Court Reporting Philadelphia

Court Reporting & Deposition Services — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Magna understands that a perfect deposition is the key to any winning case. To assure you every advantage at trial, we invest in the best and most experienced court reporters and arm them with the latest technology. We offer nationwide coverage and 24-hour scheduling, assuring you reliable service at competitive rates.

We offer:

  • Nationwide Internet Scheduling
  • Interactive Internet Depositions
  • Realtime Reporting Services
  • Rough Disks
  • Videoconferencing
  • Conference Rooms
  • Complex Case Management
  • ASCll Disks
  • Condensed Transcripts

Virtual / Zoom Depositions

With Magna LitigationVision (MLV), you can depose a witness from anywhere in the world. MLV provides clients with REAL-TIME video access to depositions, mediations, arbitrations, hearings, meetings and other proceedings. During the COVID crisis, we’re offering our MLV platform for FREE with a Magna court reporter.

  • Schedule a Court Reporter or Interpreter to Join Remotely
  • Connect Using Computers, Tablets or Even Smartphones
  • Display & Annotate Your Exhibits
  • Monitoring & Instant Tech Support
  • Free Platform Training Prior to Proceeding
  • Breakout Rooms (with remote facilitation)
  • Free Custom Virtual Backgrounds
  • Certified Trial Directors/ Exhibit Managers (MLV+)
  • Record Entire Session (mp4 format)
  • Reduced Costs & Time Efficient

Magna’s state-of-the-art video deposition services are complete with digitization and synchronization. Video testimony is one of the most effective tools for witness presentation and impeachment in the courtroom, and also makes your deposition review straightforward and more cost-effective than traditional paper review.

Tech Support for Virtual Legal Proceedings

You can be confident in hosting your event remotely— Magna will test equipment before the session and our tech support will be available from start to finish. The platform is fully encrypted & secure
Help is always just a click away. You could use MLV’s chat feature to ask tech support any questions you have and get immediate help.

Complete Deposition/ Exhibit Management

Magna LitigationVision Plus (MLV+) will provide you with full session management powered by one of Magna’s seasoned trial technicians. Combining years of courtroom tech experience with Magna’s virtual platform, MLV+ managers provide seamless support by:

  • Presenting exhibits, demonstratives and videos
  • Real-time management of annotations, zooming, blow-ups, highlights and markings
  • Creating and managing break-out rooms

Equipment Rental

Don’t have the equipment? No problem! Magna offers a state-of-the-art flight pack system: iPad & stand, bluetooth speaker, conference phone, hotspot & extension cable. We ship these flight packs hundreds of times per year, often to last-minute events.

Custom Virtual Backgrounds

Put your best face forward, no matter where you’re streaming from. Magna’s team of talented designers will create custom virtual backgrounds tailored to your firm’s branding. For FREE. Choose a design, and we’ll customize it with your firm’s logo and colors.

Certified Legal Videography

Certified legal videographers (CLV) are available for all MLV events and have the ability to swear in witnesses.
The videographer will provide you with an official copy of the event, for both on and off record.

Ready to Schedule a Deposition?

You can schedule with us 24/7 online or by contacting us at Scheduling@MagnaLS.com or 866.624.6221.

Witness Preparation for Virtual Depositions

Witness Communication Training

Jurors consider themselves experts on people, so the impressions made by a witness can strongly influence a jury’s decision making.  This is especially true when such impressions are negative.

Witness communication training helps witnesses develop a deeper understanding of the themes, context, and purpose of their testimony.

In any setting, in-person or online, witness preparation:

  • Reduces or eliminates witness anxiety
  • Clarifies the deponent’s role in the case
  • Helps deponents stay on message
  • Assists in developing a credible conversational tone
  • Identifies and mitigates any non-verbal issues, such as tics, fidgeting or eye-rolling
  • Provides techniques for effectively handling documents and exhibits

Consultants will also explain to witnesses jurors’ expectations for their testimony, and correct behaviors that get in the way of jurors’ positive perceptions.

Magna’s jury consultants help witnesses feel more in control of their testimony while adhering to the rules of testimony and to avoid being “advocates” for their side of the case.  We develop “safe harbors” that give witnesses structure and tools to deal with tough cross-examination questions.  The use of videotape feedback during witness communication training can often help a witness identify what the jurors may perceive.  These tools will allow your witnesses the opportunity to learn and practice strategies in order to best respond to challenging questions and deliver the most effective message at trial.

We use videotape feedback to help witnesses identify what the jurors may perceive. These tools will allow your witnesses to practice strategies for responding to challenging questions and delivering the most effective message at trial.

Defending a Virtual Deposition?

Witness preparation eliminates the added layer of anxiety from the virtual setting by:

  • Practicing. Deponents can feel “alone” without counsel, so a practice session with the platform can help diminish this
  • Reviewing procedures for pauses, objections, and exhibits
  • Instructing deponents where to look for the most natural and effective presentation (particularly if being recorded)
  • Familiarizing participants with the remote platform’s features (chats, mute, viewing exhibits, etc.)
  • Coaching on attire and effective posture

Magna Legal Services has been facilitating remote depositions for over a decade. However, many people are just now taking and defending depositions for the first time in a virtual format. While the Magna LegalVision (MLV) platform makes remote depositions easy, there are some tips and tricks to help witnesses and attorneys perform well.

Magna’s consultants are experts in preparing witnesses and attorneys for virtual depositions. They will share their practical tips and logistical considerations, explain how remote depositions work and the platform’s capabilities, and will provide advice to attorneys.

Magna consultants will work with your key witnesses and provide them with performance feedback in a non-threatening context making suggestions regarding style, language, and demeanor. .

Get Ready!

During the COVID-19 crisis, Magna is offering 45 minutes of FREE witness prep with one of our expert jury consultants *Discounted 10% after the first 45 minutes.

To book a witness prep session, or any of Magna’s services, you can contact us using the form below, or at 866.624.6221 or Scheduling@MagnaLS.com

Magna is platform agnostic! Please let us know if you have a preference for Zoom, Cisco, Webex, etc.

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