Advanced Deposition Technologies Create Ethics Issues for Litigators

NextGen Reporting's CLE workshop identifies challenges and opportunities.

Jun 22, 2010, 10:00 ET from NextGen Reporting

WAYNE, Pa., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Litigators are finding that the new technologies that enable them to manage their depositions more efficiently also create a host of novel ethical issues.  NextGen Reporting, a provider of deposition services, is offering litigators a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) workshop, "The Ethics of Deposition Technology," that helps litigators to identify, understand and manage these new ethical duties.  The workshop has been approved for ethics credit in PA, NY and NJ.

Philadelphia law firm Cozen O'Connor was the first to participate in the workshop. Jim Dolan, a Member at Cozen, noted, "While our ethical obligations have not changed, the technology for managing information has.  NextGen helped us understand the potential of and challenges associated with the newest technologies. Our clients will benefit from what we have learned."

The workshop begins with a discussion of attorneys' responsibilities under the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct.  Then the conversation shifts to the benefits and ethical considerations of the advanced technologies now available to litigators.  Topics include considerations of videotaped depositions, real time, remotely conducted depositions, electronic communications during depositions, and social media such as Facebook and Twitter.  

"The ethics element creates a strong demand for this workshop," said Terry Mogul, Director of CLE at The Insurance Society of Philadelphia, a nonprofit organization that facilitates CLE presentations for leading firms.  "The feedback has been quite positive, and the litigators indicate that the discussions have positively impacted their practices."

Founded by David Noteware, Esq., NextGen has considerable expertise on these topics.  NextGen offers market-leading deposition services that enable litigators to improve their effectiveness and add value to their clients.  If the location of the deposition has confirmed broadband Internet, NextGen offers free video with every deposition.  Deposition videos are available for viewing within 24 hours via a secure repository. Transcripts and exhibits are available promptly thereafter.  Using NextGen technology services, remote attorneys, claims adjustors, and clients can now participate in depositions with unprecedented ease from their desktops and home offices.

About NextGen

NextGen Reporting provides solutions that help solve the litigation workflow challenges faced by attorneys and their clients.  With superior customer service and technology, NextGen offers attorneys, court reporters and their clients a streamlined and improved process with significant cost savings.  To learn more, visit

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