Court Reporting

Capture and preserve an accurate record of your legal proceedings with
Esquire’s skilled and certified court reporters.

 

Lives and livelihoods depend on the accurate verbatim capture of testimony in legal proceedings. Attorneys can have confidence that Esquire Deposition Solutions will assign court reporters to your job that are skilled professionals who operate with the utmost confidentiality. As officers of the court, Esquire’s court reporters will impartially capture the record with speed and accuracy and ensure you receive an impeccable transcript that preserves an exact record of your legal proceeding.

Court Reporters Are Guardians of the Record

Official transcripts produced by professional court reporters are key to safeguarding the legal process.

Esquire’s highly skilled and certified court reporters capture a verbatim record of your deposition or other legal proceeding. Stenographic court reporters are highly trained to produce accurate transcripts of depositions, hearings and trials by:

  • Acting as impartial participants in the deposition process by administering oaths to deponents and maintaining control of the deposition
  • Employing specialized shorthand to reach speeds in excess of 260 words per minute.
  • Providing readbacks of testimony during proceedings
  • Using customized computer-aided transcription software to capture, format, edit, and deliver rough draft and final transcripts
  • Securing and maintaining the record

Stenographers play a critical role in the justice system by impartially recording proceedings and producing an accurate record. That’s why our court reporters are highly trained and certified.

The Advantages of Real-Time Reporting

During a deposition, lawyers must simultaneously listen to testimony from witnesses, note points for cross-examination and impeachment, and manage objections, among other critical tasks. Esquire helps reduce the stress of legal proceedings by offering attorneys real-time court reporting.

With real-time court reporting, a court reporter’s stenographic notes are immediately transformed into readable text, giving lawyers instant access to a written, searchable transcript of the proceeding.

Access to real-time transcription allows attorneys to:

  • Absorb information more effectively by listening to and reading testimony simultaneously
  • Note important points for follow-up questioning
  • Search the transcript in real-time for key words and phrases
  • Catch unintelligible or unclear words for correction or clarification
  • Improve the speed of proceedings by receiving a rough transcript immediately instead of waiting for official transcripts or paying more to expedite delivery

Certification for Court Reporters

The National Court Reporters Association is the primary certifying body for stenographers.

All Esquire court reporters are required to stay up to date with advancements in technology, changes to legal policies and procedures, and the latest developments in the industry.

NCRA’s stenographic certifications include (entry-level to highest order):

  • Registered Skilled Reporter (RSR)
  • Registered Professional Reporter (RPR)
  • Registered Merit Reporter (RMR)
  • Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR)

Not all states require court reporter certification, but legal professionals can be assured that Esquire’s skilled court reporters will deliver professionalism, excellent performance, and an impeccable transcript.

What is a Voice Writer?

Voice writers are similar to stenographers in that they capture and produce an accurate record of legal proceedings. The main difference is their method of capture, which relies on dictation and the use of special technology and equipment, including microphones and noise-cancelling masks, to capture and transcribe speech as it happens.

Voice writers also undergo rigorous training and must obtain certification in certain states, most commonly through the National Verbatim Reporters Association. These certifications include:

  • Certified Verbatim Reporter (CVR) 
  • Certificate of Merit (CM) 
  • Military Verbatim Reporter (MVR)

Options for Transcript Delivery

Esquire Deposition Solutions provides transcripts to fit the needs of legal professionals.

  • Court reporters and voice writers often provide real-time streaming to provide instantaneous access to the spoken word
  • Court reporters and voice reporters can provide rough draft transcripts shortly following the proceeding
  • Official transcripts can be delivered next day or by standard delivery

Flexibility to Keep Moving Forward

Sometimes, a qualified stenographer or voice writer isn’t available for a deposition. To keep your litigation calendar moving forward smoothly, Esquire offers digital reporters to accurately capture a legal proceeding.

Our digital reporters are highly trained and well-equipped to capture the record so our legal transcriptionist team can provide an impeccable legal transcript the Esquire Way. Learn more here.