How do I find a reliable court reporter/videographer for an out-of-town or out-of-country deposition?


  • At Willette Court Reporting, we have access to Certified and Registered Professional Reporters across the country and abroad. By our participation and attendance at national events, we have made a concerted effort to develop personal relationships with many of these quality court reporting firms and can make arrangements for you with other top-notch court reporting agencies around the country and abroad.  A Professional Services Locator is also available at http://psl.ncra.org/ 


I have a month-long trial and would like the transcripts daily. Is that something your office can accommodate?


  • Not only is that something we can handle, it is a service we specialize in!  Schedule services with us or contact us for more information.


How quickly can I expect a transcript from a deposition or court proceeding?


  • Our turnaround time is generally ten business days. Please let us know if your needs require expedited services. The more information we have with regard to your needs, the better our court reporters can accommodate. For instance, if you are taking a deposition with a trial in two days, we will be sure to send a court reporter who can meet your deadline.


Do you accept credit cards? 


  • We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover via PayPal. Please contact us for arrangements. 


If I get an electronic copy and later decide I want a paper copy, do I have to call your office and pay for a paper copy?


  • The good news is you have options!  First option: You can print either full size or condensed transcript from the electronic file we send you - no need to make any calls. Second option:  If you would like us to print you a copy and bind it, simply give us a call. We will charge a nominal amount to cover our printing and postage costs, NOT a copy price, as you have already purchased an electronic copy. We are meticulous about backing up our files; we can access your transcripts from just last week or the distant past if needed.


What will I get when I order an "e-transcript" from Willette Court Reporting?


  • We deliver our electronic transcripts in the PDF format. No need for special downloading of software or a reader; a PDF reader is all you need. Simply click on the file and you will be able to access the transcript and all the attached and hyperlinked exhibits (if requested). The PDF file also includes a dynamic index so you can click on any instance of a word in the index and it will take you to that spot in the transcript as well as provide context preview to expedite your search.


What is the difference between "realtime" or "rough draft" or "daily copy"?


  • A Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR) has developed their writing skills and proven them through one of the top national programs, certifying their ability in realtime reporting.  Attaining the CRR designation commands instant respect and attention from peers and clients alike. Interactive realtime provides a feed from the court reporter's computer to you in realtime DURING the proceeding.  You can bring your own computer or we can provide one for you.
  • Advance notice is needed so that we can provide a qualified court reporter and equipment. Yes, we are truly the only accurate voice-to-text technology for court reporting services. 
  • The advantage of realtime is that you have the transcript immediately in front of you to mark, annotate, e-mail portions to your expert for comment, or further question a witness while citing the exact testimony.  The realtime file can also be streamed instantaneously by secure Internet connection if needed. Chat features allow off-site experts and support staff to participate remotely.
  • A rough draft  is a copy of the proceedings at the END of the session that has either not been edited by the court reporter or very quickly edited and is usually emailed to the requesting party.
  • A daily copy transcript that is delivered the NEXT DAY in its final edited and certified version.


How is realtime reporting used for the deaf and hard-of-hearing?  What is CART captioning?


  • CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation).  What is Communication Access Realtime Translation? With CART, everything that is said is "captioned" live for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients. In fact, it can be thought of as captioning for non-broadcast settings, such as classrooms, churches, meetings, and conferences. The captioning may be on a small screen that can be read only by one deaf or hard-of-hearing person, or the CART captions can be displayed on an overhead projector for a small group, broadcast on a large screen, on the Internet, or broadcast via satellite.
  • Realtime technology has proven helpful for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals both in and out of court.  Most of the more than 30 million deaf and hard-of-hearing people in the United States developed hearing loss after acquiring language skills.  Court reporters use the same technology that produces realtime in legal settings to produce live captions of television programs.  In addition, realtime is used in many other applications to provide access for hard-of-hearing people in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act or for other purposes.
  • Willette Court Reporting has court reporters within our agency who are specifically certified to provide this valuable service.


I had a colleague tell me he attended a video deposition on the Internet and the transcript was streaming alongside it. Can you do that?


  • Yes, we can!   Willette Court Reporting can send live video feeds and realtime transcripts over the Internet directly to clients anywhere in the world. An expert witness can be testifying right here in central Wisconsin while an attorney or expert in San Francisco monitors the realtime transcript. Clients can monitor multiple depositions in a single day without the time and expense of travel.
  • Does your client want to attend the deposition of the opposition's expert but he can't fly to Anywhere, USA? Have you been able to coordinate the schedule of six attorneys and a doctor for that "must-go" deposition date and the seventh attorney cannot attend?
  • Willette Court Reporting has a solution. We offer video and/or text streaming. Video and text can be sent over the Internet around the world, and all you need is a computer with an Internet connection. You simply access a password-protected website, and you can view the video and/or text as it is happening.


What is video synchronization?


  • Realtime technology can be used to synchronize video with computerized court reporting.  Stenographic text of the proceedings taken down by the court reporter is translated by realtime and integrated with a simultaneously-created video so that the text of the testimony appears on the screen with the video record.  This allows a specific portion of the video record to be found by searching the text record, which is a much more efficient and thorough method than a video-only search.  It also provides a form of closed-captioning for easier viewing/”hearing” of testimony.  


Contact Willette Court Reporting to discuss how we can best meet your needs. Whether you are new to these advancements in litigation support technology, or are just in need of a refresher course, Willette Court Reporting can provide you with professional in-house training at your convenience.

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630 Fourth Street, Wausau, Wisconsin

(715)355-4384

Serving  Central  Wisconsin  Since  1985