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Collaborate and Manage Exhibits with Ease: Skip the Stress

Trial Exhibits


Tight deadlines come up fast and preparing for document intensive depositions can be a challenge if you aren’t ahead of it. Whether you’re on a tight deadline or you simply want to use the best depo-prep tools available, Huseby has you covered.

Connect your team using the paralegal permission settings in HusebyConnect, allowing you to collaborate with other team members—both paralegals and attorneys—and get your exhibits and case folders organized in a pinch.

With HusebyConnect, you can collaborate pre-deposition in a shared workspace with all of your team members. Preload as many exhibits as you want and easily organize even the most document-intensive cases. Then seamlessly choose the exhibits you want to present in real-time.

Our latest HusebyConnect features allow you to:

  • · Grant permissions (upload/download/share/delete rights) to other team members within your firm, so they can access your case and witness folders
  • · Easily move files or folders in your organizational hierarchy

HusebyConnect’s latest features ensure your team has all the tools you need to manage your exhibits seamlessly, locate files easily and do it all in a timely, organized manner. Download our whitepaper here to keep it handing for your next case.

Click below to watch a video about taking your pre-deposition stress level from 10 to 1!


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Harness the Power of Video for Your Litigation with Huseby

You’ve likely heard the adage: “93% of communication is non-verbal.” So, when it comes to your deposition, trial preparation, and more—a transcript or audio recording can’t always tell the full story.

Most people learn by what they see and hear—not simply by what they hear. Present your winning case with powerful and persuasive video—an important strategic tool that goes beyond your deposition and into the court room! Use Video to:

Capture Non-verbals

  • · Video captures the witness as a real person, painting for the jury a full picture. This includes facial expressions, emotions, mannerisms, tones, even physical pain—revealed in a way that a paper transcript simply never could.
  • · Non-verbals—which are crucial to assessing a person as an excellent or poor witness—compliment their spoken testimony during argument construction. Use video to reveal the true nature of the testimony you seek!
  • · Does the witness have revealing tells? Nervous tics? Are they consistent with their testimony, or are there opportunities for impeachment?
  • · Or perhaps your client has endured devastating hardship—and you want to reveal the sympathetic nature of their story. This is your opportunity to capture their pathos—the emotional value of your client’s experiences.

Tell Your Client’s Story

  • Being able to hear and see the witness give their testimony presents a compelling story.
  • Challenge the credibility of a witness or build the credibility of your expert by ensuring that tone, inflection, and mannerisms are conveyed to the jury.
  • Memorialize your client’s story through compelling video, for use in settlement negotiations, opening and closing statements, and trial testimony.

Expert Tips: Using Your Video!

  • Preserve testimony of witnesses who cannot be present at trial.
  • Add clips directly into a PowerPoint presentation for powerful opening and closing statements.
  • Use Huseby software to edit clips on-the-fly to impeach a witness.

Whether you seek to build legitimacy or impeach a witness—video provides additional tools to do so. Contact Huseby today to bring your case to life through video!

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Choose the Experts in Remote Exhibit Presentation – Choose Huseby

The legal profession has long remained unchanged in core aspects, including key tools of advocacy such as evidence gathering and witness testimony. Then almost a year ago, almost overnight, the Covid-19 crisis and shelter-in-place orders forced counsel to re-invent the main mode of deposition, a critical component in the U.S. system of discovery and civil trial work. Covid-19 may change the profession for good.

Depositions, for now, are being taken largely online, with witnesses, counsel, court reporters, and others all participating remotely and from different locations. This abrupt change from in-person practice to a virtual deposition ultimately could lead to a “Law 2.0,” where remote deposition taking is the norm rather than the exception.

To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology. The new normal of remote depositions, and the technology that enables them, likely falls within this duty. Lawyers cannot simply put their cases and their obligations to their clients on hold until they can take depositions the old-fashioned way. Competent representation requires technological adaptation, now more than ever.

We at Huseby are taking steps and providing you with the tools necessary for a successful deposition. One of the biggest concerns clients have had surround exhibit presentation during remote depositions. This bears directly on which documents the lawyer uses to question the witness and how and when to use them (including whether and how to mark up any exhibit).

Other challenges arising from the use of remote exhibits include how to simultaneously present a document in real time to participants in different locations each remotely attending the deposition, how to introduce the document to the court reporter and witness, and how to have it stamped as an exhibit after it is introduced. But, that’s where Huseby steps in.

Huseby’s remote electronic exhibit management solutions take out the need for sending exhibits ahead of the deposition to all parties and the deponent--saving you and your team money, time, while also maintaining the element of surprise. We do all this with the idea of keeping you in control of your files. Some of the great features include:

  • The only tool that truly maintains the same process as paper exhibits in a virtual space.
  • Minimize or eliminate paper at depositions, with digital access to both newly presented and previously marked exhibits.
  • Can be used locally or across the world.
  • Practice mode allows you to become a pro before using the tool at your next deposition.
  • Security is essential. All data is managed, stored and replicated in real-time at one of the most secure, HIPAA-compliant, data centers in the world. All data is 256-bit encrypted in transit.
  • Easy to use. Schedule a demo today to see just how easy and intuitive the tool is to use.

What remote deposition platforms can I use?

Both of Huseby’s preferred platforms allow you to not only present exhibits, but also hand opposing counsel and the deponent a courtesy copy and access previously marked exhibits with ease. Huseby’s remote deposition solutions empower you, the attorney, to have all your exhibits instantly accessible during your deposition and provides you greater flexibility introducing exhibits to the deponent and opposing counsel.

You control exactly what part of an exhibit the deponent sees and when. Want to learn more? Click here.

Previously marked exhibits are available in both platforms! Previously marked exhibits can be accessed within the integrated exhibit presentation module on your HusebyConnect platform. With RingHuseby, your previously marked exhibits can be made available using Huseby FileShare. To learn more about Huseby FileShare, click here.

With Huseby, you have options! If you prefer having all the “bells and whistles” at your fingertips, using HusebyConnect, exhibits can be presented, annotated, stamped confidential and marked with an exhibit sticker – all in one platform. Previously marked exhibits can also be introduced from the exhibit history.

If you prefer a simpler platform, using RingHuseby, exhibits can be pre-marked and screenshared with ease. To see the two platform comparisons, click here.

We’ve also included a short video below that focuses on exhibit presentation within HusebyConnect.


Where can I get training for exhibit presentation?

Huseby can provide you with a private demo and training session anytime. We’ll work with your schedule to ensure ample opportunity to become comfortable with presenting your exhibits, answer any questions you may have, and walk through the many features and capabilities.

You can setup your demo by calling us at (800) – 333 – 2082 or emailing us at calendar@huseby.com. You can also Live Chat with your local market manager instantly by going to our website www.huseby.com.

Also, be on the lookout for our next Remote Deposition Exhibit Presentation Workshop! If you would like to subscribe to our mailing list to stay up-to-date with the latest training sessions send us an email.

For more helpful tips and insights, visit The Huseby Journal at www.huseby.com/blog or check out our white papers at www.huseby.com/downloads.

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