It has been a long time since videoconferencing was a high-tech gamble. Modern videoconferencing runs over either ISDN lines, network or Internet connections. Dedicated equipment, such as that from Polycom and Tandberg) is usually high quality and cost-effective.
Videoconferencing is fast becoming a critical adjunct to legal practice. The technology permits everything from meetings of lawyers from different offices to lawyer-client discussions to depositions to remote court appearances to seminars.