Court Reporting Services
Court reporting is the foundation of our business. It’s in our DNA.
We built our reputation and our company on consistent, expert court reporting and deposition services. By providing a matchless combination of personal service, innovation and scale, we have earned a reputation as the partner attorneys rely on for dependable, professional court reporting services.
Professional Court Reporters Nationwide
U.S. Legal Support offers on-demand access to more than 12,000 offices in over 2,700 cities across the country and has working business relationships with 5,000+ independent court reporting professionals. No matter where you may need them, or your state’s requirements, we can provide an experienced, professional court reporter for any situation – a deposition, arbitration, trial, interview – anywhere in the United States.
We have established the largest network of specialized, professional and experienced court reporters in the United States and abroad. Whether your case concerns environmental law, securities, construction defect, medical or business litigation, we have reporters available with the expertise you require. Years of experience capturing the record in various types of legal proceedings means they understand specialized terminology, are familiar with the concepts they’re reporting on, and work smoothly, unobtrusively and accurately. We can also provide experienced and professional teams for major cases on an ongoing basis, providing you with reporting continuity throughout your complex case.
The Highest Quality Digital Deposition Technology
Court reporting firms have come a long way from providing just written transcripts. We deliver the reported testimony to our clients in an advanced digital Deposition Technology Package including your deposition transcript, exhibits and video testimony seamlessly linked and searchable. Our team has generated literally millions of deposition transcripts – we can provide virtually any feature your legal team needs in virtually any format.
Our on-site capabilities are buttressed by an administrative team and procedures developed over decades to ensure consistent quality. We have more than 85 offices around the country staffed by expert teams and experienced professionals ready to accommodate the unique needs of your case. We work with some of the most professional court reporters in the business, adhering to strict standards for accurate transcript quality, proper licensing and qualifications. Our service and work product are second to none.
All this careful, hands-on work is supported by a state-of-the-art technical capability and infrastructure that’s the result of decades of research, development and testing. The backbone is our online Client Portal which provides clients with the full scope of information about everything from upcoming depositions to account activity, invoices, transcripts, videos and exhibits, all searchable, indexed and secure. Need document depository services? We have you covered there, too, with our document depository services. U.S. Legal Support is more than just a court reporting agency, we are an all-inclusive litigation support company and we are here to support every client so they can focus on what they do best.
Remote Deposition Services
Remote Deposition Services
Keep your discovery schedule on track anywhere, anytime, with our video conferencing solution, RemoteDepo™. RemoteDepo™ allows everyone to participate in a deposition remotely and interact as if they were in the same conference room. Communicate in realtime, observe witness body language, seamlessly facilitate questioning and share exhibits in realtime. Your deposition will proceed as normal, including the delivery of the certified transcript.
At U.S. Legal Support, we have a full production department providing video services with the combined background of over 50 years of experience. Our team of dedicated legal video specialists are equipped to handle all of your legal video needs including; video to text synchronization, mpeg conversion, audio and videotape duplication/conversion and editing.
Our secure document depository provides an online location for all produced documents to be available to parties in a case. Perfect for multi-district litigation, construction defect cases and more, our depository is fully managed, compliant, and is included at no additional cost when you leverage our court reporting services.
Complex Case Management
When it comes to litigation, there is no such thing as a simple case. However, there is a category of particularly complex or large cases that present unique organizational challenges.
U.S. Legal Support’s Case Management team specializes in delivering the unique litigation support services, logistical oversight and expertise firms handling these matters require.
U.S. Legal Support offers superior quality Transcription Services through a dedicated team including Certified Court Reporters and Transcriptionists experienced in the transcription of all audio and video formats and Translators providing certified translation in multiple languages.
With digital reporting from U.S. Legal Support, certified Digital Reporters record the audio from a legal proceeding to produce a verbatim transcript. Leveraging a Digital Reporter for your proceedings can mitigate the effects of the nationwide Stenographer shortage by helping to ensure coverage, especially for last-minute scheduling requests.
Court Reporting Frequently Asked Questions
What court reporting services does U.S. Legal Support offer?
U.S. Legal Support offers a full suite of court reporting services for depositions, hearings, trials, arbitrations, and other legal proceedings. We have offices in all major metropolitan cities, plus on-demand access to more than 12,000 offices in 2,700+ cities across the country. We offer court reporting services for in-person, remote, and hybrid proceedings, plus a realtime feed of the court reporter’s transcript, interpreting services, rough drafts, expedited, and certified final transcripts, and more. To learn more, contact your local team or email [email protected].
Do you offer last-minute court reporting services?
Yes, while we cannot guarantee last-minute coverage, we will try our best to accommodate last-minute scheduling requests, including those received over the weekend or on a holiday. To help ensure coverage, we recommend reaching out to [email protected] as early as possible.
