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Recommended Guidelines for Remote Proceedings
Attorneys participating in this proceeding acknowledge that participants are not present in the same room
That said proceeding will be reported remotely
All participants must 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’s identification is valid
If identity of witness is in question, witness and counsel agree to have witness provide valid identification by displaying valid ID and/or valid driver’s license
All counsel and participants agree that only admissible and accepted record of this 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
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
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
Reporter can physically mark printed exhibits and attach them to the record.
It is highly recommended that participants have good internet
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 uses their computer audio and mutes 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 the camera
(it is not necessary to exit meeting)
It is recommended that participants keep background noise down to a minimum.
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