YesLaw Calendar of Events & News

2014 NCRA Firm Owners Executive Conference 2014 CA-DRA Annual Convention
January 31, 2014 - February 2, 2014
Ritz Carlton Orlando - Grande Lakes Orlando, FL
February 21-23, 2014
Westin Mission Hills Resort - Palm Springs, CA
STAR 2014 Mid-Year Conference 2014 NCRA TechCon
March 13-15, 2014
Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, NV
April 11-13, 2014
Grand Hyatt Atlanta - Atlanta(Buckhead), GA
2014 NCRA Annual Convention & Exposition 2014 CCRA Annual Convention
July 31, 2014 - August 3, 2014
Hilton San Francisco, CA
October 3-5, 2014
Miramonte Resort & Spa - Indian Wells (Palm Springs), CA
STAR 2014 Annual Convention 2014 NCRA CLVS
October 16-18, 2014
The Westin San Diego (Gaslamp District) - San Diego, CA
October 17-19, 2014
Westin - Las Vegas, NV



YesLaw Online Launches Cloud Repository

YesLaw has launched a secure online deposition site for delivery of discovery content. YesLaw Online access is provided at no cost to attorneys or law firms by the nationwide network of YesLaw resellers. The site provides a collaborative workspace delivered cross-platform to browsers on desktops and portable devices.

YesLaw online is secure access to transcripts, linked exhibits, and it is a document repository. YesLaw also provides an online synchronized video viewing and editing interface. Users log in with their email account and are issued a password by their court reporter or videographer. Access control can be managed by the reporter or it can be handed to the end user for the control of firm staff access.

Online video streaming takes the simple to use YesLaw synchronized video interface to an online environment. Video with full edit, search, and digest functionality is shared by the connected online workgroup. Video excerpts can be shared with the workgroup or sent securely to outside counsel and experts for access from any web browser. Transcripts with linked exhibits can be digested and shared online with the workgroup as can a document repository of discovery materials. Simple and advanced search functionality is available in the web interface to provide weighted search results based on prior significance. In addition to online access, transcripts in the PDF, LEF and text formats can be downloaded, complete with a hyperlinked word index and linked exhibits.

The YesLaw PDF formatted transcript is the most advanced PDF transcript in the market while maintaining a small files size for easy access on all portable devices. The PDF contains a hyperlinked word index linked in the PDF bookmarks and in the transcript word index. Each page reference in the word index is linked to that location within the transcript. Word search takes advantage of advanced Adobe search functionality across both the transcript and all exhibits. Search results can be exported into a hyperlinked PDF for review by other team members.

The YesLaw document repository provides parties with access and search capabilities for documents produced in response to discovery requests. Document production is an easy upload into the YesLaw discovery repository for access by all parties. The secure repository provides for distribution to parties in the case with fully configurable permissions and automatic notification of additional uploaded materials.

A YesLaw collaborative workgroups may be a single firm or multiple firms. Members granted access are provided with a confidential workspace not visible by opposing parties in the case. Within workgroups users share video edits, document mark-ups, issues and excerpts in a secure environment. Online collaboration eliminates versioning conflicts and provides a streamlined workflow for members of the workgroup.


YesLaw Introduces PDF Transcript Production Software

YesLaw is introducing an exciting new production tool for court reporters at the NCRA 2010 Annual Convention and Exhibition.  This new tool enables court reporting companies to create YesLaw PDF Transcripts – custom-branded, full and condensed transcripts, complete with embedded and hyperlinked exhibit files, and a hyperlinked concordance/word index.  This software compliments the YesLaw Generator, YesLaw’s market leading video synchronization tool and the YesLaw Online Repository the only secure web repository hosting document deposits, transcripts, linked exhibits and streaming synchronized video.

The YesLaw PDF Transcript Advantage


Hyperlinked Word Index – The YesLaw Transcript Generator auto-generates a concordance with each index word’s page:line references hyperlinked to the corresponding occurrence within the transcript.  Clicking on any index word opens Adobe’s advanced search tool allowing attorneys to quickly search across all their transcripts and exhibit files with a single query.  Alternatively clicking on the index word’s page:line entry immediately takes the attorney to that page within the transcript.  These hyperlinked page:line entries make the transcript easier to use and are unique to PDF transcripts created by YesLaw.

