In today’s visual-rich world, a video is much more likely to give your case a win. Legal videography is a highly used tool by litigators because they know the value of the impact of visual testimony over simple printed testimony. Both in and out of the courtroom, legal video product is a valuable tool of reference. Maybe you can’t decide whether or not to use this particular witness in court. Perhaps you can use it to see where a particular client can dress or behave more appropriately. Another way that the tool of video is used is to preserve the testimony of someone who is gravely ill, they may pass away before trial or become too sick to testify when the time comes. Some attorneys use video to preserve the testimony of someone who flees or otherwise cannot testify in a court of law. If you have to take down the testimony of an expert witness, juries respond better and pay better attention to a video rather than a boring reading back of their testimony. Not only that, but by utilizing video, you can save both time and money.
Lift your case off of the paper and bring it to life by capturing not just the words. Use legal video to capture the facial expressions, tone of voice, mannerisms and other human traits that cannot be gotten from paper transcripts. The expression, “it’s not what you say but how you say it” has been around for a long time, and for good reason. A person sitting on a jury can easily read what the answer “really” is or might be by watching a witness react live on camera. That is a priceless factor in your case. If you do not have a videographer on your deposition, the chance to catch that opportunity will be gone and you can never get it back.
If you are looking to take advantage of a legal videographer, contact Cady Reporting Services in Cleveland, Ohio. We are headquartered in Cuyahoga County, but personally cover the state of Ohio with our CLVS* legal video team. If you are looking for a court reporter or videographer in another state or country, please don’t hesitate to let us help you. We are the resource used by countless litigators in the state of Ohio used to schedule any litigation support services with our personally vetted partners in the NNRC.
*CLVS stands for Certified Legal Video Specialist, as certified by the NCRA
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Article written by Michelle Cady-Cook. She is the Director of Marketing and part owner of Cady Reporting (a WBENC company). She is a sustaining member of the Cleveland Association of Paralegals, and is currently serving as Chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Green Initiative Committee and Chair of the Follow Up Committee for the National Network of Reporting Companies (NNRC). She has been officially involved in the legal community for over 10 years. Within the framework of Cady Reporting Services, she partners with locally owned court reporting firms across the country to continually improve the practice of litigation.
Cady Reporting Services is located at 1468 W. 9th St. Cleveland, OH 44113. Our court reporters and videographers personally serve the state of Ohio, and we daily schedule court reporters and other litigation support services through our partners in the NNRC. The National Network of Reporting Companies is your personal connection to coverage wherever and whenever you need it.