Court reporters are cost-effective.
Court reporters in many jurisdictions bear most, if not all, of the expenses for their equipment, making sophisticated voice-to-text technology available to the court system at no additional expense to the courts.
Digital audio systems require yearly maintenance costs, and software and hardware upgrades do occur, which are additional costs to the court system’s budget that negate and potentially exceed any claimed cost savings.
Court reporters are highly-skilled and educated professionals.
- Court reporters provide the most reliable and most accurate transcript.
- They undergo several years of academic and skills training to achieve different levels of certification. This allows them to post speeds upwards of 280 words per minute, enabling them to capture every word of the proceedings.
- They are required to pursue ongoing continuing education throughout their careers to maintain their certification(s), ensuring that they are up-to-date on the latest technology and processes in the legal industry.
- Court reporters are able to certify and testify, if necessary, to the accuracy and integrity of the record.
Court reporters are high-tech.
- Court reporters are at the forefront of technology and constantly upgrade their software and hardware to ensure that they remain the most reliable and most accurate method of capturing the record.
- They can synchronize their transcript with a digital audio or digital video recording to provide a searchable multimedia record.