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By on March 18th, 2020

Magna’s Remote Services

Working Remote

During the COVID-19 crisis, Magna Legal Services is offering FREE video and conference call services for ALL upcoming Magna depositions.

In light of COVID-19, we are all taking precautionary measures to protect ourselves and everyone around us by social distancing. This doesn’t mean you have to put your cases on hold. Completely remotely, you can continue to hold depositions, arbitrations, meetings, witness communication training, focus groups, mock trials, and other jury research sessions. Our remote services include:

Online Remote Video Depositions & Meetings
with Magna LegalVision

*This service is FREE for all Magna depositions during the COVID-19 crisis*

With Magna LegalVision (MLV), you can depose a witness from anywhere in the world. MLV provides clients with real-time access to depositions, meetings, hearings and mediations. You can:

  • Connect using computers, tablets or even smartphones
  • Record entire session (mp4 format)
  • Display and annotate your exhibits
  • Schedule a court reporter or interpreter to join remotely
  • Use a free custom virtual background, created by Magna
  • Video feed your witness directly into a courtroom for live testimony

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 MLV platform is fully encrypted and secure.

Certified Legal Videography: CLV is available for all MLV depositions. The videographer will provide you with an official copy of the event, for both on and off record.

Equipment Rental: 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 depositions.

Virtual Backgrounds: 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.

MAGNA LEGALVISION PLUS
Magna LegalVision Plus (MLV+) will provide you with full deposition management powered by one of Magna’s award-winning trial technicians. Combining years of courtroom tech experience with Magna’s virtual platform, our deposition managers are able to provide seamless support throughout the duration of your event. The deposition manager will handle:

  • Presenting exhibits, demonstratives and videos
  • Real-time management of annotations, zooming, blow-ups, highlights and markings
  • Creating and managing break-out rooms (moving people in between rooms, controlling room access and overseeing confidentiality)

Here’s how to use MLV

Online Arbitrations

Magna is offering the ability to run your arbitration online using Magna’s revolutionary JuryConfirm platform. Key features include:

  • Virtual simulation of court room environment
  • Live presentations
  • Interactive avatars representing live arbitrators
  • Live arbitrator discussions (with remote facilitation)
  • Enhanced knowledge based management system
  • Reduced costs and time efficient

The JuryConfirm platform is completely encrypted and secure. Magna will test equipment before the session (for available parties) and our tech support will be available from start to finish.

Online Focus Groups
with JuryConfirm

Magna’s JuryConfi­rm online jury research platform allows us to efficiently and cost-effectively test theories, themes and storylines in an abbreviated, yet still fully interactive jury research session.

Magna’s methodology and customized software provides clients with insight into the strengths and weaknesses of their case and an understanding of the jury’s potential thought process. JuryConfirm’s interface uses instant feedback technology, online polling, and moderated break-out deliberation rooms to create the benefits of in-person research in an online environment.

Key features:

  • Limitless visual capabilities: Present exhibits, videos & other visual aids
  • Evidence analyzer powered by AI: Automatically takes notes & watches jurors
  • Virtual simulation of court room environment with interactive avatars representing live jurors
  • Live attorney presentations & jury deliberations
  • Real-time results: Fully-customized questionnaires & polling, including presentation feedback
  • Detailed reports featuring case evaluation, theme development, and jury profiles

Online Damages Assessment
with JuryEvaluator

What is your case worth? A JuryEvaluator analysis provides you with an evaluation and perceptions of potential damages by surrogate jurors in your venue. The report includes a statistically reliable range, including economic, non-economic, and apportionment of liability.

  • Results based on your actual case, not similar cases
  • Live research captures current attitudes and biases of jurors
  • Research conducted in your actual venue
  • Research based on current media climate and attitude

Witness Preparation

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.

Defending a remote deposition?
The Magna Legal Vision (MLV) platform allows you to virtually depose a witness, or defend a deposition, from anywhere in the world. While MLV makes remote depositions easy, there are some tips and tricks to help witnesses and attorneys perform well in a virtual platform.

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. Magna’s consultants are experts in preparing witnesses and attorneys for remote 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 on how to prepare themselves and their witnesses.

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

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

Interpreting

With Magna, you can trust that your interpreter is a vetted professional with the necessary language skills and professionalism to ensure your success.

Language OnCall is an on-demand telephonic interpretation service that allows you to connect to an interpreter for any language in just seconds — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year! To request an interpreter, call 877.213.1193. The operator will ask a few basic questions and connect you to your interpreter instantly.

You can also schedule an interpreter to attend Magna LegalVision sessions or other events.

 

To book any service, call 866.624.6221 or email scheduling@magnals.com.