Court Reporting In Florida

I'm proud to announce that we have entered Florida for deposition services. As of this writing, we now have 35 conference suites throughout this great state.

A List of Court Reporting Conference Suites In Florida:
Aventura Court Reporting (1)
Boca Raton Court Reporters (2)
Coral Gables Court Reporters (1)
Fort Lauderdale Court Reporting (4)
Jacksonville Court Reporters (3)
Lake Mary Court Reporting (1)
Maitland Court Reporting Center (1)
Miami Court Reporters (9)
Miramar Court Reporting (1)
Orlando Court Reporters (3)
Plantation Court Reporting (2)
Sarasota Court Reporters (1)
Tampa Court Reporting (4)
West Palm Beach Court Reporting (2)

Florida Court Reporting Links:
222 S. Westmonte Drive, Suite 101, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714Phone: 407.774.7880 Fax: 407.774.6440

What's Going On In The Florida Court Reporting World?
Due to a budget slow down in Florida, the courts have decided to lessen the amount of CSRs and/or seek alternative ways of creating a verbatim record. It amounts to this: during tight financial times like these, the stress about adequate funds many times supercedes the goal of having an excellent, verbatim record. It appears that the FCRA agrees and has issued a statement in that regard. They seem to believe (as I do) that that kind of attitude -- a pretty myopic approach, in this writer's opinion -- jeopardizes the security, accuracy and completeness of the record. And perhaps more globally, jeopardizes the litigation process and the fair and equal access to justice for Florida citizens. That's why we -- and I believe the FCRA does do this -- need to keep in mind the broader mission of serving the public's need.

Directly from the FCRA:
Court reporters are experts at gathering information and preserving it in formats that are quickly accessible and readily usable. They have played a critical role in bringing state-of-the-art technology into the courtroom. Clearly, realtime computer technology, when applied by highly trained and skilled individuals, enhances the value of the record. These 'Guardians of the Record' offer the only method for immediate voice-to-print translation via realtime technology, thereby providing counsel and the judge with instant access to the transcript during the proceedings and ensuring a faster and more efficient judicial process. The same technology provides greater access to the justice system for the more than 28 million U.S. citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing. Having the transcript immediately available in printed form puts vital information where and when it is needed. As a result, the role of the official court reporter has changed from making a record for appellate review to managing a multipurpose system that provides online data for judges, lawyers and other legal professionals.
Friday, December 14, 2007

Todd Olivas

Todd Olivas is a court reporter and entrepreneur.
He founded TO&A in 2003.

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