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Legal conference call services for depositions, attorney, law firms and court reporters, offering toll free, flat rate, and professional operator managed calls.

Law Firm Conference for Legal Depositions and Attorney Conference Calls

Author: Lee Simonson

In an effort to save time, more law firm conference and depositions are being conducted over the phone. Teleconferencing is proving to be a boom in expediting legal processes that used to tie up manpower and office staff. In other words, more cases can be handled in less time.

 
There are many applications and reasons why law firms are adopting this technology. But primarily, attorneys are finding that depositions, or conferences with judges, are ideal purposes for using audio conferencing.
 
Law firms have the choice of getting their own conference hardware and software which can be quite expensive to set up and maintain. However, the vast majority find that is much less trouble to just outsource the conferencing service. There are no up front costs, no set up fees, no equipment to buy or maintain, no long term contracts, and you are only charged for what you use -- avoiding all overhead costs. Better yet, you can get invoices from the conference vendor that can be coded to specific cases so accounting can have a much each job of allocating expenses.
 
Law firm administrators who used to be forced to divide the costs of legal conference calls among the various participants and opposing law firms, are relieved to find out that those days are long gone. Law firm conference services can bill each party separately, thus saving additional aggravation and streamlining back office operations.
 
The biggest advantage to outsourcing law firm conferences is the having being managed by a professional operator. Operator conference calls constitute the highest level of service available and involve full time operators who call each participating party and put them into a conference call. Quite simply, a list of the participant names and phone numbers is emailed to the phone conference call company, along with the schedule and time of the conference, and whatever billing codes the law firm assigns the case. At the designated time, operators will call out to each participant and begin the conference call. This is very convenient and there is no requirement for you to call into the conference yourself. If requested, an operator will be on the call to handle any technical issues that may arise.
 
Another service option is to have all the parties call a toll free conference number themselves, with an operator who greets each caller and collects the billing code information. This works, but since it's generally the same per minute rate as the operator dial out service, most law firms opt to have the operators call them. Transcription and translation services are also available for an additional fee.
 
Court reporters can also resell or become agents and increase revenues for their firms by adding a value added service such as law firm conferencing to their menu of available services. They can simple outsource the service as well, without the need of hiring additional staff or worrying about equipment costs.
 
Billing is pay-as-you-go, so you are never charged for more service than what you need or use. If there are some days, weeks or months the service isn't used, there are no costs levied and no monthly minimum usage. All in all, the adoption of teleconferencing to better manage depositions and increase law firm productivity is soaring in popularity.
 
Give us a call today at 877-254-2424 and we'll be happy to help you get set up quickly and easily for your next legal conference call.

Deposition Conference Call Service

Author: Lee Simonson

While most legal depositions are conducted face to face, in front of lawyers and a court reporter, an increasing number of depositions are taking place over the phone and Internet with desktop webcams.

 
Due to the fact that witnesses are scattered over the country and in an effort to conserve time by avoiding travel, many lawyers are opting to just sit at their desks and depose the parties over the phone. It's easier, much faster, and the results are the same.
 
While a few high end law firms host full fledged video conference facilities, the vast majority of lawyers have no access to sophisticated equipment. These facilities can cost up to several hundred thousand dollars and require the support of a full time technician. Of course, if the opposing party doesn't have access to similar facilities in their hometown, then the whole effort is useless.
 
Regarding video conferencing, the trend is moving away from the expensive conference rooms, video equipment and network connections. With broadband connectivity available to almost everyone, video conferencing is evolving toward the greater use of small desktop webcams that are now routinely included on computer and laptops. These cameras are generally available for less than $50 and webcam conferencing services are available from any number of sources.
 
Still, 95% of the deposition conferences are conducted over the phone and that seems to be the preferred method at the present time since there is universal access to telephones and no special hardware is needed. It's the simplest approach and can be set up quickly and easily.
 
There are several service bureaus who specialize in hosting deposition conference calls. There are no set up fees and generally speaking, billing is done on a pay as you go basis. You only pay for the time on the system you actually use. This is an ideal method of payment, especially for occasional users. 
 
This is how it works: The opposing law firms each set up an account with the selected deposition conference call service. Once the account is opened, the coordinating law firm informs the service the time the call will take place. The service can dial-out and call each participant, or the participants can call into a toll free number themselves. Either way, the conference service will have an operator organizing the call to make sure all the parties are present.
 