Hyperlinked Exhibits – Linked exhibit files are embedded in the single PDF transcript file.  Each reference to an exhibit is hyperlinked to the exhibit document and opens with a click.  Each exhibit is also listed in the bookmarks section with a comprehensive list of back-links to each page the exhibit is referenced upon.  So the transcript is hyperlinked to the exhibit files, and the exhibit files are hyperlinked back to all the transcript references.

Fastest Production –The YesLaw Transcript Generator fully automates production including exhibit linking and word index generation providing the fastest and easiest production process.  Linking exhibits is a snap: add the exhibit files and the work is done.  The Generator automatically determines the exhibit number, links each exhibit to every reference within the transcript, then back-links each exhibit to every transcript reference.  The software auto-determines the case caption, deponent’s first and last name, deposition date, header and footer text and even the reporter’s signature location.  The YesLaw Transcript Generator provides the highest level of automation for the fastest and most complete production process.

Professional Look – the software auto-determines the optimum line and character spacing to completely fill each page – top to bottom and left-to-right – for the best possible appearance and readability.  Attorneys will never see white space or un-filled pages.  The characters will be as large as possible yet never print outside of the page border.  The character spacing remains consistent throughout the transcript to maintain a clean, professional look and retain column alignment – all the Q’s and A’s and indents line up perfectly.  And this is all done automatically with no template changes, tweaking or reformatting required.

Smallest File Size – Even with full bookmarks, hyperlinked word index and custom-branding cover art; the YesLaw PDF transcripts are about the size of the court reporter’s ASCII.  You will not find this level of optimization in other transcript format.

Unmatched Attorney Ease of Use – Attorneys can copy and paste from YesLaw PDF transcripts and retain the transcript formatting – line numbers and indents remain aligned.  And if their copied text spans multiple pages, attorneys need not remove the headers, footers or watermarks after pasting.  This ease-of-use is unmatched in any other PDF transcript format.

The PDF Format Advantage

The PDF format is an open standard (not proprietary like others) with free viewing/printing software available for all the Windows operating systems, Mac OSX, and Mobile devices (Blackberries, iPhones, iPads, etc) and available from multiple vendors.  Indeed just about every attorney has a PDF viewer already installed on their PC eliminating the difficulty with downloading/installing proprietary transcript viewer software within secure networks and for PC users without administrative privileges.

Acrobat enables the attorneys to use a single program to manage their exhibits and transcripts, search across their transcripts and exhibit files with a single search, and mark-up/annotate the documents to collaborate with others.

As an open and ubiquitous standard, the PDF format is recommended and often required for electronic legal filing.  Tech-savvy attorneys will appreciate the PDF transcripts as unlike other proprietary transcript formats, YesLaw PDF transcripts can be indexed and searched by e-discovery applications without additional conversion.  And all the major trial presentation software packages support the PDF format.

For More Information

More information can be found on the website or by contacting YesLaw at 800-910-5009 or emailing lsupport@yesvideo.com.

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YesVideo Introduces YesLaw DVD for Highest-Quality Depositions in Court

New Product to Debut at LegalTech Show in New York City, Jan. 30th

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 30, 2007 -- YesVideo, developer and licensor of the industry-leading YesLaw CD deposition video product, announces the release of new YesLaw DVD to the law technology marketplace. The official release date is not yet announced, but sneak previews will take place at LegalTech Show in New York, NY, Jan. 30, 2007. YesLaw DVD represents significant advances in technology, simple-to-use features and a method to deliver extremely high-quality deposition video. The YesLaw DVD contains high-quality MPEG2 video as well as YesVideo's patented embedded software. This new product takes versatility to a new level by enabling users to review deposition videos from a standalone DVD player or insert the DVD into a PC and take advantage of the on-disc editing and sharing applications.

"We developed YesLaw DVD in response to the growing need in the industry for higher-quality video and easy-to-use tools for more complete courtroom preparation," says YesVideo President and CEO, Sai-Wai Fu.

The current user base of the YesLaw CD product will find the same core functionality in the new YesLaw DVD software, including a fully synchronized transcript and video, and the on-disc toolset that enables easy viewing, editing, and exporting to the leading trial presentation software products such as PowerpointT, SanctionT, SummationT and several others. The new YesLaw DVD brings an expanded set of tools that have been requested by our clients that simplify the effort of preparing for trial. Specifically, YesVideo has added to the on-disc tools the ability to link exhibits and the management of annotations to the transcript. In addition, YesLaw DVD extends sharing to another level to by automatically outputting clips in the appropriate video formats for export over the Internet and to trial presentation programs. These new features facilitate group collaboration by making edited clips, links and annotations available across the firm's network. Finally, YesLaw DVD has a new sleek interface that conforms to the style of professional legal presentations.

