Court Reporting and Record Capture

Esquire’s highly skilled court reporters capture a verbatim record of your deposition or other legal proceeding, ensuring your legal proceeding goes smoothly and your transcript is accurate and admissible in a court of law.

No matter where or when you need to secure a record of a legal proceeding, Esquire Deposition Solutions has you covered. Millions of dollars—and often the very lives of litigants—turn on the outcome of legal disputes. With so much at stake, the importance of selecting a court reporter with the skill to accurately capture and preserve the record of your legal proceeding is critical. We provide 24/7 access to skilled, certified, and principled court reporters who understand your specific needs and have the experience to make your deposition or other legal proceeding process simpler and more efficient.

Our team consists of certified and trained stenographic court reporters, voice writers, and digital reporters who handle more than 150,000 remote and in-person depositions annually.

Methods of Preserving the Record

Esquire reporters comprise individuals who are experts in one of three methods of capturing the spoken word: stenography, voice writing, and digital recording. You can count on Esquire to assign the right reporter to your job based on your preferences. No matter the capture method, the level of certification and professionalism is critically important. All our reporters are skilled and confident in the management of the proceeding when marking exhibits, controlling the tempo of speech, clarifying unique terms, and utilizing technology.

Stenographer

Esquire’s stenographic court reporters use a steno machine to capture the record of the legal proceeding. The steno machine has evolved into a high-powered computer that, when paired with a skilled stenographer, has the capability to deliver text instantaneously with a high degree of accuracy. The stenographic reporter uses highly customized CAT (computer-aided transcription) software to format, edit, and deliver the final transcript.

Voice Writer

Esquire’s voice writers use their voice to create a text file by respeaking a live event into a microphone or an enclosed speech silencing mask. A commercial speech recognition engine processes their analog speech to create formatted text output either as the event occurs or at a later time. Some voice writers also engage CAT software to increase efficiency.

Digital Reporter

Esquire’s digital reporters use purpose-built technology to capture an audio recording with detailed annotations. The recording is then later transcribed. The advancements in digital audio and speech recognition,  technology along with speech diarization have enhanced this method of capture. Esquire training and best practices facilitate a smooth legal transcriptionist editing and proofreading process that ensures an accurate certified transcript is produced, one that is admissible in a court of law.

Due to the stenographic court reporter shortage, a stenographic reporter may not always be available for assignment. In these instances, in jurisdictions where permissible, Esquire offers our clients the option of using a digital reporter on their job to keep their litigation calendar moving smoothly.

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Expert Realtime Transcription

Instantly read, search, and annotate the testimonies for your case with Esquire Deposition Solutions’ realtime court reporting services. Our experienced realtime court reporters handle all technical details and produce an instant (realtime) transcript during the deposition, as well as a full copy of the transcript at its completion.

Realtime services are available for both in-person and remote depositions.

Local and Global Deposition Coverage

Retain an experienced court reporter regardless of geographical location. We provide high-level support and dependable service with our well-appointed offices in the U.S. and a global network of over 1,000 affiliates, making Esquire Deposition Solutions the most extensive deposition coverage provider of any court reporting firm.

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Seamless Support for Remote, In-Person and Hybrid Depositions

Today’s litigators and their clients require the flexibility to attend a deposition remotely or in person. Recent trends have given way to hybrid approaches, where some participants are remote and others are in person. Esquire provides a comprehensive suite of digital technologies—a purpose-built virtual deposition platform, multiple videoconferencing options, and digital exhibit presentation solutions—that ensure that your remote deposition proceeds smoothly

Dedicated Case Management Team

If you’re looking for litigation support beyond traditional court reporting services, our knowledgeable case managers can help. At no additional charge, our case managers provide concierge-level service to assist you with scheduling, finding locations, fulfilling international requirements, and much more.

Disclaimer: Esquire only offers digital reporting where permitted by law. Esquire digital reporting is not related to the practice of shorthand reporting. Our digital reporters are trained to use best practices to manage the capturing of the verbatim record of a legal proceeding using audio equipment and a computer with specialized recording software, and to certify to the authenticity of the official digital recording.

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