Wide scope for Court Reporters
The highly trained professional who is capable of translating spoken words into a written form that can be used for legal purposes is known as a court reporter or the guardian of record. To help the safeguard of the legal process, court reporter captures the spoken words during a court session. Then the exact transcripts of proceeding were made by the court reporter. If the litigator wants to use their right to appeal, they have to provide a transcript to prove the accurate record of what happened during their proceeding.
Court reporters provide many services, some of the court reporter services includes:
- Official court reporting: – The local, state or federal agency by which court operates, hires court reporters for judicial reporting which includes stenography in court or law setting. This court reporter service is what most people knew about.
- Closed captioning: – Closed captioning is also known as broadcast captioning as it is directly related to broadcast programming. This field is increasing rapidly since 1996 because closed captioning is what Congress requires from all video programming distributors for their television programs.
- Communications Access Real-time Reporting:- Commonly known as CART is used by court reporters for transcription during a live event. CART can be used during lecture, seminar, courtroom proceedings, etc. Any live event which requires captioning, CART can be used.
- Electronic reporting: – Electronic reporting is one of the methods of reporting that has also grown remarkably in recent years. Electronic reporting which is also known as digital reporting is mainly used in a courtroom setting, to record court proceeding with the help of digital audio equipment.
The recording was monitored by a court reporter and at the same time notes were taken by him to aid the transcription process. The final transcript was reviewed by the court reporter after the proceeding has ended. It was then edited and corrected with the help of computer software for finalization.