Founded in 1995, the AGCV is the world’s largest legal video Association with members located throughout the world. It is also the only legal video association that exclusively trains and certifies its members in all aspects of legal videography. Membership is restricted to professional videographers as the AGCV does not train amateurs in the use of their audio video equipment. The AGCV emphasizes the importance of meeting the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence and their corresponding state rules. Its manual, “The Complete Guide to Forensic Videography” is considered the “Bible” when it comes to legal videography.
As a professional videographer, you need to be a part of the expanding legal videography profession. The truth is legal video is exploding all over the nation as the U.S.A. has become the most litigious nation on the planet! With just the China drywall, Toyota and B.P. oil ompany’s law suits, which are now being filed numbering into the thousands, the lawyers from coast to coast are in desperate need of qualified legal videographers that understand the court approved rules of civil procedure and rules of evidence. It has become a fact that the worse the economy is the better the legal video business becomes as people are becoming more desperate during the economic down turn and are turning to the courts for justice.
The AGCV is the only legal video association that trains and certifies their members to produce the complete list of video documents that are now being used in the pursuit of justice. Depositions, Mediation Videos, Activities of Daily Living Documentaries, video recording of the Will Execution Ceremonies, Pre-Nuptial Agreement signings, a necessity rather than an option with the legal profession which calls for professional videographers that know exactly how to produce them.
The AGCV can be contacted on the web at www.agcv.com and the listing of our AGCV certified legal videographers can be found at www.legalvideographers.com.