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We are a leading court reporting agency with a national footprint, one that provides certified court reporters to attorneys and others parties who need to take a deposition. With more than two decades of experience, we have long excelled at meeting the expectations of our legal and corporate clients, providing them with accurate, easily accessible transcripts of depositions, arbitrations, mediation sessions, and other types of legal hearings.
In addition to court reporters, we also provide stenographers, interpreters, videographers, and video conferencing technology to our valued clients. Whether you’re in New York or Los Angeles—or any U.S. city in between—our leading court reporting agency can provide the following court reporting services, and more.
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Can Technology Replace Court Reporters? This is a question that gets asked periodically, but most legal professionals believe the answer is no. Technology has actually improved and enhanced the service that court reporters provide, but it can’t replace the skills and experience provided by human beings.
For one, in spite of tremendous enhancements in digital recording technology, such recordings have the potential to malfunction, which can lead to fragmented, garbled, and even missing testimony in the absence of prompt human intervention. Second, recording and transcribing conversations requires human judgement and active intervention, particularly when two people attempt to speak at the same time. Third, at the present time, voice recognition software is not reliable enough to provide the kind of quality necessary in a legal forum. It’s flaws become especially evident when a speaker has a strong accent, talks very fast, talks at a low volume (a “low talker,” in Seinfeld parlance), or becomes emotional. Voice recognition software also doesn’t do well in rooms where there is background noise, which is unavoidable when depositions and other legal hearings are conducted. You can also imagine a scenario in which voice recognition software captures an off-the-record conversation and includes it in the record, which would obviously be disadvantageous to the aggrieved party.
As a national court reporting agency that provides certified court reporters, stenographers, legal videographers, and video conferencing technology, to attorneys who need to take a deposition, we augment the work of highly trained professionals using the latest in technology. That’s why we long have met and exceeded the expectations of our clients, who include law firms large and small, as well as corporate legal departments. For more than 20 years we have been providing attorneys with accurate transcripts of depositions, arbitrations, mediations, and the other types of legal hearings that occur before, after, or in lieu of a trial. If you need a court reporter in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, or just about anywhere else in the U.S., we can help.
As a full-service court reporting agency, following are just a few of the court reporting services that we offer to our clients:
- Certified Court Reporters
- Conference Rooms
- Legal Videographers
- Videoconferencing Solutions
- RealTime Reporting & Transcripts
- Internet RealTime
- Streaming Depositions
- Online Repository
- Online Calendar
- Post-Production Services
We are prepared to assist you with your deposition or other legal proceeding. Our experienced team of certified court reporters, stenographers, interpreters, and legal videographers can meet all of your needs. As noted above, our team members are equipped with state-of-the-art technology so that you won’t miss a single word, gesture, or facial expression at your deposition. We can also provide conference rooms for you to hold depositions, which are fully furnished conference and include all of the latest amenities, as well as multi-line hands-free phone systems.
Then, following your deposition, you can count on us to help you manage transcripts and other related documents. Our highly trained support staff is also available for technology consulting so that you can focus on what matters most in your case: doing legal work on behalf of your clients.
Online Case Management as a Legal Advantage Massachusetts
As you probably know, technology has had a profound impact on legal work and the speed in which it can be completed. That’s why lawyers who can stay organized and quickly access all relevant information are the ones who end up winning the argument or the case at hand.
This is yet another reason it’s advantageous to retain a leading court reporting agency that can provide the technology to supply you with instant access to the documents you need for your deposition, arbitration hearing, or other legal proceeding. If you’re not yet able to do so, imagine being able to view your case information with just one keystroke on a computer—or on an iPad, iPhone, or any other mobile device connected to the Internet.
Online Access to Your Calendar, Transcripts, and Exhibits
Among our many capabilities, we can provide you with online and mobile access to everything related to your case, including:
– A personal online calendar
– Case transcripts
– Billing information
Our secure online system allows you to view and download any materials you need—24/7. Only you and those individuals you designate (other attorneys, paralegals, and legal secretaries) have access to the highly sensitive materials related to your case in Massachusetts.
Arrange for a Professional Legal Videographer to Shoot Your Deposition | MA
Of course, one of the places where technology has seen great advancements in recent years is video technology. But that doesn’t mean anyone with a smartphone and a tripod should be filming your deposition videos.
Video is a powerful tool in the law, and shouldn’t be left in the hands of amateurs. If you need a court reporting service to record and transcribe your deposition, make sure that it employs expert videographers with high-definition cameras that can capture the most important visual details, including positive or negative body language, facial expressions, and slight gestures. A subtle expression captured on video can be a difference maker when it comes to a courtroom argument, a conference in the judge’s chambers, or a settlement negotiation.
Our legal videographers use top-of-the-line equipment and have years of experience working in a legal setting. They also work hand-in-hand with our editors, who provide post-production services like linear editing, nonlinear editing, media enhancement, audio & video duplication, and audio & video conversion to other formats (think: MPEG, DVD, CD, and VHS) in MA.
Video Conferencing Technology | MA
Another area where technology has taken a great leap forward is video conferencing technology, which now enables you to take depositions from anywhere in the U.S. and still get much the same results as you would in person. And with video conferencing you can cut down on travel costs, lodging costs, and other expenses, and also avoid the hassle associated with getting all of the parties together for a deposition.
If you need a conference room for your hearing we can arrange that as well. Depending on the number of physical locations needed we can provide a single-site video conference or a multi-site video conference. We have access to hundreds of locations across the country and throughout the world, so scheduling a video conference that meets your needs is just a phone call away.
We will take care of the video conference setup (which includes location scouting, working out the logistics, supplying the A/V equipment, testing the equipment, and linking two or more locations). We also provide technical support before, during, and after your hearing so that you can focus all of your time and energy on your work. In fact, when you enlist our video conferencing services for a deposition or other legal proceeding, we will provide a detailed outline of all arrangements made and what you can expect. So call us and save time, money, and stress by using video conferencing for your next deposition.
Need an Interpreter for Your Deposition in Massachusetts?
One of the prime benefits of working with a national court reporting agency like ours is that we have relationships with a large, diverse array of interpreters covering more than 140 languages and dialects. As you know, the parties to lawsuits and other legal matters often come from diverse backgrounds and may not speak English as a first language. If you’re an attorney or paralegal you don’t want to spend your time and energy searching for a qualified interpreter, especially if you’re dealing with a less commonly spoken language or dialect. Leave it to us to find an interpreter who can provide the transcription and translation services you need.
It’s all part of our ongoing effort to meet our clients’ litigation support needs, whatever they may be. We believe that delivering a comprehensive court reporting service means removing all language barriers. We can arrange for interpreting services for languages like Mandarin, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Russian, and Arabic, as well as many more. We are prepared to provide real-time translation of attorneys’ questions, in addition to the translation of documents during discovery. So whether you need an interpreter for a local case, an international deposition, or an arbitration hearing, we can make sure that all your needs and requirements are met.