Do I Need a Court Reporter or Transcription Service?






Do I need a court reporter or a transcription service for my case?

Many may think court reporting and transcription services are interchangeable, but they couldn’t be more different. Court reporting involves a court reporting professional being present for a legal proceeding in order to record exactly what was said, as it is being said. They then translate the transcript from shorthand into “real English” for the client.¬†Transcription services occur after a legal proceeding, and can only occur if the client recorded the proceeding via audio and video. The transcriptionist listens along to record what was said.

So, when should you hire a court reporting versus a transcription service?

Book a court reporter when…

  • You want someone who can keep up with your legal proceedings
  • You want to ensure the transcript is clean the first time
  • You know you want the transcript in your hands as soon as possible

Book a transcription service when…

  • You recorded the legal proceedings and wish you had a transcript
  • You want to sync the video up with the transcript via captions
  • You have other business meetings that need notes

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