Did you know that you can hire a live court reporter rather than relying on the court’s FTR system?
ORS 8.340, 8.350, and 8.360 allow litigants the opportunity to file an order with the court stipulating that certain proceedings in a case be recorded stenographically rather than by the court’s audio system. You can download a fillable pdf form to request stenographic reporting here (this is to be filed with the court per trial or hearing). To schedule our reporter you may do so here or continue reading for more information.
Why should you hire a live court reporter for court in Oregon?
Guardians of the Record: A live reporter provides quality control of the record. If a question or answer is inaudible due to noises in the courtroom or multiple voices, it is the reporter’s responsibility to make sure the question or answer is repeated so the record is clear.
Readbacks: Did the witness answer the question that was asked? Rather than rely on your notes or your memory of what was asked and answered, a live reporter can read back testimony upon request.
Transcripts: Use transcripts to prepare for cross-examination, rebuttal, and closing arguments. With today’s technology, transcripts can be delivered in several ways:
- Realtime: A rough draft of the transcript is sent to a laptop at counsel’s table in real time as the reporter captures the testimony.
- Rough Drafts: You may prefer to order a rough draft of selected testimony at the end of the day rather than paying for realtime reporting of the entire proceedings.
- Expedited Transcripts: We can deliver finalized transcripts (as opposed to rough drafts) of excerpts of testimony on an expedited basis.
Our team of certified reporters all have extensive experience in both state and federal court. You can count on them to capture the record accurately and to work with counsel professionally. We’ve got you covered!
Schedule a reporter for trial through our scheduling form or by contacting our office at (800) 344-0983 or (541) 485-0111.