Video Conferencing: The Closest Thing to Being There

Video Conferencing: The Closest Thing to Being There

Videoconferencing allows the attorney to expand his or her reach.

by Eric Goldberg, Benchmark Reporting Agency

No one can deny that technology has revolutionized the way we do business. When the first video conference was introduced at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, it was a futuristic dream that few could imagine becoming a part of every day life. Today, businesses cannot imagine staying competitive without it.

Video conferencing gives law firms, attorneys, their clients and associates the opportunity to participate in real time, face-to-face meetings without the time or expense involved in travel. The quality, availability and high definition of video conferencing make it quick and easy for colleagues to communicate and share data without making a trip to the airport.

Just think of the time and expense you’ll save in travel––hours that can be spent, and billed, more productively. Your clients will also appreciate the ability to meet with you expediently. When video is added to a meeting, participants’ facial expressions of concern or satisfaction can be seen and addressed immediately, without the frustration of crossed emails or missed phone calls.

Not only is video conferencing convenient and sensible, it makes a compelling visual impact while cutting costs as you manage an ever-growing caseload. You’ll complete more meetings in a day, resulting in effective decisions and focused projects, thereby increasing productivity and profitability.

As a Principal of Benchmark Reporting Agency, Eric Goldberg oversees and is active in the day-to-day sales and marketing for the company. He also coordinates all of Benchmark’s video conferencing and video streaming worldwide — nearly 5,000 deposition suite options. He has been with Benchmark since 2000 and knows the court reporters, the firm’s capabilities, and the most efficient way to serve clients’ needs. 

Minneapolis Court Reporters

Minneapolis Court Reporters

Minneapolis court reporters are providing new ways of handling cases.

Minneapolis court reporters bring new technology into law firms each day. This new technology is giving the legal community new ways to manage the increased information that comes into cases thanks to the information age. The same connectivity that gives us an incredible flow of information into cases can also be used to the attorney’s advantage when preparing the case, and Minnesota court reporters are leading the way in providing this technology.

Video is now an important part of the law firm. From video conferencing and video depositions to video presentations used in the courtroom, lawyers are finding new ways to bring this technology into their cases. It can help to eliminate travel, provide a better way to consume depositions, and even sway jurors in the courtroom. In each instance, experienced legal videographers provided by court reporting companies are bringing this technology to the law firm.

There are also several more tools that court reporting companies are bringing into the legal field. Realtime reporting, online repositories and other tools are giving attorneys new ways to control and store information, meaning they are equipped to face any challenge anywhere— even when it is far from the practice.

Choosing the right firm can mean the difference between having all of the technology needed to most efficiently and effectively handle a case or being left behind by the competition. Today’s court reporting firms can bring the best technology and the most experience to each challenge faced by the law firm while also providing the accurate and timely reporting services that attorneys need every day.