Lawyers have always been bound by ethical standards. The pandemic created a new one – reduce the spread of a deadly disease by staying home and working remotely.
The American Bar Association has established that attorneys have an ethical obligation to adopt new technologies to reduce health risks, serve clients cost-effectively and help deliver justice as expeditiously as possible. This responsibility extends to the discovery process, including depositions.
Attorneys must understand the risks of conducting remote depositions and how to mitigate those risks. Protocols can help lawyers avoid challenges to evidence. These protocols should address counsel’s ethical duties, challenges that may arise and how to prepare witnesses.
This one-hour CLE course outlines the latest ABA and court precedents concerning the ethics of taking a remote deposition and how attorneys can create solid protocols to help avoid challenges to evidence.
Avi Stadler, General Counsel, Esquire Deposition Solutions, LLC
Suzanne Payer, Vice President of Sales, Esquire Deposition Solutions, LLC
NJ CLE Credits: Approved for 1.20 Ethics and Professionalism Credits. Attorney must provide listening code.
NY CLE Credit provided via NYCLE “Other Approved Jurisdictions” Policy. Attorney must provide listening code.