Edmonton Independent Reporters is Moving!

Effective August 1, 2017, Edmonton Independent Reporters (IR) will move to our new premises located at:

730, 9707 110 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5K 2L9
Phone numbers remain the same

The new facilities will provide clients with modern amenities and enhanced services in a very comfortable environment.

Getting to our new office is easier as well. Located in the Government District, this will provide easier access to clients coming from the downtown core. Underground paid parking as well as street and surface parking are easily accessible. And to make it even easier, clients can take the LRT and have a short walk from the Grandin LRT Station to our new building.

Updated access for clients with enhanced video and realtime court reporting services will be just some of the added improvements that will benefit litigators when they host services in our new Edmonton office. The team of experienced and professional court reporters we continue to provide to litigation counsel in Edmonton will continue to provide top-notch services as we always have.

You can continue to call or schedule court reporting services online. Here is a map of our new location:

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.

 

Court Reporting Services Outside of Alberta

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?

Schedule Court Reporting Services Worldwide With IR

Schedule Court Reporting Services Worldwide With IR

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 concierge!

Realtime 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.

Calgary & Edmonton Realtime Court Reporting Services

Calgary & Edmonton Realtime Court Reporting Services

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 for proceedings that are lengthy so that your evening preparation time is reduced or the examination has a matter of urgency associated with it, such as an application to the court the next day. This way you have all the information as it happens, live, instead of waiting until the end of the day to review a rough draft of the transcript or waiting longer for the certified transcript to be provided by the court reporter.

What do you need? Today, IR makes it so simple to use our realtime court reporting services. We currently have three of our court reporters that are set up to provide realtime at any discovery. They are equipped with iPads already loaded with software. Or, if you have your own laptop or tablet  with you, you can easily connect to our own wireless connection with the reporter. Receive the access to our wireless router, open your browser, enter the URL your court reporter provides and in a moment you will have realtime streaming right to your own device. No software, no wires.

Want to learn more, have a demo, or a luncheon session with key staff? Contact IR at:
Calgary – 403.265.2550
Edmonton – 780.488.1464
Nationwide – 800.340.1352

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 like.