Category: Legal

Verbatim Transcription

Danielle Chazen
22 Jun 2022
22 Jun 2022 Danielle Chazen

What is verbatim transcription? Verbatim transcription is a word-for-word transcription of a recording or a live event. It can be helpful as a frame of reference for an interview, deposition, panel session and much more.Verbatim transcripts capture the exact spoken word, including pauses, stutters and other noises. In transcribing for legal proceedings or court proceedings, verbatim is the standard for…

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Verbit Acquires U.S. Captioning Company, the Closed Captioning Provider for National TV Networks

Danielle Chazen
12 May 2022 3min read
12 May 2022 Danielle Chazen
3min read

Today, Verbit is increasing its footprint in the media and entertainment sector by acquiring U.S. Captioning Company. This addition to Verbit’s portfolio will strengthen its position as a global leader in AI-powered solutions built for each industry’s unique needs.  U.S. Captioning is a renowned US-based provider of closed captioning services for national TV stations, networks, producers and programmers. As the…

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HIPAA Compliant Transcription Services

Sarah Roberts
10 May 2022 5min read
10 May 2022 Sarah Roberts
5min read

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects sensitive medical information. The US federal statute dates back to 1996, and details standards that prevent the spread of private data without a patient’s consent. HIPAA compliant transcription software When does HIPAA Compliant Transcription Matter?How to Protect Medical Transcripts With HIPAA Compliant TranscriptionConsequences of HIPAA ViolationsSecurity Beyond HIPAA Compliant Transcription HIPAA…

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Interview Transcription – How Every Business Can Benefit From It

Sarah Doar
3 May 2022 8min read
3 May 2022 Sarah Doar
8min read

Nearly every team within your business is likely conducting interviews – whether it’s HR interviewing prospective job candidates, marketers who are seeking insights from thought leaders or sales teams hosting meetings with clients to better gauge their needs. Interview transcription is a helpful tool for both in-person interviews and virtual video ones, which are now often the preference of today’s…

Speech Dictionary

Speech Dictionary & Related Terms

Danielle Chazen
10 Apr 2022
10 Apr 2022 Danielle Chazen

Helpful speech-focused lingo and terminology to know If the terms AI, ASR and NLP have you frazzled, you’re not alone. More speech-related acronyms and technologies seem to be popping up regularly, and they’re making their way into the daily vernacular.Here’s a helpful cheat sheet of terms for you to reference. Utilize this list to gain a better understanding of common…

How The Verbit Company’s New Look & Vision is Designed to Accelerate Progress

Verbit Editorial
14 Feb 2022 2min read
14 Feb 2022 Verbit Editorial
2min read

This post was contributed by Jacques Botbol, VP Marketing, The Verbit Company.Today, we’re unveiling our new branding and vision, which we released internally a few weeks ago through a global Zoom event (Tonight Show Style) – watch here. Our new branding emphasizes the value that the Verbit Company brings —  a suite of companies that provide specialized transcription and captioning…

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Verbit Secures No. 1 Ranking for Best Women Representation in 2021 Women In Startups Report

Danielle Chazen
10 Jan 2022 3min read
10 Jan 2022 Danielle Chazen
3min read

Verbit was ranked No. 1 in Power in Diversity Israel’s 2021 Women in Startups Report for the best representation of women in large companies of 500 employees and more. The report was based on 424 startups and 70 venture capital firms surveyed.Power in Diversity Israel, which commissioned the report, uncovered gender diversity numbers and insights, reasons why diversity, equity and…

Verbit Announces Acquisition of Automatic Sync Technologies

Danielle Chazen
14 Dec 2021 3min read
14 Dec 2021 Danielle Chazen
3min read

Today, Verbit announced it has acquired education and government industry veteran Automatic Sync Technologies. Automatic Sync Technologies is renowned for its transcription solution and expertise and was initially developed by a team of experts with a grant from the US Department of Education. The acquisition furthers Verbit’s leading market position in the US transcription and captioning space, as well as…

The Court System is Backlogged: Digital Court Reporters Can Help

Sarah Roberts
29 Nov 2021 4min read
29 Nov 2021 Sarah Roberts
4min read

The legal industry, already backlogged before the events of 2020, saw an unprecedented 1/3 increase in pending work. Now, court reporters are in even higher demand, and stenographers have the pick of many lucrative jobs every day. However, other work needs to get done, and there simply aren’t enough stenographers to cover it all. For instance, court reporters who cover…

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Verbit Announces $250 Million Series E Funding Round

Danielle Chazen
23 Nov 2021 3min read
23 Nov 2021 Danielle Chazen
3min read

Today, Verbit announced it has closed its Series E funding round at $250 million, bringing the company’s valuation to $2 billion just five years after it was founded. This new round will further enhance Verbit’s market leadership in the transcription industry, as well as the value that the voice AI platform brings to customers who rely on Verbit’s technology and…

Top 5 Things Clients Prioritize When Selecting Court Reporters

Sarah Roberts
22 Nov 2021 3min read
22 Nov 2021 Sarah Roberts
3min read

The legal industry has an abundance of work for court reporters. Some court reporting agencies and independent reporters are becoming industry rock stars by offering clients precisely what they need. Verbit connected with legal administrators, secretaries and lawyers from firms in New York and Texas to learn how reporters and agencies can maximize their appeal to potential clients. Based on…

Verbit Secures LegalTech Breakthrough Award for “Best Use of AI”

Sarah Roberts
17 Nov 2021 2min read
17 Nov 2021 Sarah Roberts
2min read

Verbit won this year’s LegalTech Breakthrough Award in the category for the “Best Use of AI in LegalTech.” More than 1,300 nominations were cast, and Verbit’s leadership is honored that its transcription tools stood out with so many incredible companies to select from. Verbit’s innovative AI offers a key solution to the legal industry’s backlog of cases and growing demand…

