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Chicago Court Reporting & Video provides the most experienced, certified court reporters and legal videographers in the country. Our professionally trained and skilled staff is ready to provide round the clock service to help paralegals and legal secretaries cover depositions in any US City.
When you choose Chicago Court Reporting & Video, you are in good hands. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality services by the most expertly trained and experienced staff. Our job is to make your job easy. Make one call and we do all the leg work. Whether the case requires multiple conference rooms, cameras, interpreters or just a simple one time deposition with a court reporter. we a happy to get everything set up for you. You just tell us the time and place.
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Court Reporter in Cass County | 312-736-7780 | Illinois Stenographers
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 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.
Arrange for a Professional Legal Videographer to Film Your Deposition | IL
Yet another great tool for preserving everything that transpires during a deposition is video. If you need a court reporting service to record and transcribe your deposition, make sure you also retain an expert videographer. For one, professional legal videographers utilize the latest equipment—technology that can capture the most important visual details, whether that’s positive or negative body language, facial expressions, and even the slightest gestures. Experienced attorneys recognize that a single nuance or gesture captured on video can be a difference maker when it comes to a settlement negotiation or an argument in a courtroom or judge’s chambers.
That’s also why experienced attorneys don’t leave video production in the hands of an amateur with a smartphone. It’s preferable to employ an experienced legal videographer, one who has been trained to shoot videos in a deposition setting, one who recognizes the importance of lighting, sound, and camera position, and one who has access to high-definition cameras and other sophisticated equipment that can provide the best-possible imagery and audio.
Don’t overlook the value of an experienced editor, either. As a top court reporting agency, we offer all necessary post-production services, including linear editing, nonlinear editing, and media enhancement. Audio and video duplication, as well as audio and video conversion to other popular formats, is available as well. Let us videotape and edit your deposition, and provide any post-production or duplications services you may need in IL.
Video Conferencing Solutions | IL
Yet another popular option is conducting depositions via video conference. By utilizing our video conferencing services, you can reduce or eliminate travel costs, lodging costs, and other expenses, and also avoid the hassle associated with getting all of the parties together for a deposition or other legal proceeding.
As a top court reporting agency, we are committed to helping you take your deposition remotely, while still getting the same face-to-face impact you would have in-person. Thanks to cutting-edge technology, that is now a realistic goal, and you and/or your clients may find yourselves more comfortable in your home environment. That’s why we offer legal video conferencing services that enable you to take depositions from anywhere in the United States—or the world.
Just give us a call and we will take care of the video conference setup. This typically includes selecting the location(s), handling the logistics, providing state-of-the-art video conference equipment, testing the aforementioned equipment, ensuring Internet access, and linking two or more locations for your deposition or other legal proceedings. Our legal videographers utilize top-of-the-line digital equipment that can provide high-definition audio complemented by high-quality audio.
And if you’d like us to book a conference room, our locations come fully furnished and have high-speed Internet, as well as suitably large monitors and all other expected amenities. Most important of all, perhaps, we also provide technical support during and after the proceeding so that you can concentrate on the deposition and serving the needs of your client. You don’t have to worry about whether a quality recording is being made, or tend to any technical issues or any unexpected environmental changes that may occur.
When you enlist our video conferencing services for a deposition or other legal proceeding, we will give you a detailed outline of what you can expect from us. Save time and money by using video conferencing for your next deposition.
Certified Court Reporters and Interpreters Available for Virtually Any Language in Illinois
These days, the parties to lawsuits and other legal proceedings come from increasingly diverse backgrounds and often don’t speak English as a first language. Sometimes you might even need a court reporter or interpreter who is prepared to work in multiple languages at the same proceeding.
As a full-service court reporting agency we work hard to meet all of our clients’ litigation support needs, whatever they may be. And part of delivering a comprehensive court reporting service means removing language barriers. That’s why we supply certified court reporters and interpreters for a diverse array of languages and dialects, as well as sign language for the hearing impaired. In fact, we can provide you with court reporters and interpreters across a menu of 140 or so languages, including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Hindi, and Arabic. While we can’t promise you an interpreter who speaks an invented language like Esperanto or Klingon (the latter created for the alien race that inhabits the fictional Star Trek universe), we’re confident we have a solution for any language or dialect you are likely to encounter.