Better Deposition Transcript Management Can Win Your Case

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Better Deposition Transcript Management Can Win Your Case

Better Deposition Transcript Management Can Win Your Case 1000 668 David Daskal

When it comes to managing deposition transcripts, no software platform handles them better than Nextpoint. The reason is simple. Nextpoint started as a trial services company 20 years ago, and pretrial litigation workflows are in our DNA. Our product and engineering teams have two decades of experience building innovative software to simplify and expedite the complex tasks pretrial litigation teams need to accomplish.

Do Everything You Need with Deposition Transcripts in Nextpoint Software

Whether you have only a few deposition transcripts in a simple commercial dispute, or a few thousand in a multi-district litigation (MDL), mass tort, or class action matter, Nextpoint has the purpose-built features your team needs to organize them, collaborate remotely, make designations, record objections, and prepare your case effectively. 

The strength of our deposition transcript management tool is its simplicity. 

Here’s what you see:

Included in this clear, concise display are a host of useful features to get the information you need.

  1. Run keyword searches across deposition populations. Download a Search Hit Report across all respective transcripts.  
  2. Import transcript files.
  3. Transfer Deponent (or Proceeding) transcript to a secondary database.
  4. Download a Summary Report spreadsheet of all designations/clips.
  5. Filter alphabetically by transcript.
  6. Edit transcript (Deponent or Proceeding) name.
  7. View color-coded designations and issues associated with a deposition.
  8. Download original transcript file.
  9. View all documents (exhibits) related to a particular transcript.
  10. View video associated with a particular transcript.
  11. View all depositions associated with a designation or issue. Upon clicking, you can also download a Clip Summary Report. This selection option will appear at the top left next to “Transfer Deponent” (#3).

The individual transcript pages are equally well-designed and loaded with convenient features:


  1. Download original transcript file.
  2. Create page/line Designations or Issue Designations
  3. Designations made will appear as color-coded circles on the left side, or exclamation points if there are notes. Objections will appear on the right. 
  4. Access More options, where you can Download or Delete a transcript file or Edit information.
  5. Search for keywords within the deposition.
  6. If there is a video, you may view it here. 
  7. Click on a timestamp to jump to that spot of the video deposition.
  8. View current designations via the “Browse” drop-down menu.  You can toggle amongst each designation by clicking on the blue hyperlinked text.
  9. You can create and apply fields to your transcript. 
  10. Designation clips can be bulk imported.
  11. If you have two sets of designation clips which you need to merge into one comprehensive designation set, you can do so via “Merge”.
  12. Various designation export functions are available, including full pdf, summary pdf (with only designations included), condensed pdf (the full document condensed to 4 pages per pdf page), a line summary export that lists the page and lines of every designation, in every label or issue, for your deponent.  This text file can be used in Trial Director as it is a modifiable .ccs file.
  13. Relate exhibits to your transcript via a Folder, view related documents from a list, or create/view hyperlinks within the deposition.

Innovative Software and Expert Services

The litigation features in our cloud-based software can really make working with deposition transcripts simpler, but your team may need additional assistance when a trial, hearing or arbitration is on the horizon. Nextpoint offers a full range of pretrial services including custom exhibit stamping, conference support, and demonstrative preparation, among many others. If it’s crunch time and you need help fast, we’re the best in the business.

And if you have upcoming depositions or just want to master your practice – download our Deposition Prep Guide today. It’s filled with useful tips by our experts to make sure your deposition is a success.