Court Reporting Challenges and How Verbit Helps

Sarah Roberts
5 Nov 2021 4min read
5 Nov 2021 Sarah Roberts
4min read

Court reporting agencies face unique challenges as the legal system struggles to address the backlog of cases. Difficulty in finding stenographers to cover jobs leaves some agencies feeling like they are drowning in unmet client needs. Fortunately, there are tools that can relieve these stresses and allow court reporting agencies to not only stay afloat but to grow with the…

Clearing up Misconceptions About Verbit’s Role in Court Reporting

Sarah Roberts
29 Oct 2021 4min read
29 Oct 2021 Sarah Roberts
4min read

Digital court reporters are working around the country to record and preserve the record of important legal proceedings, depositions and examinations under oath. Many of these professionals rely on Verbit to perform their job efficiently and effectively. Although Verbit’s tools are a daily part of some court reporters’ work, there are members of the legal community who misunderstand the company’s…

Verbit to Deliver Closing Keynote at Speech to Text Institute’s Firm Owner Academy

Danielle Chazen
26 Oct 2021 2min read
26 Oct 2021 Danielle Chazen
2min read

Verbit’s Chief Product Officer, Raffi Margaliot, and Senior Customer Success Manager & Legal Strategist, Tony Sirna, will deliver the Closing Keynote address at the Speech to Text Institute (STTI)’s inaugural Firm Owner Academy virtual conference this week. Verbit’s session will be centered on how the migration of legal proceedings to remote amid the pandemic has accelerated legal firms’ and clients’…

Verbit Named To TechRadar’s List as a “Best Speech-To-Text Service”

Sarah Roberts
14 Oct 2021 2min read
14 Oct 2021 Sarah Roberts
2min read

Verbit is thrilled to earn a place on TechRadar’s list of “Best Speech-to-Text Services. TechRadar is a respected source for up-to-date technology reviews for businesses. The list features service providers that offer live transcription and captioning solutions for the corporate world and educational institutions. Verbit’s high ranking comes just months after it announced that it achieved the highly coveted unicorn…

California Extends Remote Court Hearings Through July 2023

Sarah Roberts
27 Sep 2021 3min read
27 Sep 2021 Sarah Roberts
3min read

California Governor Gavin Newson just signed SB 241, extending remote court hearings through July 1, 2023. The decision to enact this legislation stemmed from the lingering impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As California and other states continue to extend remote court access, the likelihood of these adaptations becoming permanent appears promising. California is one of the most influential states when…

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Celebrate the International Week of Deaf People With Verbit

Verbit Editorial
20 Sep 2021 3min read
20 Sep 2021 Verbit Editorial
3min read

It’s International Week of Deaf People (IWDP)! With approximately 600,000 deaf people in the United States and 5% of the world’s population needing some form of hearing rehabilitation, it’s more important than ever to participate in the celebration that empowers and honors Deaf individuals. The IWDP initiative, held this year from September 20 – 26th, is dedicated to honoring the…

Web Accessibility, Closed Captioning & Section 5-0-What?

Danielle Chazen
19 Sep 2021 5min read
19 Sep 2021 Danielle Chazen
5min read

From workplaces to classrooms and the public sector to private educational institutions, ensuring inclusion is provided to individuals with disabilities isn’t only the right thing to do, it’s the law. However, legal guidelines and their defined details can be daunting to many. The legal requirements and components set in place today are based on various laws which sought to offer…

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Better Website Accessibility Also Means Tax Breaks

Verbit Editorial
10 Sep 2021 4min read
10 Sep 2021 Verbit Editorial
4min read

While most business owners want to make their websites and brands more inclusive, many cite lack of budgets and resources as the key factors holding them back. However, with up to 59.6% of the disability community living in a household with Internet and the greater population spending more time online, website accessibility has ultimately become a need for businesses. Not…

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Verbit CEO Tom Livne To Speak at SlatorCon Remote

Verbit Editorial
26 Aug 2021 2min read
26 Aug 2021 Verbit Editorial
2min read

Slator estimates that the video localization market will be valued around $4.97 billion by the end of 2021. Video localization technologies such as captioning and transcription are being used more than ever before, contributing to this growing video localization market across the globe. To educate business leaders seeking insights on video localization services and technologies Verbit Founder and CEO Tom…

Verbit Honors National Women’s Equality Day

Danielle Chazen
26 Aug 2021 6min read
26 Aug 2021 Danielle Chazen
6min read

While the US continues to make significant progress in terms of gender equity, it likely comes as no surprise that it’s still falling short. In 2020, it ranked No. 53 in the World Economic Forum’s list of 154 countries based on gender equality, and this year it moved up the ranks to No. 30. However, the majority of improvements made…

What Business Leaders With Mobile Apps Need to Know about the ADA

Sarah Roberts
23 Aug 2021 4min read
23 Aug 2021 Sarah Roberts
4min read

42% of small businesses reported using mobile applications to connect and engage with their consumers. Another 30% said they planned on developing apps in the near future. As more companies small and large launch apps, app accessibility is becoming a hot topic. Businesses that develop mobile apps need to consider whether they are taking the necessary steps to reach audiences…

What the ADA Means (and Doesn’t Mean) for Employee Accommodations

Sarah Roberts
20 Aug 2021 5min read
20 Aug 2021 Sarah Roberts
5min read

This month, the Securities and Exchange Commission disappointed accessibility advocates by approving the NASDAQ’s proposed diversity reporting rule, which excludes disability as a category. People with disabilities are the largest minority group in the US, and many see the decision as a missed opportunity to promote a more inclusive corporate culture. Despite this setback, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)…

