FAQ for Court Reporters

What Arizona Court Reporters Want You To Know

We believe we have the most accommodating court reporters in Phoenix. It’s our goal to put you first. Have further questions? Contact us Monday through Friday, 9 to 5, or stop by our offices near Sky Harbor International Airport.

Before you work with court reporters, Phoenix Deposition Services helps you understand what to expect. Below are some of our most frequently asked questions:

1What does a court reporter do?
A court reporter, also known as a certified shorthand reporter, records all spoken commentary during Depositions and official proceedings in court (trials, hearings). Arizona court reporters may read back transcriptions during the proceedings when asked to do so, and must also provide an official, written transcript.
2What credentials should I look for?
All reputable court reporters in Phoenix should be certified through the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA). At Phoenix Deposition Services, we also have an “A” ranking with the Better Business Bureau and are in the top 10% NCRA rankings for speed and accuracy.
3What programs do you use in court reporting?
Aside from our use of advanced video technology, we use Stenograph’s advanced CaseViewNet software for all realtime depositions, plus RapidRefresh, and other tools that give clients an authoritative rough-draft transcript right from the start.
4I’m unable to travel for a deposition. Do you offer an alternative?
We make it easy for you to complete your deposition via Skype and other videoconferencing technologies. Complete the process at home or the office—no need to travel to us!
5When may I expect a transcript of my deposition?
Eight days is the typical turnaround time.
6What formats are available for transcripts?
You may request regular (full-size) transcripts, rough transcripts, condensed transcripts, ASCII disks (CDs), or e-transcripts. Not sure what you need? Just ask us for more information. We’ll find the right option for you.
7I need court reporters to be present during a trial. What services do you offer?
We provide traditional court reporting during trial, or videoconferencing and realtime reporting. Call 1-888-474-9337 to discuss your preferences with us.
8What does “realtime” reporting mean?
As the court reporter writes in “realtime,” the live testimony appears immediately on a computer screen at your home or workplace. CaseViewNet and the Cloud make it easy and convenient to view your deposition anywhere you have Wi-Fi. No cables or adapters necessary!
9How do I schedule a deposition?
The easiest way is to fill out our online scheduling form; however, if you have further questions for us, please call 1-888-474-9337 or 602-230-2499. We’re also available by e-mail at azcourtrep@msn.com.
10What are the differences among videoconferencing, video depositions, and realtime reporting?
Videoconferencing is basically any video interaction between parties. We offer three conference rooms (8, 10, and 16-person capacity) for conferencing. Video depositions formally capture your deposition in HD, DV-CAM, or mini-DV for optimum quality. Realtime reporting is live streaming your deposition to a Wi-Fi accessible computer.