Services

Always professional, timely, courteous service using the latest technology and equipment. Please ask if there is something not on this list that you would like.

  • Standard two-week delivery
  • Daily copy, expedited delivery or rough drafts available
  • Realtime (see below)
  • GoGreen transcripts - minimize or eliminate the need for hard-copy transcripts
  • Scanned exhibits
  • Video depositions
  • Video conferencing
  • Transcript/video synching
  • Videotaped Depositions
  • Videoconferencing

Laurie Birt Court Reporting partners with Tracy Imaging, a trusted name in the legal field, to provide the state-of-the-art video and videoconference services you demand. They assist us by providing our clients with high quality videography, videoconference facilities, graphic and trial presentation services, and by executing the same high level of commitment that our customers expect.



What is Realtime?

Realtime technology allows court reporters to instantly convert their Stenographic notes into English text and, thus, allowing attorneys instant access to the written record during a judicial proceeding.

To perform realtime, court reporters must learn a conflict-free theory. They need to continuously build their dictionaries to ensure that names, places, and events will translate correctly. Speed is vital to a good realtime transcript, as reporters generally take down testimony at an average speed of 200 words per minute or greater.

During a deposition or a trial, judges and attorneys have the ability to review and mark portions of testimony and make notes within the transcript on their laptops and never have to interrupt the proceedings! Searches for specific words, phrases, roots of words, and other complicated information can also be done simultaneously.

Realtime reporting is an excellent tool to help the hard-of-hearing individual as well.Most of the deaf and hard-of-hearing people in the United States developed hearing loss after acquiring language skills. Many of them may find it helpful and easier to read the realtime text than to use ASL interpretation.

Also, realtime reporting is used for the closed-captioning you see on most television programs today.