Video is becoming increasingly important and effective for use on websites, social media, and online marketing but that’s not the only place where it can make a difference. Hire a legal videographer for your next deposition!
Why use a certified LVS to record testimony?
Legal videographers are trained in the 62 standards for legal video depositions. They’re certified by the Certified Legal Video Specialists (CLVS) Council of the National Court Reporters Association. In other words, they’re well-trained to handle your case. There are times when it just makes sense to have a video recording in addition to the written transcription.
Impeachment of a Witness
On television it’s easy for the cops and lawyers to catch a witness in a lie but it’s not that way in real life. Attorneys get to the heart of the matter, even if that means impeaching a witness by playing a video clip of their deposition in addition to reading the written transcript.
The jury can see the witness and their body language which tells a different story than what the words speak as they give one version of the events in question, and late giving another version of the story. It’s quite impactful but we couldn’t do it without legal videographers.
Witness Isn’t Available
You’re preparing for a trial and learn of a key witness that isn’t available on the trial date, what do you do? Rather than searching for another witness, hire a legal videographer to record witness testimony.
The Calming Effect
It has been our experience that having a legal videographer present calms witnesses and attorneys. They seem to be on better behavior than if there’s just a court reporter in the room. No one wants to see their bad behavior replayed later.
Whatever the reason, a legal videographer is an option for your next deposition. Contact us today to learn more!