What is “Realtime”?

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Realtime feed of testimony directly to an on-site laptop from the reporter. Complimentary use of laptops – LiveNote and Bridges installed and ready for client use.

Rough Drafts

Uncertified rough draft transcripts of deposition testimony in either paper or ASCII format.

Internet Text Streaming

Realtime feed of testimony directly to your browser via Internet, allowing your entire team – no matter where they are – to view transcript text and communicate via instant messaging.

Internet Video Streaming

Realtime feed of video to your browser via Internet, allowing your entire team – no matter where they are – to view the video. Video streaming may be used alone or in conjunction with text streaming.


Realtime provides litigation teams the ability to represent their clients with the highest level of accuracy and efficiency possible. When combined with any of the industry’s cutting edge litigation support software, realtime court reporting can provide an almost unfair advantage in many areas of the litigation process. Real time court reporting is, quite literally, the translation of a Court’s transcript into text form as it is being typed. Since the court reporters stenotype machine is directly connected to a computer, there is virtually no delay between the spoken testimony or deposition and the text print out on the attorney’s laptop computer.

Benefits of Real Time Court Reporting Services:

There are a number of benefits to using realtime court reporting, with the ability to have immediate access to the deposition transcripts foremost among them. Attorneys can review and highlight portions of testimony and make notes within the realtime transcript on their computer without needing to interrupt the proceedings.

Searches for specific words, phrases and other more complicated information can be performed in multiple documents simultaneously. Attorneys can also review the court reporter transcripts in the case for previous or conflicting testimony. An attorney can not only search through the realtime transcripts to easily locate inaccurate or conflicting testimony, but they can create transcript and annotation reports and quickly email them to colleagues or co-counsel for review. Just a few of the benefits of realtime court reporting services:

  • Immediate access to proceedings and rough drafts
  • Realtime Internet streaming of legal proceedings
  • Ability to search and annotate text on the fly
  • Same-day utilization in litigation support programs
  • Easy accessibility for the hearing-impaired
  • Adding notes during depositions gives attorneys the ability to quickly create summaries

Some realtime court reporting services even provide the option of a live Internet deposition feed. This means that an attorney who is deposing a witness in one state can stream transcripts and legal video feeds directly to co-counsel in another city. In addition to the efficient sharing of information, this can also save your law firm a significant amount of time and travel expenses. In situations where depositions are being provided for several days in a row, an attorney can use realtime court reporting to get a head start on organizing the next day’s depositions.

In the increasingly competitive legal field, it makes sense to utilize any technological advancement that can save you time, save you money, or increase the efficiency with which you perform your duties. With realtime court reporting services, all three areas are taken to an entirely new level.