How Security and Accuracy Set Captioning Solutions Apart

Sarah Roberts
17 Aug 2021 5min read
17 Aug 2021 Sarah Roberts
5min read

With the greater need to provide support to students, employees, consumers and others who are Deaf or hard of hearing, more are captioning their content. However, many automatic Artificial Intelligence-based tools miss the mark. Renowned institutions like Harvard and MIT found out the hard way, but all school leaders can pivot to protect themselves and better serve their students. School…

ADA Lawsuits Are On The Rise by 64%

Sarah Roberts
27 Jul 2021 5min read
27 Jul 2021 Sarah Roberts
5min read

2021 is shaping up to be the year with the most lawsuits filed based on the ADA ever. Inadequate online accessibility has become more glaring and the thresholds of tolerance are much lower. Predictions indicate that plaintiffs will file more than 4,000 lawsuits by the end of the year. In 2020, the total number filed was 3,500, which was already…

Celebrating National Disability Independence Day & The ADA

Sarah Roberts
23 Jul 2021 4min read
23 Jul 2021 Sarah Roberts
4min read

National Disability Independence Day is coming up on July 26th! Prior to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it was legal to pay a person less just because of their disability. It was legal for a restaurant to refuse to serve a person with disabilities. The lack of accessible restrooms meant people with disabilities might have to…

How District Attorneys Benefit from Legal Transcription Technology

Sarah Roberts
21 Jul 2021 3min read
21 Jul 2021 Sarah Roberts
3min read

District Attorneys rely on transcripts to build their cases. Each prosecution involves significant amounts of evidence and information, and some individual DAs are handling more than 1,000 cases a year. These statistics indicate that many prosecutors are responsible for far more cases than they should be. Given the pressure to work with massive caseloads, professionals must incorporate innovation into their…

Captioning & Transcription Secure Enough for ZoomGov

Danielle Chazen
20 Jul 2021 3min read
20 Jul 2021 Danielle Chazen
3min read

Government agencies aren’t using Zoom Commercial, but rather Zoom for Government for their meetings, events and town halls. The platform was granted authority to operate by the Department of Homeland Security and the FedRAMP PMO. However, while guaranteed privacy and compliance with a platform that meets the requirements of FedRAMP Moderate baseline and DOD Impact Level 2 is crucial, it…

Hiring a Court Reporter for Arbitration Transcription Services

Sarah Roberts
13 Jul 2021 4min read
13 Jul 2021 Sarah Roberts
4min read

Arbitration is a form of binding or non-binding dispute resolution that functions outside of the court system. The process addresses anything from a minor consumer dispute to a multi-million dollar international contract. Arbitration is often and increasingly a faster and more cost-effective form of resolving conflicts than the court system. The outcome of these proceedings can have severe impacts on…

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Transcription and Captioning Needs by Industry

Verbit Editorial
12 Jul 2021 8min read
12 Jul 2021 Verbit Editorial
8min read

Transcription and captioning are critical tools which must be provided to aid a variety of individuals. Without them, many such as those who are  Deaf or hard-of-hearing can struggle to participate with equity. Transcription and captioning enable them to follow along with any audio and video they wish to consume in their free time or need to consume as a…

Verbit Celebrates Disability Pride Month

Verbit Editorial
11 Jul 2021 5min read
11 Jul 2021 Verbit Editorial
5min read

July marks Disability Pride Month! With at least 25% of American adults living with a disability, it’s never been more important to learn from one another and embrace each other’s differences in both personal and professional settings. Approximately 61 million individuals live with a disability that impacts major life activities, according to a CDC report. Verbit is fully committed to…

Discuss Important Legislation and Research: Verbit’s Court Reporting Virtual Summit

Sarah Roberts
7 Jul 2021 3min read
7 Jul 2021 Sarah Roberts
3min read

As new tools and innovations offer improved transcription accuracy and court reporting efficiency, the rules and legislation impacting the field are changing. Next week, on July 13th, Verbit will host its annual Court Reporting Virtual Summit to explore the legislation, technology and research currently affecting industry professionals. Speakers from PwC, STTI, TheRecordXchange and others will join four sessions to address…

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What is ADA Compliance?

Sarah Roberts
6 Jul 2021 5min read
6 Jul 2021 Sarah Roberts
5min read

For businesses, understanding obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can be challenging. There is no list of covered disabilities, nor does the Act specifically detail all of the accommodations that companies must make to avoid legal consequences. Given the lack of detailed guidelines, business leaders may wonder, what is ADA compliance? A Note on the ADA and Language …

Post COVID-19: Remote Oath-Taking to Continue in Florida

Sarah Roberts
28 Jun 2021 4min read
28 Jun 2021 Sarah Roberts
4min read

On June 21, 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSantos approved House Bill 121. The new law, which becomes effective on January 1, 2022, allows for remote oath-taking for legal proceedings. Those familiar with the Florida legal system know that for more than a year, remote oath-taking has been a common practice in the state under AOSC20-13. However, that rule is an…

Digital Court Reporting: An Insider’s Perspective

Sarah Roberts
24 Jun 2021 4min read
24 Jun 2021 Sarah Roberts
4min read

Digital court reporting isn’t exactly new. Professional digital court reporters have been practicing in America’s courtrooms and transcribing depositions for decades. Still, people often misunderstand the practice and differences between digital court reporters and stenographers. Stenographers use a specific type of machine- a stenograph machine. Digital court reporters use high-tech software to perform the same functions. With court reporters in…

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What Media Faces if the FCC’s CVAA-Based Rules Change

Sarah Roberts
21 Jun 2021 4min read
21 Jun 2021 Sarah Roberts
4min read

In 2010, legislators responded to the need to improve TV and phone accessibility for Americans with disabilities by adopting the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA). Technological innovation continues to forge ahead more rapidly than the legislation meant to govern it. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which has the authority to set rules under the CVAA, recently accepted…

