Legal transcription is one of the most outsourced jobs after medical transcription and business transcription and is proving to be highly helpful for law firms, business firms, non-profit organizations and attorneys. Legal transcription involves creating legal documents from recorded files of court proceedings and trials. Some of the legal transcription services being made available in these transcription facilities include verbatim transcription, legal letter transcription, wire tap transcription, correspondence transcription, and court transcriptions.
The need for these legal transcription services arises from the fact that lawyers handling civil and criminal cases require hard copies of proceedings at their offices. These can be pleadings, judgments, or interrogatories. To address the need for effective transcription of all these proceedings, most legal transcription service providers are offering their quality services for a wide range of clients which include:
- Legal departments
- Non-governmental organizations
- Public prosecutors
- Financial/banking firms
- Insurance companies
- State/Federal agencies and more
In legal transcription, hard copies are generated from either audio or video tapes which contain recorded legal proceedings. The need for quality and accuracy in transcription is important and to ensure accuracy levels of up to 99% in the transcribed documents, legal transcription providers have employed mostly law graduates and to guarantee quality, most firms also have in-house quality checks for errors and misspells.
Apart from legal transcription services, most of these firms also undertake a lot of other related services such as legal coding, legal research, litigation support, legal scoping, and court reporting.