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Baton Rouge Court Reporters' FAQs | Legal Deposition

How do I schedule a deposition?

By phone at 225-292-8686 or 1-800-375-7906
By fax at 225-292-4491 or


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How long will it take to get a transcribed copy of my deposition?

About 10 business days, but expedited services are always available.

What is a condensed copy of a transcript?

A condensed copy is a copy of the transcript that is printed four pages to one. This enables the transcript to take up far fewer pages and gives you all of the information you need in a less cumbersome form.

Condensed copies of transcripts can be taken with you wherever you need to go or even sent to witnesses who wish to review their testimony, while still leaving you with the full version of the transcript. They also come with a handy word index, which makes finding specific passages easy.

Condensed copies are normally processed without exhibits attached (the exhibits are usually attached to the full-sized deposition), which means they are even more conveniently sized for travel.

How do I arrange a video deposition?

All you have to do is schedule a deposition with us and let us know that you would like it to be a video deposition. We will arrange for a videographer to attend and videotape the deposition.

The videographer will turn the videos in to our office, and they will be sent out with your finished transcript. We offer video depositions on Mini DV and synchronized with the transcript on CD-ROM, DVD or flash drive.

What is Video Synchronization?

Video synchronization is a product where you receive a CD-ROM, DVD or flash drive that plays the video of the deposition with the text from the transcript flowing next to it. You can then search the file by page and line number, as well as by keyword, to go directly to that point in the video. In a matter of seconds you can create clips of any number of questions/answers and create a video of only the clips you want to show. The clips can be played directly or be placed in other presentation software.

What is Real-Time?

Real-time is when the court reporter’s and the attorney's laptops are linked together for the attorney to instantly view a translation of what the reporter is writing on her steno machine.

What is a Rough ASCII?

If an attorney wishes to receive a copy of a deposition or court proceeding before the original is finalized, the court reporter can provide an unedited version of the event via an ASCII file compatible with the attorney’s litigation support software.

What is Mobile Video Conferencing?

In high definition, view or participate remotely from any device, including computers, phones, tablets and video conferencing systems.