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Comprehensive Court Reporting Service | Do you need to conduct a realtime video deposition with the realtime text and the audio feed streamed to a third-party?
Blog submitted by Kathy Carter, RMR, CRR
I recently had the opportunity to provide realtime court reporting services for two days of technical expert witness video depositions in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. One of the parties was requesting daily copy delivery for these depositions. The same party also requested that my realtime text and the audio feed be streamed to the Internet for their use.
I had provided these streaming services in the past with older technology, but for this deposition Brown & Jones chose to use a new streaming service called LiveDeposition. LiveDeposition allows streaming to the Internet of realtime text, audio feed, and video; and although this was a video deposition, the video stream was not requested for these particular depositions.
Overall, the whole process ran very smoothly. The steps required to connect the feeds to the Internet were fairly simple and easy to understand. A few clicks of the mouse, and everything was set to go. Support from LiveDeposition was great. They got the client set up with everything they required and answered all their questions. LiveDeposition also monitored the feeds at the beginning of the depositions, just to make sure all was proceeding well.
There was also an attorney who was present in the deposition conference room that requested to be hooked up via CaseViewNet realtime feed. He hadn’t made prior arrangements, but it was no problem. I loaded the software on his computer, so he was ready to go and hooked up in seconds.
In addition, even as I was streaming the realtime text and audio feed to the Internet from the deposition conference room, my computer‑aided transcription program, CaseCatalyst by Stenograph, was also able to send the transcript to a scopist via the Internet to facilitate the daily copy delivery that had been requested.
Well, needless to say, I had to be on my game for this assignment. At the end of the depositions, I was very happy with the way everything went. It gives me great satisfaction to be able to provide the kind of computer litigation support services that the legal community today is demanding. We, as deposition reporters, are definitely keeping up with this litigation technology. In fact, I think sometimes we are leading the way!!
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