WHAT IS Realtime
Realtime is receiving a live feed of the proceedings whether you are in the same location as the reporter or remote. What you receive is a draft transcript that has not yet been edited or proofread by the court reporter. The realtime reporter, due to their extra training and experience, can provide you with a readable and useful transcript on the spot.
This is useful in the following ways:
You can search the live testimony.
You can mark and annotate the live testimony for follow-up.
You have a draft transcript. While not suitable for citing, you can immediately use it to prepare for continued proceedings. Note-taking is reduced to a minimum.
Streaming to offsite associates, paralegals, clients, and other approved participants. All you need is a session code and password, and any of your team members can access the realtime feed.
Dicta uses CaseViewNet as its wireless realtime software. Each party receiving realtime will be provided with a session code and a password. Anyone with this information can login to receive the feed. They do not need to be on location to view the realtime. It can be viewed on an Android tablet, iPad, desktop, or laptop.
Realtime Technology Skills
Quality realtime is an exceptional skill. Court Reporters who provide usable realtime have learned a “conflict-free” theory. They continuously build their software translation dictionaries so possible words, names, places, or events that may be mentioned will translate correctly. They have worked diligently on this craft, honing their ability to speedily process information, as well as mastering the technology involved.
An expert realtime reporter has built a full dictionary, or steno-matching system, composed of common words, names, and subject-matter terminology. This diligence, focus, and technical know-how enables the reporter to deliver an instant, verbatim record at near-perfect accuracy.