Before you go to trial, it’s important to have the right team in place to support you. While runners, law clerks, and paralegals are indispensable, one of your greatest allies during discovery is the right court reporting firm. From court reporters to legal videographers to videoconference hosts, a full service court reporting firm can provide you with critical resources you need during discovery.
The good news for residential builders in 2017 is that Forbes Magazine expects small but continued growth in new builds during the first half of the year. The bad news is that increases in residential construction are often followed by increases in construction defect lawsuits, and both homeowners and builders who previously only watched legal drama on television are finding themselves embroiled in construction litigation, whether in the mediation room or the courtroom.
Legal videographers are often asked to record digital exhibits, or digital assets. This would be an exhibit such as a video or photograph from a computer, iPad, or smart phone. The typical method used by virtually all legal videographers to record these assets is to zoom in to the display of the device, refocus the camera lens, adjust the iris, and record a video or photograph to the best of their ability. (more…)Read more..
There are times in a deposition setting that a large number of exhibits need to be viewed by the deponent. Videographers are asked, at times, to zoom in on the exhibit to capture what is being discussed by the deponent. This is standard practice in the industry. (more…)Read more..
Complex litigation denotes, even in its name, thorny issues that can make a law firm wince when intensely managing exchanges among multiple parties, geographically dispersed plaintiffs, numerous expert witnesses, complex subject matters, extensive discovery, and complicated testimony in relation to causation. (more…)Read more..
How can you efficiently make video clips from testimony that’s been recorded during a deposition? Your answer: Video synchronization. Within seconds, you can locate important information with a keyword search or transcript page and line reference. Gone are the days of spending hours and hours searching Q and A’s to find relevant testimony that you’ve highlighted in a transcript. (more…)Read more..
Attorneys make the record; stenographers preserve the record. There are different ways to preserve testimony for the courtroom that may strengthen your discovery and de bene esse depositions. Here are examples of leveraging technology for five law practice areas. (more…)Read more..
by Bruce Balmer
High definition video is not something attorneys are used to requesting for legal video depositions. It’s fairly new in the market, and not every trial preparation package can use it. Please don’t discount it, however, as something you shouldn’t request as a capture format or as a deliverable. (more…)Read more..
Guest post by Bruce Balmer, MBA, CIRM, CLVS, CCVS, in-house CompuScripts legal video expert and CompuScripts Vice President. Nationally Bruce is a well-respected member of the legal video community, a steady contributor to online legal video forums, as well as a frequent speaker on legal video topics for the National Court Reporters Association. He has extensive knowledge of video capture and conversion, specializing in video acquisition, editing, and post-production. (more…)Read more..