Zoom Depositions in Kansas City

With COVID-19 causing many courts and other facilities to pause in-person activities, Ragsdale Court Reporting can still support all of your court reporting needs through Zoom Depositions.

Things You Should Know About Your Zoom Deposition

Ragsdale Court Reporting offers high-quality Zoom depositions to clients, helping to ensure the health and safety of all parties involved.

  • Zoom depositions will save you time, travel, and expense so you can spend more time doing more important things, such as preparing for your deposition.
  • You can still be face to face with the witness.
  • Zoom is another option when you are unable to meet in person.
  • The Missouri Supreme Court has issued a temporary order allowing witnesses to be sworn in remotely.
  • You will still receive the same high-quality service from your Certified Court Reporter.

Review the following information before your Zoom deposition so you’ll know what to expect prior to going on the record.

  • Ragsdale Court Reporting will host your Zoom deposition and send out the invitations a day or two before it is scheduled.
  • At your request, the court reporter will do a test run with you a day or two before your deposition. We are mindful of your time and want to ensure the proceedings will begin promptly and run smoothly.
  • You will need a good internet connection and, ideally, a laptop or desktop with a webcam. iPads and smartphones can be used as well.
  • Conduct or attend the deposition in a quiet place without distractions.
  • Please disable all smartphone notifications prior to the start of the deposition.
  • Since the deposition is not being conducted in person, please be mindful of the court reporter. Occasionally there will be a lag or interruption in the proceedings and a word or sentence will not be clearly understood. At that time, the court reporter may have to interrupt for clarification to ensure an accurate record.
  • When speaking, please enunciate clearly and speak one at a time. Pause a second or two when someone stops speaking to ensure there is no overlap in conversation. When reading documents, please read slowly.
  • If possible, e-mail the exhibits to the court reporter, witness, and opposing counsel ahead of time in order to expedite the proceedings.
  • Be mindful of confidential or privileged material that could be visible to others on the screen.
  • Don’t forget to mute your audio during recesses.

We understand conducting depositions via Zoom is a new concept for many, and we will always do our best to ensure all parties involved are comfortable with the process before the deposition begins. Our team has invested in high-quality technology to ensure a clean and clear record. We look forward to working with you.