Important Tips for Conducting a Remote Deposition During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Huseby Inc. Litigation Services

Note from the Paralegal Division Technology Committee: Remote depositions have become increasingly common during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many paralegals and attorneys are still trying to find their way through this new remote frontier. As Chair of the Technology Committee, I recently reached out to Huseby Inc. to get their take on best practices for taking a remote deposition. Huseby Inc. is a global leader in court reporting, trial support services, interactive real-time technology and mobile litigation support services.

Huseby responded to our inquiry with best practices for acknowledging remote technology, exhibit presentation, witness coaching, and external communication. This is information you will definitely want to share with your attorney before your next deposition! – Technology Committee

Do you have questions about the effectiveness of remote depositions?  In response to some of the great client stories we have received regarding their remote deposition needs, we have put together some ways for you to address the concerns of conducting a remote deposition while on the record.

Find below a few ways that attorneys are changing their litigation tactics to alleviate the concerns of witness coaching, external communication, presenting exhibits to a remote deponent, and acknowledging the remote technology.

Exhibit Presentation


Witness Coaching and External Communication



If you have questions regarding remote depositions, for direct contact information, you can call or email Huseby’s North Carolina Market Manager as follows:

Hillary Creech, NC Market Manager

[email protected]

(800) 333-2082, ext. 575

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