Certified Court Reporting Services is a specialized litigation service which involves the attendance of a Certified Court Reporter to a particular proceeding. A Certified Court Reporter, Certified Shorthand Reporter, graduates from a recognized college after attaining stenotype writing speeds of 225 words per minute and successfully passing numerous courses. These courses include law, medical terminology, English, punctuation, grammar, transcript preparation, proofreading and learning the court reporting software. The CAT software (computer-aided transcription) translates the stenotype notes into English text. Digital recording hardware is also used by the court reporter as a backup for transcript preparation.
CAT software also allows the transcript preparation to include a Key-Word Index, which is a comprehensive listing of all of the words in a transcript. Specific words can be located by page and line number. The Court Reporter can also prepare two-per page or four-per page transcripts, convert their transcripts into Word, PDF, ASCII or Summation. Transcripts ready for distribution can be uploaded to A.C.E. Reporting Services’ secure FTP site and delivered within minutes of completion. Court Reporters are also able to travel anywhere with their specialized equipment in order to provide a complete and accurate transcript of the “spoken word.”
Each and every A.C.E. Court Reporter must be a member of the Alberta Shorthand Reporters Association (ASRA) and maintain their membership status. You can view the ASRA website at www.asraonline.com.
Court Reporters attend “Court” matters; however, they also attend seminars, meetings, interviews, investigative formal and informal meetings, inquests and speeches. A Court Reporter can also listen to a specific proceeding through a teleconference system or video conference, watch a DVD or listen to a CD, and take down the “spoken word” with their stenotype machine; thus preparing the most accurate, verbatim transcript within the specific time period requested by the client.
A.C.E. Court Reporters are all Certified through the ASRA. Our experience includes: Court of Queen’s Bench, Civil and Criminal, Provincial Court, Tax Court, Federal Court, Law Society, Canadian Human Rights, Transportation Appeal of Canada, DIAND, Board of Revision, College of Psychiatrists, College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Pharmacists, FSIN, Police Statements, Witness Statements, Depositions, Arbitrations, Hearings, Meetings, Examinations for Discovery, Questionings, Seminars, Workshops, plus many more proceedings which require a verbatim transcript. A.C.E. Court Reporters also attend Northwest Territories Territorial Court, Northwest Territories Supreme Court and different proceedings in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The Supreme Court of Canada, House of Commons and Senate Committee are also current and past clients of A.C.E. Reporting Services Inc.
If you would like to book a Court Reporter, please visit our Book a Reporter page for online bookings or call (780) 497-4223.