[co-author: Karen Lisko, Ph.D., Senior Litigation Consultant]
The world changed in 2020. Many of the activities formerly conducted in person now occur remotely and will likely occur remotely for the foreseeable future. This includes depositions, interviews, and other forms of testimony. While remote depositions have always been permitted, they were rarely used in the normal course, perhaps because technology had not quite caught up, or because of the difficulty observing deponents and documents. See Republic of Turkey v. Christie’s, Inc., 326 F.R.D. 402 (S.D.N.Y. 2018).