Why do legal professionals need verbatim transcription? Verbatim transcription is all about pinpoint precision and accuracy, and the one industry that this complements perfectly is the legal profession. Lawyers need solid, reliable documentation of aural evidence, with minimal deviation from the original source.
What is verbatim transcription?Verbatim transcripts differ from regular readouts in that they contain every word and utterance. This includes all verbal filler (words such as like, actually, kind of, sort of etc), stutters, hesitation, interjections from other speakers and false starts. Keeping all these non verbal elements shows the intent and deeper meaning behind words, and provides vital context to past events.
So where are transcriptions needed in the legal context?Transcriptions are needed for a variety of legal purposes. Here’s a non exhaustive list:
- Legal briefs
- Pre-inquest hearings
- Witness interviews and statements
- Arbitrations and mediations