Remote depositions…the future is now

Ohio Civ R 30(B)(6) states  “The parties may stipulate or the court may upon motion order that a deposition be taken by telephone or other remote means. For purposes of this rule, Civ.R. 28, and Civ.R. 45(C), a deposition taken by telephone is taken in the county and at the place where the deponent answers the questions.” (Baldwin’s Ohio Revised Code Annotated, Rules of Civil Procedure, accessed through Westlaw 8/28/2017)

Ohio Civ R 28(B) states: “Depositions may be taken outside this state before: a person authorized to administer oaths in the place where the deposition is taken, a person appointed by the court in which the action is pending, a person agreed upon by written stipulation of all the parties, or, in any foreign country, by any consular officer of the United States within his consular district.” (Baldwin’s Ohio Revised Code Annotated, Rules of Civil Procedure, accessed through Westlaw 8/28/2017)

 

What does all of this mean to you? In a nutshell, it means you can use the handy-dandy videoconferencing equipment available at the Law Library to conduct depositions with experts and other witnesses anywhere in the world without the costly, time-consuming travel.

It’s easy. Once you schedule a video deposition with us, we will contact the deponent (or their IT department) and make all the technological magic happen. We’ll also be on hand the day of the deposition to troubleshoot any technical issues to ensure everything goes as planned.

But wait, there’s more! Our videoconferencing software isn’t just for depositions. Oh no, it slices, it dices, it….is a multi-faceted tool that increases connectivity across multiple platforms. Use it to talk with clients who are incarcerated or located in another city or to network with attorneys in multiple states. We’ve had judges use the Law Library to conduct hearings and other court proceedings via videoconference when a defendant could not be physically present in the Courthouse for one reason or another. It’s a great resource!

The best part? This service is absolutely free to subscribers and county officials. Call the Law Library today for more information!