Court Reporting Service – Not Just For the Courtroom

When you think of a court reporting program, do you think of a jury stenographer, or a tribunal, silently keying in evidence, right? Although court reporters always operate in trial, spending more time outside court than in court is not uncommon for a court reporter. Often court reporting services actually offer programs that are incidental to legal proceedings.If you would like to learn more about this, please check out Kaplan, Leaman & Wolfe Court Reporters.

In addition, the judicial recording services include reliable, word-for-word interpretations of hearings, depositions, arbitrations and other legal proceedings to the legal industry. Such published records are included in the legal record. Businesses, government, associations and other organizations that need reliable, verbatim transcripts of hearings, speeches and other political or business actions also use court reporting systems.

Have you ever seen closed captioned television or “secondary audio content” (SAP) enabled? Court reporters are often used to transcribe the spoken word into the text you see on-screen while watching television accessible with those choices. Closed captioning helps listeners who are deaf and hard of hearing to see what is being said-in real time. Provided with real-time court recording equipment, the spoken word will be transcribed by a court interpreter into real-time text that shows on TV screens -as the words are said. This same platform can be used both in person and online at live events.

Reporting systems can also transcribe archives of video and audio into text documents. For eg, if a lawyer documents a client’s initial consultation, the defendant may want the recording transcribed afterwards. Likewise, you can also transcribe a videotaped conversation, voice, or deposition after the reality. Legal, medical and industry practitioners also refer on court recording providers for dictation transcriptions, video interviews and pre-recorded events.

While it makes sense to transcribe court testimony, legal proceedings, parliamentary proceedings, and depositions to log what has been said to establish an official legal record, recording systems do make sense in terms of access to information. Modern courthouse recording systems build transcripts electronically. Instead of looking for a particular passage across piles of papers or watching hours of videotapes, a simple search utilizing keyword phrases brings up similar passages.

The implications are intriguing, especially paired with real-time trial monitoring technology. Imagine having the captioning on-screen during a live lecture series or at a public meeting. Imagine providing live text of a conference call or other event transmitted over the internet such that direct exposure is open to anyone in the business that wants access to the proceedings. Then, after the incident, picture being able to call up relevant passages instantaneously by keying in a few keywords.