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Because of its proximity to Washington, D.C., Bowie is sometimes thought of as just a bedroom community. It is part of the U.S. Capital region, where many people are employed in the important business of running the three branches of government; executive, legislative and judicial branch.

Ensuring that the country’s federal, state and local courts are running smoothly is an important area where CourtScribes also plays a crucial part. But government employees also need time to enjoy the Prince George’s County, area after work hours, and the area provides lots of opportunities to play.

The population of Bowie according to the 2010 U.S. Census was more than 58,000 in the 2016 U.S. Census. Bowie has grown from a small railroad stop to the largest municipality in Prince George’s County, and the fifth most populous city, and third largest city by area in the U.S. state of Maryland.

One popular local attraction is Six Flags America, Maryland’s only theme park. Six Flags features more than 100 exciting rides, games, shows and attractions, including Hurricane Harbor water park.

There are seven world-class roller coasters and a Mardi Gras-themed area as well as two kids’ sections with rides, special shows, and character meet-and-greets.

A natural attraction is the harbor area on the Potomac River. National Harbor is not so much a destination as it is an experience with a never-ending variety of things to do.

An iconic feature of the waterfront is the Capital Wheel, a Ferris wheel that soars 180 feet above the Potomac River waterfront. The view from the top the National Cathedral, the Washington Monument, Masonic Temple, City of Alexandria, Prince George’s County, and lush parklands throughout the DC-Maryland-Virginia region.

Other activities include outdoor movie screenings and concerts, and kayaks, peddleboats and stand-up paddleboards are available for rent.

If you want to spend time enjoying America’s pastime, head to a Bowe Baysox game at their home field Prince George’s Stadium. The Bowie Baysox are a Minor League Baseball Double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, and play in the Eastern League.

The Baysox were Eastern League Champions in 2015 for the first time in the 23-year history of the franchise.

Employees who do work in the federal, state or local judicial system know the importance of providing the best services to litigants and their legal teams.

CourtScribes uses the most sophisticated digital technology to provide the highest-quality transcripts of court proceedings.

The internet-age technology captures what is being said in court, then remote transcriptionists create the official record of court proceedings at a cost to attorneys that is up to 50 percent less than what they are used to paying for live court reporting.

Electronic recording equipment is overseen by an experienced reporter at all times. The reporter simultaneously takes notes that are time-linked to the corresponding recording, so people involved with the case can instantly find the point in the record where they want to re-listen.

Attorneys benefit not only from a less-expensive transcript but also from having a video and/or audio recording that provides them with a more accurate and verifiable record.

CourtScribes may also provide a live feed to an attorney’s office team, allowing them to monitor the proceedings and more effectively assist the attorneys in the courtroom in real time.

Video recording ensures a comprehensive record that allows attorneys to evaluate people’s behaviors, mannerisms, and speech patterns as well as review what was said.  Court Scribes uses computer-based digital systems with enhanced features that perform recording functions with convenience, flexibility, and economy.

In fact, when the CourtScribes technology went head-to-head against a court reporter trained as a stenographer and both transcripts were compared and verified against the actual recording of the proceeding, CourtScribes had significantly fewer errors on each page.

The human ear can only hear so much in a chaotic environment when many speakers in a courtroom talk over each other at the same time. When microphones are placed in front of each speaker, every word spoken can be isolated and heard with complete clarity.

Because the CourtScribes system assigns primary participants to separate, discrete sound channels, it’s easy to identify who’s who. A typical four-channel system individually records the judge, witness, plaintiff’s attorney and defendant’s attorney. When two or more parties talk at the same time, digital reporting captures each voice clearly on its own separate sound channel.

And the recording process captures all words exactly as they are spoken without worrying about a person being unable to understand accents or complex medical or technical terms. During the transcription process, the audio can be replayed as needed to verify any questions.

Also, during the trial, any portion of a recorded proceeding can be played back over audio speakers whenever the judge or counsel requires it.  Audio also can be replayed for jurors if they wish to review actual spoken testimony during deliberations.

Counsel can also obtain copies of the actual recording with digital annotations “hot-linked” to the audio so points of interest can be located quickly and efficiently, providing the best information possible to everyone working within the judicial system either locally, at the state level or at the federal level in nearby Washington, D.C.