What to Expect: Annual Court Reporting Virtual Summit

Sarah Roberts
14 Jun 2021 2min read
14 Jun 2021 Sarah Roberts
2min read

On July 13th, Verbit is hosting its second annual Court Reporting Virtual Summit to explore new legislation, innovation and critical research impacting the legal industry. Stategy& research concluded that approximately 50 percent of depositions will continue to occur remotely even when COVID restrictions come to an end, leading professionals to look for advice. The summit’s speakers will share insights that…

Verbit Celebrates Pride Month & Discusses Workplace Inclusion

Danielle Chazen
14 Jun 2021 5min read
14 Jun 2021 Danielle Chazen
5min read

It’s June, which means professionals, consumers and students alike are likely “seeing rainbow.” With countless universities and businesses adding a rainbow background to their social media accounts, it’s quite hard to miss. However, it’s also quite simple to ask designers to renovate brand logos. And while the rainbow imagery effectively raises awareness for the milestone that is Pride Month and…

Live Workshop on Digital Court Reporting Solutions

Sarah Roberts
10 Jun 2021 3min read
10 Jun 2021 Sarah Roberts
3min read

Depositions provide crucial information for attorneys. The parties involved in depositions rely on court reporters to provide accurate transcripts to inform future decisions. To explore the different ways this important transcription work is being tackled currently, Verbit will be hosting a live Court Reporting Workshop. The workshop, which will be held on June 16th at 12pm EST, will explore ways…

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Verbit Emerges as a Unicorn Company Following $157 Million in Series D Funding

Danielle Chazen
8 Jun 2021 3min read
8 Jun 2021 Danielle Chazen
3min read

On the heels of its recent acquisition of VITAC, the Verbit team has exciting news to announce. Verbit has secured $157 million in Series D funding, positioning the company as a unicorn with a valuation of over $1 billion. This marks an incredible achievement just four years after Verbit’s inception. The round was led by Sapphire Ventures, alongside new investors…

How 3 States are Embracing Digital Court Reporting

Sarah Roberts
4 Jun 2021 5min read
4 Jun 2021 Sarah Roberts
5min read

Across the US, there is a shortage of stenographers. Many people in the legal community fail to think about the vital role of the court reporter until they have trouble finding one to cover their proceedings. In many jurisdictions, the issue is only getting worse. Some states are turning to technology to fill the gap and allow litigations to move…

Remote Depositions Are Here to Stay: Court Reporters Will Benefit

Sarah Roberts
1 Jun 2021 5min read
1 Jun 2021 Sarah Roberts
5min read

When COVID-19 hit, many people felt that sitting in a room full of strangers for lengthy depositions was an unacceptable risk. However, depositions help attorneys gather the information that influences future decisions throughout the litigation. To prevent the court system from coming to a standstill, many lawyers turned to remote depositions. At the height of the pandemic, about 90 percent…

Top 10 Reasons Why Verbit is Revolutionizing the World of Transcription

Verbit Editorial
25 May 2021 5min read
25 May 2021 Verbit Editorial
5min read

The transcription market in the US alone was valued at $19.8 billion USD in 2019 and is anticipated to expand by 6.1% from 2020 to 2027. Organizations across the globe generate large volumes of data every day that can be effectively used to obtain valuable insights. Today’s businesses and organizations are using transcription for webinars, research projects, classes, legal proceedings,…

How Mature AI Tools Can Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Sarah Roberts
25 May 2021 4min read
25 May 2021 Sarah Roberts
4min read

Many technologies designed to be inclusive fall short. Speakers with non-anglicized names or who have less neutral accents often feel that technology is excluding them. Voice recognition programs like Siri and Alexa frequently misinterpret a speaker’s words.  For many individuals, the inability of tech to correctly transcribe their speech is a frustrating result of discriminatory programming. Programming voice recognition is…

The Verbit Team Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Danielle Chazen
19 May 2021 5min read
19 May 2021 Danielle Chazen
5min read

Accessibility isn’t just what we do, it’s what individuals at Verbit believe in. Verbit hires individuals who recognize that accessibility is a necessity. Some of our team members have personal experiences with disabilities, while others are working hand-in-hand with university and business leaders to make their offerings more accessible. On a daily basis, we see the importance and the results…

Why Australian Businesses Must Accommodate Individuals with Disabilities

Sarah Roberts
18 May 2021 5min read
18 May 2021 Sarah Roberts
5min read

According to a recent study, Australians with disabilities filed the largest share of complaints related to violations of discrimination-related laws. Overall, 44 percent of total complaints to the Australia Human Rights Commission fell into this category, highlighting the need for business leaders to understand their obligation to accommodate disabled individuals. The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 outlaws the discrimination of a…

Must-Know Captioning and Accessibility Requirements For UK Higher-Ed Institutions

Sarah Roberts
18 May 2021 5min read
18 May 2021 Sarah Roberts
5min read

According to UK statistics, 13 percent of students entering British universities have a disability. Accommodations are essential to help these students fully participate in their coursework and thrive in higher education settings. Technology is constantly evolving to offer support to higher education students who are navigating disabilities. However, the UK’s laws surrounding accommodations can often be unclear. Some higher education…

What Gil v. Winn-Dixie Means for Businesses & Online Accessibility 

Sarah Roberts
18 May 2021 5min read
18 May 2021 Sarah Roberts
5min read

E-commerce accounts for a larger share of the market every year making websites and digital marketplaces increasingly important to business leaders. Online forums present opportunities, but also create questions when it comes to accessibility. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) predominantly addresses accommodations that must be made for physical locations. However, brick-and-mortar shops are becoming less vital as consumers purchase…

Verbit Acquires VITAC To Become World’s Largest AI-Powered Transcription and Captioning Platform

