February 11, 2016
Court reporting has been a part of the judicial system for almost as long as courts have existed. From the early days of taking notes by hand, onto manual and electric typewriters, and finally on keyboards. The court reporter is an essential part of the system in that he or she is an impartial participant who is solely tasked with making sure every word gets recorded so everyone has a written record of exactly what was said in the courtroom.
To date, a court reporter has been required to be in attendance at all proceedings. This made it necessary to hire only those who could logically attend. With the advances in video technology, a court reporter can be located anywhere in the world and still record all the activity that takes place. This helps lower costs and affords everyone involved a greater choice of candidates. It also allows more people who are trained in the unique skills of court reporting to have greater opportunities to work. All in all, this is the human and technology coming together in the best way.
The service provider should offer on-point technology, such as state-of-the-art speakerphones for seamless audio conferencing, free high-speed wireless internet, multipoint and point-to-point video conferencing connections, screen sharing capabilities and high-definition streaming video. There needs to be standby professional support like quality testing before you start. This includes a test-run of all the equipment in the conference room before the event begins. Also their video conferencing technicians should be on-call throughout the time the conference takes place.
Colleen Jilio-Ryan is the Owner of Jilio-Ryan, a Tustin based premiere law consulting firm. The firm along with its certified court reporters is dedicated to providing the highest quality deposition and litigation services to attorneys, insurance companies, and corporations. With her sincere efforts, Colleen is committed to meeting the highest standards of the legal industry, and is an industry leader when it comes to on-time court reporting and deposition scheduling.