Preparing Remote Deposition Defenses For Corporate Entities

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By Kathleen Carlson, Elizabeth Austin and Emily Scholtes (October 19, 2021, 5:09 PM EDT) — As discovery schedules currently being set for the months and years ahead amply demonstrate, remote depositions are here for the foreseeable future.

Remote depositions have their benefits, including reduced cost for the client, less travel, and increased flexibility and convenience. As practitioners know well, however, they also present unique challenges.

On the defense side of the table, remote depositions can pose particular difficulties when it comes to preparing witnesses and strategizing with clients remotely, because the limitations of teleconferencing often result in remote preparation sessions that are shorter and more tightly focused than was the prepandemic norm.

Shorter preparation sessions are…

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