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In the uncertain world we live in, even legal work has turned remote. Many legal events– be it a court date or a deposition– require legal teams that would be too dangerous to meet in at this time. Though it may not be something anyone would like to do, it is a crucial step that all professionals must take in order to keep themselves, their clients, and their families safe during a global pandemic.
In the year 2020, we have a variety of great technology that keeps us connected to our jobs without having to leave the safety of our homes. This allows attorneys and other legal professionals to continue the course of law without having to gather in large groups. Across the country, court reporting companies are stepping up to offer remote deposition services– an extension of legal video services that so many already offered.
Remote depositions have similarities with videoconferencing services. Videoconferences save attorneys the struggle from expensive, time consuming travel that often comes with legal services. For example, Anderson Reporting of Columbus, Ohio allows Columbus (and other nearby) attorneys to connect with teams from the comfort of their office. A video conference at Anderson’s office grants clients the comfort of knowing they have high-speed WiFi, top-tier technology, multi-site coordination, and other office services. For Ohio attorneys, meeting with a legal team has never been easier.
When government restrictions began popping up, Anderson Reporting decided to focus more on remote depositions.
“…We understand that many attorneys, paralegals, and their clients may not want to leave their homes to avoid possible infection,” President Gayle Anderson says. “Our staff at Anderson Reporting is proud of offer remote deposition services. Our utilized technology allows to continue the progress of your case from the comfort of your own home.
In the surface, remote depositions aren’t too different from videoconferencing services. The major change between the two is the fact that it is entirely online. When a client books a remote deposition service through Anderson Reporting, they can expect crisp audio and visuals, video and text options, and Anderson’s top-tier court reporting professionals all from the comfort of their home. The staff works closely with their clients to ensure that the videoconferencing service runs smoothly for all participants of the remote deposition.
For attorneys, these remote services are a life-saver. Without them, their cases would come to a screeching halt– something the world of law can’t afford. Those who hire the services of attorneys need results for their legal needs, which is especially crucial when one’s finances and/or livelihood is at stake. Remote depositions allow attorneys to keep their work moving.
But legal needs aren’t stopping simply because of a virus. People everywhere still need legal services, some even more than before. As a result, many attorneys offer remote consultations to get their clients in the figurative door.
“Now more than ever, it is important to have your legal and financial obligations secure and under control,” West Palm Beach elder law attorney, Mark Shalloway, says.
Fields such as elder law are more important than one may consider during these times. Though topics such as asset protection, living trust, and last will and testament are scary ones, they are important during a global pandemic. In a place where over 20 percent of the population is comprised of elders, these areas of practice are particularly important. It is crucial that elder law attorneys still be able to provide their services to the elder community and their families.
Remote consultations help lift the uncertainty from clients’ shoulders. Many firms, such as Shalloway & Shalloway, for example, allow new clients to connect with the attorneys at this elder law firm via phone or video call. These remote depositions allow clients the satisfaction of getting the information they need for an attorney they can trust, all from the comfort of their home/
These remote services give clients something that is increasingly hard to come by these days: peace of mind. Clients can get the legal support they need without having to worry about risk of infection. Attorneys, court reporters, and other legal professionals can provide their expertise without having to worry about their families’, or their own, welfare.
Even past the virus, this resource is great for those whose disabilities make it difficult to go to a physical office location. Once the world returns to some semblance of normal, remote resources will likely continue to be a valuable resource for those who need them.