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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 an attorney, a paralegal, or otherwise employed by a law firm there has probably been a time when you asked: “Should I hire a court reporter?” Or perhaps you asked yourself, “What should I look for in an agency that can provide my firm with court reporters”?
They may not always be fully appreciated, but court reporters have a demanding job. Their work might seem straightforward, but recording depositions and other proceedings verbatim require a lot of skill and experience.
For one, court reporters must be excellent listeners, able to concentrate for long stretches of time, which is a real gift in the limited-attention-span-world we live in today. They must also possess excellent attention to detail because providing accurate transcripts of depositions and other legal proceedings is decidedly detail-oriented work. They also need a solid grasp of legal terminology and other terminology of a technical nature. They must possess unprecedented
spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary skills, and also be able to communicate effectively—both orally and in writing. Of course, speed is of the essence, too, and the ability to process 225 words per minute is pretty much par for the course. It almost goes without saying, but a court reporter must also be expeditious
, and flexible, and not at all intimidated by the proceedings taking place. After all, there are occasions when a court reporter has to interrupt a deposition or other hearing to ask a speaker to clarify an inaudible statement, which brings to mind another trait that is required of certified court reporters: excellent hearing.
As for the way in which twenty-first-century court reporters get their work done, stenography is still commonplace. That is, the court reporter records all statements using a phonetic code, with each line of characters representing a sound or syllable. The court reporter then translates the recorded information into a written transcript.
Another common process is Real-time reporting, where the court reporter’s output is delivered to a computer and the text displayed on the computer screen. (This is sometimes referred to as CART, an acronym for Communications Access Real-time Translation.)
In fact, Real-time reporting is one of the services we frequently provide to our clients, along with all of the following:
- Certified Court Reporters
- Legal Videographers
- Legal Videoconferencing
- Streaming Depositions
- Post-Production Services
- Video Conversion
- Video Duplication
- Conference Rooms
In fact, we like to think that it’s the strength of our human resources combined with the technological solutions that have helped us to become one of the biggest and best agencies in the court reporting industry. So if you’re in need of an agency to provide you with certified/licensed court reporters on an ongoing basis, we should be your first call.
We’re looking to build long-term relationships with law firms and corporate legal representatives that need an agency with the size and resources to provide assistance locally, or anywhere in the United States. In addition to certified court reporters, we also provide interpreters, legal videographers, and video conferencing solutions, among other things.
As such, we are always prepared to assist you with a deposition or other legal hearing. We handle depositions and administrative hearings in all major U.S. metropolitan areas and can provide fully furnished conference rooms with all of the expected amenities and services.
Then, in the wake of your deposition or administrative hearing, you can count on us to help you manage transcripts and related documents. That is, our well-trained support staff is available day and night so that you can focus on what matters most: practicing law and advocating on behalf of your clients. As if that weren’t enough, we also provide each of our clients with a dedicated case manager who is there to ensure that you receive best-in-class customer service.
As for our services, the three most requested solutions we provide—aside from certified court reporters—are:
Need an Interpreter for a deposition in Texas?
One of the best reasons to consider a national court reporting agency is that it can regularly
provide many complimentary services—efficient
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 efficient
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 TX?
One thing we’re sure we can help with is providing a legal videographer. Over the course of our more than twenty-year history, we have also taken care to associate ourselves with the finest in professional legal videographers, all of whom have extensive experience shooting video in a legal setting. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that anyone with a smartphone and a tripod can record the audio and video for your deposition or other proceeding.
Our legal videographers employ state-of-the-art technology capable of capturing the most subtle visual details—including positive or negative body language and revealing gestures and facial expressions. A single nuance captured on video can make the different between a successful outcome and a less than favorable outcome for a client.
That’s why our videographers utilize top-of-the-line lighting and sound equipment, helping to ensure that our clients always get the footage they need. Need a professional video editor to edit the raw footage? Our experienced editors can do that, while also offering valuable services like media enhancement, audio & video duplication, and audio & video conversion.
Need a Video Conferencing Solution in Gray County, TX?
