Scheduling Court Reporters Online in Calgary and Edmonton

After updating our web site this past fall, we had some occasional issues with the online booking form not working correctly.  We have done a major overhaul to what we had and, we are happy to say, that the online booking for is now fixed, updated, and easier to use than before. Now when you schedule court reporters in either Calgary or Edmonton, the form is quicker for you to use. We’ve also added a much simpler way to pick dates from an online calendar which now includes a start and end date for the booking. After you have entered the information, a detailed confirmation is now sent to you after you click on the Submit button. Previously you just received a message that the scheduling information was sent. As usual, our office will also send an official confirmation so that you know it has been inputted and you will have a court reporter for the day(s) you requested. One last thing we want to make sure you know about, for every online booking that you schedule through IR, we provide a $1.00 donation to the Humane Society in the city that you schedule services. In 2015 our clients scheduled 396 online bookings through the IR web site, so we rounded-up and provided the Humane Societies with $400.  The more you schedule online, the more we will send next...

Schedule Court Reporters in Calgary & Edmonton

Our online booking form for scheduling court reporting services in Calgary and Edmonton was having some issues this past little while. Well, that is now all fixed, we are happy to say! And, while we fixed that error, we also updated a few things on the scheduling form. You now have more options to choose from when scheduling specific services, which include court reporting, court reporting with realtime, court reporting and legal video services, court reporting, legal video & video conferencing or just video conference services. We think this will make it a bit cleaner and easier to work with for you. As always, when you do schedule services with IR, you will get a confirmation email back from us, then a confirmation PDF file that outlines all the details you provided when you booked a court reporter. Remember, if you do need a court reporter within the next 24 hours, we always recommend that you call us. This way, just in case something just doesn’t work correctly, we will make sure that you have services scheduled as you need....

Transcripts in Canada May Have Different Spellings

Being a court reporting company in Canada we also provide deposition services to attorneys in the United States. One thing that someone reviewing a deposition transcript is the Canadian spellings of words versus how they are spelled in the U.S. In Canada we primarily use British spellings, but some words may also incorporate U.S. spellings. American spelling of words were originally based off of the British spelling, but over time grammarists in the United States have made the words spelled more like they sound. Well, Canadians don’t follow ALL British spelling rules, such as the two below: gaol (British)  jail (Canada/U.S.) tyre (British) tire (Canada/U.S.) However, in many other instances, Canadians do tend to use the spelling in the same manner as the British. In many ways this does help to offer some clarity when reading text in a transcript. Here are two words in the sentences below that use Canadian/British spellings in a sentence: The electric meter on the house is approximately 1.2 metres from ground level. and Let me check with the office to see if the cheque was mailed out to you. In the first sentence, if this text was being produced by a court reporter in the U.S., the word, meter/metre, would be simply put in as meter. However, in Canada, we use different spellings for each. Meter – a device used to measure usage is different from metre, which is spelling used to measure distance. You can see how this actually helps to provide the reader with a better understanding of which meter refers to what form of measurement. The second example is check and cheque....

Court Reporting Services Outside of Alberta

Have you ever needed to look for court reporting services outside of the province of Alberta? If so, what do you do? A Google search? Perfect! But how do you know if the firm is reliable, professional and will provide you with the services you are accustomed to here in Alberta? Very simple! Just call IR! Calgary/Edmonton Independent Reporters is part of the National Network of Reporting Companies, NNRC. Similar to legal networks such as Meritas or TagLaw, NNRC is a partnership of more than 50 independent court reporting companies in Canada, the United States, and Europe. If you need to schedule a court reporter in Toronto, New York, Chicago, Miami or London, instead of doing an online search and trying to find a firm that is reputable, just contact IR instead. We will take all the guesswork out of the search hassle for you and personally arrange the court reporting services, legal video or realtime court reporting services you will need in the city you are travelling to. This way you deal with who you are used to using here at home, Independent Reporters. The firms in the NNRC network are leading companies in their locations and provide excellent services. And once they are finished providing the transcript services, we can even arrange to handle all aspects of delivering the transcript to you. No worries, no hassles, and it saves you time. Just think of us as your court reporting...

Realtime Court Reporting

You may have heard the words, “realtime court reporting services,” thrown around before, but what exactly is it? Let’s define this so that it is the clear definition for what a client would use, this being a lawyer in a discovery, deposition, members of a board hearing, or a judge in a trial. The simple description of realtime reporting services is the ability for a lawyer or attorney to be able to view the live testimony on a laptop or tablet as it is being written by a court reporter. But let’s look a bit further at this and ask, Why would I use this? Why would I not just wait for the transcript to be delivered or just get a rough file at the end of the day? Do I need realtime services for my upcoming file? Why use realtime court reporting services? Did you know that hearing, and reading, the answers from a witness provides better understanding of the testimony. This can help you to focus on what a witness may not be comprehending and continue to review that area further. You can add a quick mark to the live evidence as it is being said, right on the screen. A quick mark is akin to adding a highlight mark to a page of the transcript to come back to later.  This makes it easier for you to focus on the answers given instead of writing notes. You can also search these quick marks during the testimony or at a break to check on things that you may want to explore further. IR generally suggests using realtime court reporting services...

IR Blog

The IR Blog will be a place where our legal clients, legal assistants, paralegals, and anyone else interested in court reporting or the legal industry can come to meet and learn about happenings in our industry. We’ll make sure to keep you updated with information on what is going on with us, new technologies, and even other areas of interest that we feel may be helpful. Feel free to stop by and learn more on IR and what we do, what we offer, and what we...