Danielle Chazen
11 May 2021 3min read
11 May 2021 Danielle Chazen
3min read

In an effort to drive forward its mission to make all video and audio content accessible to everyone through its high-quality captioning and transcription capabilities, Verbit’s leadership team has exciting news to share. Today, Verbit announced the acquisition of VITAC, the largest provider of captioning products and solutions in North America. The acquisition will position Verbit as the No. 1…

Court Reporting Agencies Are Going Hybrid

Verbit Editorial
4 May 2021 5min read
4 May 2021 Verbit Editorial
5min read

Court reporting agencies are going hybrid. Hybrid model CRAs are using digital technology to support their human transcriptionists. As the world embarks on a new normal, members of the legal profession are learning about the benefits of remote work, virtual meetings, and the integration of advanced technology into their field. The successful innovations are paving the way for a future…

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How Deposition and Court Reporting Services are Altered by Technology

Verbit Editorial
27 Apr 2021 5min read
27 Apr 2021 Verbit Editorial
5min read

Technology has significantly altered nearly every aspect of the modern world. One of the most notable ways is through the automation of more and more processes and daily tasks. In addition to automation, technology has also made global communication and collaboration much more effortless. These advancements show no sign of slowing, and users are benefiting from updates and improved security…

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Legal Transcription 101

Danielle Chazen
8 Mar 2021 4min read
8 Mar 2021 Danielle Chazen
4min read

In the legal world, audio and video recordings of all proceedings are critical. However, it can be time consuming to scan audio and video file recordings manually to uncover important items which were referenced. Legal transcription is a vital component in meeting depositions, court proceedings, interviews and police investigations. Reliable, accurate transcripts are critical to ensure justice is served, which …

Verbit Releases New Live Court Reporting Solution

Danielle Chazen
8 Feb 2021 3min read
8 Feb 2021 Danielle Chazen
3min read

Verbit releases new Live Deposition solution to help with real-time court reporting    Verbit’s leadership are excited to announce the release of our Live Deposition, a solution for real-time digital court reporting. Verbit’s new live transcription tool for depositions and legal proceedings is designed to meet the needs of today’s court reporting market, which is experiencing delays due to the…

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Future Technology & Upcoming Trends in the Legal Industry for 2021

Danielle Chazen
14 Dec 2020 5min read
14 Dec 2020 Danielle Chazen
5min read

Trends in the legal industry have seen a shift toward digitization. Over the last few years, large law firms across the globe are massively investing in legal-tech solutions to gain a competitive edge. That increase has most notably shot up in the last year due to the novel coronavirus. Legal professionals that have transitioned to work-from-home environments are especially dependent…

Guest Post: The Most Important Person In The Proceeding Room

Danielle Chazen
4 Dec 2020 6min read
4 Dec 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

Verbit is excited to feature guest author Jen Krueger to deep dive into the role and importance of the court reporter. The most important person in attendance at any legal proceeding is the court reporter. The faculty and administration of the Captioning and Court Reporting Program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) know this to be true. Without a properly trained…

Tactics for Legal Depositions & Remote Proceedings

Danielle Chazen
19 Nov 2020 7min read
19 Nov 2020 Danielle Chazen
7min read

Today’s digital court reporters are not just hitting record and leaning back while legal proceedings occur; there is a lot involved. Court reporters are responsible for administering the oath and acting as neutral third party. They’re managing proceedings to get a clear record and preserve the security of it. They’re charged with collecting and delivering the record to the agency…

Tomorrow’s Webinar: Breaking Down Digital Court Reporting

Danielle Chazen
29 Sep 2020 2min read
29 Sep 2020 Danielle Chazen
2min read

Today’s court reporters are charged with multiple responsibilities. These include administering the oath and acting as neutral third party and managing the proceedings to get a clear record with ethics and professionalism to preserve the security of the record. They must also capture the record and preserve the chain of custody and deliver the record to the legal agency or…

Digital Court Reporting: Getting Practical & Tactical

Danielle Chazen
17 Sep 2020 3min read
17 Sep 2020 Danielle Chazen
3min read

Digital has become a common and integral piece of the legal proceedings conversation. Professionals are looking to become more well versed and educated about existing tools and the realm of digital capabilities. From how to best conduct legal proceedings digitally to how to achieve strong audio to generate the best possible transcript, legal professionals, including those at legal agencies, attorneys…

The CEO Perspective: Tackling Court Reporting Concerns & Investments

Danielle Chazen
14 Sep 2020 5min read
14 Sep 2020 Danielle Chazen
5min read

After news that an LA-based court reporting startup, Steno, closed a $3.5 million seed round led by First Round Capital recently, industry beat reporters from Legaltech News and others reached out to Tom Livne, CEO and Co-Founder of Verbit for his thoughts.  As the court reporting marketing shifts and evolves with more remote depositions being executed, greater investments are occurring.…

AI Technology in Legal Industry – Tools & Software that Make a Difference

Danielle Chazen
20 Aug 2020 6min read
20 Aug 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

There has been a significant shift in the legal industry as of late. The ability to implement more technology into legal processes is helping to ensure the justice system stays on track despite the need to social distance. Technology is opening up court reporting and transcription outside of local geographic areas, leaving potential for increased competition and changes in the…

How Social Distancing Affects Court Reporting

Danielle Chazen
26 Jul 2020 5min read
26 Jul 2020 Danielle Chazen
5min read

An in-person industry has essentially changed overnight. In late June, judges in three US states testified in favor of the continued use of remote proceedings post-COVID-19. A former California state and federal trial judge told Congress that COVID-19 has opened the judiciary up to new technology. He noted that he doesn’t expect the legal industry to ever return back to…

