Real-time court reporting involves the attendance of onsite stenographers who are writing in stenographic code at speeds of up to 280 words per minute, and at 98% accuracy. There is currently no quicker way to get an accurate transcript of proceedings in a hearing.

What is real-time?

Real-time transcription services provide users with a live feed of legal proceedings as they happen. A real-time team – consisting of a highly skilled real-time court reporter and an editor – attend the hearing and produce a transcript in real-time of the words being spoken. Text is sent direct to laptops or iPads in the hearing room or at remote locations as the words are spoken, so that users can annotate transcripts according to issues specific to their matter. Real-time court reporting services are used in Australia’s most high profile court cases, Royal Commissions and Special Commissions of Inquiry. DTI real-time services are available as a desktop or web-enabled version for access on laptops or iPads in the hearing room or remotely. Users are also able to create customised search and annotation reports across multiple hearing days, allowing all results to be consolidated into one document.

Whilst various definitions may exist of what constitutes “real-time” transcription, the true definition must involve the production of a simultaneous record that is produced by stenographers and provided to the parties live, on-screen, and as the words are spoken.  A transcript provided at various times throughout the day’s proceedings is not a real-time transcription service.

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