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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 often
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, comfortably
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 Texas?
Every year our interpreting services business grows a little more. That’s because many parties to lawsuits come from diverse backgrounds and don’t necessarily speak English as a first language—or even a second language. For attorneys and paralegals, this can pose an ongoing problem; it’s not always easy to find a competent
interpreter who is capable of providing interpretation services within your time frame, particularly if it’s a less common language or dialect.
But we believe that delivering a comprehensive court reporting service means removing language barriers. We’re capable of supplying certified court reporters and interpreters for virtually any language or dialect, as well as sign language for the hearing impaired. More specifically, we can arrange for interpreting services for over a hundred different languages and dialects, including Spanish, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Mandarin, Russian, and Arabic. Have a need for interpreting services for a language less often
heard in the U.S., like Afrikaans, perhaps? Give us a call today; most likely we can help.
Need a Legal Videographer in TX?
Alternatively, if you’re conducting an in-person deposition it’s now common to employ a professional legal videographer to document the proceedings, as video and multi-media presentations are now pretty much expected by all parties during litigation proceedings.
Our experienced videographers utilize top-of-the-line lighting and sound equipment to help ensure that you always get the footage you need. Our talented video editors provide no-less-valuable services, including media enhancement, linear editing, nonlinear editing, video duplication, and video conversion.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that anyone with a smartphone can record the video for your deposition or hearing. As long as you’re hiring a competent
court reporter why not add a professional legal videographer who has extensive experience filming in a legal setting? It could be the difference-maker in terms of achieving a positive outcome for your client.
Need a Video Conferencing Solution in Refugio County, TX?
Almost as oft-used as our legal videographers are our video conferencing solutions, which are invaluable when it isn’t possible or practical to have everyone physically present in the same location for a deposition, arbitration hearing or mediation session. Thanks to the latest in video conferencing technology you no longer need to be limited by geography—or feel pressure to travel to another city. Veteran trial attorneys know that getting on an airplane to fly to a deposition can be time-consuming and an added hourly expense that clients don’t appreciate. With a video conferencing solution, you can reduce or eliminate travel costs entirely, and save the hassle of coordinating a deposition in an unfamiliar city.
If you need a multi-site video conference solution that’s not a problem either. We have access to hundreds of locations nationwide, and our talented specialists excel at coordinating the logistics for multi-site video conferences. For additional peace of mind, we provide confirmation of all relevant details as soon as arrangements are made.
We take care of the video conferencing setup from soup to nuts, which includes selecting the location(s), finalizing the logistics, supplying and testing all equipment, ensuring Internet access, and linking the locations. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment, all of which is compatible with your laptops, desktops, tablets, and smartphones. Our conference rooms come fully furnished and are equipped with high-speed Internet and hands-free multi-line phone systems, plus all the amenities you expect from a first-class solution. We also provide technical support throughout the proceeding so that you can concentrate on doing the best job possible and not concern yourself with technical considerations.
Need Easy Access to Transcripts in 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 comfortably
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.