Captioning for the hearing loss community is delivered in many formats, including streaming via the internet (remote captioning), onsite captioning (at meetings, events, etc.) and broadcast captioning (television). But what about all those old movies, videos and visual recordings that happened way before captioning was even a thing?
Conducting a deposition in Toronto, or any other Canadian jurisdiction, requires a little planning in advance. Canadian protocol is not exactly the same as American, and it's important to choose a court reporting company that can provide the services you need.
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.
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.
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.
Now that the court reporter has been replaced by a monitor taking basic notes in the courtroom, counsel must be even more vigilant about the record if they want to ensure a good appeal transcript or one that can be used in cross-examination.
Could new cost-cutting measures that will separate court reporting from transcription cause problems that could have an impact on the legal system? That is the question being asked in a new article appearing on advocatedaily.com.
Back in April Kim Neeson spoke at the National Court Reporters’ Tech-Con conference in Scottsdale, Arizona about how organizational technology that streamlines email, document storage, and scheduling can make a difference in law firms and court reporting companies.