Counsel, witnesses or other people present in the hearing room may have all sorts of reasons for recording a private hearing, arbitration or discovery. But there are serious risks associated with the material that is being recorded, especially by someone who is not neutral, trained and has safeguards in place to protect the record.
The New York Times obtained Bill Cosby’s deposition transcript — in which he admitted to giving Quaaludes to some women with whom he had sex — through a court reporting service. It’s a scenario that raises some important questions for Canadian court reporting firms and lawyers when it comes to the release of documents.
According to Mr. Justice Thomas McEwan, Team Leader of the Civil bench in Toronto as of September 2015, Toronto's Superior Court of Justice is ready to support and encourage the implementation of electronic trials using eDocuments for all size and manner of hearings.
This post will focus on the topic of videography lighting as it is relevant to the regular video deposition or discovery.
In our business, we often give court reporters – who report the proceedings and prepare the transcript – and transcriptionists – who type recordings – opportunities to provide services on a “look-see” basis. In other words, while a resume may read very well, we want to ensure the services they can produce an excellent record to the best of their ability; and in the case of a transcriptionist, that they can produce a quality product with the quality of the audio always top of mind.
Twice recognized as one of Canada’s top 100 women entrepreneurs, Toronto court reporter Kim Neeson is at the forefront of advanced-technology in her field. Through her firm, Neeson Court Reporting, Kim brings to the legal industry the latest technology that will provide enhanced services to clients. Such services include realtime reporting, realtime streaming over the internet, the latest videoconferencing techniques, and the provision of voice-to-text CART services for the hearing loss...
Over the last decade, in-house and general counsel have been taking on a more active role of managing litigation – from setting budgets, to the careful selection of a firm, to managing much of the production process, to being a more active participant in the litigation process.