No matter what form they take, depositions are the foundation of any legal case. If you’re looking to take sworn, out-of-court oral testimonies from witnesses before a trial, consider these options for scheduling and taking depositions in San Jose.
Deposition Scheduling Options
Scheduling services with Talty Court Reporters is easy. You can set up your next deposition in one of three ways:
- Schedule online: Fill out our online scheduling form, and your request will be emailed directly to our office. You will be asked to provide a deposition notice, basic information about your firm, and specific information about your deposition request. You can even select additional services, such as an expedited transcript, interpreter, conference room, legal videography, and more.
- Schedule by phone: Feel free to call a member of our team directly at (408) 244-1900. If you need to schedule in-court work, please do so using this method.
- Schedule via a secure client portal: The TCRConnect virtual office is an easy way for returning clients to schedule depositions. You can also access your calendar, cancel an upcoming deposition, or request a copy of a transcript or invoice using this client portal.
Methods for Taking Depositions
If you are new to the legal process or have been asked to take a deposition for the first time, become familiar with your options here:
- Oral depositions: The traditional method is when the depodent (person being deposed) sits down with an attorney and answers questions about their involvement in the case. A court reporter attends the deposition and transcribes every word into a written document for later use in court or for discovery purposes.
- Video depositions: This option works the same as traditional oral depositions, but there’s an added element: a recording device captures video of the witness’s testimony. Many attorneys choose video depositions for extra clarity over a written transcript alone. Most courts also allow experts and witnesses to testify via video at trial rather than appearing in person. Videotaping the deposition is an efficient way to collect this footage.
- Remote depositions: Meeting in person isn’t always convenient or even possible. Remote depositions capture legal testimony from a witness using private, secure chat options. This saves your legal firm time and money without sacrificing the quality of the deposition.
- Videoconferencing: Similar to remote depositions, videoconferencing is a method for taking depositions when the attorney and depodent are in different places. It has the added benefit of video imaging technology, which allows all participants to see one another as well as the exhibits being examined. The meeting is also recorded, essentially making it a video deposition that is conducted remotely.
At Talty Court Reporters, we utilize the latest technology to deliver the very best results in your legal case. Turn to us for top-quality remote depositions, court reporting and transcribing services, video and audio conferencing, and much more. For additional information about our services, or to request a cost estimate, please contact us today.