How Digital Court Reporting Innovation Offers Choice

Danielle Chazen
22 Jul 2020 6min read
22 Jul 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

It’s 2020 and nearly every industry has seen significant disruption. Professionals who want to stay competitive regardless of industry are embracing innovations to stay competitive; they aren’t fearing them. The same should be, and is, true of digital court reporting. This reality was at the root of Verbit’s inaugural legal summit, The Future of Digital Court Reporting on July 13th,…

New Speakers Confirmed: ‘The Future of Digital Court Reporting’ Virtual Summit

Danielle Chazen
2 Jul 2020 2min read
2 Jul 2020 Danielle Chazen
2min read

On July 13th, Verbit will host key thought leaders and experts for a live virtual summit, The Future of Digital Court Reporting. Viewers will hear from experts who are activating digital depositions and other proceedings remotely and get their takes on the future of the industry for both the short and long term. The Future of Digital Court Reporting will…

Legal Summit: The Future of Digital Court Reporting

Danielle Chazen
16 Jun 2020 3min read
16 Jun 2020 Danielle Chazen
3min read

This July, Verbit will bring together hundreds of legal professionals for its inaugural legal summit, The Future of Digital Court Reporting. This summit will build on Verbit’s recent legal webinars which have been preparing legal agencies, attorneys, court reporters and others with insights on how to effectively use digital tools to complete more legal work. The need for digital methods…

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Transcription Security – How Verbit Ensures Your Data Stays Secure

Danielle Chazen
11 Jun 2020 5min read
11 Jun 2020 Danielle Chazen
5min read

Data security should be a top priority for every business and professional. Ensuring that sensitive data, including personal data, stays secure is critical. Transcriptions are one area of focus currently in the realm of cybersecurity. From notes taken during internal client meetings, to transcriptions of global town halls where company performance statistics are shared to admissible transcriptions of legal proceedings,…

18 to 24 Months: COVID-19 & Legal Industry Implications

Danielle Chazen
3 May 2020 4min read
3 May 2020 Danielle Chazen
4min read

According to a recently released report by the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) the duration for the current COVID-19 pandemic, “will likely be 18 to 24 months, as herd immunity gradually develops in the human population.” This viewpoint brings into question a critical timeframe for which society, businesses and individuals will need to act immediately in the…

What Legal Professionals Should Expect Post COVID-19

Danielle Chazen
24 Apr 2020 5min read
24 Apr 2020 Danielle Chazen
5min read

The legal market began a transition over the past few years due to the shortage of stenographers available to service proceedings. The legal system is now facing unprecedented further disruption by the need to social distance and work remotely due to the novel coronavirus. State and federal courts have changed procedural rules for flexibility during this time. Indiana’s Supreme Court,…

Join Verbit’s Webinar with Legal Experts & Speech-to-Text Institute

Danielle Chazen
16 Apr 2020 2min read
16 Apr 2020 Danielle Chazen
2min read

Court reporting businesses continue to lean more on digital tools due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As courtrooms and law firms adjust their models to allow for wholesale incorporation of remote trials, hearings, and depositions, the long-term implications for the legal system and the court reporting business will be profound. We’re gathering a panel of experts to explore how firms are…

Key Takeaways from Live Chat on Remote Digital Depositions

Danielle Chazen
13 Apr 2020 6min read
13 Apr 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

Many questions surrounding how to execute a remote digital deposition have surfaced in recent weeks due to the COVID-19 crisis. Lisa Dees, a digital court reporting expert, joined Verbit for a live webinar, Best Practices for Remote Digital Depositions, to provide our legal community with a step-by-step guide to executing virtual depositions. Dees serves as the program manager at Justice…

Upcoming Webinar: Step-By-Step Guide to Remote Digital Depositions

Danielle Chazen
29 Mar 2020 3min read
29 Mar 2020 Danielle Chazen
3min read

Initially, the idea of transforming the way legal processes have always been conducted was met with hesitation and many questions. Yet the need for remote digital depositions has grown exponentially in recent weeks due to the COVID-19 crisis. As a follow up to Verbit’s recent webinar, which explored the current need to conduct legal proceedings digitally and remotely, we’ll conduct…

Court & Legal Transcription Jobs – Get More Business

Danielle Chazen
16 Mar 2020 5min read
16 Mar 2020 Danielle Chazen
5min read

Transcriptionists and transcription companies are always seeking ways to uncover new projects and opportunities, including more court transcription jobs. Within the legal realm, quality transcripts are needed for a plethora of proceedings. Legal transcription work is often required to provide an admissible record of general correspondence and memos, attorney dictation, depositions, videotaped interviews, medical-legal reports, workers’ compensation transcription, legal agreements…

Webinar Recap: Ask The Legal Expert

Danielle Chazen
9 Mar 2020 6min read
9 Mar 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

Legal professionals are actively searching for insights on the impact of digital transformation on their roles and workloads. The legal industry is at a turning point. Due to the growing shortage of stenographers, professionals must embrace digital transformation, not fear it. Many legal professionals are already turning to technology to meet industry demands, remain competitive and service more clients. However,…

Verbit Announces Strategic Partnership with STTI, Verbit CEO to Join Board of Directors

Danielle Chazen
3 Mar 2020 4min read
3 Mar 2020 Danielle Chazen
4min read

Verbit is excited to announce our new strategic partnership with the Speech to Text Institute (STTI), a non-profit organization composed of businesses and practitioners from across the speech-to-text industry. Verbit’s CEO and co-founder, Tom Livne, will also join STTI’s board of directors. This collaboration will advance both companies’ missions to innovate the court reporting industry and drive transformation in legal…