A new feature has been included recently that provides a tremendous convenience to the respective law firms. It's called "individualized billing." Each law firm is billed separately for its portion of the cost for the deposition conference call. So it is no longer necessary for one law firm to send another law firm an invoice. Each law firm is billed, and each law firm pays its own share of the conference expense directly to the conference service. 
 
While court reporters are on the conference to record the call for future transcript, the calls can also be digitally recorded for download. 
 
Overall, because of the speed and convenience of conducting depositions over the phone, you'll see more and more law offices adopting this method to expedite cases. Travel costs will be cut dramatically and lawyers will be able to use their time more productively.
 
For more information on how to set up a legal deposition conference call, you click here for a service that specializes in this field: http://www.24conference.com/legal_conference_call.php

Deposition Conference Call Service: Law Firm / Legal Conference

Author: Lee Simonson

 

Deposition conference call services for law firms are becoming increasingly popular for legal discussions and negotiations among attorneys and their clients because they save a tremendous amount of time and expense.  What used to take several hours can now be condensed on a conference call in a fraction of the time.  Better yet, attorneys never have to leave their offices.
 
You can get more information on how deposition and legal conference calls work right here:  http://24conference.com/legal_conference_call
 
Most of the teleconferences are conducted with professoinal operator management.  The operators call out to each party on the call at a given time and put each party into the conference.  Court reporters are also on the call as well, recording and transcribing the proceedings.  The process is particularly useful when parties are scattered all over the country and not in the same geographic location, thus saving travel expenses.  Many lawyers are opting to just sit at their desks and depose the parties over the phone.  It's easier, much faster, and the results are the same.
 
Legal phone conference services are rapidly gaining acceptance as a reliable and convenient way to build cases for both the plantiffs and defendants and will be used more and more in the future.
 
Many prominent law firms host sophisticated video conference facilities.  These facilities can cost upwards of tens of thouasnds of dollars and require the support of a full time technician.  But with the advent of broadband Internet connections and miniature webcams, those facitilies are now quickly becoming obsolete.  Moreover, they are useless of an opposing attorney doesn't have access to similar facility.
 
Today, everyone can easily participate in a video conference just sitting in front of their computer with a $45 webcam and an inexpensive video conference service that is connected to their audio teleconference.  (Users can still talk on the phone, but can also view each other on their computers as well.  Sometimes it is referred to as "desktop conferencing.")  You can get more information video conferencing here:
 
Still, 95% of the deposition conferences are conducted over the phone and that seems to be the preferred method at the present time since there is universal access to telephones and no special hardware is needed.  It's the simplest approach and can be set up quickly and easily.
 
There are no set up fees and generally speaking, billing is done on a pay as you go basis.  You only pay for the time on the system you actually use.  This is an ideal method of payment, especially for occasional users.
 
One big advantage to using a professional legal conference service is that each party can be billed separately, thus saving one law firm the trouble of allocating expenses among a couple or several different firms.  Quite simply, everyone gets their own separate bill -- it's called "individualized billing."  The procedure it very simple:  The opposing law firms each set up a conference account.  Once the account is opened, the coordinating law firm informs the service of the time the call will take place.  We will then dial-out and call each participant, or the participants can call into a toll free number themselves.  Either way, the conference service will have an operator organizing the call to make sure all the parties are present.
 
Each law firm is billed separately for its portion of the cost for the deposition conference call.  So it is no longer necessary for one law firm to send another law firm an invoice.  Each law firm is billed, and each law firm pays its own share of the conference expense directly to the conference service.
 
While court reporters are on the conference to record the call for future transcript, the calls can also be digitally recorded for download.
 
Overall, because of the speed and convenience of conducting depositions over the phone, you'll see more and more law offices adopting this method to expedite cases. Travel costs will be cut dramatically and lawyers will be able to use their time more productively.
 
For more information on how to set up a legal deposition conference call, you click here for a service that specializes in this field:  http://24conference.com/legal_conference_call

Phone Conference Call Services

Author: Lee Simonson

Phone conference call services are readily available and can be formatted to suit any budget or communication program.  Here at 24Conferece.com we have a variety of packages and formats that can meet whatever conferencing needs you have.

Take a brief look at these small case studies to see how different services can meet your particular situation:

EXAMPLE:  A small business is looking for a teleconferencing solution to enable 8 colleagues to meet over the phone several times a week for a six month project.  Most will be calling from their cell phones which include free long distance.
SOLUTION:  They chose Flat Rate Teleconferencing because it offered them unlimited usage.  It cost them $39 a month to talk as long as they wanted, whenever they wanted.  The 8 people spoke for several hours a month and they still paid the same flat rate, saving a small fortune.

