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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 Reporters in Metropolis IL | 312-736-7780 | Illinois Stenographers

If you’re an attorney, paralegal, or are otherwise employed by a law firm, you no doubt want to hire the best court reporters you can find to handle your deposition, meeting, court appearance, or other legal proceeding. After all, court reporters play a critical role in the legal process by keeping a record of what has transpired. Sometimes a stenographer is employed; a stenographer creates a written transcript of the proceeding as it is occurring. Other times, the deposition or other proceeding is digitally recorded and a transcript is produced later.

Regardless of your specific needs, our full-service court reporting agency can deliver a solution, providing you with the best court reporters, stenographers, and legal videographers available. For over 20 years, we have excelled at meeting and exceeding the expectations of our clients, providing them with accurate, easily accessible transcripts of depositions, court appearances, and other types of legal hearings. If you’d like to utilize the best court reporters in the country we can help, whether your deposition is in New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Chicago, Metropolis, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, or just about anywhere in the United States.

What does it mean that we are a full-service court reporting agency? Glad you asked. Following are just a few of the court reporting services that we offer to our valued clients:

  • Conference Rooms
  • Videoconferencing Solutions
  • Certified Court Reporters
  • Interpreters
  • Legal Videographers
  • Streaming Depositions
  • E-Transcripts
  • RealTime Reporting & Transcripts
  • Internet RealTime
  • LiveNote
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Repository
  • Video Conversion
  • Dailies
  • Post-Production Services

Need assistance with your deposition or hearing? We are ready to help—anytime. Our team of certified and licensed court reporters, stenographers, interpreters, and legal videographers perform their jobs well, yet remain as unobtrusive as possible. If you believe that court reporters and stenographers are a dying breed, most observers in the legal profession think nothing could be further from the truth. That’s because attempts to replace certified court reporters with digital audio and video recording technology have largely failed. That’s because unsupervised recordings frequently fail, leading to missing or garbled testimony. Also, transcribing human speech—which can be charged with emotion or involve multiple voices speaking simultaneously—still requires a human touch.

At the same time, advancements in audio, video, and video conferencing technology have helped to make the work product of court reporters, stenographers, and legal videographers even more important and impactful. Meanwhile, the latest video conferencing solutions sometimes obviate the need to conduct in-person hearings and depositions, saving all interested parties time and money. And at our full-service court reporting agency, we like to think we provide the best court reporters available, not to mention the best legal videographers, stenographers, interpreters, and support staff in the business.

Online Document Repository Provides Easy Access to Deposition Transcripts Illinois

Meanwhile, we also provide an online document repository so that you can find the documents you need—when you need them. All documents pertaining to your case are indexed for easy identification and then logged into our online system, which can be used to search for and download documents. You can even export deposition text with just the click of a mouse. And if you need physical copies of documents or transcripts, we provide traditional imaging and copying services as well.

And if you ever have questions when using our online document repository and case management system, dedicated members of our team are available by phone day and night. Our technicians will work with you to guide you through our online system and answer any questions you may have in Metropolis, Illinois.

Legal Videography | Metropolis, IL

As we’re sure you’re aware, video remains a powerful tool in legal proceedings and it’s frequently a difference-maker for attorneys arguing a case in front of a judge or jury of a defendant’s peers. An experienced and highly-skilled legal videographer can vividly capture every detail of a proceeding—the kind of detail that can make or break a case or help facilitate a positive outcome in settlement negotiation. Moving beyond the influence of a transcript or audio recording, high-quality legal videography can capture positive or negative body language, as well as facial expressions that are incongruous with the speaker’s tone of voice. It can also help reveal slight nuances that may be indicative of witness coaching.

And while the advent of mobile phones and other handheld video devices have led some people to believe that just about anyone is capable of filming a hearing or deposition, you don’t want to leave capturing mission-critical audio and video in the hands of an amateur. Professionals experienced in legal videography not only have access to specialized equipment that captures the best-possible quality audio and video but also has the experience to adjust on the fly if and when the recording environment changes during the course of the proceedings.

Our videographers utilize top-of-the-line lighting and sound equipment so that clients get the footage they need. Using high-gain microphones and multiple, high-definition cameras in a digital format, our legal videographers provide you with a polished video recording of your deposition that is synchronized with the court reporter’s transcript.

Of course, in cases where raw audio and video isn’t sufficient, we provide a valuable array of post-production services, including linear editing, nonlinear editing, and media enhancement, as well as audio & video conversion and duplication services for a variety of formats, including DVD, CD, and even VHS in Metropolis, IL.

 

Video Conferencing Solutions | Metropolis, 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.

Interpreters in Metropolis, Illinois

 

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.

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