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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 Shelby 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 Provides Easy Access to Transcripts, More Illinois

Technology has had a remarkable effect on the legal industry by making organization and efficiency a mission-critical aspect of running a successful law firm. Attorneys who can stay organized and quickly access all necessary information have a distinct advantage as compared to their less organized opponents. That’s why you want a resourceful court reporting service that can supply you with instant access to the documents you need for your deposition, arbitration hearing, or other legal proceedings. This means being able to view your materials with just one keystroke or click of a mouse on a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

If you choose us and utilize our secure online case management system we will provide you with online and mobile access to everything regarding your case, including an online calendar, transcripts, exhibits, and billing information and invoices. The online system allows you to view and download anything you need 24/7, with access to highly sensitive materials restricted to the attorneys, paralegals, and legal secretaries you designate to have access.

We also provide a document repository where you can find all documents related to your account. Essential documents are indexed for easy identification and then logged into our case management system. You can use the online system to search for documents, download exhibits, print materials, and even export deposition text. If you need physical copies of case documents or transcripts, we also provide traditional imaging and copying services, as well as physical depositories.

And when you use us for your deposition or other hearing, you will receive personal technical assistance from the members of our team. Our technicians will work with you to address your specific needs and to guide you through our online system. Support staffers are available day or night to answer any questions you may have in Illinois.

Our Legal Videographers | IL

As for the other seasoned professionals who are a part of our team, those include experienced legal videographers. Some attorneys can’t resist the temptation to cut corners when it comes to videotaping a deposition or other hearing. In reality, you want professional legal videographers who have been trained to film in a legal setting, who understand the importance of lighting and camera position, and who utilize the kind of specialized equipment that can capture the quality of audio and imagery you’re looking for. Perhaps there are some occasions when you might be able to get away with cutting corners; but when things don’t go exactly as planned, that’s when you’ll appreciate having a seasoned professional working with you—the kind of individual who has the resources to maintain a certain amount of redundancy, for example.

After all, you never want to finish a deposition and find that the video you recorded is unusable. As you know, video can be a powerful tool in a legal proceeding, particularly when matters reach the trial stage and issues are argued in front of a judge or jury. That’s why if you need a court reporting service to record and transcribe your deposition, you want to make sure that it employs expert videographers utilizing state-of-the-art technology that can capture the most subtle details, including body language, facial expressions, and the kind of gestures that might be indicative of witness coaching. A single gesture or facial expression can help buttress a settlement negotiation or courtroom argument.

Also, if you require editing services, our editors are every bit the equal of our videographers in terms of quality and experience. We offer a number of post-production services, including linear editing, nonlinear editing, media enhancement, audio & video duplication, and audio & video conversion to other formats, including MPEG, DVD, CD, and even VHS in IL.

Video Conferencing Technology | IL

Another area where technology has taken a great leap forward is video conferencing technology, which now enables you to take depositions from anywhere in the U.S. and still get much the same results as you would in person. And with video conferencing you can cut down on travel costs, lodging costs, and other expenses, and also avoid the hassle associated with getting all of the parties together for a deposition.

If you need a conference room for your hearing we can arrange that as well. Depending on the number of physical locations needed we can provide a single-site video conference or a multi-site video conference. We have access to hundreds of locations across the country and throughout the world, so scheduling a video conference that meets your needs is just a phone call away.

We will take care of the video conference setup (which includes location scouting, working out the logistics, supplying the A/V equipment, testing the equipment, and linking two or more locations). We also provide technical support before, during, and after your hearing so that you can focus all of your time and energy on your work. In fact, when you enlist our video conferencing services for a deposition or other legal proceeding, we will provide a detailed outline of all arrangements made and what you can expect. So call us and save time, money, and stress by using video conferencing for your next deposition.

Interpreting Services in Illinois

As a leading court reporting agency, we also provide highly experienced interpreters to clients in need. Even in major cities, it’s not always easy for attorneys to find an interpreter who is capable of translating a particular language or a dialect at a moment’s notice. Thanks to our resources and extensive network, we provide qualified interpreters during the time frame you need them.

Certified Court Reporters Available for Any Language or Dialect

In fact, in this day and age—when it seems as if more and more parties to lawsuits or legal proceedings don’t speak English (or don’t speak English as a first language)—we believe that delivering a comprehensive court reporting service means removing any and all language barriers. That’s why we supply certified court reporters and interpreters for virtually any language or dialect, not to mention sign language for the hearing impaired.

We can arrange for interpreting and translation services for more than140 different languages, including romance languages like Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese, plus other commonly spoken languages like Russian, German, Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic. We are prepared to provide real-time translation of attorneys’ questions, in addition to the translation of documents, a commonly requested service during the discovery phase of proceedings.

Retain a Qualified Interpreter for Your Deposition or Hearing

So whether you need an interpreter for a local case, an international deposition, an arbitration hearing, or the translation of a transcript or other document, we can make sure that your needs are met in a timely fashion.

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