Litigation Support, Software, Technology, Uncategorized

Want an Edge? GO DIGITAL

The legal profession has been touting the efficiencies of a paperless office.  There are case management software packages, apps, and articles written by the American Bar Association and legal tech gurus promoting all things digital.

Doris O. Wong Associates has been offering digital alternatives for years.  As you build your case, the digital resources available to you from the start are as versatile as they are extensive.

Digital transcript formats include:

  • Standard PDF
  • Compressed PDF transcripts with an interactive concordance
  • ASCII or TXT files
  • WORD files
  • PTX files compatible with TextMap

All of these file formats are printable, searchable, and can be securely stored on any electronic device you use, relieving you of the endless pieces of paper.  They can also be emailed to colleagues within your firm or saved in your private repository for further use.

The most popular digital document is the PDF.  A PDF file can be opened on any device across multiple platforms. The standard PDF from Wong is word searchable (for easy copy and paste) and printable.  For those who want more, the Min-U-Script, or compressed, PDF includes an interactive concordance for easy word searches.

Not to be overlooked is the text found within exhibits.  So you can utilize this information fully, all exhibits are scanned in a searchable PDF format.  Electronic document word searches are faster and more reliable than reading through hard copy documents.

An additional benefit to going digital is linked exhibits.  With one easy click, you can pull up an exhibit for viewing whenever it is mentioned in a transcript. The transcript and linked exhibits are delivered to you in one convenient file.

Whether you’re part of a large firm, mid-sized, or sole practitioner, we have the digital litigation support products that fit your budget and suit your needs.  Our goal at        Doris O. Wong Associates is to provide you with the best tools available that will help you organize, manage, and digest the facts presented in discovery so you can best serve your client and win your case.

Litigation Support, Software, Technology, Uncategorized

Leveling the Playing Field for the Hearing Impaired

Navigating through the legal process is hard enough, but imagine being a party to a case and being unable to hear well enough to know what’s being said.  If your client is deaf or suffering from significant hearing loss, this puts him — and you as his attorney — at a clear disadvantage. 

Court reporters can help!  Realtime technology is being requested these days not only in deposition settings but in classrooms, meetings, and interviews.  Did you know that closed captioning on TV is provided by a court reporter?

                     Approximately 15% of American adults (37.5 million) aged 18 and over                report some trouble hearing.  ~ NIH

Certified court reporters have the skills necessary to provide realtime for you and your client.  Having the testimony streaming live on an iPad for viewing is a game-changer.  It’s like having a personal interpreter on site.  Your client will no longer have to rely on lip reading or worry about positioning himself close to a speaker.  There will be fewer interruptions and less stress and fatigue for your client.  The court reporter will also provide a clean rough draft at the end of the day.

Give your client immediate digital access to the spoken word.  Let realtime technology in the hands of our gifted professionals take the guesswork out of the conversation, and let your client actively participate in the process with confidence and peace of mind.

Software, Uncategorized

A neuropychologist explains what’s so special about the skill of a court reporter.

Here is an excerpt from a neuropsychologist’s deposition which we think you will find very interesting!

The neuropsychologist is describing the intricacies of the human brain.

Neuropsychologist:  May I give an example of this?

Counsel:  Sure.

Neuropsychologist:  Okay.  If you look — and the example is this: Our brains are a miracle.  Okay.  They’re a miracle that needs to be protected.  And if you look at the court reporter right now, as an example, okay, this is a miracle in progress happening right before your eyes.


Let me just explain what she needs to do.  I am speaking, so the information has to come in through her ear into her temporal lobe, and it has to go log itself into the language center. She has to be able to comprehend what I’m saying.

Then it has to get rerouted to the prefrontal cortex where it has to hold — she has to be able to hold the information, because, you know, I continuously talk so she has to hold it.  Right?

Then she has to analyze it, integrate it and synthesize it.  Then it has to go back to the cerebellum and she has to be able to execute this, and she has to be able to then convert my words into those little squiggly marks.  Have you ever seen court reporters have little squiggly language things?

So she has to convert it into a different language, and the white matter tracks allows her to reroute all of this information simultaneously without effort.  Okay.

We take our brains for granted.  She’s sitting here.  I’m probably talking too fast for her, but she’s able to do this simultaneously. Seamlessly.  Okay.

No animal on the planet can do this.  All right.  That’s why I believe court reporters will never be replaced.  Because no technical — no technology could replace the beauty of that brain and the miracle of  that brain.  And that’s why your brain should always be protected and you should take care of it.


Litigation Support, Malware, Software, Technology, Uncategorized

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Doris O. Wong Associates, Inc., was the first court reporting firm in Boston to embrace computer-aided transcription back in 1977.