Legal Transcription

High priority case work requires high quality legal transcription services.

You manage the case work, let us manage the court transcription.

Do you require legal or court transcription services for proceedings that are time sensitive or confidential? VIQ Solutions can assist you with the secure and timely creation of high-quality verbatim legal transcripts for trials, hearings, depositions, mediations and arbitrations. We know there’s no room for error in court transcription services and legal reporting, which is why we rely on our Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered legal transcription software solutions coupled with our experienced editing teams to provide fast, law firm transcription services.

Selecting a reputable, competent court transcription service is critical. With a background in courtroom transcripts and reporting, we can assist with pleadings, briefs, interrogations, deposition summaries and any audio/video record to prepare for trial. Prosecutors, public defenders and private attorneys have relied on VIQ to handle their transcription needs for more than 25 years. As an accurate and reputable legal transcription company, our innovative technology solutions are an invaluable resource for legal professionals on both sides of the courtroom including:

We are committed to high-quality court and legal transcript services. By operating with speed and professionalism, you receive excellent turnaround times. We make no compromises when it comes to accuracy and confidentiality. We offer three types of transcript services for the legal industry:

The transcript is automatically generated by our industry leading speech recognition technology. The draft is unedited and is delivered within minutes.

We type every word and phrase exactly the way it was said, including “ums”, “ahs” and slang pronunciations.

We omit the “ums” and “ahs” and correct slang words, but we do not adjust sentence structure.


All your data is secured while in transit and at rest. We have received the FBI-approved Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) ACE Readiness Seal for our solution suite supporting onsite and remote workforces. The seal was awarded after completing a rigorous audit and evaluation.


All court and legal transcripts are created by a professional member of our local transcription team who is well versed in legal terminology and supported by a quality assurance process.

Cost Savings

Using the time of internal resources can become costly and take them away from more important specialised tasks. Our reliable and professional legal transcription services offer unmatched value, while freeing up staff time.


We have an expansive team of highly experienced transcriptionists, that create transcripts with 99% accuracy, guaranteed.


Our secure, online portal simplifies the transfer of court recordings and information, enabling you to remain in complete control of your documents throughout the entire document lifecycle.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no set-up fees and no monthly subscription plans. Service is available on an as-needed basis and is non-disruptive to your current staffing or procedural operations. 

We offer three transcription styles that vary in cost due to the different skill sets required to transcribe them. 

FirstDraftThe transcript is automatically generated by our industry leading speech recognition technology. The draft is unedited and is delivered within minutes. The draft can be self-edited or routed to our professional transcriptionists for final review. 

Verbatim Legal Transcripts: We type every word and phrase exactly the way it was said, including ums, ahs, and slang pronunciations. 

Clean Verbatim Legal Transcripts: We omit the ums and ahs and correct slang words, but do not adjust sentence structure.

We offer several turnaround options to meet your needs based on project size, budget and timeline. FirstDraft creates machine generated drafts using our speech recognition technology. Drafts can be completed in near real time and routed to you for editing through our secure web portal. Our professional transcription team is able to return a completed transcript in as little as 3 hours. Our standard turnaround time is 3-5 business days. The longer the turnaround time for professional transcript creation, the lower the cost.

We provide transcription and translation services for a variety of audio and video formats. While most digital files are ready for transcript services, some audio formats will need to be converted to a standard digital format before it can be transcribed. There is a conversion fee for this process.

Our digital platform supports the capture of voice files using our no cost, mobile app. MobileMic Pro provides streamlined capture from any location with a direct upload to our secure transcription management center. We also support the use of digital, hand-held recorders and provide a simple upload solution through our secure web portal. Telephone dictation is supported but will incur an additional fee.

Whether you have microcassettes, standard size cassettes, or VHS tapes, we are able to transcribe your recordings. Simply contact us, and we will help you set up the mailing and processing of your tapes.

Yes, we are a full-service transcript and solutions company, we provide transcription and translation of 40+ foreign languages.

Foreign Language Transcription: We can transcribe most recordings, regardless of the language(s) being spoken. Our Foreign Language Transcription service option produces a transcript that is typed in the language(s) spoken during the recording. For example, if a recording is spoken in Spanish, you will receive a transcript typed in Spanish only.

Foreign Language Transcription with Translation: In addition to transcribing spoken foreign languages, we can also translate them into English. Given the exacting nature of verbatim translation, the language spoken must first be transcribed before producing an accurate, verbatim translation. This option produces a two-column document containing both languages — the foreign language typed as spoken, along with its translation into English. For example, if a recording is spoken in Spanish, you will receive a transcript with the Spanish typed as spoken in the left-hand column, and its translation into English mirrored alongside in the right-hand column.

Direct-to-English Translation: To provide the best value to our customers, we can also Interpret a recording into English. This service option produces a document typed in English only, regardless of the language spoken. Our Direct-to-English Translation option is generally selected as a cost-effective option when an agency wants a simple translation into English, generally for informational purposes. This service option does not contain a transcription of the language as spoken. For example, if a recording is spoken in Spanish, you will receive a transcript typed in English only.

Document Translation: We can translate most documents, including hand-written notes, typed letters and public notices. We can translate a document written in a foreign language into English, and conversely, we can translate an English document into additional languages needed so your message can reach its targeted demographic.

We offer multiple pricing structures, including pricing by the word, line, page, digital minute or project. We provide competitive pricing for law firm, court and legal transcription services. Please contact us for pricing details.

Our general customer service team can be reached during business hours by phone, email, or chat to make sure your questions never go unanswered. A client experience representative is also available to discuss the health of your account and your overall satisfaction.