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Realtime reporting is exactly what the name implies. It is where the court reporter is connected to a computer that changes what she is writing into English and is delivered to legal counsel and/or the judge in real time as the words are being spoken. The transcript can be delivered to the legal team and/or the judge on the spot through a computer program, allowing them to see exactly what was said without having to top proceedings and ask for a recap.
The person scheduling the deposition will need to let the court reporting firm know that a realtime reporter is being requested for the assignment. It is a special skill that not all certified shorthand reporters are able to provide. Scheduling a realtime reporter can benefit an attorney’s case for a number of reasons.
Is realtime reporting right for your case? Learn more about it below.
- Displaying the transcript over a monitor in real time (great for the hearing-impaired)
- Equipment can be synced directly to an attorney’s laptop, giving them the ability to look over notes without having to pause proceedings
- Ease of keyword/phrase search
- A rough draft of the transcript is available to be emailed or printed immediately following the completion of the deposition or trial when ordered by an attorney
Hanna & Hanna Reporting is a full-service court reporting firm offering complete legal support services, videoconferencing and deposition suites. We provide a wide variety of services related to the court reporter profession, including realtime, transcription service, closed captioning, litigation support and legal video services.
We offer the professional technical support and legal support that makes your job that much easier. We are a member of NCRA, STAR, NNRC, TCRA, TEXDRA and HCRA. Hanna & Hanna Reporting is privileged to have an exceptionally dedicated and committed staff of professionals for all your court reporting needs.
Hanna & Hanna Reporting is headquartered in Houston, Texas and offers worldwide scheduling of depositions, court reporters and videoconferencing. Our Texas locations can provide local services across the region.
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