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South Carolina 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 South Carolina 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 Bamberg County, SC | 803-670-8649 | South Carolina 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, 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 Access to Calendar, Transcripts, and Exhibits for Your Deposition South Carolina
That’s one reason we have devoted extensive resources to developing and providing a secure online case management system, one that provides you with online and mobile access to everything regarding your case, including access to case transcripts, exhibits, an online calendar, and billing account information and invoices. The online system allows you—and those attorneys, paralegals, and legal secretaries you designate—to view and download any documents you need twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
This includes access to our online document repository, where all documents are indexed. You can use our online system to search for documents, download exhibits, print materials, and even export deposition text with the click of a mouse. If you need physical copies of case documents or transcripts, we provide traditional imaging and copying services as well in South Carolina.
Arrange for a Professional Legal Videographer to Shoot Your Deposition | SC
Of course, one of the places where technology has seen great advancements in recent years is video technology. But that doesn’t mean anyone with a smartphone and a tripod should be filming your deposition videos.
Video is a powerful tool in the law, and shouldn’t be left in the hands of amateurs. If you need a court reporting service to record and transcribe your deposition, make sure that it employs expert videographers with high-definition cameras that can capture the most important visual details, including positive or negative body language, facial expressions, and slight gestures. A subtle expression captured on video can be a difference maker when it comes to a courtroom argument, a conference in the judge’s chambers, or a settlement negotiation.
Our legal videographers use top-of-the-line equipment and have years of experience working in a legal setting. They also work hand-in-hand with our editors, who provide post-production services like linear editing, nonlinear editing, media enhancement, audio & video duplication, and audio & video conversion to other formats (think: MPEG, DVD, CD, and VHS) in SC.
Legal Video Conferencing | SC
As for those inevitable occasions when it’s not possible to assemble all interested parties in the same room, modern technology now provides a ready solution—legal video conferencing. So don’t feel constrained by geography. By utilizing video conferencing you can eliminate travel & lodging costs and dramatically reduce other expenses, and also avoid the logistical issues of arranging travel for you and your clients.
As a leading court reporting agency, we are able to offer video conferencing services that enable you to take depositions from anywhere in the world. So whether it’s a matter of conflicting schedules or parties not living in close proximity, we are committed to helping you take a deposition or conduct a hearing remotely, while still getting the same face-to-face impact you would have in person.
Interpreting Services in South Carolina
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.