Full Transcription Style Guide for Professionals

Full Transcription Style Guide for Professionals

Danielle Chazen
13 Feb 2020 5min read
13 Feb 2020 Danielle Chazen
5min read

Serving as an effective stenographer or professional transcriptionist requires both skill and speed. In addition to personal preferences for how to tackle projects efficiently, there are transcription guidelines and transcription rules to be aware of when producing materials. For example, there are many transcription nuances to consider. Is there a correct way to handle transcribing numbers? Do you know how…

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Deposition Transcription Professional Tips

Danielle Chazen
5 Feb 2020 5min read
5 Feb 2020 Danielle Chazen
5min read

A legal transcription provides courts, attorneys and their clients with an accurate word-for-word capture of events that transpired. Whether it’s a court session, deposition, conference call or legal proceeding, when a transcription is not accurate, it hurts the ability to ensure citizens are provided with a just, fair process. Depositions are crucial for attorneys to gather important information for cases…

legal transcription equipment

Court Reporter Equipment Options: From Typewriters to AI Software

Danielle Chazen
28 Jan 2020 6min read
28 Jan 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

The legal industry and the way it operates, continue to evolve due to digital transformation and the development of new technologies. There are a plethora of equipment options available to today’s court reporters as a result. When considering the trained professionals available to capture legal proceedings and provide stenographic services, it’s more critical than ever to take the necessary steps…

Verbit closes $31 million Series B funding round with Stripes

Verbit Raises Additional $31 Million in Series B Funding Round

Danielle Chazen
16 Jan 2020 3min read
16 Jan 2020 Danielle Chazen
3min read

Verbit is excited to announce the close of a $31 million Series B round, led by growth equity firm Stripes and with participation from Viola Ventures, Vertex Ventures, HV Ventures, Oryzn Capital and ClalTech. This latest round of funding brings Verbit’s total amount raised to $65 million, following a $23 million Series A round in January 2019. Verbit’s valuation has…

digital court reporter

A New Decade of Digital Court Technology

Danielle Chazen
2 Jan 2020 6min read
2 Jan 2020 Danielle Chazen
6min read

The growing shortage of court reporters is not news per se. A study commissioned back in 2013 by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) estimated that the demand for court reporters would exceed supply by 5,500 by 2018. The average stenographer salary in the United States is currently $39,981, making it a highly respected, yet not a high paying role.…

NAD vs. Harvard University: Landmark Case Settled

Landmark Case Settled with Harvard University

Danielle Chazen
15 Dec 2019 3min read
15 Dec 2019 Danielle Chazen
3min read

A landmark case on accessibility involving one of the most iconic universities was just settled. Four years after litigation began, The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) announced that Harvard University will be instituting a new series of guidelines to make the university’s site, online resources and live events accessible to those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Harvard…

Digital Legal Transcription

Legal Transcription 2030: What You Should Know

Danielle Chazen
28 Nov 2019 5min read
28 Nov 2019 Danielle Chazen
5min read

If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed by the changes going on in the transcription industry, you’re not alone. The stenographic shortage has been challenging, and there’s a natural hesitance that comes with embracing new technologies. However, industry professionals who want to be relevant in 2030 can no longer ignore the digital transformation that is occurring in the market.  The Need for…

police technology

Alexa, Tell the Truth & Nothing but the Truth: How Audio is Solving Crimes

Danielle Chazen
21 Nov 2019 5min read
21 Nov 2019 Danielle Chazen
5min read

In July, a Florida man was charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Silvia Crespo. He claimed it was an accident and that he’d even tried to save her life, reported The Washington Post. Back in November 2015, an Arkansas man was accused of murdering a friend at home. The man claimed it was an accident that happened while he…

speech recognition

What is Speech Recognition Used For?

Danielle Chazen
21 Nov 2019 6min read
21 Nov 2019 Danielle Chazen
6min read

Automatic speech recognition impacts everything from our personal lives to how justice is served in courts to improved student learning. So what exactly is speech recognition? How does speech recognition work across industries that impact our day to day lives, health, education, careers, and chances to thrive? How Did Speech Recognition Begin? It was 1952 when Bell Laboratories presented Audrey,…

legal transcription

Legal Deposition Transcription Services 101

Danielle Chazen
21 Nov 2019 5min read
21 Nov 2019 Danielle Chazen
5min read

Depositions have long been effective discovery tools for cases, eliciting important information and sometimes catching parties in lies. Whether a deposition court reporter uses a stenographic machine or a digital recorder, accuracy in legal deposition transcription services is of the utmost importance. A single word can change the meaning of a sentence, and therefore the entire outcome of a case.…

digital court reporter

Digital Court Reporter: Reasons to Hire & Become One

Danielle Chazen
6 Nov 2019 5min read
6 Nov 2019 Danielle Chazen
5min read

There is a growing shortage of stenographers. This reality combined with the fact that the average age of a court reporter is 53, leaves cause for concern about the profession’s future. Additional contributing factors to this shortage include a significant decrease in graduates from professional stenographic training and the closure of many training schools, according to the American Association of…

voice recognition

What is Voice Recognition Used for and How Does it Work?

Danielle Chazen
6 Nov 2019 4min read
6 Nov 2019 Danielle Chazen
4min read

Voice recognition technology identifies a speaker and authenticates that he or she is indeed that individual. Unlike speech recognition, which identifies the words spoken, voice recognition analyzes countless patterns and elements that distinguish one person’s voice from another. Voice recognition is now being used in every facet of our lives, personally and professionally. How Is Voice Recognition Used in Everyday…

Law Firm Software that Helps You Grow: 6 Technologies to Adopt

Danielle Chazen
7 Oct 2019 7min read
7 Oct 2019 Danielle Chazen
7min read

Lawyer life is complex, and in an attempt to take care of the small details that make or break a client’s case, it’s easy to let go of a firm’s own operations and unintentionally stunt its growth. But, as they search for law firm software that will take away the need to choose between clients and themselves, many companies find…

Will AI Solutions Replace Stenographers?

