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  • ‘ E-Signatures: Traveling from Reporter to Attorney and Court’ Presented by Rebecca Askew & Grover Mundell
  • Agenda
    • Introduction to electronic signatures
    • The technology
    • Using E-Transcript Signatures
    • Practical applications
  • Introduction
    • What are RealLegal E-Transcript Signatures?
      • A unique and secure digital signature; Not a replication of physical signature
      • A tool to ‘authenticate’ your work, preventing forgeries
      • Valid replacement of the process of physically signing a printed signature page
      • A method to prevent unauthorized distribution of work product
      • A trusted way to secure new sales and protect the integrity of work product
      • A security tool that travels from reporter to clients, courts, etc.
  • Introduction
    • Are they compliant? Yes!
      • Federal E-Sign Act (Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act), UCITA, and the National Digital Transcript Certification Authority (NDTCA)
      • RealLegal’s technology meets the standards required by typical state legislation
      • Rules and regulations are changing to allow for electronic signing of legal documents
  • Introduction
    • Criteria
      • The electronic signature must be unique to the person using it
      • It must be capable of verification
      • It must be under the sole control of the person using it
      • It must be linked to the data in a manner that if the date is changed, the entire signature is invalidated
      • It must be executed or adopted by a party with the intent to be bound by or to authenticate a record
  • Technology
    • How They Work
      • Creates a unique “fingerprinted bundle” attached to the transcript
        • Any tampering with the transcript file – even changing a character in the transcript – will invalidate the signature
      • What makes up this bundle?
        • Characters from the transcript – transcript’s DNA
        • Court Reporter’s Identity ( such as name, address, username, password)
        • Digital notarization is accomplished using third party VeriSign/Surety technology
        • All of this information is bundled together and encrypted and returned as an “electronic transcript signature certificate.”
  • Technology
  • Using E-Transcript Signatures
    • Benefits
      • Reduce overhead
        • Electronic transcripts and signatures save up to 80% of overhead costs
        • Currently cost to produce and ship one paper transcript is $16 to $24
        • Time savings
      • Greater Integrity
        • Integrity of the transcript is guaranteed
        • More secure than an ordinary transcript – creates an audit trail
      • Helps secure additional sales
      • They are becoming standard technology
  • Using E-Transcript Signatures
    • Benefits (continued)
      • The transcript is certified for a specific individual
      • They expedite the transcript delivery process
      • Recipients are guaranteed transcript integrity
      • Demonstrates technology savvy
  • Using E-Transcript Signatures
    • Getting Started
      • Can be used with E-Transcript Manager, E-Transcript Internet, E-Transcript Reporter Edition, and Exemplaris
      • Visit www.reallegal.com for details on account creation
        • Open account
        • Mail/fax notarized application to us
        • RealLegal will send you a confirmation e-mail
        • Visit https://My.RealLegal.com to manage your secure account and supply it will electronic signatures
      • Each product/application provides a field for signing. Sign by entering Signature password
  • Using E-Transcript Signatures Don’t sign your John Hancock… email it! SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED.
  • Practical Applications
    • E-Transcript Signatures and RealLegal Exemplaris for federal official reporters
    • E-Transcript Signatures and E-Transcript Reporter Edition for deposition reporters
    • All reporters can use E-Transcript Manager or E-Transcript Internet with Signatures!
  • Demonstration
    • Demonstration of how an electronic signature is preserved during Exemplaris upload and download
  • Demonstration
    • Demonstration of E-Transcript Reporter Edition
      • This new concept substantially streamlines transcript production by creating a system whereby reporters deliver transcripts directly to the office copy of E-Transcript Manager software.
  • Conclusion
    • Open your E-Transcript Signature account today!
      • Visit our new website for details, instructions, and links to application forms
    • Upload electronically signed transcripts to your free Exemplaris account today!
    • Talk with a representative to get on the waitlist for E-Transcript Reporter Edition! As a beta tester, be one of the first firms to use it!
    • www.reallegal.com | 888.584.9988 ext. 4