If you’ve been reading our blog, you know that the Georgia court reporters at Elizabeth Gallo Court Reporting, LLC has long believed in the idea of embracing technology. We’ve incorporated offerings into our service that provide for an enormous number of advantages for our clients, and we will continue to do so in the future as more and more advances are made. These advantages make a tangible difference for those who work with us both in terms of the quality of the service we provide and to their bottom lines.
However, this embrace of technology does not mean that we want to see human court reporters disappear from court rooms or deposition rooms. We still believe that the presence of an actual person handling the court reporting duties is extremely important, and we’ll always make sure that one of our Georgia court reporters is on the scene when something is happening. Below are five reasons why we think this way.
1. The Human Element Matters
Many people have been known to speak more clearly when they are in front of a person as opposed to speaking into a speaker or a microphone. Most people comport themselves differently when working in the presence of a person as opposed to a laptop. That makes a difference in courtrooms.
If a video recorder is handling the court reporting aspect of a hearing, that piece of technology will not speak up and ask for a clarification if an answer is mumbled or otherwise inaudible. Those who review the transcript will simply see that what was said could not be deciphered. A human court reporter will do what’s necessary to prompt a clear answer if necessary.
3. Technology Problems
If one of our Georgia court reporters is sick or stuck in traffic or something else happens, the folks at Elizabeth Gallo Court Reporting, LLC will provide another court reporter immediately. What happens if technology breaks down during a hearing? Who fixes that problem? A technological breakdown can severely hamper the progress of a proceeding.
The Georgia court reporters at Elizabeth Gallo Court Reporting, LLC, have always stood behind the work produced for clients. If there was some sort of a problem, we have corrected it. That may not be so easy when it comes to technological glitches that arise during a hearing, deposition or trial.
5. Not Mutually Exclusive
It’s our belief that using technology should augment the human aspect of our court reporting service instead of replace it. It’s also true that the presence of technology improves the way in which we deliver our transcripts. These two elements are not mutually exclusive, but rather serve to help each other.
If you’d like to learn more about how we provide the best of both human talent and technology that court reporting can offer, all you need to do is contact the team at Elizabeth Gallo Court Reporting, LLC. We will happily describe how we can help you and answer your questions promptly.