Marcus Deposition has security settings and licensee in place to ensure privacy
Attorneys participating in this proceeding acknowledge that participants are not present in the same room.
That said proceeding will be reported remotely.
It is recommended that participants identify themselves on the record, including those that are present via telephone only.
All participants should state where they are physically located (exact address is not necessary)
The oath administered by the court reporter carries the same weight as if given in person, pursuant to Emergency Order issued by the California Judicial Council.
All counsel acknowledge that the witness is who he/she says they are and/or witness may present valid identification.
All counsel and participants agree that only admissible and accepted recording of proceeding is that of the court reporter’s recording and/or transcription.
No other participants are allowed to record proceedings via camera, phone or any other recording device.
If recorded proceeding is requested, please note that recorded remote proceedings are not the same as professionally videotaped and recorded proceedings taken by videographers that are hired to record and videotape. Court reporters are not obligated to provide remote recordings.
Presenting Exhibits Remotely:
Counsel presenting exhibits utilize “Share Screen” to present exhibits via remote.
(Save exhibits to desktop for easy access during Share Screen)
Counsel presenting exhibits will identify exhibit and inform reporter that said exhibit is to be marked.
Reporter will then make note on record of exhibit being marked.
Upon completion of deposition, counsel that presented exhibits will email said exhibits to reporter’s office for printing and attachment to the transcript.
Reporter Share Screen:
When hosting Zoom meeting and counsel wishes to have reporter perform the Screen Sharing of exhibits, the reporter may choose “Share Screen,” then choose “Give Remote Access,” which is next to the “Annotate” button. There is a dropdown for the participants you want to give access to and you can then give access to anyone; witness, attorneys, etc.
If reporter has uploaded exhibits to his or her desktop and knows how to navigate the Screen Sharing option, the reporter may do the Screen Sharing rather than the attorney. Please note that this method is not the recommended method, as the reporter’s ability to physically navigate prohibits reporter from reporting at the same time.
Physical Possession of Exhibits:
Counsel may elect to send Bates stamped exhibits to all participants ahead of time, before proceedings, via email.
All participants can print exhibits and have them available for reference.
It is highly recommended that participants have good internet access.
Only one speaker at a time. Pause at end of statement to allow counsel to interpose objections and/or statements.
It is recommended that everyone use their computer audio and mute their phones.
If computer audio is not operational, call in and use phone audio.
Two methods of audio cannot be used simultaneously, as it will cause feedback and disruption (i.e. use phone audio only or computer audio only)
During breaks, it is recommended everyone mute their audio and cover pause video. (it is not necessary to exit meeting)