Ensuring Your Transcript is Accurate Every Time
Making sure one’s transcript is accurate is a vital point to a strong deposition and case. But there are ways clients can help their court reporters to ensure each and every detail is correct. Here are a few things an attorney or paralegal can do to make sure their transcript is the best it can possibly be.
Provide Your Court Reporter with the Correct Spelling of Important Words
Court reporters use stenographs, a machine that records phonetically. While this allows for faster typing, often times, there can be spelling mistakes in a first draft. It is difficult for court reporters to know if something is spelled differently from the way it sounds. By presenting your court reporter with a list of key words, names, or phrases, this can eliminate many spelling areas. This is especially helpful for foreign words, or words that have multiple spellings.
Use Complete Words
Many of us use inarticulate sounds in our every day speech– such as “uh-uh” or “uh-huh” to mean “no” and “yes.” These sorts of sounds are difficult for court reporters to record, as they record what was said and how it was said. There is no shorthand notation for these sounds. If someone uses these sounds, ask for clarification so it can be accurately recorded.
Most certified court reporters can type over 200 words per minute. While this is over three times faster than most people can type, court reporters are still human, and can till have difficulties hearing exactly what was said. Do your best not to mumble, speak too fast, or speak over another person. Speaking as clearly as possible allows court reporters to accurately record what was said.
175 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT
Our Salt Lake City Offices
Salt Lake City, Utah Court Reporting and Legal News
Credit: Video Blocks In this day and age, everyone is on the go. We want our meal orders to come quickly, we want our television to be a button away, and we want our services to be scheduled with ease. At Tempest Reporting, keeping up to date with the latest trends in...
Tempest Reporting is pleased to announce new resources to create a great deposition. With the deposition scheduling checklist, clients can efficiently plan their next deposition with our downloadable PDF. The checklist is designed to help lawyers keep organized. The...
You’ve just completed your courses and tests to do Utah court reporting. You’re probably thinking, now what? After you finish your courses it’s best to start these next steps to get into the field. Licensing in the State of Utah: First of all, you’ll need to apply for...
At some point in your life, you might find yourself faced with a court date. To be sure that you have an accurate record of everything that happens during that court hearings, it’s a good idea to have your attorney hire your own court reporter or stenographer. These...
Court reporting has many uses that people don’t know about. Most people have seen court reporters on TV and in movies, but they don’t know much about the career. Court reporting is a demanding job that can be exciting, carries a high level of responsibility, and leads...
Taking a deposition is serious business, it requires a high level of attention to detail and accuracy, when a court reporter finishes writing a job, they transcribe it and the office produces and delivers the transcript. This is not the end of the process for getting...