Conducting Proceedings During the
COVID-19 Pandemic

When coronavirus emerged as a serious nationwide threat in the first quarter of 2020, Esquire took immediate action to protect the health and safety of our employees, clients, and service providers. We put systems in place so our internal teams could work remotely without reducing the quality of our services, and we leaned harder on our remote deposition capabilities so court reporters could manage depositions from home. 

What You Can Expect From Us

We’re doing everything we can to ensure the health and safety of all parties who come to an Esquire office for an in-person proceeding. Here’s what you can expect from us:

Healthy Team Members

Daily self-screening 

Clean Offices

Routine environmental cleaning and disinfecting 

Social Distancing

Offices are running at reduced capacity  to support six feet of separation

Protective Equipment

Esquire employees are not required to wear a mask or face covering, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations

Eliminated Refreshments

For safety reasons, no food or beverage services will be provided

What We Ask Of You

We also depend on attorneys, witnesses, and other visitors to help us maintain safety in our offices. Here’s what we ask of our visitors:

Avoid Physical Contact

Please stay at least six feet away from others at all times

Protective Equipment

Clients and visitors to Esquire offices are not required to wear a mask or face covering, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations

Don’t Congregate

Avoid gathering in the lobby, open spaces, and break rooms

Don’t Attend Proceedings While Sick

Thank you for helping us make Esquire offices safe and secure environments.

Remote Proceedings

If you don’t feel comfortable attending a deposition in person at this time, our remote deposition services are still available to you. Our remote capabilities have consistently proven successful, with 97% of attorneys surveyed expressing a willingness to use our online court reporting services again.

“It’s been easy to schedule remote depositions, and the staff is very helpful.”
- Liz Sanchez, Corporate Staff, Teachers Retirement Systems of the City of NY

“Everything went smoothly. After doing 10+ remote depositions over the last two months, I wish never to go back to in-person depositions.”
- Maria H. Chaves-Hawley, Attorney, GEICO

“I’m very satisfied with all aspects of Esquire’s remote deposition services.”
- Matthew S. Nasser, Attorney, GEICO

Go to our Remote Depositions page for more information on conducting remote proceedings, including helpful downloadable resources.

Esquire Will Always Get It Right

The world has changed enormously in a short time, but our commitment to our customers hasn’t. Whether you schedule an in-person proceeding or a remote deposition, you can expect the same quality of service and caring approach you’ve received in the past. If you have questions or concerns about our policies, please contact your local Operations Manager directly.