Lawyer Meeting Center

Zoom

  • Good for smaller peer-to-peer meetings
  • Each user/employee can create their own free account (No conflicts with shared accounts)
  • Virtual Backgrounds (Download Samples)
  1. Free accounts are limited to only 40 minutes per session
  2. Increased scrutiny over privacy; end-to-end encryption promised has security gaps that company is addressing.

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WebEx

  • Good for larger groups with less moderation needed 
  • Integrates smoothly with Outlook: emails the meeting access information to calendar entry
  • Offers end-to-end encryption so meetings are more secure.

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GoToWebinar

  • Good for larger groups in a presenter format, where other participants are muted by default 
  • Allows custom branding for your webinar/meeting 
  • Has a sophisticated registration system, ideal for selling tickets or managing your attendee list for webinars 
  1. Doesn’t allow desktop and document sharing.

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GoToMeeting

  • Better suited to internal meetings with more interactivity between the attendees
  • Easy to use control panel for connecting with participants
  1. Free account is only temporary trial.

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Related News

Zoom Product Updates: New Security Toolbar Icon for Hosts, Meeting ID No Longer Displayed
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April 8, 2020

Skype vs. Zoom – Which Is Better for Working From Home?
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FBI Warns of Teleconferencing and Online Classroom Hijacking During COVID-19 Pandemic
FBI Boston Bureau, March 30, 2020

Alternative Dispute Resolution in a Virtual World
Detroit Legal News, March 27, 2020

 

Learn More About Each Platform

Zoom

 

Overview

  • Zoom is designed for hosting webinars, teaching online courses, and conducting online training, video demonstrations, virtual meetings and video conference; and represents an easy to use online video conferencing and meeting software that integrates video conferencing, simple online meetings, and group messaging into a single cloud-based platform. Helpful for small to medium businesses, Zoom is built to host and broadcast online meetings that can cater to up to 100 interactive video participants and 10,000 view-only attendees. 
  • Offering quality video, audio, and screen-sharing capabilities and experiences, Zoom improves collaboration among teams, remote employees, and participants as they are able to start and join a meeting instantly with just one-touch of their mobile devices or browsers. Furthermore, this web conferencing software facilitates content sharing in wireless mode as it enhances remote access to webinars and web conference. 
  • Users can invite other participants to join the webinar as URL link is generated by the software that can be copied and posted to social media platforms and instant messengers. They can also invite them through email which is done instantly through integrations with email clients and software. 
  • Another component of the video conferencing functionality of this software that enhances webinars is its dynamic screen-sharing. Users can share their entire desktop screen with their audience, an active window in their browser, or a whiteboard with illustrations and diagrams. Zoom’s video webinar functionality improves remote access to webinars and content sharing and thus facilitates the broadcast of educational, corporate, or organizational discussions. 
  • Another feature of Zoom is its group collaboration functionality. With this feature, users can create groups and instantly send text, image, or audio files to the members of those groups. Furthermore, they can invite others to join their group and receive an access through their smartphones. Its drag and drop capability allows users to share files instantly such as documents, photos, or video clips.  
  • Zoom also has a unique functionality that allows users to record their virtual meetings in MP4 and M4A video formats which is possible both through the web or mobile devices. This cloud and local recording of meetings makes it easier for users to store their video clips for future reference and indeed it makes the entire process of video recording hassle- free and cost-effective as they no longer would need third-party recording devices to capture the coverage of their meetings. 
  • Zoom has a one-touch feature to join or start a meeting and allows for watermarks and waiting rooms for added security.

Features:

  • Webcam and screensharing 
  • Mobile support (with app) 
  • On-demand webinars 
  • Invite anyone “on-stage” in a single click  
  • Send chat messages, polls, and answer questions during your webinar  
  • Moderate the chats, polls, and questions. Also ban users.  
  • Join webinars via phone (dial-in) 
  • Generate a well-designed, conversation-focused landing page for your webinars. 
  • Track where your registrants are coming from. Optimize your promotion channels.  
  • Send notification emails, confirmation emails, reminders. Automatically.  
  • Webinar replays. 
  • Export a CVS fie of all your registrants or webinars. 
  • Zapier integrations: connect your webinars with other apps.  
  • No latency/delay between presenter and viewed, contingent on compatibility of devices and internet connection.  
  • Multi-languages.
WebEx

Overview 

  • WebEx is a flexible audio and video conferencing solution that integrates the primary tools that enable users to instantly conduct meetings online which are data, voice, and video. This web conferencing software is highly recommendedfor educational sessions. Its broadcast-quality audio, conference calls, and teleconferencing system allows users to set up an effective team workspace that enhances group collaboration and brainstorming.  
  • WebEx has a feature called WebEx Meeting Center that makes it easy for users to schedule, start, and conduct online meetings. To be able to start a meeting, a user should have a host account as the presenter in a hosted meeting. In scheduling a meeting, a user can prepare an invitation using Microsoft Outlook and then the schedule will be loaded into the WebEx system by clicking the “Add WebEx Meeting” tab that appears in Outlook. 
  • To invite attendees for a meeting, the only information needed by the host or presenter are their email addresses and attendees can join through their phone, computer, or video system. The software is also enabling users to switch instantly from one device to another while an online meeting is on the fly.  
  • WebEx also has its Training Center where maximum collaboration is enhanced. In this feature, the software automatically sets up the screen view depending on the type of file that is being used. For instance, if it’s a PowerPoint Presentation, the screen view will instantly show a slide presentation with all of the needed controls. If it is a video file, a video presentation will automatically load up with video control features. 

