Realtime court reporting

Magna Legal Services provides real-time court reporting to help you review and refer back to a hearing or trial transcript instantly. With real-time court reporting, you don’t need to incur a delay waiting to note exactly what happened and how you should respond. Realtime court reporting allows you to work effectively and efficiently with your Austin attorneys. This service helps you keep your case on track and meet all necessary deadlines, and it minimizes the wait time for a resolution.

What is Realtime Court Reporting?

Realtime court reporting is the instant translation of a court reporter’s writing on a stenotype, or shorthand machine, into English. A stenotype has 22 keys that write out numbers, phrases, and words. Today’s stenotypes incorporate real-time software, which translates the reporter’s coded phrases using an English-language dictionary. The information then appears as regular English on a computer screen, and you can also project the transcript onto screens in the courtroom if needed. A stenotype can also be connected to the computers of the attorneys and judge in the courtroom. This instantaneously and simultaneously provides all relevant parties with a digital transcript of the procedure.

The Many Benefits of Realtime Court Reporting

Real-time feed assists a case management team to better track witness testimony. It also assists with evaluating the objections of opposing counsel, and it lets attorneys not present in the courtroom — but who may be assisting with litigation — the opportunity to react immediately. The real-time feed provides instant verification of the structuring of questioning and witness testimony. This helps attorneys in and out of court determine what objections to make and what questions to ask during direct or cross-examination. The attorneys on the case can focus on the proceedings rather than spending in-court time making and reviewing detailed notes.

Realtime Court Reporting Creates an Instant Transcript

An instant transcript is an immediately available and searchable digital document that allows attorneys to review and understand what has happened in court. With an instant transcript, an attorney can easily search for and find key bits of information using a keyword or phrase to bring up the exact words that a witness used to describe an alibi witness, the damage done by a faulty product, or the location of an incident.

An instant transcript benefits judges as well as attorneys. Errors in real-time that can change the outcome of a case, such as “now” misheard as “not,” can be