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Real Time Court Reporters Are The New Rage In Legal Industry

It is a thing of the past when court transcripts would really take up weeks to be delivered and legal proceedings would be recorded through note-taking on a daily basis. Presently, the scenario has reached a stage wherein attorneys, judges, litigants and jurors are asking for reliable deposition records and testimonies right away.

Computer-aided technologies are today allowing reporters to link legal professionals to boardrooms, courtrooms and a number of sites across the globe. Court reporting is being done in real time, and it is fast becoming a genuine component of legal proceedings.

Real time is the Way to Go

Scalable technology has now become a core component of the computerized courtroom and it allows real time reporters to get readable draft text out of their stenographic notes. Therefore, it means:

- People in the courtroom and beyond can monitor as well as organize while the text is being created.

- Discs or authorized online distribution mediums are used for making available the fully edited final copies of transcripts.

- Oral proceedings and testimonies appear instantaneously on large screens and individual monitors.

- From different locations, multiple parties can participate in hearing or US depositions via secure Internet links, leading to significant savings in time and travel expenses.

- On the Net, the same text record and video can be easily searched by keywords in seconds.

- Exported text and video files can be played back in court easily.

Research capabilities and collaboration expanded via Real time

If real time capabilities can be tapped, one can move faster and more efficiently towards depositions, testimony and other court proceedings. A person can also search more easily for specific information and references.

Hearing Impaired get advantage from Real time

Hearing impaired judges, litigants and jurors can also participate in legal proceedings with the help of real time technology. The same technology used in delivering live captioning for television is now being used in courts today. It also allows one to register his preference in real time text during interpretation of testimony.

By: Neeson Smith