Court Reporting

Benchmark is Minnesota’s premier resource for court reporters, litigation support and legal video services.

Benchmark Court Reporter Agency is Minnesota’s premier resource for court reporters, litigation support and legal video services.  Benchmark has provided the Minnesota legal community with exceptional court reporters for more than 40 years. Benchmark offers a full range of litigation support services, video services, and video conference service to meet the needs of clients throughout the country.

Benchmark ranks among the most advanced court reporting agencies in the nation, and is known for leadership in legal video and courtroom technical support, as well as outstanding court reporters.  Principals, Aimee Goldberg and Eric Goldberg, have wide-ranging experience in the court reporting field and maintain quality service for Benchmark clients throughout the country. Benchmark is committed to service excellence both for its clients and the court reporters with whom it works. In fact, the court reporters who work with Benchmark are the best sources of praise for Benchmark and its principals, Aimee and Eric.

Benchmark court reporters bring an expert level of professionalism to all depositions, trials, and arbitrations. They are qualified, professional court reporters – many of whom are proficient in realtime reporting – capable of providing daily and expedited transcripts of testimony. We specialize in patent litigation and medical and technological testimony depositions.

Deposition Reporting

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Benchmark Reporting Agency offers a full range of professional deposition services. We provide clients with traditional court reporting services, as well as realtime reporting services.

Our experienced and professional court reporters provide verbatim integrity of the deposition testimony. In additional to traditional court reporters, Benchmark also offers realtime court reporters.  Our realtime reporters are knowledgeable in many software programs including Livenote, Summation, and RealLegal.  We also have laptops available for our clients to use with realtime reporting during depositions.

Benefits to Deposition Reporting with Benchmark:

  • Confidence that the deposition transcript will be accurate.
  • Easy access to the most current technology the legal industry offers for complete and user-friendly transcripts.
  • Convenience of finding a professional experienced court reporter with one phone call.
  • Need help finding a location for a deposition?  We can help!
  • Benchmark clients have free use of our well-equipped confidential conference/deposition suites conveniently located in downtown Minneapolis.
Learn about our paperless deposition services

Realtime Reporting

Benchmark court reporters offer attorneys realtime transcripts during depositions.  Enhance the realtime; add text streaming and enable others to access the transcript live and offer comments to team members through instant messaging.

Realtime reporting is convenient, cost effective and helps attorneys to be more efficient. Benchmark realtime court reporters are experienced in providing realtime transcripts to attorneys, whether they are sitting in the same room or scattered across the globe. Benchmark takes great care to protect the security of realtime transmissions. All realtime feeds via the Internet are transmitted to a secure server and any number of users can be logged into the server to receive the transcript text with proper logins and passwords.

  • Start and stop text scrolling
  • Create and find annotations and quick marks
  • Mark a line of transcript with an issue
  • Conduct full text searches across multiple transcripts.
  • Run reports in during and after deposition.
  • Send instant messages to team members during a realtime deposition via text streaming
  • See, hear and read realtime testimony via text and video streaming

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Trial

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Benchmark’s trial reporting is precise and upholds the verbatim integrity of trial testimony

Benchmark Reporting Agency’s court reporters bring the highest level of professionalism to courtroom trials. As with all of our court reporting services, Benchmark can provide clients with traditional court reporting or realtime reporting for instant access to the testimony.

Our trial reporting is precise and upholds the verbatim integrity of the trial testimony. Benchmark is able to provide a rough disk of the trial transcript, a realtime transcript, or a final transcript within a few hours.

Benchmark is also available to assist attorneys with courtroom playback during trial. Our video service experts will manage all playback technology including DVD, laptops, digital projectors, screens and monitors. We pre-test presentation equipment and trouble-shoot video and audio systems, so attorneys can focus their attention on the trial proceedings.

Benefits of using Benchmark for Trial Reporting:

  • Confidence that the trial transcript will be accurate.
  • Easy access to the most current technology the legal industry offers for user-friendly transcripts.
  • Convenience of finding a highly qualified court reporter, litigation services expert or courtroom playback expert with one phone call.

Arbitration Reporting

Benchmark’s arbitration reporting is precise and upholds the verbatim integrity of the arbitration proceedings.

Benchmark court reporters maintain the same high level of professionalism in arbitration proceedings as in courtroom trials. As with all of our reporting services, Benchmark can provide clients with traditional reporting or realtime reporting services while implementing technology such as text streaming.

Our arbitration reporting is accurate and preserves the verbatim integrity of the arbitration testimony. Benchmark is able to provide a rough disk of the arbitration or a realtime transcript.

Benchmark also provides deposition reporting, realtime reporting, trial reporting, video depositions and text / video streaming.

Benefits of Arbitration Reporting with Benchmark:

  • Confidence that the deposition transcript will be accurate.
  • Easy access to the most current technology the legal industry offers for complete and user-friendly transcripts.
  • Convenience of finding a professional court reporter, legal video services or courtroom playback expert with one phone call.
  • Benchmark clients have free use of our well-equipped confidential conference/deposition suites conveniently located in downtown Minneapolis.

Streaming Text Services

 

Benchmark’s live and online streaming of video and text enhances legal depositions.

Benchmark’s realtime video and text streaming service enables our clients to observe depositions live from the comfort and convenience of their own office, or anywhere in the world. Benchmark also offers instant messaging between team participants.

Benchmarks video and text streaming technology tools can reduce costs related to depositions by enabling team and expert participation amongst co-counsel, clients or partners.

Benchmark’s online streaming services are protected by multiple levels of security - events are only accessible with a personalized username and password and are protected by network firewalls, SSL (secure sockets layer), virus scanning, and intrusion detection systems.

Key Benefits of Benchmark’s Video and Text Streaming

  • Participate in live court or deposition events that may otherwise be missed due to scheduling conflicts or multiple, same-day depositions.
  • Observe a deponent’s demeanor, rather than relying on a sterile transcript.
  • Improve efficiency by saving time, money, and stress associated with unnecessary travel.
  • Collaborate with team members and experts by sharing thoughts and strategies through instant messaging.

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