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Los Angeles Court Reporting & Video provides the most experienced, certified court reporters and legal videographers in the country. Our professionally trained and skilled staff is ready to provide round the clock service to help paralegals and legal secretaries cover depositions in any US City.
When you choose Los Angeles Court Reporting & Video, you are in good hands. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality services by the most expertly trained and experienced staff. Our job is to make your job easy. Make one call and we do all the leg work. Whether the case requires multiple conference rooms, cameras, interpreters or just a simple one time deposition with a court reporter. we a happy to get everything set up for you. You just tell us the time and place.
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Court Reporter in Hidden Hills, CA | 323-403-5489 | California Stenographers
Can Technology Replace Court Reporters? This is a question that gets asked periodically, but most legal professionals believe the answer is no. Technology has actually improved and enhanced the service that court reporters provide, but it can’t replace the skills and experience provided by human beings.
For one, in spite of tremendous enhancements in digital recording technology, such recordings have the potential to malfunction, which can lead to fragmented, garbled, and even missing testimony in the absence of prompt human intervention. Second, recording and transcribing conversations requires human judgement and active intervention, particularly when two people attempt to speak at the same time. Third, at the present time, voice recognition software is not reliable enough to provide the kind of quality necessary in a legal forum. It’s flaws become especially evident when a speaker has a strong accent, talks very fast, talks at a low volume (a “low talker,” in Seinfeld parlance), or becomes emotional. Voice recognition software also doesn’t do well in rooms where there is background noise, which is unavoidable when depositions and other legal hearings are conducted. You can also imagine a scenario in which voice recognition software captures an off-the-record conversation and includes it in the record, which would obviously be disadvantageous to the aggrieved party.
As a national court reporting agency that provides certified court reporters, stenographers, legal videographers, and video conferencing technology, to attorneys who need to take a deposition, we augment the work of highly trained professionals using the latest in technology. That’s why we long have met and exceeded the expectations of our clients, who include law firms large and small, as well as corporate legal departments. For more than 20 years we have been providing attorneys with accurate transcripts of depositions, arbitrations, mediations, and the other types of legal hearings that occur before, after, or in lieu of a trial. If you need a court reporter in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Hidden Hills, Los Angeles, or just about anywhere else in the U.S., we can help.
As a full-service court reporting agency, following are just a few of the court reporting services that we offer to our clients:
- Certified Court Reporters
- Conference Rooms
- Legal Videographers
- Videoconferencing Solutions
- RealTime Reporting & Transcripts
- Internet RealTime
- Streaming Depositions
- Online Repository
- Online Calendar
- Post-Production Services
We are prepared to assist you with your deposition or other legal proceeding. Our experienced team of certified court reporters, stenographers, interpreters, and legal videographers can meet all of your needs. As noted above, our team members are equipped with state-of-the-art technology so that you won’t miss a single word, gesture, or facial expression at your deposition. We can also provide conference rooms for you to hold depositions, which are fully furnished conference and include all of the latest amenities, as well as multi-line hands-free phone systems.
Then, following your deposition, you can count on us to help you manage transcripts and other related documents. Our highly trained support staff is also available for technology consulting so that you can focus on what matters most in your case: doing legal work on behalf of your clients.
Online Case Management California
Another area in which we can give you a leg up on the competition is through organization. The reality is that attorneys who can readily access mission-critical information have an advantage over opponents and peers alike. If you find yourself desiring easy access to case transcripts and documents at a moment’s notice we can help supply you with instant access to the documents needed. This includes the ability to view case information with just one keystroke or tap, either at your desktop or while using any mobile device connected to the Internet.
Online Access to Transcripts and Exhibits
As part of our full-service court reporting solutions, we provide you with online and mobile access to all materials related to your case, including a personal online calendar, transcripts, exhibits, and even and billing account information and invoices. Our online system allows you to view and download any materials you need—twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Additionally, our secure platform is set up so that only you and those individuals you designate (fellow attorneys and paralegals, for example) have access to sensitive materials in Hidden Hills, California.