We have 1 Klinedinst account, which allows for one WebEx to take place at a time 

Features of KPC’s account:  

  • Our participant limit is 200 
  • API Auto login 
  • Display disabled services 
  • Edit email templates 
  • Integrated VoIP 
  • License Manager 
  • Outlook integration 
  • Lotus Notes Integration 
  • Recording editor 
  • Recording: local 
  • Recording: Network-based 
  • SSL 
  • Toll call-in teleconferencing 
  • Tracking codes 
  • URL API 
  • User profile editable 
  • XML API 
  • Global Distributed Meeting 
GoToWebinar

 

Overview  

  • Personalize your webinars with custom branding.
  • Has a sophisticated registration system, ideal for selling tickets or managing your attendee list for webinars.
  • Allows for simulated live webinars that allow you to have pre-recorded webinars that feel as real as live ones.
  • Extremely user-friendly, and their tutorials can walk you through each step of the set-up process.
  • Sophisticated email functionality – GoToWebinar can send email invitations to attendees right from the application. Alternatively, you can send GoToWebinar email invites through your regular email program. This flexibility enhances the marketing process and makes it easy to connect with potential guests.
  • GoToWebinar lets you share your screen in real time, which makes it simple to present a PowerPoint, screen capture, or live video stream.
  • GoToWebinar has an annotation feature that allows you to circle or point out important words, phrases or images within your presentation with GoToWebinar’s annotation tool. 

Features

  • Downloads available and HTML5 
  • Webcam and screensharing 
  • Mobile support (with app)
  • On-demand webinars
  • Invite anyone “on-stage” in a single click
  • Send chat messages, polls, and answer questions during your webinar
  • Moderate the chats, polls, and questions. Also ban users.
  • Join webinars via phone (dial-in)
  • Generate a well-designed, conversation-focused landing page for your webinars.
  • Launch webinars automatically and play videos without being on=stage
  • Track where your registrants are coming from. Optimize your promotion channels.
  • Send notification emails, confirmation emails, reminders. Automatically.
  • After each webinar compiles a replay
  • Provides advanced analytics report for your content performance and behavior of your participants
  • Export a CVS fie of all your registrants or webinars.
  • Zapier integrations: connect your webinars with other apps.
  • No latency/delay between presenter and viewed, contingent on compatibility of devices and internet connection.
  • Multi-languages.
  • Connect your registrants automatically to your CRM without using Zapier
GoToMeeting

 

Features 

  • Meeting Scheduler
  • One-Click Meetings
  • One-Click Recording
  • Call Me To Join Meeting
  • Built-In Audio
  • Toll-Free Option
  • Personal Meeting Room
  • HDFaces Video Conferencing
  • Join via Desktop Options
  • Join via Mobile Options
  • Desktop/Application Sharing
  • Drawing Tools
  • Hand Over Control
  • Virtual Whiteboard

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Welcome to the Lawyer Meeting Center

This is a resource guide on the major teleconferencing services, with some details on the strengths and weaknesses of each, including how to get them setup quickly and running. We’re also tracking virtual deposition and mediation companies offering remote services and listing them below.

Deposition Companies Offering Virtual Services

Advanced Depositions
855-811-DEPO
calendar@advanceddepositions.com
Schedule Online

AtkinsonBaker
800-288-3376
settings@depo.com
Schedule Online

GregoryEdwards
866-4-TEAM-GE
virtualdepo@gregoryedwards.com
Schedule Online
View Feature Pamphlet (PDF)

Huseby
800-333-2082
calendar@huseby.com
Schedule Online

Magna Legal Services
866-624-6221
scheduling@magnaLS.com
Schedule Online
View Feature Pamphlet (PDF)

Peterson Reporting
800-649-6353
calendar@petersonreporting.com
Schedule Online

TSG Reporting
877-702-9580
calendar@tsgreporting.com
Schedule Online

Trustpoint
855-938-7466
scheduling@trustpoint.one
Schedule Online

Veritext Virtual
800-567-8658
Schedule Online

Mediation Companies Offering Virtual Services

ADR Services, Inc.
Phone Numbers
Schedule Online

JAMS
415-774-2668
Schedule Online

Judicate West
714-834-1340
Schedule Forms

West Coast Resolution Group
Phone Numbers
Schedule Online

Please Note

No endorsement of any of the products or services listed is implied or intended. This directory is provided for informational purposes only. No attorney/client relationship is created by using these services.