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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 Selma, TX | 512-262-4154 | Texas Reporters for Hearings

Court Reporter in Selma, 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 terrific 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
, trustworthy
, 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 Selma, Texas?

One of the best reasons to consider a national court reporting agency is that it can regularly
provide many complimentary services—proficient
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 proficient
interpreters.

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 Selma, 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 Guadalupe County, TX?

An oft-overlooked capability of a national court reporting agency like ours is the ability to provide professional legal videographers who document legal proceedings using state-of-the-art A/V equipment, which helps to ensure that our demanding clients always get the footage they need. Our clients appreciate our desire to consistently capture important visual details—like positive or negative body language and revealing gestures & facial expressions. After all, a single nuance captured on video can make all the difference to the outcome of a case. Our video editors also play a critical role in the process, providing clients with the following services:

  • Linear Editing
  • Non-Linear Editing
  • Audio and Video Duplication
  • Audio and Video Conversion
  • Post-Production Services
  • Image Enhancement

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that anyone with a mobile phone or smartphone can record the audio and video for your deposition or other legal proceeding. Better to employ seasoned professionals who have been trained to film in a legal environment, pros who make a habit of obsessing over the details that help get you the recordings you want and need.

Need Easy Access to Transcripts in Selma, TX?

On the other hand, you do want to consider using a sophisticated video conferencing solution for your next deposition. Thanks to advancements in technology, you can now take depositions remotely while still getting the kind of results you would in person, obviating the need to travel to remote locations. Veteran 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 for clients. With a cutting-edge video conferencing solution, you can reduce or entirely eliminate travel costs.

It’s also worth remembering that 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 hundreds and hundreds of 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 arrangements are finalized.

In summary: we take care of all the steps needed to arrange a video conference. (This includes selecting the locations, working out the logistics, supplying and testing all equipment, ensuring Internet access, and linking the relevant locations). We utilize state-of-the-art equipment and our A/V equipment is compatible with all common laptops and mobile devices. Naturally, our conference rooms come fully furnished, with all the amenities you expect from a first class video conferencing solution.

Last but not least, we also provide technical support throughout the proceeding so that you can concentrate on representing your client to the best of your ability, as opposed to worrying about whether the equipment is working. But the bottom line is we believe that your law firm or company will save time and money by using our video conferencing services for your next deposition or legal proceeding. Give us a call at your earliest convenience if you’d like to give our solution a try.

A Dedicated Point of Contact Is Always Available to Help

Of course, it’s not a perfect world, and as polished as our solutions are, we recognize that there are and will be times when you will have questions or need help. That’s why each of our clients is assigned a dedicated case manager who is responsible for ensuring that you receive superior service. In addition, when you retain us you also have access to technical assistance from our savvy and helpful tech staff.

So if you’re in need of a court reporter or related litigation support services, don’t hesitate to give us a call to learn more. There’s a reason why we are one of the largest and most respected national court reporting agencies in the United States, and you can count on us to meet the needs of your law firm or corporate legal department.

Call us today to discuss how we can help!

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