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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 Pike County | 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, 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 Case Management (Including Document Repository) Illinois

Of course, one other way that technology has had a notable effect in the legal industry is by improving efficiency. In fact, the attorney who can stay organized and quickly access the necessary information has a decided advantage over his or her opponent. As such, you may find yourself desiring access to case transcripts and documents at a moment’s notice. What you want is a court reporting service that can supply you with instant access to the documents you need using any device with an Internet connection.

We have the tools to provide you with online and mobile access to all materials related to your account, including a personal online calendar, case transcripts, exhibits, schedules, billing information, and invoices. The online system allows you to view and download any materials you need 24/7. Additionally, our online case management system is secure so that only you and those you designate (other attorneys, paralegals, and legal secretaries) will have access to the documents related to your case.

We also provide a document repository so that you can find what you need when you need it. All documents are indexed for easy identification and then logged into our online case management system. You can use the online system to search for documents, download exhibits, print materials, and even export deposition text with the click of a mouse. If you need physical copies of case documents or transcripts, we provide traditional imaging and copying services as well 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 of our most commonly requested solutions is video conferencing. On occasion, it’s not possible to have everyone physically present in the same location for a deposition. Whether it’s a matter of conflicting schedules or parties not living near each other, we are committed to helping you take a deposition remotely while still getting the results you expect. We offer video conferencing services that enable you to take depositions from anywhere in the world.

So don’t remain limited by geography. Coordinating travel to a deposition can be expensive and time-consuming. With video conferencing, you can reduce travel costs, lodging costs, and related expenses, while avoiding the hassle associated with assembling all interested parties in the same room.

Of course, if you need a room, we can provide a conference room or rooms. Whether you’re doing a single-site video conference or a multi-site video conference, we have access to hundreds of locations across the country and throughout the world, so scheduling a video conference that meets your needs will be easy.

One phone call is all it takes. We will set up the video conference (this includes finding the location(s), working out the logistics, supplying the video and recording equipment, testing the equipment, ensuring working internet access, and linking two or more locations). We utilize state-of-the-art equipment that provides HD video and sharp audio. Moreover, our conference room locations come fully furnished with all the amenities and features you should come to expect, including a multi-line hands-free phone system.

Naturally, we also provide technical support before, during, and after the proceeding so that you can concentrate on taking the deposition. Liberate yourself from worry about technical issues and whether the recording is working or not. Give us a call today and let us handle the video conferencing for your next deposition. Before you know it, you will have the specifics of what we’ve arranged and a detailed outline of what you can expect.

This is part of the technological advantage we can provide as a full-service court reporting agency. As you know, attorneys who can stay organized and work efficiently have that much more time to devote to their cases and their clients.

Interpreters in 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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