Court Reporting and Video
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Court Reporting and Video
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 Broome County, NY | 866-374-7446 | New York Stenographers
Can Technology Replace Court Reporters? This is a question that gets asked periodically, but most legal professionals believe the answer is no. Technology has actually improved and enhanced the service that court reporters provide, but it can’t replace the skills and experience provided by human beings.
For one, in spite of tremendous enhancements in digital recording technology, such recordings have the potential to malfunction, which can lead to fragmented, garbled, and even missing testimony in the absence of prompt human intervention. Second, recording and transcribing conversations requires human judgement and active intervention, particularly when two people attempt to speak at the same time. Third, at the present time, voice recognition software is not reliable enough to provide the kind of quality necessary in a legal forum. It’s flaws become especially evident when a speaker has a strong accent, talks very fast, talks at a low volume (a “low talker,” in Seinfeld parlance), or becomes emotional. Voice recognition software also doesn’t do well in rooms where there is background noise, which is unavoidable when depositions and other legal hearings are conducted. You can also imagine a scenario in which voice recognition software captures an off-the-record conversation and includes it in the record, which would obviously be disadvantageous to the aggrieved party.
As a national court reporting agency that provides certified court reporters, stenographers, legal videographers, and video conferencing technology, to attorneys who need to take a deposition, we augment the work of highly trained professionals using the latest in technology. That’s why we long have met and exceeded the expectations of our clients, who include law firms large and small, as well as corporate legal departments. For more than 20 years we have been providing attorneys with accurate transcripts of depositions, arbitrations, mediations, and the other types of legal hearings that occur before, after, or in lieu of a trial. If you need a court reporter in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, or just about anywhere else in the U.S., we can help.
As a full-service court reporting agency, following are just a few of the court reporting services that we offer to our clients:
- Certified Court Reporters
- Conference Rooms
- Legal Videographers
- Videoconferencing Solutions
- RealTime Reporting & Transcripts
- Internet RealTime
- Streaming Depositions
- Online Repository
- Online Calendar
- Post-Production Services
We are prepared to assist you with your deposition or other legal proceeding. Our experienced team of certified court reporters, stenographers, interpreters, and legal videographers can meet all of your needs. As noted above, our team members are equipped with state-of-the-art technology so that you won’t miss a single word, gesture, or facial expression at your deposition. We can also provide conference rooms for you to hold depositions, which are fully furnished conference and include all of the latest amenities, as well as multi-line hands-free phone systems.
Then, following your deposition, you can count on us to help you manage transcripts and other related documents. Our highly trained support staff is also available for technology consulting so that you can focus on what matters most in your case: doing legal work on behalf of your clients.
Online Case Management New York
Another area in which we can give you a leg up on the competition is through organization. The reality is that attorneys who can readily access mission-critical information have an advantage over opponents and peers alike. If you find yourself desiring easy access to case transcripts and documents at a moment’s notice we can help supply you with instant access to the documents needed. This includes the ability to view case information with just one keystroke or tap, either at your desktop or while using any mobile device connected to the Internet.
Online Access to Transcripts and Exhibits
As part of our full-service court reporting solutions, we provide you with online and mobile access to all materials related to your case, including a personal online calendar, transcripts, exhibits, and even and billing account information and invoices. Our online system allows you to view and download any materials you need—twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Additionally, our secure platform is set up so that only you and those individuals you designate (fellow attorneys and paralegals, for example) have access to sensitive materials in New York.
Need a Legal Videographer to Film Your Deposition? | NY
As we’re sure you know, video can be a valuable tool in the legal arena, particularly when issues must be argued in front of a judge or jury. If you need a court reporting service to record and transcribe your deposition, make sure that the individuals they employ are expert videographers using technology that can capture the most important visual details—like positive or negative body language or facial expressions that don’t match the tone of voice. A single nuance captured on video can make all the difference in the world when it comes to a settlement negotiation or a courtroom presentation.
Do not make the mistake of thinking that anyone with a camera and tripod can film your deposition. You need professionals who have been trained to shoot videos in a legal setting, who understand the importance of lighting and sound, and who have access to specialized equipment that can capture sharp video images and crystal-clear audio.
Our legal videographers always utilize top-of-the-line lighting and sound equipment so our clients get the footage they need. We use high-gain microphones and multiple, high-definition cameras in a digital format to provide you with a polished videotape of your deposition, one that is synchronized with the reporter’s transcript.
Additionally, if you require editing by dedicated specialists after the shoot, we offer a number of post-production services, including linear editing, nonlinear editing, media enhancement, audio & video duplication, and audio & video conversion for other formats like DVD in NY.
Video Conferencing Solutions for Your Deposition | NY
And for those instances when it’s not possible to have everyone physically present in the same room for a deposition 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 the same results they would if taking the deposition in person. In fact, we offer video conferencing solutions that enable you to take depositions from anywhere in the United States or around the world.
So don’t remain limited by the constraints of time and geography. Coordinating travel for the various parties to a deposition can be expensive and time-consuming. 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 in one room.
However, if you need a conference room for your deposition, arbitration hearing, or other litigation proceeding, we can provide a room for your single-site video conference or a multi-site video conference. We have access to hundreds of locations so scheduling a video conference that meets your needs will be a straightforward process.
In fact, one phone call is all it takes. We will handle the video conference setup, which includes: providing options for locations, working out the logistics, supplying the A/V equipment, testing the equipment, ensuring working Internet access, and linking two or more locations. We always utilize state-of-the-art equipment with HD video and high-quality audio. Compatibility with all laptops, desktops, tablets, and smartphones is ensured as well. Moreover, our conference room locations come fully furnished and have high-speed Internet connections, large monitors, and all the amenities you have come to expect in a first-class conference room setup.
We also provide technical support before, during, and after the deposition or hearing so that you can concentrate on legal work. You won’t have to worry about disconnects or other technical issues. And when you enlist our video conferencing services, we will provide you with a detailed outline identifying all the arrangements that have been made on your behalf.
Interpreters in New York
We can also help if you need an interpreter (or interpreters) to successfully facilitate the proceedings. Oftentimes, parties to lawsuits and other legal matters come from diverse backgrounds and may not speak English as a first language. Allow us to save you the stress and hassle of finding a qualified interpreter (or interpreters) that can provide the results you need. We’ve found this service to be especially helpful for those clients who need us to provide transcriptions in multiple languages.
Certified Court Reporters Available for Most Languages
With removing language barriers being a big part of providing a comprehensive court reporting service, we work hard to maintain a stable of certified court reporters and interpreters that covers most any language or dialect. We can arrange for interpreting services for over 140 different languages, including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, and Arabic, not to mention sign language for the hearing impaired. In addition to real-time translation of attorneys’ questions and subsequent answers, we can provide for the translation of documents during discovery.
So whether you need an interpreter for a local case or an international deposition, we can ensure that your language and translation needs and requirements are met.