Attorneys Beware: Zoom Depositions Are Likely Inadmissible

By Phillip Zisook (June 21, 2021, 11:57 AM EDT) -- You get a notice of deposition via email. The notice provides that the deposition will be taken remotely through a Zoom videoconference.

The day of the deposition arrives and as your witness is testifying, you notice the red blinking light in the upper left corner of the screen designating that the deposition is being recorded.

As the deposition proceeds, it's no different than any other Zoom deposition, but for that flashing red recording light.

A break is taken and you question the court reporter whether he is putting the times of the breaks on the record. He answers that he forgot...

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