September 8, 2020

5 Ways a Court Reporter Can Save Your Day

By: Jilio-Ryan | Posted in: court reporter

Court reporters role

Court reporters play an important role in assisting attorneys in winning their cases. Using their skills and specialized equipment, they can transcribe documents, depositions, witness statements, and many other documents that attorneys can use in a court of law when representing their clients.

Here are 5 ways in which court reporters play a crucial role during court trials.

  1. Accurate Record of a Witness’ Testimony

    Court reporters create an accurate record of a witness’ testimony or whatever document they may be transcribing. Each document is repeatedly checked for accuracy with the court reporter trying to achieve as close to 100% as possible. While most attorneys allow a small percentage for error, most court reporters take pride in being as accurate as possible.

  2. Ability to Share Documents

    Once transcriptions are completed, court reporters can print them, upload them to a flash drive, store them to a cloud, or digitally send them to whoever needs them. Real-time form sharing ensures faster legal processes with minor delays. Digital documents can be shared in almost any form via the internet.

  3. Digital Copy for Storage

    Storing transcribed files in a digital format saves office space and offers the option to make files shareable across the board. Once digital copies are finalized, they can be stored in the cloud or on a disk, flash drive, or hard drive. Digitally-stored files can be easily retrieved with a password or other type of code.

  4. Quick Turnaround

    Most transcribers pride themselves on being able to provide a quick turnaround time. For cases where the finished documents must be ready in less than 24 hours, a “RUSH” service may be offered. With a “RUSH” service, the attorneys have short notice to be ready for court and require that all paperwork, transcribed or otherwise, be appropriately prepared.

  5. Immediate Retrieval of Information

    One of the most essential services a court reporter offers is the immediate retrieval of information. During court, a court reporter can download files from the cloud on a moment’s notice. This is especially helpful if a topic or old case file needs to be researched. With the right password or two-step authentication codes, files can be retrieved in seconds.

Court reporters are valuable assets to both the attorneys and the courts. Understanding their services and how they are used within the legal system will give you a new appreciation for the skills and abilities a court reporter uses daily. Professional court reporters offer these services and more.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe Us

Categories

Archives

Remote Deposition Service Announcement

 

To all our valued clients present and future, we are offering remote depositions at a discount.

We now are offering the remote deposition service complimentary!

Remote depositions will allow everyone attending the deposition to appear via phone, smartphone, video conferencing unit, desktop or laptop computer.

All participants will need the following on their device: microphone, camera, screen and ability to connect to the internet. Additionally, participants will need the internet.

If you would like to take advantage of this service, please e-mail depos@jilioryan.com.

Here to assist,
Jilio-Ryan Court Reporters