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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 TX | Texas

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 remarkable
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 consistent
, true
, 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
  • Interpreters
  • Legal Videographers
  • Legal Videoconferencing
  • Streaming Depositions
  • LiveNote
  • E-Transcripts
  • Dailies
  • 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?

More and more, our clients are looking for the services of both a court reporter and interpreter. Many parties to lawsuits—especially in major cities—hail from a wide variety of places and don’t speak English.

As we’re sure you know, this can pose a problem for lawyers and paralegals alike, as it’s not always easy to find an interpreter who is capable of providing interpretation services within the required time frame, particularly if it’s a less common language or dialect. In some instances, you might need a court reporter who can provide interpretation services in multiple languages.

We believe that any national court reporting firm worth its salt should be able to remove any and all language barriers. That’s why we take pride in supplying licensed court reporters and interpreters for most any language or dialect you’re likely to encounter in the United States.

That is, we can arrange for interpreting services for upwards of 140 different languages and dialects, including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, and Arabic.

Have a need for an interpreter who speaks a much less common language? Anything short of an obscure invented language and we can probably help. Of course, we also provide sign language services for the hearing impaired.

Need a Legal Videographer in TX?

The next most common request we get is for legal videographers. Our longtime clients recognize that it’s penny wise and pound foolish to try to record a legal hearing with a smartphone or a handheld camera mounted on a tripod. It’s much more effective to hire a professional who has been trained to film in a legal setting, someone who utilizes specialized equipment to obtain the best possible video and sound.

That’s why our legal videographers use top-of-the-line lighting and sound equipment, including high-gain microphones and multiple, high-definition cameras. The result is a polished video of your deposition or hearing, one that is synchronized with the reporter’s transcript.

If you require editing services, we can also offer the assistance of talented video editors, with post-production services that include linear editing, nonlinear editing, media enhancement, audio & video duplication, and audio & video conversion to other formats—DVD being a representative example.

Need a Video Conferencing Solution in Harris County, TX?

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 in TX?

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 conveniently
. 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.

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