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The global pandemic has changed how the world of law operates. Though many legal professionals are beginning to return to their offices with social distancing and other health practices in place, many continue to opt to work from home– and it seems working from home isn’t going to go away any time soon.

Though many people miss the synergy that comes with an office environment and an excuse to get out of the office, there are just as many who are content to work from home forever. Those who worked from home were once seen as less productive and even lazy, but the pandemic has taught us that this is not the case in the slightest. Due to the fact that workers never have to worry about commuting and employers never have to worry about paying for an office space, some industries, including the world of law, are considering working from home indefinitely.

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This raises some questions for professionals in the legal industry. How will they hold crucial meetings  and depositions if everyone is working from home? The answer is simple: remote depositions.

For the past year, the National Network Reporting Company– one of the top litigation support firms in the country– has helped attorneys continue with the course of law through remote depositions. Videoconferencing had long since been a feature the National Network Reporting Company (NNRC) offered their clients. The idea of videoconferencing is the same as remote depositions: people from across the world meet over a virtual meeting. In a remote deposition, however, everyone meets in the comfort of their homes.

Remote depositions serve the exact same purpose as in-person depositions, but attorneys should be aware of some preparation differences. All involved parties must agree to a remote deposition. All documents and exhibits must be delivered to those involved ahead of time (usually via email). Just before the deposition, the oath is administered remotely. Otherwise, the deposition occurs the same way it would in court– attorneys and their legal teams should just make sure their microphones and cameras are properly functioning. The NNRC will always follow through with their remote depositions to be positive everything runs as smoothly as possible.

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Sharing exhibits and documents over the internet is a concern for many legal professionals. With the NNRC, it can be done with no concern. The NNRC utilizes the most secure technology in the business to ensure everyone’s sensitive information is safe throughout the enter deposition process.

Attorneys can decide whether or not they want a court reporter to sit in on the deposition (which they should!) ahead of time. Even in a virtual setting, the NNRC’s court reporters are still able to produce a pristine transcript for their clients to use during the reviewal process. The staff is already there to troubleshoot during a remote deposition, so including a court reporter in one’s practice is a no-brainer.

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During a time where everything seems so out of control, attorneys can still rely on the NNRC’s services. The NNRC and its many partners are still on standby to help clients. Whether they require  a quality court reporter, legal videographer, remote deposition, or any other litigation support service under they sun, they can turn to the NNRC for that help.

To learn more about the NNRC and their remote depositions, call (916) 451-9187, email, or fill out this contact form.