Our Legal Videographers | Hidden Hills, CA
As for the other seasoned professionals who are a part of our team, those include experienced legal videographers. Some attorneys can’t resist the temptation to cut corners when it comes to videotaping a deposition or other hearing. In reality, you want professional legal videographers who have been trained to film in a legal setting, who understand the importance of lighting and camera position, and who utilize the kind of specialized equipment that can capture the quality of audio and imagery you’re looking for. Perhaps there are some occasions when you might be able to get away with cutting corners; but when things don’t go exactly as planned, that’s when you’ll appreciate having a seasoned professional working with you—the kind of individual who has the resources to maintain a certain amount of redundancy, for example.
After all, you never want to finish a deposition and find that the video you recorded is unusable. As you know, video can be a powerful tool in a legal proceeding, particularly when matters reach the trial stage and issues are argued in front of a judge or jury. That’s why if you need a court reporting service to record and transcribe your deposition, you want to make sure that it employs expert videographers utilizing state-of-the-art technology that can capture the most subtle details, including body language, facial expressions, and the kind of gestures that might be indicative of witness coaching. A single gesture or facial expression can help buttress a settlement negotiation or courtroom argument.
Also, if you require editing services, our editors are every bit the equal of our videographers in terms of quality and experience. We offer a number of post-production services, including linear editing, nonlinear editing, media enhancement, audio & video duplication, and audio & video conversion to other formats, including MPEG, DVD, CD, and even VHS in Hidden Hills, CA.
Video Conferencing Solutions for Depositions | Hidden Hills, CA
And for those occasions when it’s just not possible to have everyone physically present in the same location for a deposition or hearing we offer video conferencing solutions that enable you to achieve the same face-to-face results you would in person. Better yet, with video conferencing, you can cut down on travel costs, lodging costs, and other expenses, and also avoid the hassles associated with getting all of the parties together for a deposition.
One simple phone call takes care of everything. We will handle the video conference setup, including selecting the locations, working out the logistics, supplying sophisticated video and recording gear, testing the equipment, ensuring working internet access, and linking two or more locations. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment with high-definition video, and our equipment is compatible with all laptops, desktops, tablets, and smartphones. Moreover, our conference room locations come fully furnished and have high-speed internet connections, video capabilities, large monitors, and other amenities.
Best of all, when you enlist our video conferencing services for a deposition or other legal proceeding, we’ll detail what you can expect from us—in writing—so there is no ambiguity. We will also provide technical support throughout the process so that you don’t have to sweat the details and can concentrate on your work and serving the needs of your client. Imagine how freeing it would be to not have to worry about disconnects or other technical issues during a deposition or other proceeding. Call us today to see how much time and money you can save by using video conferencing for your next deposition.
Interpreting Services in Hidden Hills, California
As a leading court reporting agency, we also provide highly experienced interpreters to clients in need. Even in major cities, it’s not always easy for attorneys to find an interpreter who is capable of translating a particular language or a dialect at a moment’s notice. Thanks to our resources and extensive network, we provide qualified interpreters during the time frame you need them.
Certified Court Reporters Available for Any Language or Dialect
In fact, in this day and age—when it seems as if more and more parties to lawsuits or legal proceedings don’t speak English (or don’t speak English as a first language)—we believe that delivering a comprehensive court reporting service means removing any and all language barriers. That’s why we supply certified court reporters and interpreters for virtually any language or dialect, not to mention sign language for the hearing impaired.
We can arrange for interpreting and translation services for more than140 different languages, including romance languages like Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese, plus other commonly spoken languages like Russian, German, Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic. We are prepared to provide real-time translation of attorneys’ questions, in addition to the translation of documents, a commonly requested service during the discovery phase of proceedings.
Retain a Qualified Interpreter for Your Deposition or Hearing
So whether you need an interpreter for a local case, an international deposition, an arbitration hearing, or the translation of a transcript or other document, we can make sure that your needs are met in a timely fashion.