Investing in Court Reporting Training and Technology

The justice system relies on court reporting, a crucial service that records and verifies legal proceedings. But for years, there have been more court reporters needed than available, creating a growing gap that could compromise the system. A 2013 report by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) projected that the U.S. would require 5,500 additional court reporters by 2020 to meet the demand. This stenographer shortage will only increase year over year resulting in scheduling delays, higher prices, as well as longer wait times for final transcripts. There is a way to solve this issue and open up new possibilities for the legal industry: digital court reporting.

Digital court reporting, also referred to as electronic court reporting, is the fastest growing method of testimony capture today. Digital court reporting is not a newly developed industry, having been around for over 25 years across the country, as an example, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit adopted electronic sound recording (ESR) as the primary method of court reporting back in 2005. The practice of recording high-quality audio files, taking notes, and then converting them into a legal transcript has been verified and enhanced greatly in recent years. The American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers (AAERT) establishes standards for this method of court reporting through its Best Practices Guide and maintains these standards through national certification.

Stenograph is dedicated to investing in the court reporting industry. From stenographic, voice, and digital reporting to college partnerships, eLearning programs, and training we are committed to developing, not only the technology but, more importantly, the reporter using the latest court reporting technology, regardless of the technology. Stenograph feels strongly that there should be an educated, certified court reporter in every deposition and courtroom, remote or in-person

Stenograph’s President, Anir Dutta, said in a recent live event “we invest a lot in […] training people that are utilizing our products, but also partnering with schools so that the human being that is behind the ASR is trained to make sure that the output is 100% accurate.”

By combining a trained & certified digital court reporters with Stenograph’s Phoenix automatic speech technology and MAXScribe, we enable digital reporters to deliver a quality transcript in a timely manner which meets the justice system’s exacting standards. Learn more about our digital court reporting products below:

  • Stenograph’s custom-built Phoenix speech recognition technology delivers highly accurate speech to text.
  • MAXScribe leverages Stenograph’s 85 years of industry experience in transcript management, formatting, and processing, giving digital reporters the ability to provide instant readbacks and interactive realtime access to the transcript.

For more information on Stenograph’s Enterprise Solutions, contact enterprise@stenograph.com.


About Stenograph

Stenograph, LLC is the market leader in providing technology solutions for the legal transcription industry. For 85 years, we have built our reputation by leading the industry in technical innovation, quality, and exceptional service.

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