EXAMPLE:  A sales organization wants to engage experts from different parts of the country to close complicated deals with existing customers and new prospects.  And they want to provide the customers with the convenience of a toll free number to access the conference calls.  They were using a vendor, but costs were adding up and managers wanted to find a way to cut expenses.
SOLUTION:  The 800 Toll Free Supersaver service.  It worked perfectly because they were able to not only provide a toll free number to everyone on the call, but the organization was able to cut their conferencing expenses in half.  Our service provided a "bucket of minutes," similar to how cell phone plans work.  The bundle of toll free minutes is provided at a discounted rate so they were able to accrue a substantial savings while enjoying the benefits of a high quality conference call network.

EXAMPLE:  A non-profit group needed to have ready access to a conference call bridge.  They planned on conferencing a lot one month, but not much the next.  And then, usage was going to pick up again.  They didn't want to commit to a monthly plan and just wanted a "pay as you go" service.
SOLUTION:  The 800 "Pay As You Go" Service which is open 24/7 and need no reservations.  Moreover, they were only charged for what they used, no more or less.  If they didn't use conferencing for weeks or months, they were never billed.

EXAMPLE:  A high end conference was being scheduled by a law firm.  The legal firm wanted to have professional operators initiate the call.  They wanted the operators to call each participant and then put them into the call after introducing them to everyone in the conference.
SOLUTION:  Our Operator Conference Call service called out to each party on their list at the appointed time, so the participants only had to pick up the phone.  Operator assisted calls provide the highest level of convenience and professionalism and perfect for legal firm conference calls and investor relations.

Those are only a few example case studies we see everyday.  Whatever your particular conferencing need is, just give us a call and we'll do our best to make sure you are getting the best conference service at the lowest competitive rates.

Court Reporters Can Earn Referral Commissions for Lawyer Conference Calling

Author: Lee Simonson

Are you a court reporter interested in creating a new profit center for yourself?    Is your court reporting company open to the idea of having a new revenue stream?  Look no further.  Chances are you will need to arrange for your clients a deposition conference call over the phone.  Not only can we handle that for you, but we are happy to share in the profits.  You refer your attorney clients to us, and in turn, we send you a commission.  It's simple, clean and your clients will love the idea that they don't have to worry about spending time splitting the deposition conference call costs.  We can do that for you by sending each attorney a separate bill.

So now you can earn more and offer your clients additional services (while we do all the work and billing!)  This is the easiest way to offer your clients additional services, increase your revenue, and have each of the conference call participants receive their own invoice for their portion of the conference call.  It not only simplifies the deposition process, but enables you to concentrate on what you do best -- court reporting.  You let us handle the conference call and billing.  After the call, you get paid a commission on your customers who use the service.

You increase your income, your clients save money, and best of all, there are NO hardware or software expenses. The system is already in place and ready to go.  No long term contracts or set up fees and you can record your conferences for permanent storage.  We understand your needs and offer exceptional sound quality for telephone depositions and lawyer conference calls along with professional operator assistance.  You can call into the conference toll free, or we can have our operators call the participants for you.

Deposition Conference Service

Author: Lee Simonson

Are you a law firm that is looking to have a deposition conference call over the phone?  No problem.  That's exactly what we do for a living.  Better yet, we can have our operators standing by to assist with the call and make sure everyone is contacted and put into the proper conference bridge.  Moreover, we can send separate bills to each party so you don't have to worry about sending an invoice to other law firms.  We take care of everything.  To learn more about legal conference calls and how they can save you time and money with depositions and class action law suits, just click on the link called Legal Conferencing near the upper right of this page.

Court Reporters Can Add Revenue with Legal Conference Calls

Author: Lee Simonson

Here's a win-win deal.  If you're a court reporter and your law firm clients are interested in obtaining an operator assisted phone conference call for a deposition or class action law suit (or for anything else) you can now make an ongoing commission for your referral.  So every time your clients use our service we'll keep track of the minutes and send you along your share of the call.  It's a fantastic way to add another feature and offering to your service mix -- one more reason why law firms will want to do business with you -- while increasing your income at the same time.  You win, we win, and most of all, your clients win by using the highest quality and professional operated assisted conference call services available.  Better still, you don't have to send out any bills for the conference call.  We do that for you!  So court reporters, here's your chance to make some additional money while you concentrate on doing what you do best -- reporting!