Verbit Editorial
15 Aug 2019 6min read
15 Aug 2019 Verbit Editorial
6min read

Let’s start with a basic, but important question: What is AI? Essentially, it’s the broad discipline of creating smart machines that can perform tasks that are reminiscent of human capabilities such as recognizing objects, texts, sounds, speech, and solving different types of problems. Another more technical term for AI is machine learning.  AI is often mentioned as being superhuman in…

Law Enforcement Transcription

Law Enforcement Transcription

Danielle Chazen
5 Aug 2019 5min read
5 Aug 2019 Danielle Chazen
5min read

Professionals in police departments, security firms, law firms, courts, and government agencies all rely on law enforcement transcription services to effectively do their jobs. This saves time, helps with the submission of accurate evidence, builds stronger cases, and reduces costs. But how does something as seemingly mundane as law enforcement transcription make such a big impact on the legal system?…

The Cost of Not Embracing Advanced Court Reporting Technology

Verbit Editorial
3 Jul 2019 5min read
3 Jul 2019 Verbit Editorial
5min read

Blockbuster, Kodak, Borders, Radio Shack. The business world is ripe with cautionary tales of once-thriving companies that ultimately succumbed to failure. The common thread that connects them all? A reluctance to adapt to changing ways and, specifically, advanced technology. This resistance to embrace new technology and lack of innovation gradually led to these organizations being overtaken by established competitors or…

How Legal Technology Improves Courtrooms and Legal Practices

Verbit Editorial
4 Jun 2019 6min read
4 Jun 2019 Verbit Editorial
6min read

The technology revolution has firmly taken hold, impacting virtually every industry. From medicine to retail to education, advanced technology has fundamentally changed the way organizations run, and the legal industry is no exception. Like in many sectors, law firms have had to adapt in order to thrive in this new paradigm and maintain a competitive edge. Courtrooms are also going…

How Artificial and Human Intelligence Can Solve the Court Reporter Shortage

Verbit Editorial
25 Mar 2019 4min read
25 Mar 2019 Verbit Editorial
4min read

The justice system has a tendency to move slowly. This centuries-old problem hearkens back to Shakespearean times, with The Bard himself mentioning “the law’s delay” as one of life’s greatest disappointments in Hamlet’s famed “To be, or not to be” soliloquy. While things have certainly improved since then, the concept remains just as relevant today. The bureaucratic inefficiency of the…

Why Verbatim Transcription is Required in the Legal Industry

Verbit Editorial
14 Mar 2019 6min read
14 Mar 2019 Verbit Editorial
6min read

When selecting a transcription solution, it’s critical to pick a service based on the type of transcription that is required. Every business or organization has different needs that dictate the kind of transcription that they will need to best serve their requirements. There are two main kinds of transcription services: verbatim and non-verbatim. Each one serves a different unique purpose…

Why AI Transcription is a Court Reporter’s Secret Weapon

Verbit Editorial
17 Feb 2019 3min read
17 Feb 2019 Verbit Editorial
3min read

The Role of the Court Reporter Court reporters provide the indispensable service of a real-time record of depositions, hearings, and trials. Using various technologies, they compile a written, verbatim record of every word that is uttered during a legal proceeding. Court reporters are especially crucial for depositions, in order to capture the details of testimony as a case unfolds. This…

7 AI trends that are redefining the legal industry

Verbit Editorial
29 Nov 2018 5min read
29 Nov 2018 Verbit Editorial
5min read

AI technology is defining the new normal in all facets of life. Finding examples of this phenomenon is certainly not a stretch. Digital assistants like Siri and Alexa are relied on by millions to perform simple tasks. Ride-sharing giant Uber leverages AI tech to predict fares, ETAs, and optimal pick-up locations. Facebook seems to know what you’re thinking even before…

The Top 8 Advantages of AI-Enabled Legal Transcription

Verbit Editorial
7 Sep 2018 3min read
7 Sep 2018 Verbit Editorial
3min read

Transcription in law is certainly nothing new. But, this decades-old necessity in the legal system has come a long way from the totally manual processes that were once the industry norm. Cutting-edge transcription vendors are harnessing developments in AI speech-to-text technology and incorporating the latest advancements into their solutions. All of this helps to boost accuracy to near-perfect levels in…

The Top 5 Benefits of AI Transcription for the Legal Industry

Verbit Editorial
20 Aug 2018 4min read
20 Aug 2018 Verbit Editorial
4min read

It’s been well established that the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) is fundamentally changing all industries, even those that were once thought to be unlikely to evolve. Some industries are being completely upended, while others are only just getting started by testing the waters with what AI can really do. Above all, AI is at its best when it enables…

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act? (ADA)

Verbit Editorial
10 Jul 2018
10 Jul 2018 Verbit Editorial

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities…

Florida ensures disabilities guidelines are followed

Verbit Editorial
16 Apr 2018 3min read
16 Apr 2018 Verbit Editorial
3min read

Universities, broadcasting and television companies, and many more content creators are scrambling to adhere to the ADA by making all their public content accessible to everyone, especially those with disabilities. Florida and many states alike are paying closer attention to the guidelines required at the federal and state level. As you may have read in our last post, Why are people…

Verbit raises $11 million seed round

Verbit Editorial
3 Apr 2018 3min read
3 Apr 2018 Verbit Editorial
3min read

April 2018 – Verbit secures a $11million seed funding, led by HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, Vertex Ventures and Oryzn Capital. Verbit was founded only a year ago by entrepreneurs Tom Livne (CEO), Eric Shellef (CTO) and Kobi Ben-Tzvi (VP of Engineering). The startups operates in the professional transcription market, which is a multi billion dollar market for its various connections to clients at different…