With the help of technology, the world has never been closer. Need to examine a witness in Mumbai? No need to travel thousands of miles and expend thousands of dollars to do so, when you can simply connect via videoconferencing. Through our experience here at Neesons Court Reporting, below we share some simple guidelines and things to know when using videoconferencing.
Is Shorthand Reporting Really Needed Anymore? People are always fascinated by that little shorthand machine. They’ve seen it on TV and in movies. It looks kind of funky. People always want to know how it works, and once it is explained they almost invariably say, “Wouldn’t voice recognition be better?” or “Isn’t that system so old-fashioned?” Sometimes I’ve had witnesses and lawyers ask, “Is that voice recognition you’re doing there?” even though that little machine is in front of me and my...
Counsel, witnesses or other people present in the hearing room may have all sorts of reasons for recording a private hearing, arbitration or discovery. But there are serious risks associated with the material that is being recorded, especially by someone who is not neutral, trained and has safeguards in place to protect the record.
The New York Times obtained Bill Cosby’s deposition transcript — in which he admitted to giving Quaaludes to some women with whom he had sex — through a court reporting service. It’s a scenario that raises some important questions for Canadian court reporting firms and lawyers when it comes to the release of documents.
This post will focus on the topic of videography lighting as it is relevant to the regular video deposition or discovery.
The power of realtime streaming is dissected in LiveDeposition's case study. The case study, titled “Writing History with Streaming Technology,” details LiveDeposition client Neesons Court Reporting and covers how they used LiveDeposition’s web-based streaming software to overcome the diverse logistics involved in one of the most complex proceedings in judicial history, the Nortel Networks, Inc. bankruptcy trial. Read more here.