Category Archive: Remote Conferencing

Remote Depositions: The New Normal Due To COVID-19

Remote depositions are becoming the new normal for the legal profession amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  One common concern from attorneys is can the witness be sworn in remotely.  The Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(4) and similar state rules, such as O.C.G.A. § 9-11-30(4) authorize remote depositions by stipulation of the parties or court order.

Following Governor Brian Kemp’s declaration of a state health emergency in Georgia, Justice Melton issued a statewide judicial emergency limiting court functions and suspended or otherwise granted relief from a number of statutory judicial deadlines.

Currently the order will remain in effect until April 13, 2020.  During this time, EGCR is waiving any web or videoconferencing fees as long as EGCR is not required to provide a location or equipment outside of EGCR’s facility.  Standard deposition rates will apply.

Our team is working diligently to prepare our staff and our clients for the best experience possible.  Below are some helpful links.

Schedule your deposition

View the remote deposition checklist

Upload Exhibits

We urge our clients if they run into a situation that is unique, to call or email our office so we can provide a solution.

We also have a comprehensive YouTube tutorial on web depositions, along with other tutorials.

We believe remote depositions will continue to be relevant in the future for situations relating to weather.  Georgia can shut down for a week at a time due to weather.  You no longer have to.

While, during this crisis, the EGCR and Ancillary teams are working remotely to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are still available to answer your questions or concerns.

Video Conferencing with Elizabeth Gallo Court Reporting

black-and-white-board-boardroom-260689 Video Conferencing with Elizabeth Gallo Court Reporting

At Elizabeth Gallo, we can assist with those multi-party cases that make scheduling tasks a bit difficult, to become easier to organize by using our Video Conferencing Services.

With our Video Conference Services, our staff will coordinate with all parties involved to ensure everyone can connect to the deposition.

You can also attend a Video Conference at our location too! Our conference rooms are equipped with the most latest tools to ensure a smooth deposition.

Book a Video Conference With Us Today! 

EGCR’s Fun Legal Fact of the Week

Elizabeth Gallo Court Reporting’s Fun Legal Fact of the Week is here to help you get through the work week by sharing a random fact about American History, law, and more!

Legal-facts-court-reporting-videography EGCR’s Fun Legal Fact of the Week

EGCR’s Fun Legal Fact of the Week: The Foreign Assistance Act

 

The Foreign Assistance Act was passed on September 4th, 1961. Also, it was an Act of the U.S. Congress. This particular act regrouped existing Foreign programs.

For example, it created its own agency. This agency is known as the The United States Agency for International Development. Additionally, it created its own yet separate military for non-military aid purposes.

The Benefits of Using a Process Server

process-server The Benefits of Using a Process Server

 

On occasion, a case requires for an individual to be served, which can call for a Process Server. During these times, some may think a random person might be suitable to do the job. However, that is not the case. In fact, it is best to use a Professional Process Server. We at Elizabeth Gallo Court Reporting will list out reasons why it is best to hire a Process Server versus someone who does not work in the Process Service Industry.

Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional Process Server: 

  1.  Unlike hiring a random individual, like a friend or acquaintance, Process Servers are trained and educated to perform this duty.
  2. Your paperwork will be overseen legally.
  3. They will have a proof of service.
  4. Guaranteed to be a neutral third party.
  5. Process Servers dedicate their careers in this line of work. Their experiences allows them to serve quickly and accordingly.
  6. It will help deflect problems for your case.

 

 

If you are interested in hiring a Process Server, Contact Us today for more information!