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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 extraordinary
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
, 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:
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In recent years one of our most popular add-on solutions has been video conferencing services. As you know, it’s often not possible or practical to have everyone physically present in the same location for a deposition. That’s why we have made it a priority to be able to provide our clients with the latest in video conferencing technology, which allows you to take depositions remotely while still getting the kind of results you would in person.
That means the days of getting on a plane to fly to a deposition are largely over, assuming that’s your preference. (No doubt that’s a preference of many of your budget-conscious clients.) With a video conferencing solution, you can reduce or eliminate travel costs and cut back on other expenses, and save the aggravation of coordinating a deposition in a remote location.
And these days you’re not limited to a single-site video conference solution. Our longtime clients know that we have access to hundreds of locations across the country and that our trained specialists excel at coordinating multi-site conference solutions.
In each case, we take care of all the logistics, which includes: selecting the location(s), supplying and testing all necessary equipment, ensuring Internet access, and linking two or more locales.
We also utilize state-of-the-art equipment with high-definition video and our equipment is compatible with all of your computers and mobile devices. Our conference rooms come furnished and have high-speed Internet, plus large monitors and all the amenities you might expect from a best-in-class solution.
Last but not least, we also provide technical support throughout the proceedings so that you can concentrate on advocating for your client without worrying about technical hiccups.
The bottom line is that we believe you’ll save time and money by using our video conferencing services for your next deposition. So give us a call and give our video conferencing solution a try.
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Meanwhile, our other commonly requested “people solution” concerns legal videographers. Of course, video remains an especially powerful tool in the legal environment and figures to remain so for the foreseeable future. Hence it’s not a good idea to trust your A/V needs to someone utilizing nothing more than a cell phone and a tripod. You want a professional who has been trained to record in a legal setting, one who understands the importance of lighting, sound, and camera position, and one who utilizes the kind of state-of-the-art equipment that can capture the video and audio quality you need to succeed.
That’s why we work with veteran legal videographers who are capable of capturing the most telling visual details, including negative body language and revealing facial expressions. Over the years we’ve learned that a single nuance captured on video has the potential to make or break a settlement negotiation or be a difference-maker in the courtroom.
That’s why we also work with the most talented and experienced video editors, who are there to handle all of your post-production needs, including linear editing, nonlinear editing, audio & video duplication, audio & video conversion, and image enhancement.
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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, a lawyer’s day doesn’t end when a deposition or other legal hearing is completed. The attorney who can stay organized and quickly access all necessary information can save energy for doing what he or she does best.
That’s why a national court reporting firm that can supply instant access to the documents you need is invaluable. We provide you with online and mobile access to everything related to your case, including a personal online calendar, case transcripts, exhibits and schedules, and account info and invoices. Our secure online case management system allows you—and those attorneys, paralegals, and legal secretaries you designate—to access any materials you need, twenty-four hours a day.
In case you’re wondering, all documents are indexed for easy identification. You can use our system to search for documents, download exhibits, print materials, and even export deposition text.
Need physical copies of case documents or transcripts? As an added convenience, we also provide traditional imaging and copying services.
Questions? Your Case Manager Can Help
Last but not least, it may be helpful to know that each of our clients is assigned a dedicated case manager, one who will work with you and ensure that you receive superior service. The case manager’s responsibilities include: coordinating your deposition schedule, assigning court reporters and interpreters, and addressing any issues that may arise.
When you use us for your deposition or other legal proceeding, you also have access to technical assistance from our tech team. Our technical staffers—available day and night—work with you to guide you through our online system and answer any questions you may have.
So if you’re in need of a court reporter or any related services, don’t hesitate to give us a call whenever you’re ready. We’re one of the most respected national court reporting firms in the country, and you can rely on us to meet the needs of your law firm or corporate legal department.
We promise to work hard to earn your business each and every day. Call us now! You’ll be glad you did.