Pre-Deposition Tips: How to Prepare to Take a Deposition- Plaintiff’s Perspective

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes Friday, June 4th, 2010

Types of Depositions- Continued

Deposition via Satellite

Depositions can also be taken via satellite transmission, allowing instantaneous communication. Some court reporting services offer depositions via satellite. This technology is also available at and on college campuses, airports, and other commercial sites throughout the country.

The use of a satellite transmission for a deposition is almost the same as being there in person. Lawyers and the deponent can remain in their respective cities. Questions and responses are instantaneously communicated to all of the participants.

This type of deposition is recorded instantly, as if all the parties were in the same room. A videotape or DVD can be made available for later use.

Satellite transmissions are extremely convenient once set up. However, they can be expensive and the technology may not be available in all areas of the country. A more practical and less expensive approach may be to take a telephone deposition, with a videotape operator in the same room as the deponent.

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