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Why You Need a Court Reporter

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Why do you need a court reporter for your San Francisco deposition? Perhaps you are a juror listening to a case and a witness says something crucial that you do not quite hear. Would it help to have a voice recorder replay those words? Perhaps. Perhaps, with the assistance of speech recognition technology, you may even have a transcription of that recording. Still, even in this information age, there is no guarantee that the voice recorder correctly “heard” the witness’s words. In such a case, it is best to have the interpretive skills of someone like a San Francisco court reporter. Court reporting involves the distinguishing and analysis of the subtleties and nuances of speech and language.

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The Court Reporting Board of California

The Court Reporting Board of California

As we recently discussed, within court reporting there are many classes of certifications. Certification criteria varies state by state, and some jurisdictions do not require court reporters to undergo any certification process. For instance, Washington DC court reporters are not held to a uniform professional standard. However, in our San Francisco court reporting company office, we adhere to the standards set forth by the Court Reporters Board of California, which is based in Sacramento.

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