Traditionally depositions have been held primarily at law offices, but there’s another excellent alternative available in deposition centers. Deposition centers are full-service suites fully staffed and stocked with everything needed to handle your deposition from start to finish.
Deposition centers are becoming more and more commonplace, with 17 in the New York area free of charge to clients of Diamond Reporting & Legal Video. These state-of-the-art suites were developed with depositions in mind but are also fitting places to hold other legal proceedings like mediations or arbitrations. Each is located close to law firms, courts and public transportation, making them convenient for every case.
Deposition centers offer numerous advantages over typical law firm conference rooms. Today, we’ll examine some of the many reasons why they may be the best choice for your next deposition location.
Space is limited at your firm: Why fight over the preciously scarce conference room space in your firm? Instead, opt for a deposition center where you won’t be interrupted by associates needing to meet with clients or overruled by partners with last-minute conference needs.
You don’t have time or energy to worry about setup: Instead of devoting your or your staff’s time and energy to setting up your firm’s conference room for a deposition, hold your deposition at a location where everything is done for you. Deposition centers are full-service spaces designed to meet the specific needs of depositions and provide the comfort, efficiency and technology today’s legal profession demands. These suites are elegant corporate environments and house everything needed for effective deposing of all parties. Diamond Reporting’s deposition centers are fully furnished and professionally appointed with large conference tables and comfortable chairs and are equipped with flat-screen HD TVs, DVD players, speaker phones, fax machines and copying machines. Other amenities include wireless internet and refreshments.
Opposing counsel is opposed to using your firm’s space: Meet in the middle by holding the deposition on neither party’s turf. Set apart from law offices and courtrooms, deposition centers provide a neutral, professional space. The impartial location allows all deposed parties, as well as opposing counsel, to feel more comfortable and at ease.
You are short-staffed: Instead of adding to the already full to-do list of your firm’s paralegals or receptionist, rely on the administrative support provided free of charge with use of a deposition center. At Diamond Reporting’s deposition centers, dedicated administrative professionals are on site to assist in the deposition process. Diamond assigns a receptionist/manager specifically to your group to provide any support attorneys or the deposed may require.
A lot is riding on your deposition: When you need a deposition to run extra-smoothly, the key is having a knowledgeable, familiar court reporter and legal videographer on your depo team. These deposition professionals are completely at home in deposition centers run by their court reporting firm. The court reporter and/or videographer assigned are very familiar with the deposition center environment and will be able to professionally handle your deposition from start to finish.
The deponent and/or opposing counsel is in a different location: Deposition centers make videoconference depositions a breeze. When you hold your videoconference at a deposition center, you don’t have to worry about logistics of the hardware, software and connections needed to allow for simultaneous digital transmission of voice, video, data, etc. Security of the information is also assured. Diamond’s 128-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) makes media sharing during your videoconference secure.
Want more information about holding your next deposition, mediation or arbitration at one of Diamond’s 16 deposition centers? Contact Diamond Reporting, and one of our helpful staff will answer all of your questions and can even schedule your time at one of our convenient deposition centers.