Another technology we offer that you’ll almost certainly want to take advantage is Real-time software, which translates stenographic shorthand into English. With Real-time reporting, you can have a transcript delivered to your laptop in real time as the deposition or hearing is taking place. One of the big advantages of a real-time solution is that you can search, highlight, or annotate portions of the transcript as it is delivered, allowing you to use the information during the course of the proceedings. It’s a distinct advantage, particularly if the opposing party doesn’t have the resources to commission the use of this technology.
Secure Online Case Management
Finally, one other way in which technology can make a litigator’s life much easier is via an online document repository like the one we have developed for the use of our clients. Thanks to our platform you have online and mobile access to everything related to your case, including case transcripts and exhibits, plus schedules, account information, invoices, and a personal calendar.
In other words, our online case management system allows you—and those attorneys, paralegals, and legal secretaries you designate—to access any materials you need, 24/7. Of course, all documents are indexed for easy reference. So you can use our system to search for documents, download exhibits, print materials, and even export deposition text.
Questions? Our Technical Support Team Can Help
Of course, if you have any questions about any of the technology utilized in our solutions, our technical support team is available day and night to guide you through our systems and resolve any issues. A dedicated case manager is also assigned to your account and devoted to making sure that you receive superior service. Your case manager can also help to arrange decidedly old-fashioned services—like imaging and photo copying—or arrange for an interpreter to join a court reporter on an assignment.
Need Easy Access to Transcripts in TX?
Yet another major capability you want to look for is a top-quality video conferencing solution. As you know, it’s not always possible to have everyone physically present in the same location for a deposition. That’s why we have long made it a priority to be able to provide our clients with the latest in video conferencing solutions, which allow you to take depositions remotely while still getting the kind of results you would in person.
Thanks to video conferencing technology you no longer need to be limited by geography—or feel the pressure to travel to a remote location. Trial attorneys know that getting on an airplane to fly to a deposition can be a drain on one’s time and energy—and a big added expense. With a video conferencing solution, you can reduce or eliminate travel costs.
Better yet, it’s no more difficult for a firm like ours to arrange a multi-site video conference than a single-site conference. We have access to countless locations across the country, and our trained specialists excel at coordinating even the most complicated logistics. Further peace of mind comes from the fact that we provide a detailed outline of what you can expect as soon as the arrangements are finalized.
In a nutshell: We take care of the video conferencing setup, which includes selecting the locations, working out the logistics, supplying and testing all necessary equipment, ensuring Internet access, and linking the relevant locations. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment with hi-definition video, and our gear is compatible with all common devices. Naturally, our conference rooms come fully furnished, with all the amenities you expect from a first-class solution.
Last but certainly not least, we also provide technical support throughout the proceeding so that you can concentrate on doing your job, as opposed to worrying about whether the equipment is working.
The bottom line is we believe that you and your law firm will save time and money by using our video conferencing services for your next deposition or legal proceeding. Simply give us a call at your earliest convenience if you’d like to learn more.
Do You Have an Online Case Management System?
Of course, once a deposition or arbitration hearing is over, that doesn’t mean your work is done. That’s why you should expect your provider to have a sophisticated online case management system. Using our secure online case system you have online and mobile access to everything related to your case, including transcripts, exhibits, and schedules, and as well as invoices and a personal online calendar. This way your attorneys, paralegals, and legal secretaries can access any materials they need, 24/7/365.
Better yet, all documents are indexed for easy identification. That means you can utilize our system to search for documents, download exhibits, and even export deposition text. Need physical copies of any transcripts or documents? As an added convenience, we also provide traditional copying services.
Do You Have a Dedicated Point of Contact? And a Technical Point of Contact?
But since it’s not a perfect world, we there are times when you will have questions or need help. That’s why each of our clients is assigned a dedicated case manager who is there to ensure that our clients receive superior service. The case manager’s responsibilities include: coordinating deposition schedules, assigning court reporters and interpreters, and addressing issues as they arise. In addition, when you utilize our services, you also have access to assistance from our technical staffers.
So if you’re in need of a court reporter or any related litigation support services, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We remain one of the most respected national court reporting firms in the U.S., and you can count on us to meet the needs of your firm or corporate legal department.
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