The program will explore the impact of the pandemic on depositions, and make the case for video depositions becoming a permanent part of the litigation process in our post-pandemic world. As we approach the one-year anniversary, the dramatic impact of the shutdown on litigation has come into focus. While the pandemic has created many challenges, there have also been some silver linings, among them the rise of video depositions. This session will examine the dramatic changes that the transition to remote depositions has created, discuss best practices for conducting video depositions, and argue for this new approach to become a permanent option in a post-pandemic world, given the dramatic improvements this method provides for both client expense and convenience. We’ll also propose changes to the federal rules that would eliminate some of the unnecessary negotiations currently involved in arranging for a video deposition.