Whether it be the questioning of a witness during trial or a deposition, litigators tend to prefer the real-time interaction and accompanying back-and-forth that an in-person experience prompts. Traditionally, trials and depositions were conducted only during an in-person setting. Despite this traditional preference, within the past year, WHP represented clients both in fully-virtual and hybrid multi-week trials, which trials included both in-person and virtually-appearing witnesses, as well as countless virtual depositions during the course of litigation.
This evolution toward virtual trial and deposition proceedings arose from a confluence of factors, including advancing technology, which more than ever before closely approximates the in-person interaction litigators covet, coupled with the increased practical need for in-person alternatives due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the litigation landscape has shifted to include more frequent, and more effective, virtual proceedings, WHP's experienced litigators continue to adapt to ensure optimal client representation – whether the litigation occurs in an in-person, virtual, or hybrid setting. As a result, WHP litigators are well-equipped to avoid common pitfalls often encountered by attorneys without such experience, in favor of preferred practices, such as:
WHP's experience in litigation conducted in-person, virtually, or as a hybrid, affords our litigators the flexibility and knowledge to ensure that the primary focus remains on the substantive issues before the court, to ensure the advancement of our clients' interests.
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