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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 Waggoner IL | 312-736-7780 | Illinois Stenographers

Can Technology Replace Court Reporters? This is a question that gets asked periodically, but most legal professionals believe the answer is no. Technology has actually improved and enhanced the service that court reporters provide, but it can’t replace the skills and experience provided by human beings.

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, Waggoner, 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
  • Interpreters
  • Legal Videographers
  • Videoconferencing Solutions
  • E-Transcripts
  • RealTime Reporting & Transcripts
  • Internet RealTime
  • Livenote
  • Streaming Depositions
  • Online Repository
  • Online Calendar
  • Dailies
  • 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 Deposition Transcripts Illinois

In fact, one offering that our clients always appreciate is our online document repository, which enables you to find and access what you need for your case, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. All documents are indexed for easy identification and then logged into our online case management system. You can use the system to search for documents, download exhibits, and export deposition text with the click of a mouse. If you require physical copies of case documents or transcripts, we also provide traditional imaging and copying services.

And again, when you use us for a deposition, you receive personal technical assistance from the dedicated members of our support staff and tech support team. Our technicians will work with you to introduce you to our online document repository, and staffers are available day and night to answer any questions you may have.

Additionally, the secure online case management system features a personal online calendar, scheduling information, access to exhibits, invoices, and billing account information. Only those individuals you designate (i.e., other attorneys, paralegals, and legal secretaries, for example) have access to the materials in Waggoner, Illinois.

Arrange for a Professional Legal Videographer to Film Your Deposition | Waggoner, IL

Fortunately, though, legal videographers tend to speak much the same language—communicating their message through the power of an audio-video recording. As we’re sure you recognize, video can be an especially powerful medium when it comes to legal matters. If you need a court reporting service to record a deposition or hearing, you want to make sure that they employ expert videographers using the kind of cutting-edge technology that is capable of capturing the most subtle visual details, like positive or negative body language, facial expressions that don’t match the tone of voice, and gestures that may be indicative of witness coaching. A single nuance captured on video can make all the difference in the world when it comes to a settlement negotiation or courtroom argument.

So don’t fall into the trap of thinking that anyone with a camera and tripod can film your deposition and get the results you need. Insist on utilizing professionals who have been trained to film in a legal setting, who understand the importance of lighting, sound, and camera position, and who utilize top-of-the-line lighting and equipment in Waggoner, IL.

Video Conferencing | Waggoner, IL

Another way in which technology has made a positive difference in the world of court reporting is via video conferencing. More and more of our valued clients are taking advantage of video conferencing solutions, which can save time and money while still providing the same face-to-face impact of an in-person meeting. We offer video conferencing services that enable you to take depositions from anywhere in the world and save you the time of coordinating travel for all involved parties, which can be expensive and time-consuming. With our video conferencing solution, you can reduce travel costs, lodging costs, and other expenses, also avoid the hassle associated with assembling all parties for a deposition or hearing.

Need an Interpreter for Your Deposition in Waggoner, Illinois?

One of the prime benefits of working with a national court reporting agency like ours is that we have relationships with a large, diverse array of interpreters covering more than 140 languages and dialects. As you know, the parties to lawsuits and other legal matters often come from diverse backgrounds and may not speak English as a first language. If you’re an attorney or paralegal you don’t want to spend your time and energy searching for a qualified interpreter, especially if you’re dealing with a less commonly spoken language or dialect. Leave it to us to find an interpreter who can provide the transcription and translation services you need.

It’s all part of our ongoing effort to meet our clients’ litigation support needs, whatever they may be. We believe that delivering a comprehensive court reporting service means removing all language barriers. We can arrange for interpreting services for languages like Mandarin, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Russian, and Arabic, as well as many more. We are prepared to provide real-time translation of attorneys’ questions, in addition to the translation of documents during discovery. So whether you need an interpreter for a local case, an international deposition, or an arbitration hearing, we can make sure that all your needs and requirements are met.

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