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Austin Court Reporting & Video provides the most experienced, certified court reporters and legal videographers in the country. Our professionally trained and skilled staff is ready to provide round the clock service to help paralegals and legal secretaries cover depositions in any US City.
When you choose Austin Court Reporting & Video, you are in good hands. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality services by the most expertly trained and experienced staff. Our job is to make your job easy. Make one call and we do all the leg work. Whether the case requires multiple conference rooms, cameras, interpreters or just a simple one time deposition with a court reporter. we a happy to get everything set up for you. You just tell us the time and place.
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Court Reporter in Austin, TX | 512-262-4154 | Texas Stenographers
Court Reporter Role
It’s a commonly asked question: What does a court reporter do and what are the services that a full-service court reporting company provides? As you might expect, not all court reporters and court reporting firms are created equal. Part of the reason is that the court reporter role requires a diverse array of skills and knowledge.
Among other things, a court reporter needs knowledge of shorthand reporting, legal recordkeeping practices, and legal terminology. He or she must also have exceptional spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary skills. It’s a job that also requires tremendous mental and physical stamina, as one must listen attentively and record everything that is said during depositions and administrative hearings. Speed and accuracy are of the essence, and a court reporter must also communicate effectively—both orally and in writing. And it almost goes without saying, but a court reporter must be punctual, dependable, and flexible.
At our national court reporting agency, we look for all of the above skills and traits—and more. That’s why we’ve been able to satisfy our demanding clients for more than two decades, and why we remain one of the most respected names in the industry. So if you’re in need of an agency to provide you with certified and licensed court reporters and stenographers on an ongoing basis, we should be your first call.
We’re looking to build relationships with law firms and corporate legal departments that need an agency with the size and resources to assist you whenever and wherever your legal work takes you. In addition to certified court reporters we also provide interpreters, legal videographers, video conferencing solutions, conference rooms, and a secure online document repository, along with all of the following:
RealTime Reporting & Transcripts
As such, we are always prepared to assist you with a deposition or other legal proceeding. We’re confident that our team of certified court reporters, interpreters, and legal videographers can meet any and all of your needs. We also handle depositions and administrative hearings in all major U.S. cities, and can always provide fully furnished conference rooms with all of the expected amenities and services, including Wi-Fi and a hands-free, multi-line phone system.
Then, in the wake of your deposition or administrative hearing, you can count on us to help you manage transcripts and related documents and exhibits. Our well-trained support staff is also available for technology consulting so that you can focus on what matters most in your case: doing legal work and representing your client.
Need an Interpreter?
One of the major benefits of working with a national court reporting agency like ours is that we have relationships with a large stable of interpreters covering more than a hundred languages and dialects. As you know, the parties to lawsuits and other legal matters often come from diverse backgrounds and may not speak English. If you’re a lawyer 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. Leave it to us to find an interpreter who can provide the services you need, when you need them.
It’s all part of our ongoing effort to meet our clients’ varied litigation support needs, whatever they may be. In fact, we believe that delivering a comprehensive court reporting service means removing language barriers. We can arrange for interpreting services for languages like Mandarin, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, and Arabic, as well as many, 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 administrative hearing, we can make sure that all your needs and requirements are met.
Need a Legal Videographer?
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that anyone with a handheld camera and tripod can record your deposition. You need a professional who has been trained to film in a legal setting, a pro who understands the importance of carefully-produced lighting and sound and has access to specialized equipment.
Our legal videographers utilize top-of-the-line lighting and sound equipment so our clients get the footage they need. We also use high-gain microphones and multiple, high-definition cameras to provide you with a polished video of your deposition or hearing, one that is synchronized with the reporter’s transcript.
Additionally, if you require editing by dedicated specialists after the shoot, we offer a number of post-production services, including linear editing, nonlinear editing, media enhancement, audio & video duplication, and audio & video conversion for other formats (including DVD).
As we’re sure you know, video can be an invaluable tool in the legal arena. Make sure you have access to experienced videographers capable of capturing the most important visual details—like negative body language or facial expressions that don’t match the tone of voice. A single nuance captured on video can make all the difference when it comes to a settlement negotiation or a courtroom argument.
Need a Video Conferencing Solution?
For those instances when it’s not possible to have everyone physically present in the same room for a deposition or administrative hearing, we offer cutting-edge video conferencing solutions. Our longtime clients will tell you that we are committed to helping clients take depositions remotely while getting much the same results as you would if the deposition occurred in person.
So don’t remain limited by the constraints of geography. With video conferencing, you can eliminate travel costs, lodging costs, and other expenses, and avoid the hassle associated with getting all of the parties together in one room.
Know too that we can also provide a room (or rooms) for your single-site video conference or a multi-site video conference. We have access to hundreds of locations around the country so scheduling a video conference that meets your needs is always an easy process.
In fact, one phone call is all it takes. We’ll provide options for locations, work out the logistics, supply the A/V equipment, test the equipment, ensuring working Internet access, and link two or more locations. We always utilize state-of-the-art equipment with HD video, and our equipment is compatible with all laptops, desktops, tablets, and smartphones. Moreover, our conference room locations come fully furnished and have high-speed Internet, king-size monitors, and all the amenities you would expect from a first-class video conferencing solution. And we always itemize the details regarding the arrangements that have been made on your behalf.
Last but not least, we also provide technical support before, during, and after the deposition or hearing so that you can concentrate on your work. You never have to worry about disconnects or other technical issues.
Need Easy Access to Transcripts?
Of course, after your deposition or hearing is over you need your transcripts in a timely fashion—and you need to be able to access them quickly and easily. Technology has had a transformative effect on the legal industry by making organization and efficiency a mission-critical aspect of running a successful law firm. Attorneys who stay organized and maximize their efficiency have a distinct advantage as compared to less organized opposing counsel. That’s why you want a resourceful court reporting service that can supply you with instant access to the documents you need. This includes being able to view materials with just a click of a mouse on a desktop or laptop—or a single swipe on a tablet or smartphone.
Know that if you choose us and utilize our secure online case management system we will provide you with online and mobile access to all materials related to your cases and account. This includes transcripts and exhibits, plus invoices, billing information, and an online calendar. In other words, our secure system allows you to view and download anything you need 24/7/365, with access to highly sensitive materials restricted to the attorneys, paralegals, and legal secretaries you designate to have access.
To help maximize efficiency, essential documents are indexed for easy identification and then logged into our searchable system, which also allows you to download exhibits, print materials, and even export deposition text. If you need physical copies of documents or transcripts, we also provide traditional imaging and copying services.
Moreover, when you use us for your depositions or hearings, you receive technical assistance from the dedicated members of our support team. Our experienced technicians are available day and night and will work with you to address your specific questions and needs.
A Dedicated Case Manager is the Icing on the Cake
As if that weren’t enough, we also provide each of our clients with a dedicated case manager who is there to ensure that everything proceeds smoothly and that you receive top quality customer service.
So if you want to get the most technologically advanced court reporting company in the U.S. working for you and your firm, give us a call today! We look forward to working with you and your fellow attorneys.