Benefits Of A Court Reporter

Realtime court reporting provides advantages allowing you to gain access to the transcribed record as it is being transcribed.  In addition, it ensure accuracy of the deposition transcript and gain access to what was said during the deposition process faster.

The advances of technology created a process that enhanced transcription programs allowing the program to translates the court reporter's keystrokes to text that is legible.   It is now possible to see what is being transcribed by the court reporter to ensure it aligns with what is being said in realtime.  Realtime court reporting is an innovation that has changed court reporting radically and provide many advantages to attorneys who want to access the transcript of the deposition in realtime.  In fact, the computerization of the word that is spoken allows attorneys to emphasize areas for later recall and to markup the testimony. Since the testimony is transcribed by the court reporter to the steno machine, the program translates the output of the machine.

In addition to parties having access to see the transcription of case as it is occurring, realtime court reporting provides an opportunity to broadcast the transcription across the world wide web, allowing for viewing to others that are not in the room.  If the lawyer is in the exact same room as the court reporter or remotely, issues can be marked by the lawyer, see time testimony, and search for discussions in the text.  Anyone who has worked with searches in documents will appreciate the capability to search for particular keyword phrases in accounts.  For instance, with standard reporting, once a topic has been discussed or a question answered, the lawyer must rely on memory or notes to refer back to these earlier discussions.



With real time reporting, a quick key word search brings up the precise words spoken, thus permitting the attorney to rapidly find specific discussions for further exploration.

Another advantage of real time reporting involves lawyers working in teams. For instance, a remote attorney can be capable to ask questions throughout the deposition since the info is streaming to the distant computer as it's revealed. With standard court reporting, litigators not present throughout the testimony must wait around for the transcripts before their input could be considered. With remote real time court reporting, there is no delay and it is less likely that a second deposition will need to be scheduled.

Real time court reporting goes beyond current case or deposition which is currently being transcribed.  With this technology, all transcripts from an entire case might be organized and rapidly called up.  An entire database of the case is searchable and the case can be access in a neatly summarized order. Documents, images, along with other files related to the case may also be organized inside the software and links created. For instance, when a witness discusses an accident scene, you are able to link to pictures of the accident scene. Best of all, actual realtime court reporting is effective as it can lead to an overall lower cost by reducing travel requirements providing clients with a significant cost savings. Since the testimony is keyed to the steno machine, interpreted by the software, and delivered to your computer in actual time, there is less manpower required.

Accelerated Court Reporting can provide you with court reporters for your next deposition, arbitration or trial.  To learn more, contact  sales@acceleratedcourtreporting.com for a rate sheet.

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