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Deposition Tools: How We Use LiveNote, LiveLitigation and Zoom

March 19, 2020 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

As busy lawyers, a significant amount of time is spent traveling—to and from court, the office, other lawyers’ offices and meeting with clients. Today more than ever, it’s important to have videoconferencing solutions that allow users in multiple locations to be able to communicate. It’s both time- and money-saving, and provides a higher level of service to the client. Of course, given the sensitive, private information that litigation involves, using software with enhanced security is a must. At Bartelt | Nix Reporting, LLC, we use three different tools for video depositions in Phoenix, AZ. Here’s an overview of what they... View Article

Why Court Reporters Are Needed

February 20, 2020 11:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re working in the legal system, chances are you know exactly why a court reporter is necessary. For those who are new to the process, or just curious about what the people at the front of the room typing furiously are doing, they might not seem all that important. However, a court reporting agency in Phoenix, AZ plays a bigger role in the system than you might initially believe. Getting a transcript In some states, it’s actually illegal to proceed without a court reporter present—they’re responsible for keeping a clear and accurate transcript of what happens during any procedure... View Article

How Do Court Reporters Transcribe?

February 6, 2020 11:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Watching a court reporter transcribe a courtroom proceeding is fascinating. How do they keep up with people talking so fast? Why does their keyboard look so strange? Are they really taking down everything that happens, even when multiple people are talking at once? Wouldn’t it be faster just to take digital recordings? Court reporting services are a key part of legal proceedings in Phoenix, AZ. Here’s a brief overview of how these professionals do their jobs. What are court reporters used for? In the practice of law, having clear and accurate transcripts of proceedings is an important part of any... View Article

Court Reporting and Deposition Ethics

January 29, 2020 12:35 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Any attorney worth their salt remembers the MPRE and the legions of ethical rules placed upon practicing lawyers. Attorneys have a duty to follow the legal profession’s standards, or risk jeopardizing their cases, clients and careers. Part of this duty includes creating and maintaining proper records of courtroom procedures, when necessary—such as hiring court reporters for legal depositions in Phoenix, AZ. While not strictly required, it’s the best way to ensure a fair and accurate legal record of the fact-finding procedure. Court reporter ethics As a court reporter, your primary responsibility is to create and protect a fair and accurate... View Article

The Future of Court Reporting

January 15, 2020 12:35 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The job of the court reporter has always been to quickly and accurately transcribe a record of legal proceedings, no matter how many people are talking at the same time—or how fast—and swear to its accuracy to the best of the reporter’s knowledge. That’s a lot of pressure, and as technology advances, many people are wondering if we can do away with court reporters altogether. The short answer, is “not yet.” Despite the advances of real-time transcription and voice-to-text technology, tech is not interfering with court reporting careers in Phoenix, AZ. Court reporting in the past Court reporting has been... View Article