In the legal system, court reporters serve an important purpose, which is to accurately transcribe names, dialogue, and gestures relevant to the immediate proceedings. Depositions are one of the many types of legal proceedings reporters record for the benefit of litigants. Precise deposition recordings are important to all parties involved in a trial, as they often contain evidence and testimonies that could benefit one side or the other significantly. When you need court deposition services, it’s important to choose trained and certified court reporters that have the experience and know-how to transcribe as swiftly and as flawlessly as possible.
What It Entails
Depositions are testimonies given by witnesses that take place outside of a courtroom environment, and occur before or even during a trial. Depositions involve taking under-oath statements given by sworn witnesses, or deponents, involved in a lawsuit. Because springing surprise witnesses on the opposition is regarded unfavorably in any court case, depositions give parties a sense of security in terms of what they can expect. They also help attorneys determine what witnesses know before trial, and whether it’s beneficial or detrimental to their clients’ case. Having a court reporter present to record the deposition is extremely useful, as it allows an attorney to go back and review the transcript.
As well as swearing in witnesses, court reporters will effectively transcribe all dialogue that takes place during a deposition, especially witness statements. Court deposition services offered by reporting firms often include audio and video recordings to better preserve the evidence obtained and to provide an easier way to review the statements given. Generally, recordings are made on CDs or DVDs with video and text synchronization that allows the viewer to both read the statements made and view the event in detail. Trained court reporters have the ability to simplify legal proceedings for litigants by implementing skill and ingenuity.
Jersey Shore Reporting offers deposition services to clients throughout New Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York City. With over 5,000 video depositions taken, you can feel confident in their ability to provide reliable service. To request their presence at a deposition, contact us!