Information on Canadian
Discoveries, Hearings, etc.
FAQ

  • Q.  Are Toronto Court Reporters certified to take U.S. depositions?
  • A.  Yes, all of our court reporters are CSR's and most of them have been taking U.S. depositions for the past 30 years.
  • Q.  Do you use the same formats for transcripts?
  • A.  We format our transcripts according to U.S. standards and can format them to comply to individual State formats.
  • Q.  Are your court reporters qualified to swear the deponent?
  • A.  All of our reporters hold the Ministry of the Attorney General Commissioner of Oaths. The deponent must be in the presence of the court reporter.
  • Q.  Can a U.S. court reporter, who is notarized to swear a deponent give the oath in Canada?
  • A.  No, only a reporter with a Commissioner of Oaths can swear the deponent in the presence of the deponent.
  • Q.  Can a U.S. reporter travel to Canada to take a deposition?
  • A.  A work permit or landed immigrant status should be acquired to work in Canada. Without proper documentation the reporter can be held up at the border or turned back. Also, the equipment could be seized.
  • Q.  Do you provide videography facilities and video-conferenceing?
  • A.  Yes, we can offer excellent videography and video-conferencing comparable to U.S. standards. ISDN and IP.
  • Q.  Can you provide depositions in Montreal and Ottawa?
  • A.  Yes, we can either locate a local court reporter for these cities or have one of our reporters from Toronto take the deposition. There would be some travel expenses. Please inquire.
  • Q.  Are there Realtime reporters in Ottawa and Montreal who also provide rough drafts?
  • A.  This is limited
  • Q.  Are depositions sometimes taped in Canada without a court reporter present?
  • A.  Yes, some firms in Canada only provide a monitor (tape recording) of the proceedings without a court reporter. We ONLY employ certified stenograph court reporters.
  • Q.  Do some firms use Stenomask reporters and are they qualified to take U.S. depositions?
  • A.  A certified Stenomask reporter can provide an excellent transcript, but one should be careful to be sure they are qualified. When booking a court reporter always ask if it will be a certified stenograph or stenomask reporter.
  • Q.  Is it suggested that upon arrival at the Toronto Airport that a taxi is used to the hotel?
  • A.  We recommend that you use only the Airport LIMO service. When you leave arrivals and step outside there is a line up of black limos.
  • Q.  Can you assist with hotels?
  • A. &nbps;Our staff can help you choose the best hotel so that you are near your deposition.
  • Q.  Do you provide boardrooms for depositions?
  • A.  Yes, we offer complimentary boardrooms in our office.
  • Q.  Do you have a work station for displaying PDF files, exhibits, etc.?
  • A.  Yes, we have a large flat screen TV for this purpose
  • Q.  Can you assist with telephonic depositions or Skype?
  • A.  Yes, we have facilities for Skype and telephonic depositions
  • Q.  Do you provide digital video and DVD's?
  • A.  Yes.
  • Q.  Do you offer E-transcripts (electronic transcripts)?
  • A.  Yes.
  • Q.  Is Livenote and Courtroom Connect available?
  • A.  Yes.
  • Q. Can you offer court reporters in Hamilton and Mississauga?
  • A.  Yes.
  • Q. Do you offer expedited transcripts, i.e. overnight, daily and exhibit linking
  • A.  Yes.
  • Q. What format and media does your videographer provide?
  • A. V-Cam, mini DV and DVD and formatted for MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MOV files.
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