Which Video Conferencing Platforms Should Lawyers Choose for the Best Results?

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Finding the correct video conferencing software can take you to the future. With the right video conferencing software, you can speak to clients in three different parts of the country, interview potential employees, and monitor what is going on at home, all in a day’s work!

The key to the future is finding the conferencing platform that is tailored for your needs. The key word is tailored, which is why smaller, more business-oriented video conferencing platforms are better suited for lawyers than are the more popular ones. For example, when you are streaming on Facetime, you can’t split your screen for a three-way conference call. Also, Gchat can’t provide you with the best possible face-to-face customer service.

For casual and basic video conferencing, millions and millions of people turn to free services such as Apple’s Facetime and Google’s Hangout and Gchat. As a lawyer, however, the above services do not provide you the proper tools for conducting your day-to-day business. For example, if you’re using Facetime, you have to have a third-party add-on to
record your meeting. Or if something goes amidst during your Gchat meeting, there is no one to support you. You need video conferencing software that offers you more than the basics. You need better features, greater ease of use, and reliable support that smaller video conferencing companies supply. Here are our top picks:

1. ClickMeeting

This is PC Magazine’s Editor’s Choice. ClickMeeting makes setting up meetings so easy. It features the ability to create customized invitations with preregistration for formal meetings but also gives you the choice of creating easy and simple meetings with participants by sharing a short URL. Another plus for ClickMeeting is that no extra software is required by any of the participants because it is web-based. Meetings can easily be recorded, and the callers can connect by way of toll-free calls or VolP. This service also provides you with a virtual whiteboard and gives you the ability to share your screen with a click.

2. Skype for Business

As a pioneer in the video conferencing platform, Skype for Business is still a good choice because it is easy to use ad many people are familiar with it. One of its advantages is that it integrates with Outlook (they are both under Microsoft’s ownership). It makes setting up chats with your Outlook contacts so uncomplicated and easy.

3. Cisco WebEx

If you want software that gives you many features, this is the software for you. It gives you the ability to command the meeting as you like. Cisco WebEx gives you the ability to:

  • mute/unmute,
  • Record video/audio,
  • share files, screens, and apps,
  • on-screen displays,
  • switch hosts,
  • participate from various platforms such as Android and iOS
  • host seven video feeds at a time.

4. GoRemote

GoRemote knows that video conferencing is now a requirement rather than a luxury and has included everything you could look for in a video conferencing app and has also ensured that its video conferencing solution is secure and straightforward.

It features unlimited video calls, integrated chat, screen sharing, and editing characteristics. For a personalized finish, you can generate custom meeting URLs. With regards to security, all communications are encrypted, and users can password-protect their meetings

Keep in mind that you do not have to choose just one platform. The best part is that all three offer a free trial period, so you have time to decide which is the best fit for you.