The legal industry depends on professional legal transcription services in order to operate properly. Without accurate transcripts, law firms, court clerks, and others in the law field won’t have the accurate legal documents they require to run legal proceedings.
In the legal field, in particular, both timeliness and accuracy of transcripts are paramount. Legal documents must be on hand at appointed times in order for a case to proceed on time. A slow legal transcribing service can hold up a case or lead to missed deadlines and extra costs. Errors in an official document can leave a case in doubt or cause legal professionals to make errors in their own decisions.
This is why law firms today are turning to a more advanced level of legal transcription. Combining the latest in adaptive Automated Speech Recognition Technology (ASR) with artificial intelligence, as well as the skill and diligent eyes of experienced legal transcriptionists, Verbit offers the legal industry a superior level of speed and accuracy.
What is legal transcription? How can high-quality transcription services support legal professionals?
Legal transcription companies take audio and video recordings of legal proceedings and transcribe what is said word-for-word into printed format. In the legal world – because every nuance matters – a verbatim transcription is typically the standard. Having access to these legal documents gives industry professionals the support they need to make decisions for a client, conduct research for a court case, and support legal arguments.
Legal transcription services can transform both audio and video content into a readable text document. This allows lawyers, solicitors, legal aides, and other professionals to quickly access the information they need without having to sift through lengthy material. In document form, legal professionals can also store, organize, and manage transcriptions for future use. This makes it easy to quickly look over past case details that may have similarities to a current one, or access the right material if a case is reopened.
Legal transcription companies can transform a variety of recorded events into verbatim transcriptions, including:
With legal transcription services, even the minute details of conversational grammar usage and patterns in someone’s speech are important for certain types of source materials like interrogations or witness testimonies. Where other industries expect the end product to include correct grammar and industry phrasing, legal transcription often requires speech to be transcribed verbatim.
On the other hand, with legal documents, official letters, and legal briefings, Verbit uses proper legal wording and grammar in the final document to ensure a professional quality finished product. That’s the advantage of Verbit’s three-level quality control process, as both the AI and the skills of two transcriptionists are applied to every document, offering legal professionals an unprecedented level of confidence in their documents and reports.
It’s not just lawyers that benefit from speedy and reliable legal transcription services. Everyone in the legal field gains from fast, accurate transcriptions that help legal professionals meet deadlines and ensure court cases proceed in a timely manner.
Solicitors: Solicitors rely on transcribed documents to help them gather information for their cases, saving them time when preparing information. Solicitors can submit digital audio files of their dictations to the Verbit platform and quickly receive an accurate transcribed report.
Lawyers: Lawyers and legal aids require high quality, well-written documents to use in their work. With Verbit, they can submit audio recordings of defendants, expert witnesses, and plaintiffs to be transcribed. They can also dictate information to be transcribed. With the latest in adaptive Automated Speech Recognition technology and Vebit’s sophisticated AI algorithms, even complex or difficult-to-understand recordings can be quickly and accurately converted to text.
Law libraries: Law libraries are the ultimate research source for law clerks, lawyers, law students, and judges. With transcription and closed captioning services, law libraries can provide reports, court arguments, and video or audio learning materials in an accessible format for everyone in the field, including those with a hearing impairment.
Finance and banking professionals: The banking industry is one in which laws are constantly changing, which can make it a challenge for industry professionals to keep up. Transcriptions for recordings of meetings, conferences, and official reports or updates on laws in finance and banking can be a huge time-saver. The transcriptions can be used to review the details of new banking legislation or new regulations. Professionals can also include the material in other written documentation such as press releases or internal reports.
Corporate requirements: Industries across the board may require legal transcription services for things like claims interviews, transcripts of HR interviews, or other types of communication that may be necessary to record and transcribe for legal purposes, or to have ready in case any issues arise.
Video recordings are used for legal purposes today more than ever before. From dash cam and body cam videos taken by police officers to personal smartphone footage, videos play an important role in many types of court cases. This has increased the need for closed captioning services in the legal sector.
Whether it’s a video recording of a police interrogation, evidence of an event in question, videos of court proceedings, or even educational video content for training purposes, closed captioning makes it possible to know what is being said within a video.
The video can then be used as a more useful piece of evidence or learning material. It can also help legal professionals save time as they can hone in on key points in a recording without having to figure out or question what’s being said.
Legal professionals have an extremely high standard when it comes to transcriptions. Legal documents must be completely accurate. They have to capture the nuances of speech for some transcriptions and have correct grammar and legal terminology in other cases. Most importantly, they must be produced quickly so they don’t slow down the legal process.
Verbit has combined cutting-edge technology with an easy-to-use platform, making it convenient for law firms, court clerks, and corporate users to transform audio files into accurate transcriptions with remarkable speed. The process begins with proprietary Automated Speech Recognition (ASR) technology, which creates a preliminary transcription that is 90% accurate in seconds.
Following this, Verbit’s three-level legal transcription service is set in motion. First, the artificial intelligence goes to work, refining the transcription to an even greater level of accuracy and ensuring it is in the appropriate format and writing style. Finally, each transcript is edited and reviewed by experienced transcribers for a near-flawless finished product.
Verbit consistently offers the legal field 99%+ accuracy for all types of transcripts including court hearings, legal briefs, and interrogations, as well as client communications and corporate documents. The advantage of using this advanced technology is the superior level of accuracy combined with greater speed and efficiency. Even for heavy volumes of legal transcription, large audio files, or poor quality audio, Verbit delivers accurate transcriptions quickly.
Users can upload files to the platform, track the progress of each file at any stage of the process, and even access a document to edit while in process when necessary. This offers legal professionals and other users total control, transparency, and flexibility.
To get started and take advantage of Verbit’s advanced technology, contact a transcription specialist today.