As connectivity has changed just about every profession in America, the court reporting and legal industries have seen enormous changes as well. Today’s court reporters are evolving to meet new challenges in the legal field, diversifying their specialties in ways beyond maintaining the court record.
However, new technology and old duties have combined when it comes to realtime reporting. Realtime reporting is now making the shorthand from the court reporter’s stenography machine an easily translatable language in a matter of minutes.
While a court reporter types the speech or testimony being delivered, the connected software translates the shorthand into the English language. This translation is then sent to computer screens and projectors. This means that even those who are hard of hearing will be able to understand and participate and understand what is being spoken.
For the attorney, it means nearly instantaneous access to a rough transcript. Faster rough transcripts also mean faster final transcripts, and today’s court reporters are delivering them faster and with more accuracy than ever before. This technology can allow streaming of depositions or other legal proceedings across a room or across the country.
Realtime reporting is just another way that the legal industry is seeing the advantages of new technology every day in practices and cases across the country.