How far in advance should I book my deposition to secure coverage?
It’s always best to schedule your proceeding as soon as possible. When scheduling, be sure to include all required information and/or include the Notice of deposition to expedite the scheduling process.
How can I schedule a deposition?
We offer multiple ways to schedule a deposition. You can use the expedited scheduling feature within our secure Client Portal, email our team, or call 877.479.2482. You can also find and contact the scheduling team nearest you using our location finder.
Do you provide deposition space across the United States?
Yes, we have offices in all major metropolitan cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, New York City, Boston, Miami, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and more. Additionally, we offer on-demand access to more than 12,000 offices in 2,700+ cities across the country. We also have capabilities to cover proceedings in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and throughout Europe.
How much does it cost to hire a court reporter?
Every deposition is different – from the length of the proceeding to the requirements and jurisdiction – making it hard to give an estimate as there is no one-size-fits-all (or even one-size-fits-most) answer. We offer competitive rates, professional court reporters, accurate service, and exceptional client service from localized, dedicated teams of professionals.
Do you offer expedited deposition transcript services?
Yes, we offer expedited deposition transcripts. When ordering services, you can indicate if you’ll need a rough draft, certified final transcript, expedited delivery, and other details. We can accommodate a wide range of expedite requests, including next day, two-day, three-day, etc.
How quickly will I receive a copy of my deposition transcript?
We offer delivery options to meet your needs, timeline, and budget. Please contact our teams for information specific to your requirements.
Do you offer court reporters for virtual depositions and proceedings?
Yes, we can provide court reporters for in-person, virtual, and/or hybrid depositions and proceedings. We have an exclusive remote deposition platform to facilitate virtual and hybrid proceedings, plus a digital exhibit storage and sharing platform for ongoing exhibit management and sharing.
Do you offer digital exhibit storage and sharing solutions?
Yes, InstantExhibit+™ provides a secure online repository for parties to upload exhibits electronically both before and during depositions, in addition to maintaining a central digital collection of exhibits for ongoing, complex, document-intense matters. Whether participants are in the same room or participating via a remote deposition, everyone has centralized access to the digital repository to view and examine introduced exhibits. This digital repository alleviates excess paper exhibits, promotes organization, and provides real-time access to exhibits for all parties. Learn more about digital exhibit storage and sharing.
What court reporting methodologies do you offer?
Court reporting relies on professional skill and technology, whether Stenography, Voice Writing, or Digital Reporting. All three court reporting methodologies lead to the production of a final, verbatim transcript of a deposition, trial, or other legal proceeding.
At U.S. Legal Support, you can choose to leverage a Stenographer, Voice Writer, or Digital Reporter for your proceeding. We have a network of 5,000+ professional court reporters across the country, ready to cover your next proceeding.
What is a Digital Reporter?
The first thing to keep in mind about a Digital Reporter is that their primary function is the same as other types of court reporters: a trained, certified professional who understands civil procedure and is present for the duration of the proceeding. Digital reporters utilize high-performance audio recording equipment, specialized software, and other technology to capture an accurate record. This is not a “set-it-and-forget-it” recording that relies solely on technology, however. Digital reporters continuously monitor the proceeding, all technology, and the speech-to-text output to ensure a verbatim record. Learn more about digital reporting here.
Do you offer a realtime feed of the court reporter’s transcript?
Yes, if you would like a realtime feed of the court reporter’s transcript, you may indicate this when ordering services. Realtime is available for remote and in-person proceedings.
Do you offer a document depository?
U.S. Legal Support provides a secure online depository for produced documents to be available to all parties in a case whenever they’re needed. And when utilizing U.S. Legal Support for depositions, all clients also receive access to our document depository services at no additional charge. Learn more about our document depository.
How can I prepare my client for an upcoming deposition?
Knowing how to prepare a client for a deposition is extremely important, especially if your client or witness is being deposed for the first time. They need to be armed with information on how to prepare for a deposition and avoid common pitfalls.
For client and witness preparation, start by ensuring they understand that depositions are sworn testimony and may be leveraged both directly and indirectly by opposing counsel throughout a lawsuit or trial process. Learn more about how to prepare clients for an upcoming deposition.
Do you offer an online Client Portal?
Yes, we have a secure online Client Portal that provides 24/7, central access to important case information and tools to keep your litigation moving forward. You can schedule depositions, view upcoming scheduled proceedings, review transcripts and exhibits post-proceeding, request record retrieval services, view retrieved records, pay invoices, and more. Our Client Portal is SOC 2 Type 2 and HIPAA compliant, helping to safeguard your confidential case and client information.