WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA:
In 2017, Phipps Reporting, one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies in America, hosted 85 webconference proceedings. Four months into 2020, they have booked more than 2,000 webconference proceedings as law firms try to move their cases forward during the coronavirus pandemic via remote litigation.
Phipps Reporting’s first experience with webconference court reporting came in November 2010 during a large construction case with 15 lawyers and a deponent referring to photos on his computer while testifying. The firm recognized the future of remote litigation and became the first in the court reporting industry to offer webconferencing as one of their main services.
|“Webconferencing has come a long way since the early 2000s. We have offered it as a solution in trial and to enable expert witnesses to appear remotely during trials, including asbestos cases and a medical products liability trial involving Stryker,” says Christine Phipps, president and CEO of Phipps Reporting. “Our experience makes us the ideal solution for litigants looking for remote court reporting and video services.”|
Even under normal circumstances, webconferencing can be more efficient and cost-conscious for litigants than in-person services. Court reporters can appear for short hearings without commuting, leaving more time for preparing the transcript, or even cover courthouses in remote geographic areas.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Phipps Reporting is offering free webconference rooms and one-on-one or individual law firm training sessions in order to help legal professionals pivot to this new era of remote litigation.
“Webconferencing can help the millions of people employed in the litigation world get back to work and maintain some sense of normalcy,” says Phipps.