The use of remote depositions arose out of necessity when the pandemic prevented person-to-person interaction. Many states have given the green light to continue using remote depositions for convenience as well as for the level of accuracy they provide. 83% of attorneys believe that remote depositions will continue to be requested by at least one person or party in every case they represent.
Deposition transcription is an essential part of this dynamic. Legal transcription of video depositions is a must as well. However, this may seem like a daunting task sometimes. Here we will talk in detail about the challenges faced by attorneys during remote deposition and how you can overcome them by using transcription services.
Your average court reporter is capable of doing many things when it comes to a regular deposition. Sitting in the same room as the person being deposed, the court reporter can see and hear everything that is going on. However, remote depositions take place online using video-streaming equipment. This may be a challenge for a court reporter who isn't familiar with the software. They may also have to deal with:
Unless a legal firm has access to a court reporter with this type of training, remote depositions become more of a challenge.
Legal transcription is important to an attorney's case. Accuracy is not only important; it is mandatory. A remote deposition is essentially the same as interrogating a witness on the stand. Everything must be recorded. A video recording is quite effective for visual accuracy, but when streamed online, the audio portion of the video can be distorted or lost completely. Using a professional legal or court reporting transcription service can help you eliminate many of these technological issues.
Transcribing remote depositions can occur in many ways. Court reporters are the most trusted resource for this purpose. However, as a court reporting firm, it is possible that you may be overburdened with multiple tasks and need a helping hand to meet deadlines or to handle foreign clients with strong accents. In such cases, hiring a legal transcription service can help you transcribe court proceedings with the same accuracy.
Furthermore, deposition being a highly-sensitive form of a legal proceeding, can change the course of the case and hence, requires professionals with expertise in legal terminologies to handle the transcription process. A highly-skilled legal transcriptionist can come in handy in such situations as they are able to tell the difference between two or more voices and also able to tell the difference between speech patterns, accents, and the context of speech.
Remote depositions have become commonplace for many reasons other than just the confinement that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. Now online deposition transcription services can ensure that the documents they provide from a video conference are as accurate as possible. Attorneys receive a copy of the transcript (guaranteed for accuracy) as well as a copy of the videotaped deposition.
Using an actual legal transcriptionist allows you to use advanced technology to its fullest advantage. Electronic exhibits can be shared, stored, and accessed quickly, efficiently, and as securely as possible.
GMR Transcription has been a leader in the field of transcription services. All of the transcription services we offer are performed by US-based human transcriptionists. Our transcriptionists undergo rigorous background checks and tests besides signing the confidentiality agreement to keep your data secured and safe. They can transcribe court depositions, interrogations, hearings, meetings, briefs, legal examinations, and more with the same level of accuracy and in the format that you need for your case.
Whether you have foreign speakers, people with strong accents, need transcripts in a specific format and template, or need a quick turnaround time on your transcripts, GMRT can fulfill all your requests. Contact us today to get started with our remote deposition transcription services for court reporters.