Coronavirus Solutions for Depositions

Novel Coronavirus Illustration provided by the CDC - Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS.

Office Status – Updated May 22, 2020

Our Bannockburn, IL Headquarters is OPEN and following CDC-recommended actions for social distancing and face mask requirements. Depositions needing to be conducted at our office during shelter in place should contact us to ensure proper precautions are taken. Attorneys may continue to attend remotely at no charge, including for depositions taken at our office, through the end of June 2020.

Our downtown Chicago, IL Deposition Suites are OPEN IN A LIMITED CAPACITY with reduced staffing. All scheduling and production will be handled by our Bannockburn office, and depositions will be held at our downtown office on a case-by-case basis. Court reporters and legal videographers can be provided in person for other locations downtown. Please contact us for more information.

Remote court reporting solutions available – please Contact Us for more information.

Technology solutions for mitigating the coronavirus risk in legal services

Updated: Please read our Remote Conferencing guide for instructions on holding depositions, hearings, and other proceedings via web conference.

With the current global concerns of the COVID-19 Coronavirus and its worldwide impact escalating each day, the legal services industry faces disruptions and changes to mitigate the risk and impact of the disease.

Much like other industries adapting technology to offset the disruptions, modern court reporting technology solutions provide alternatives to traveling or cancelling assignments. At Lake Cook Reporting, we are providing a number of technology solutions to assist attorneys and law firms in carrying out important legal proceedings with minimal interruptions.

Our company will be providing the following services in response to Coronavirus concerns:

 

  • Discounted video evidence deposition recordings for any key witnesses or expert witnesses so their depositions can be played back in court rather than having a witness travel for trial.

 

  • Remote court reporting solutions – Our court reporters work from our offices and connect via high definition video conferencing to witnesses across the country. Witnesses and attorneys can connect from places of their choosing provided they’re using laptops or tablets with webcams for video, headsets or telephone for audio, and a stable high speed internet connection.

 

  • Free conference room speakerphones available at all our locations in all rooms.

Furthermore, we are also taking CDC recommended steps in regards to availability of hand sanitizers, face masks, employee and contractor education on hand hygiene, requiring employees/court reporters to stay home if experiencing symptoms or elevated body temperatures, and properly sanitizing workstations and conference rooms after each use.

Additionally, our client services team will work with you to provide solutions for your depositions. Call us at (847) 236-0773 or email us at info@lakecookreporting.com or fill out a contact form on our website to discuss how we can assist in making sure your deposition and legal proceedings continue.