Deposition Court Reporting

Deposition court reporting is a very important part of today’s litigation process. Court reporting is the official keeper of the records for each individual court case. They document all the conversations as well as what items are apart of the case.

Official Court Reporters

Court reporting for judges or courts is known as official court reporters. This used to be the only type of reporting. This method of recording started as far back as the early years of Christ. If you can imagine a king having a scribe record his judgments on his kingdom to be published to others, that’s where this all started. This, however, was not always fair and what was written down was not always perfectly correct. People began creating their own transcripts of what happened to be able to compare ledgers with the official report. This brought forth independent court reporters who would transcribe your cases for you. This service is especially useful for lawyers or for those who have cases with a lot to gain or lose and is the service that we provide here at California Deposition Reporters.

Independent Court Reporters

Independent court reporters give you a fighting chance when things are reported officially incorrect. They do not work for the court but work for individuals who need their service. People are human, and they do make mistakes. A mistake in an official report, however, could lead to you losing your case. This is why it’s so valuable to have a reporter recording things as accurate as possible and to have two reporters. The court’s reporter, and your reporter. If there is any discrepancy between what happened during the case you will have more then one record to reflect upon.

Online Deposition Court Reporting

One of the greatest things about having an independent court reporter is that the reporter doesn’t even have to be there. With film, reporters can see and hear the case just as if they were there themselves. This allows depositions court reporting services to come cheaper to those purchasing it. This live feed is typically also recorded. This allows the reporter to rewatch the case afterward to get all of the details of your case perfectly documented.

Deposition Court Reporter Training Standards

Most states require the court reporters pass a certification test prior to reporting. The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) offers a national certificate that helps keep standards across the U.S. similar. If your state does not require a state certification you should request a reporter who is NCRA certified. Some other good certifications are:

  • Certified CART Provider (CCP)
  • Certified Legal Video Specialist (CLVS)
  • Certified Manager of Reporting Services (CMRS)
  • Registered Professional Reporter (RPR)
  • Registered Merit Reporter (RMR)
  • Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR)

What You Should Expect From A Court Reporter

  • Experience: Court reporting is a serious job. Just as you wouldn’t hire someone without experience for a position of importance you should consider your case to be important and hire someone with experience.
  • Technologically inclined: With an increase in the use of technology in the courtroom you should expect you that your court reporter is keeping up to date with all the latest and greatest technology.
  • Hard worker: Your court reporter should work hard to make sure your case is properly recorded. Don’t settle for someone who might not get your case reported in the proper manner and on time.
  • Professionalism: Your court reporter should be prompt, accurate, and professional. What happens during a court case can determine your future. Expect it to be recorded professionally with such respect.