Initial feedback from YesVideo customers has been overwhelmingly positive.

"In our business, we strive to provide the highest-quality deposition products and services," said Bruce Moody, owner of American Production Services, a legal video production firm in Fort Mill, South Carolina. "The YesLaw DVD product allows us to transfer the high-quality video we shoot at each deposition to an interactive DVD without loss in the quality. This is what our clients expect from us -- so it's a given that we are very pleased that YesVideo is going a step further and delivering the YesLaw DVD. We're looking forward to upgrading to the YesLaw DVD."

YesVideo will demonstrate YesLaw DVD at LegalTech Show in New York City, Jan. 29 through 31, at booth # 632 (Level 1). YesLaw DVD will be available for purchase in Spring 2007.

Distribution and Availability

YesLaw software and services are offered exclusively through an extensive national network of court reporting, legal video and litigation support firms. To find companies that offer YesLaw software and services, please call 1-800-910-5009 or visit http://www.yeslawdvd.com.

About YesVideo

YesVideo (http://www.yesvideo.com) incorporates best-in-class photo and video engineering into automation software that enables the indexing and on-demand publishing of home and professional media content. The company offers professional DVD production services and licenses software for the production of optical products to commercial DVD production facilities, retail clients, and consumer electronics manufacturers. YesVideo is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and offers both software and service solutions to retail and commercial clients. The firm has 170 employees, three offices and operations in 10 countries.

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YesVideo Announces Voice Recognition Synchronization
Capability for YesLaw Generator Software


YesLaw Generator Users Will Be Able to Choose Low-Cost
Automatic Synchronization for Videotaped Depositions

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 30, 2007 -- YesVideo, developer and licensor of the industry-leading YesLaw deposition video products and services, announced the release of a new voice recognition synchronization service within the widely used YesLaw Generator software. This new upgrade feature of YesLaw Generator will be announced at the LegalTech Show in New York City on Jan. 30th. Starting in Spring 2007, YesLaw Generator users will be able to choose YesVideo's 100% accurate synchronization services or the new low-cost automatic synchronization with very good accuracy.

"This new option will further automate production, making YesLaw Generator the most complete, cost-effective and efficient solution for legal service providers," says Greg Ayres, Chief Operating Officer of YesVideo. "We serve a broad spectrum of professional video service providers. Some of our clients desire the speed and cost-effectiveness of automatic synchronization tools and others, who don't have time to quality check the synchronization, require 100% precise synchronization."

The YesLaw Generator software enables YesLaw resellers, made up of court reporting, legal video, and litigation support firms, to author YesLaw products in-house, by encoding the deposition videos and using the YesLaw Generator software to produce discs that contain the embedded YesLaw application for viewing and editing. YesVideo provides the YesLaw Generator software to their resellers at no cost. Resellers pay only for the synchronization and licensing fees per usage.

"We have been anticipating this auto synchronization offering from YesVideo," says Jeff Cobb, a current YesLaw Generator user and owner of Yamaguchi Obien Mangio, LLC Court Reporting & Video firm. "Our clients often approach us with tight deadlines and this solution helps us toward the immediate turnaround they have come to expect."

About YesLaw Software

YesLaw software enables attorneys and other legal professionals to review video depositions, identify key testimony, create and export video clips for presentation at mediation, trial and settlement. Each YesLaw disc contains everything necessary to view and create video clips; there is no software to install or maintain. YesLaw software also integrates with trial presentation programs, such as Sanction, Summation, LiveNote┬« and PowerPoint®.

YesLaw software and services are offered exclusively though an extensive national network of court reporting, legal video and litigation support firms. Authorized YesLaw representatives can be found by calling 800.910.5009 or visiting http://www.yeslawdvd.com.

About YesVideo

YesVideo, Inc. (http://www.yesvideo.com) is dedicated to providing easy and affordable solutions to preserve and access important video footage. As the leader in automated digital media authoring, YesVideo develops and utilizes best-in-class video engineering and state-of-the-art software technology to enable top-quality, on-demand DVD video publishing. Founded in 1999 by Sai-Wai Fu, a pioneer in digital video compression technology, YesVideo is a privately held company, with headquarters in Santa Clara, CA.

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