could continue with depositions as usual. But after a few weeks, we realized there would be no imminent return to in-person depositions. So we were forced to forge ahead and figure out how to hold depositions remotely. I have now been involved in over 30 remote depositions and have learned lessons the hard way. Below are some tips for those preparing to take or defend a remote deposition.

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