Verbatim court reporters (CRs) cover a myriad of assignments in any setting where a transcript of the spoken word is required. Our accredited CR members work in areas ranging from American depositions, arbitrations, public inquiries, and regulatory health hearings.

Many of our CRs also write realtime, which is when the spoken word appears as text on a device instantaneously. It is important to remember the purpose for which realtime transcription is used. In a hearing/tribunal setting, it enables the viewer:

  • to see and/or mark immediately what was said;
  • to search back simultaneously to cross-check against previous testimony (whether given on the same day or previously); and
  • probably most importantly, to have instantly a full note of what was said and the context in which it was said, rather than the perhaps scanty notes made by others in the room.
  • Deirdre O'Malley

  • Contact Info

  • deirdre@domalley.ie
  • https://www.domalley.ie
  • About Our Member

  • I am a Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) and Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR) - USA Certification.
    I started out my career as a legal secretary which introduced me to the workings of the courtroom, and there began my fascination with stenography. I qualified as a stenographer in 1999 having completed my training in Dublin, Ireland, where I then worked for three years covering court hearings, arbitrations, planning inquiries and tribunals.
    In 2002 I relocated to New York and trained as a deposition court reporter. Working alongside videographers, I specialised in complex litigation, hearings, arbitrations, and all types of meetings and public hearings for law firms, educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, and governmental agencies.
    In 2011 I returned to live in Ireland and am now more focused on providing realtime. I provide services to governmental commissions of inquiries/tribunals, court hearings both on-site and remotely. I also like to travel, so when the opportunity arises I will travel for US deposition and arbitration work worldwide.
    I am fortunate to hold both an Irish and American passport!

  • Member
  • American Depositions, Arbitrations, Court, Disciplinary Hearings/Regulatory Health, NCRA Certified, Qualified Realtime Reporter - QRR, Realtime, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - Remote, Verbatim STTR/Captioning - On-site, Audio Transcriber, Scopist (Editor)
  • EU