A frequently asked questions upon hearing about our paperless deposition solution is whether or not a wireless connection is needed to the use the software. The answer is: yes. While this may seem to create problems for lawyers and law firms that do not have a wireless network in place, there are some simple solutions to get around this problem.
The first thing to do is to change the location of the deposition. If your office has no wireless connection, you may wish to ask opposing counsel to agree to conduct the deposition in their office.
The second thing you can do is to create a mobile hotspot station using your smartphone. You can create a personal Wi-Fi cloud capable of sharing your wireless network with a variety of Wi-Fi-enabled devices, including laptops and tablets. This will allow you to conduct the deposition using AgileLaw’s deposition software as if you had a wireless network in place at your office.
If you don’t have a smartphone capable of creating a mobile hotspot, you can create a personal hotspot using a wireless MiFi device. The device allows for the creation of a personal hotspot that lets you connect your computers and devices to the Internet using a cellular data connection. Having the ability to share an internet connection from a mobile device to other personal devices is definitely a beneficial feature that really comes in handy and will make it easier to conduct depositions at your convenience and without much hassle.
Another option is to consider purchasing wireless Internet and set-up your office’s own personal wireless network. As we’ve seen, legal processes are becoming increasingly efficient thanks to technology and the its adoption is rapidly increasing.
A recent study conducted by Vertic, a digital ad agency, predicts that tablet adoption will grow by almost 50% per year. Law firms across the nation are beginning to implement new technologies into their practice in order to become more efficient, better interact and serve clients, and maintain their competitive advantage.
Eventually, most legal processes will be done using technology. It may be better to immerse yourself with new technology now and adapt to its use in your office because eventually, technology-based processes will become the industry standard.