During this unprecedented time, along with much of the rest of the world, I have suspended in-person court reporting services per CDC guidelines. I continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis, and hope to be back in a conference room in the near future.
While we may not be able to meet in-person for some time, it does not mean your clients need to fall behind on their case load. I am now offering full service remote video depositions. Read below for more detail, and be sure to reach out with any questions.
I am pleased to offer remote video deposition services utilizing the most up to date technology. I also work closely with a deposition monitor to help iron out any tech issues and concerns before the deposition if needed. We also handle the exhibits during the video deposition.
Curious about the process? I would be happy to talk you through it! Call or email today.
Let me know what date your client would like to schedule for. Please also begin to gather relevant exhibits from your clients to be used.
I specialize in Zoom, but also have experience with other platforms. If needed, I am equipped to fully host the deposition using Zoom.
I have created a Best Practices Guide to help instruct your clients and ensure a success video deposition. Please download PDF below.
Because various technical pieces are involved, I strongly suggest participants join the meeting 15 minutes early to iron out any issues.
You will receive an email containing a link to the virtual meeting. Click "Join Zoom Meeting" when ready, and wait to be accepted in.
It may feel a little odd at first, but the video feature helps to connect the room and keep the deposition moving forward timely.
I strongly recommend that participants use a landline or cell phone for audio. Once accepted into the meeting, follow dial-in prompts.
Muting your phone will avoid distractions caused by unwanted background noise. It will also reduce risk of feedback issues.
After joining the meeting, make sure you understand all functions. Ask questions before the deposition starts to avoid delays.
The first time you use Zoom, you will need to download it onto you computer. See https://zoom.us/ for instructions.
This may sound obvious, but slow WiFi will halt a deposition proceeding. Please make sure you are in a location that has strong internet.
Dial in with either a land-line phone (preferred if available), or a cell phone. I will also ask that you mute or disable the audio on your computer or laptop to avoid feedback or sound lags due to internet limitations.
I know that working from home can present challenges and disruptions. As these are a legal proceeding, to the best of your ability, please take deposition in a secluded room away from pets and family members.
LORI BYRD, REALTIME COURT REPORTER
PO Box 453, Winfield, KS 67156
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