Throughout the ages, man has made efforts to document his history through one means or another. In the last hundred years or so most court proceedings, as well as administrative hearings, depositions and other types of functions have been documented through the use of stenography. Today especially, court reporters have been employed to make transcripts of depositions for use in courts, arbitrations, and mediations. Having the ability to preserve the actual testimony of individuals has proven to not only be beneficial but also necessary in helping to prove the guilt or innocence of any person being charged with a crime or misdemeanor. Going forward one would think that the technology will continue to improve as far as technology within the profession of court reporting is concerned.
This is especially true at Eagle Court Reporting, which is an Alabama court reporting firm. The court reporters who are affiliated with this Alabama court reporting firm, are well versed in every aspect of their business, including real-time reporting and as CART reporters as well. The process of real-time reporting offers the client or clients the opportunity to instantly follow along with the text of the testimony being given by the witness. The text is displayed either on a laptop monitor or perhaps a tablet or any other means of displaying the written data. Eagle Court Reporting has court reporters who offer real-time reporting and the response has been overwhelming to this feature of court reporting.
When looking for an Alabama court reporting firm you can be confident that the services offered by Eagle court Reporting will fulfill every need you have in the litigation process. In the last several years the need for CART reporters has increased greatly. The advent of closed captioning for television programs has established an overwhelming job opportunity for anyone who will dedicate themselves to learn this profession. The amount of short term sacrifice has deterred many would-be reporters from pursuing this profession, despite the long term benefits and advantages.
First, let me address the advantages that being a CART reporter offers the individual who will commit to learning this profession. In this time of low unemployment, the desire to improve one’s employment status is an every growing concern for the younger generation. Becoming a full-time CART reporter and seeking employment from an Alabama court reporting firm can yield tremendous benefits, both socially and economically. Depending on the particular need for a CART writer, a qualified and certified person can earn a six-figure salary while sitting in the comfort of their homes. Todayís technology and the situational need of some of the employers for CART writers allows for a situation of self-employment which allows the reporter to stay at home and perform their functions of writing with no need to report to an office of other location. Their job can be completed without leaving their home. Imagine the savings and economic benefits of not having to drive to work, go out for lunch or be bound by a strict work schedule. This sounds to good to be true to the right individual who has initiative and is a self-starter.
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Secondly, the economic benefits are very attractive in todayís economic environment. Reporters are generally paid by words produced or by the number of pages produced for their clients. In a deposition situation, the reporter can expect to produce one hundred or so pages per hour, based on the speed that the person taking the deposition talks. Obviously, some people talk faster than others and on other occasions, the attorneys may argue or go off the record which may limit the number of pages that a reporter is able to write within a given time frame. An average number of pages per hour written will normally fall within a range of seventy-five to one hundred pages per hour. This, of course, is an average and can vary greatly based on any situation as was previously mentioned. Once the deposition is finished, the court reporter will ìscopeî the transcript and produce the final project.
Regardless of the number of words written within a particular time span, the clients are charged a rate based on the number of pages written. The rate for an Alabama court reporter normally ranges between three dollars and five dollars a page and will be more in situations where the client has special requests, such as an expedited time frame or he or she may request a rough draft copy. The reporter is also compensated for the number of attorneys who are present at the deposition and request a copy of the transcript. The pay rate for a copy is normally less than the rate charged for an original but if there are several attorneys present at a deposition, the reporter is compensated quite handsomely for the time required to complete the work required for a final transcript of a deposition.
At any rate, an accomplished reporter, who is willing to work on a regular basis can expect to earn an annual rate for above the normal average income for a particular region of the United States. Which brings to mind another consideration. Page rates for depositions vary according to the region, state or even city where a reporter may be working. For instance, California or New York rates are substantially higher than will be found in states such as Iowa, Kentucky or if you may be taking a deposition using the talents of an Alabama court reporting firm. Eagle Court Reporting normally will offer the best rates in any area based on a recent survey of pricing of page rates across the southern portion of the United States. The best rates along with top-notch service through accurate transcripts and prompt production. You can rest assured that you deposition needs will be handled in a way unequaled by any other firm. Whether you need the services of an Alabama court reporting firm, or if Eagle Court Reporting can facilitate your deposition need, you may contact us any time.