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Court Reporting Profession Evolves With Technology, Budget Changes

Posted on: April 30th, 2018 by Sfl Media No Comments
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Court reporting agency CourtScribes helps fair administration of justice by providing accurate records of proceedings.

The court reporting industry is in the midst of major changes, as budget cuts combine with technology to drive different ways of doing things.

According to The Jacksonville Daily Record:

Legal stenography has changed from long rolls of paper to digital transcription. Facing budget cuts, courts can no longer afford to have a stenographer in every courtroom and at every hearing.

Technology is allowing both sides to continue to survive and succeed.

In Florida, some proceedings still call for the presence of a traditional stenographer, while others are staffed by a recorder. Either one, though, is driven by technological change.

Court reporting agency CourtScribes has been at the forefront of technological changes in the profession. The company combines video, audio, and cloud technology with traditional stenography to offer unparalleled speed and accuracy in its verbatim record keeping.

CourtScribes process includes:

 

What To Look For In A Court Reporting Agency

Posted on: April 23rd, 2018 by Sfl Media No Comments
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Court reporting agency CourtScribes prides itself on competence.

Not all court reporting firms are created equal. That’s why it pays to get it right when it comes to choosing the right court reporting agency.

Some of those important considerations include.

Experience

You’ll want to check on the longevity of the court reporting agency you work with. That’s not the only indicator of quality, certainly, but it can help you choose.

“If a firm that has been operating for many years, this may be a sign that it is stable,” according to The Global Dispatch. “It means that it has been able to sustain the services it offers to its clients. It would have built its systems to provide its clients’ with what it needs.”

CourtScribes’ executive team has decades of experience working in the legal system.

Reliability

Accuracy, punctuality and reliability are crucial in choosing the court reporting agency to help you.

“Dealing with a professional firm ensures reliable service,” according to Global Dispatch. “You will expect the court reporter from the company to be professional in how they work. They will be punctual and thus allow smooth proceedings to happen.”

CourtScribes takes pride in creating an accurate, verbatim record of proceedings no matter how chaotic the environment is and uses unique, industry-leading technology in that quest.

Offers innovative services

The world doesn’t stand still. The legal profession doesn’t stand still. Your court reporting agency shouldn’t stand still either.

CourtScribes works on the cutting edge of technology, including providing on-demand video. Entrepreneur and professor Barry Unger, in a white paper, writes, “CourtScribes is able to leverage its process and technology to provide live and on-demand video or audio recording to attorneys in the office at marginal cost. Attorneys not only benefit from a less expensive transcript but the video and/or audio recording provides them with a more accurate and complete record. The digital recording reveals the demeanor of a witness and whether, for instance, they were being sarcastic. In addition, the live video and/or audio feed can be watched by attorneys in the office, allowing the office team to monitor the proceedings and more effectively assist the attorneys in the courtroom.”

Firms Like Court Reporting Agency CourtScribes Are Improving The Legal System

Posted on: April 16th, 2018 by Sfl Media No Comments
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There’s still a place for courtroom stenography in the technological revolution by court reporting agency CourtScribes.

The legal system can seem stuffy, hidebound and resistant to change. But firms like court reporting agency CourtScribes are changing that.

And that’s very much a good thing. The changes the court reporting agency and others are bringing about amount to a revolution in the courthouse that will bring costs down and democratize access to the legal system.

Courtscribes sees the changes as an opportunity rather than a threat.

Cloud computing combined with digital and audio advances put Courtscribes ahead of the pack when it comes to both the accuracy and cost of its court reporting.

“CourtScribes is changing the court reporting industry by using Internet age technology to create the official record of court proceedings, using remote transcriptionists and charging attorneys up to 50% less than what they now pay, and as … a disruptive technology will not only improve the quality of services, but also ultimately extend and even democratize the use of services that are today often restricted only to high profile or high dollar value cases,” writes Barry Unger, a professor and entrepreneur, in a white paper.

CourtScribes’ services include:

Miami Court Reporters Lead Changes In A Growing Profession

Posted on: April 9th, 2018 by Sfl Media No Comments
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The Miami court reporters of CourtScribes incorporate technology into their work.

Court reporting doesn’t get the love it deserves as a profession. As the Miami court reporters of CourtScribes know, court reporting is not just growing, but changing thanks to innovation.

According to Planet Depos, “It’s obvious we need talented doctors, dentists, and teachers. But there are other indispensable professionals who have amazing mental processing skills in essential positions. A court reporting career showcases those stars.”

That lack of marketing has led to serious shortages of court reporting talent, according to the National Court Reporters Association, which estimates there will be a surplus of 5,500 jobs in the field this year.

The Miami court reporters of CourtScribes are one of the innovative companies helping both make the profession more attractive and respond to such things as court reporter shortages through technology.

According to Jesse Caitland of essentialbusinsses.com, more technology in the courtroom has not meant job losses for court reporters, as it has for some other fields. In fact, she writes: “Court reporters have benefited in a significant way by embracing key technologies and maintaining the traditional values of professionalism, punctuality and other traits.”

Barry Unger, a professor and entrepreneur, in a white paper, “CourtScribes is changing the court reporting industry by using Internet age technology to create the official record of court proceedings, using remote transcriptionists and charging attorneys up to 50% less than what they now pay, and as … a disruptive technology will not only improve the quality of services, but also ultimately extend and even democratize the use of services that are today often restricted only to high profile or high dollar value cases.”

With its combination of high-tech tools and experienced professionals, Courtscribes is able to create completely accurate verbatim records, no matter how chaotic the environment, leading the court reporting agency’s clients to expect nothing less than perfection.

What Can Legal Innovators Like Court Reporting Agency CourtScribes Learn From Theranos?

Posted on: April 2nd, 2018 by Sfl Media No Comments
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Court reporting agency CourtScribes is all about innovation.

Theranos promised cutting edge health care results. The trouble was, those claims weren’t true, and that’s something innovators in the legal industry should take seriously. Court reporting agency CourtScribes certainly does.

Carolyn Elefant, writing for Above The Law, points out that there are lessons for legal innovators in the story of Theranos.

Elefant writes:

Theranos’s technology wasn’t ready for prime time.

But rather than come clean, Theranos kept the fairy tale going long after the clock struck midnight. According to the SEC complaint, Theranos employed third-parties to run its purportedly innovative blood tests using conventional technology, while continuing to represent to investors that it ran the tests in-house. (Complaint ¶49). Theranos also told investors that it had multiple contracts with the military and that its testing devices had been employed on the battlefield and in medevac helicopters when the Department of Defense had only used it once in a study. (Complaint ¶68). In late 2015, a Wall Street Journalreport exposed many of Theranos’s false claims and in turn set in motion investigations by other regulators, including the SEC.

So how does something like this happen with sophisticated investors and wide media coverage of technology companies? Easy. Everyone loves a disruptor.

Enfant argues that similar things happen in the legal industry.

At the same time, true innovators like the CourtScribes court reporting agency really are changing things up.

“CourtScribes is changing the court reporting industry by using Internet age technology to create the official record of court proceedings, using remote transcriptionists and charging attorneys up to 50% less than what they now pay, and as … a disruptive technology will not only improve the quality of services, but also ultimately extend and even democratize the use of services that are today often restricted only to high profile or high dollar value cases,” writes Barry Unger, a professor and entrepreneur, in a white paper.