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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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If you’re a lawyer or a paralegal at a law firm, hiring court reporters may be one of your responsibilities. And unless you’re new to litigation and litigation practices you probably have a good sense of the cost to hire a court reporter.
So as you may know, a court reporter generally charges by the hour, plus a fee for each page of transcript produced, with the latter regularly
making up the larger part of the cost. Rates for depositions and arbitration hearings may differ, and rates can be higher for complex medical or technical testimony. If you need a condensed transcript or need a transcript on an expedited basis that typically costs extra too.
But the main thing you want to make sure of when considering the cost to hire a court reporter is to make sure you’re making an apples to apples comparison. For example, the industry standard for a page of transcript averages around 50 to 65 characters per line with 25 lines per page. If the pages you receive deviate significantly from the industry average that could dramatically affect your total cost.
But another big factor in determining whether you are comparing apples to apples is the breadth and quality of services offered by the court reporting firms in question. For instance, a local court reporting agency might do a great job in your hometown, but lack the resources and connections to provide services in other cities, or the ability to offer complementary litigation support services.
Many law firms find that a full-service court reporting agency best meets their needs, as such a firm can not only provide certified court reporters capable of handling complex testimony (like highly technical or complex medical terminology), but also provide many valuable ancillary services that are both convenient and cost-effective. For instance, a full-service court reporting agency can save you time and money by securing the services of legal videographers and interpreters, in addition to the court reporter. They can also assist in securing conference rooms, arranging video conferences, providing a secure online transcript repository with 24/7 access, and providing transcripts in multiple formats.
We are just such a full-service agency, providing licensed/certified court reporters, stenographers, video conferencing technology, and online case management services to attorneys and corporate clients who need to take a deposition. For more than two decades, we have excelled at meeting the expectations of our corporate clients and law firm clients, providing them with accurate, simply
accessible transcripts of depositions and other legal proceedings. Whether you’re in New York or Philadelphia, Phoenix or Los Angeles, or anywhere in between, we can help.
In other words, as a full-service court reporting agency, we offer the following services to our esteemed clients.
- Certified Court Reporters
- Conference Rooms
- Legal Videographers
- Videoconferencing Solutions
- Internet Real-time
- Real-time Reporting & Transcripts
- Streaming Depositions
- Online Repository with Personal Calendar
- Post-Production Services
Any while many of our clients most appreciate our ability to provide them with best-in-class court reporters, others find our relationships with interpreters and legal videographers to be most valuable. Still, others laud our video conferencing solutions and the ease of utilizing our online case management system/document repository.
Read on to learn more about each.
Need an Interpreter for a deposition in Grapevine, Texas?
One of the best reasons to consider a national court reporting agency is that it can regularly
provide many complimentary services—knowledgeable
interpreters, for instance. As you know, many parties to lawsuits and other legal proceedings don’t speak English as a first language—or even a second or third language.
If you’re a lawyer or paralegals this can be a frustrating challenge, as it’s not always easy to find an interpreter who capable of providing interpretation services within the required time frame, particularly if you need someone in a city other than your own.
That’s why we’ve long made it a priority to remove any and all language barriers for our clients and why we take pride in supplying both licensed court reporters and knowledgeable
More specifically, we can arrange for interpreting services for upwards of 140 different languages, including Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese, Russian, and Arabic. Have a need for an interpreter who speaks a much less common language? Anything short of an invented language like Esperanto or Klingonese (the latter is spoken by Klingons in the fictional Star Trek universe, and believe it or not, some people do speak Klingon) we can probably help.
Need a Legal Videographer in Grapevine, TX?
At the same time, more and more of our clients are enlisting our legal videographers to document legal proceedings. For most people, video remains the single-most powerful medium, particularly valuable when a legal matter reaches the courtroom and arguments are made in front of a judge or jury.
Our videographers employ state-of-the-art technology that can capture the most subtle visual details—including positive or negative body language and telling gestures or facial expressions. As we’re sure you know, a single nuance captured on video can make all the difference within the confines of a courtroom or judge’s chambers. That’s why our videographers use top-of-the-line lighting and sound equipment so that our clients always get the footage they need. We typically film using multiple, high-definition cameras in a digital format to provide you with polished audio and video. After the fact, our experienced editors provide other valuable services, including linear editing, nonlinear editing, media enhancement, and audio & video conversion and duplication.
Above all, don’t make the mistake of thinking that anyone with a cell phone camera can film your deposition. It’s best practice to employ professionals who have been trained to shoot videos in a legal setting—professionals who understand the importance of lighting and camera position and have access to the kind of specialized equipment that makes the difference between amateur-looking video and the work of a professional.
Need a Video Conferencing Solution in Dallas County, TX?
Another capability that you should look for in a court reporting firm is the ability to provide professional legal videographers who can document legal proceedings using the highest-quality A/V equipment. Video remains a powerful medium, particularly when a legal matter moves into the litigation stage.
Our legal videographers employ state-of-the-art technology capable of capturing the smallest visual details—like positive or negative body language and revealing gestures & facial expressions. Our longtime clients have learned that a single nuance captured on video can make all the difference to the outcome of a case.
That’s why our experienced videographers utilize top-of-the-line lighting and sound equipment, helping to ensure that our demanding clients always get the footage they need. Our video editors make a no-less-valuable contribution, regularly
commissioned to help with:
- Media Enhancement
- Linear Editing
- Non-Linear Editing
- Audio and Video Duplication
- Audio and Video Conversion
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that anyone with a mobile phone can record the audio and video for your deposition or other legal proceeding. Better to employ seasoned pros who have been trained to film in a legal setting, professionals who will obsess over the details and help get you the recordings you want and need.
Need Easy Access to Transcripts in Grapevine, TX?
Finally, we’re especially proud of our secure online case management system, which is used to access transcripts and other documents related to your account. If you’re like most of our clients, after a deposition or hearing is over you need your transcripts sooner rather than later—and you need to be able to access them quickly and simply
Fortunately, the Internet has had a transformative effect on the legal industry by streamlining the process of doing research and searching for documents. Thanks to our secure system you have 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 platform allows you to view and download anything you need 24/7, with access to sensitive materials restricted to the attorneys, paralegals, and legal secretaries you designate.
To help maximize efficiency, essential documents are indexed for easy identification and then logged into our searchable system, from which you can download exhibits, print materials, and export deposition text. If you need physical copies of documents or transcripts, we also provide copying services. And technical assistance from one of the dedicated members of our support team is never more than a phone call away. Our experienced technicians are available day and night and will work with you to address your specific questions and needs.
So if you want the most talented and technologically-advanced court reporting company in the U.S. working for you and your law firm, give us a call today and give us a try.
We look forward to working with you and your colleagues.