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We are a leading court reporting agency with a national footprint, one that provides certified court reporters to attorneys and others parties who need to take a deposition. With more than two decades of experience, we have long excelled at meeting the expectations of our legal and corporate clients, providing them with accurate, easily accessible transcripts of depositions, arbitrations, mediation sessions, and other types of legal hearings.

In addition to court reporters, we also provide stenographers, interpreters, videographers, and video conferencing technology to our valued clients. Whether you’re in New York or Los Angeles—or any U.S. city in between—our leading court reporting agency can provide the following court reporting services, and more.

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Court Reporter in Madison County, IL | 866-374-7446 | Illinois Stenographers

If you’re an attorney, paralegal, or are otherwise employed by a law firm, you no doubt want to hire the best court reporters you can find to handle your deposition, meeting, court appearance, or other legal proceeding. After all, court reporters play a critical role in the legal process by keeping a record of what has transpired. Sometimes a stenographer is employed; a stenographer creates a written transcript of the proceeding as it is occurring. Other times, the deposition or other proceeding is digitally recorded and a transcript is produced later.

Regardless of your specific needs, our full-service court reporting agency can deliver a solution, providing you with the best court reporters, stenographers, and legal videographers available. For over 20 years, we have excelled at meeting and exceeding the expectations of our clients, providing them with accurate, easily accessible transcripts of depositions, court appearances, and other types of legal hearings. If you’d like to utilize the best court reporters in the country we can help, whether your deposition is in New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, or just about anywhere in the United States.

What does it mean that we are a full-service court reporting agency? Glad you asked. Following are just a few of the court reporting services that we offer to our valued clients:

  • Conference Rooms
  • Videoconferencing Solutions
  • Certified Court Reporters
  • Interpreters
  • Legal Videographers
  • Streaming Depositions
  • E-Transcripts
  • RealTime Reporting & Transcripts
  • Internet RealTime
  • LiveNote
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Repository
  • Video Conversion
  • Dailies
  • Post-Production Services

Need assistance with your deposition or hearing? We are ready to help—anytime. Our team of certified and licensed court reporters, stenographers, interpreters, and legal videographers perform their jobs well, yet remain as unobtrusive as possible. If you believe that court reporters and stenographers are a dying breed, most observers in the legal profession think nothing could be further from the truth. That’s because attempts to replace certified court reporters with digital audio and video recording technology have largely failed. That’s because unsupervised recordings frequently fail, leading to missing or garbled testimony. Also, transcribing human speech—which can be charged with emotion or involve multiple voices speaking simultaneously—still requires a human touch.

At the same time, advancements in audio, video, and video conferencing technology have helped to make the work product of court reporters, stenographers, and legal videographers even more important and impactful. Meanwhile, the latest video conferencing solutions sometimes obviate the need to conduct in-person hearings and depositions, saving all interested parties time and money. And at our full-service court reporting agency, we like to think we provide the best court reporters available, not to mention the best legal videographers, stenographers, interpreters, and support staff in the business.

Online Document Repository for Depositions Transcripts, Exhibits Illinois

Of course, an attorney’s work doesn’t end when a deposition or other legal hearing is completed.  In fact, the attorney who can stay organized and quickly access all necessary information is the one most likely to prevail in the case or secure a favorable outcome for his or her client. That’s why a court reporting agency that can supply you with instant access to the documents you need is invaluable—a court reporting service like ours. We will provide you with online and mobile access to everything related to your case; this may include a personal online calendar, case transcripts, exhibits and schedules, as well as account information and invoices. Our secure online case management system allows you (and those attorneys, paralegals, and legal secretaries you designate) to view and download any materials you need—24/7.

Moreover, all documents are indexed for easy identification. You can use the online system to search for documents, download exhibits, print materials, and even export deposition text with the click of a mouse. Need physical copies of case documents or transcripts? We also provide traditional imaging and copying services, as well as physical depositories in Illinois.

Arrange for a Professional Legal Videographer to Shoot Your Deposition | IL

Of course, one of the places where technology has seen great advancements in recent years is video technology. But that doesn’t mean anyone with a smartphone and a tripod should be filming your deposition videos.

Video is a powerful tool in the law, and shouldn’t be left in the hands of amateurs. If you need a court reporting service to record and transcribe your deposition, make sure that it employs expert videographers with high-definition cameras that can capture the most important visual details, including positive or negative body language, facial expressions, and slight gestures. A subtle expression captured on video can be a difference maker when it comes to a courtroom argument, a conference in the judge’s chambers, or a settlement negotiation.

Our legal videographers use top-of-the-line equipment and have years of experience working in a legal setting. They also work hand-in-hand with our editors, who provide post-production services like linear editing, nonlinear editing, media enhancement, audio & video duplication, and audio & video conversion to other formats (think: MPEG, DVD, CD, and VHS) in IL.

Video Conferencing for Your Deposition or Hearing | IL

As for those occasions when it’s just not possible to have everyone physically present in the same location for a deposition, we are committed to helping you take a deposition remotely while still providing you the same face-to-face impact it would have in person. We offer video conferencing services that enable you to take depositions from anywhere in the United States—or the world. So don’t feel limited by geography and travel constraints. Coordinating travel for various parties to a deposition can be expensive and time-consuming. With video conferencing, you can cut down on travel costs and all other related expenses, while also avoiding the hassles associated with getting all parties together for a deposition or mediation hearing.

One simple phone call to us is all you need. We will take care of the video conference setup, which includes finding locations, working out the logistics, supplying the video and recording equipment, testing the equipment, ensuring working Internet access, and linking two or more locations for your deposition. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment with HD video and sharp audio. If you need a conference room for your video conference deposition, we can provide that as well. Our conference room locations come fully furnished and have high-speed Internet connections, large monitors, high-quality audio systems, and hands-free multi-line phone systems.

When you enlist our video conferencing services for a deposition or other legal proceeding, we will provide you with a detailed outline of what you can expect from us. We also provide technical support throughout the proceeding so that you can concentrate on the deposition or hearing itself. Save time and money by using video conferencing for your next deposition, and free yourself from the burden of worrying about disconnects or other technical issues.

Interpreters and Interpreting Services for Depositions and Other Hearings in Illinois

More and more, our clients are taking advantage of our interpreting services when hiring a court reporter. That’s because many parties to lawsuits come from diverse places and backgrounds and don’t always speak English as a first language—or even a second or third language. For attorneys and paralegals this can pose a problem; 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 other cases you might need a court reporter prepared to provide interpretation services in several different languages.

But we believe that delivering a comprehensive court reporting service means removing any and all language barriers. We’re capable of supplying certified court reporters and interpreters for virtually any language or dialect, not to mention sign language for the hearing impaired. More specifically, we can arrange for interpreting services for approximately 140 different languages and dialects, including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, and Arabic. Have a need for interpreting services involving a much less common language? Give us a call today—we can help.

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