Litigation Support, Technology, Uncategorized

“What new technology does is create new opportunities to do a job customers want done.” Tim O’Reilly

Doris Wong, while President of the National Court Reporters Association from 1980 to 1981, took a bold move and embraced computer aided-transcription.  That decision dramatically changed the profession.  Where once court reporters manually typed their transcript, the newly developed software translated their steno notes into English.  As technology advanced, new products such as compressed transcripts with word index have become indispensable to our clients, and services like realtime have become our profession’s gold standard.

Going digital means better products and services with more versatility. Digital means interactive realtime and file formats which include ASCII TXT files, compressed transcripts with an interactive word index in PDF, standard PDF files, and PTX.

We research and invest in the latest technologies that make sense to the end user – our clients.  Always pushing the envelope, a few years back we were one of the first firms in the nation to utilize just-released software to provide iCVNet realtime services over the Cloud for a daily copy arbitration that involved over 40 counsel participating from all around the country.  Read More

 

StenotypeMachines

 

Steno machines have gone from a paper feed to electronic cassette, floppy disk, and then serial connections.  Today steno machines are connected to laptops and tablets via USB cables or wirelessly.

 

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.

Brain

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

Technology for Litigators

Tips, tricks, and information about client-focused litigation support services, technology, and issues you face on a day-to-day basis.

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

 

Certifications, Uncategorized

How qualified is your court reporter?

Doris O. Wong Associates employs nationally certified reporters who have 25-45 years of experience.  Unlike other agencies, we only hire certified reporters, as we believe that credentials attest to their competence and reflect their commitment to the profession.  Our reporters have embraced our culture of quality transcripts, exemplary service, and the need to embrace leading-edge technology.  We appreciate your business and stand ready to assist you with all of your court reporting needs.

A court reporter who has earned NCRA certifications has been tested for speed and accuracy.  All court reporters hired by Doris O. Wong Associates, Inc., are NCRA certified. Just as clients seek your expertise based on your credentials, experience, and reputation, our clients demand the same. 

Court Reporter Cartoon

 

It’s no laughing matter.  You rely on court reporters to hear every word, to prepare an accurate record of the proceedings, and to meet your deadline.  We feel the weight of this responsibility on a daily basis and remain committed to providing the best services possible.