Court Reporting LA

When it comes to court reporting LA law firms may prefer Capital Reporting Company over our competitors. We provide reliable, cost-effective reporting services and have thousands of satisfied clients to prove it.

If you are unfamiliar with LA court reporting companies, you may have questions about what they offer. Capital Reporting Company serves attorneys, paralegals, judges, legal assistants, and even government agencies. We encourage you to call us with any questions you may have. The following information answers some of the more common questions we receive about court reporting in LA.

What kinds of court reporters are there?

In court hearings, depositions, and arbitration sessions, there are three main types of court reporters:

  1. Steno typist. The steno typist uses a special machine to type their notes. The shorthand notes are translated into standard English by the use of a computer. A “Realtime” text stream is one in which the steno typist is able to type extremely fast in order to keep up with the spoken information. The Realtime text can then be streamed directly to a lawyer’s computer.
  2. Stenomask reporter. A court reporter wears what is known as a stenomask. The mask enables the reporter to repeat the information spoken aloud without interrupting the proceedings. The information repeated by the reporter is recorded. The recordings are either transcribed later into written text or else automatically converted into text using speech recognition software. Sometimes, televised proceedings make use of this technology to create real time captions for hard-of-hearing viewers.
  3. Electronic recorder. This type of court reporter uses digital recording equipment and a sound system to capture the legal proceedings. When considering this option for court reporting LA law firms will often request to see our facilities in person. Simply call us to make an appointment and we will be happy to accommodate your request.

Tell me more about Realtime.

It is an instant translation of the court reporter’s shorthand notes from their notebook computer to an attorney’s laptop using the Realtime software app. It is essentially a draft version of the transcript made available for the attorney to conveniently refer to immediately. The court reporter can later edit and proofread the transcript and you may access the final version.

Can I use your website to schedule a court reporter?

Yes, we have an online form available for your convenience to schedule a court reporter and you can even place an online order for expedited copies of your transcript. We understand the importance of law firms having a company they can trust to perform court reporting LA judges and fellow attorneys respect.

I anticipate an upcoming case will last for about a month. Is it possible for me to get daily transcripts?

Absolutely. We will be happy to arrange daily transcription deliveries to you. Simply call us to schedule this in advance. We can also provide you with cost information and answer any other questions you may have. One of our service goals is to provide clients with court reporting LA law firms cannot operate without.

If you would like to know more about court reporting LA companies like Capital Reporting Company offer, call us today.