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Adapting to Change: The Rise of Virtual Depositions in Texas and Across the Country

The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound impact on the legal system in Texas and across the country. While it presented its fair share of challenges, it has also paved the way for positive developments, such as the introduction of virtual depositions.

In the past couple of years, attorneys across the country had to navigate a new reality. One significant change that emerged is the growing popularity of virtual depositions. Prior to 2020, there was considerable hesitation among courts and clients when it came to embracing remote or hybrid proceedings. However, the immediate shift to an online environment brought about by the pandemic forced attorneys to adjust. Interestingly, they discovered some advantages to this new approach.

Remote depositions offer a multitude of benefits and advantages. Not only do they provide convenience, but they also address the issue of the limited availability of court reporters. By eliminating the need for in-person proceedings, parties can access a larger pool of reporters across the state, ensuring that they have ample options to choose from for capturing the record and generating the transcript. Effective September 1, 2023, those court reporters no longer need to be located in the State of Texas, which allows even more flexibility in who captures your testimony.

Remote depositions allow you to schedule proceedings without the constraints of travel or location, saving you time and reducing associated costs. Additionally, the virtual nature of these depositions promotes efficiency, as parties can easily coordinate and participate from the comfort of their own office or home.

If you find yourself in need of court reporter coverage for your deposition, virtual depositions are an excellent option. If you’re seeking efficient and effective reporter coverage for your deposition, embrace the choice with The Legal Connection. We can take care of all your Court Reporting needs, including scheduling Videographers and conference rooms, and have techs with years of experience with virtual depositions ready to help in your next case.

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