We can verify a transcript in two standard ways. Either, by signing a document that the transcript is an accurate representation of a recording or, more formally, by creating a legal affidavit sworn in front of a JP.
To avoid extra time and fees for rechecking and reprocessing documents, requests to certify a transcript project are best made and confirmed via email before a project begins.
Method 1: Certificate of Authenticity.
We can provide our transcription clients with a certificate of authenticity that the transcript we produce is a true and accurate transcript of the recording supplied.
Certificate of Authenticity: Example.
Method 2: Sworn Affidavit.
Affidavits can be requested where the accuracy of a transcript is sworn/affirmed in front of a Justice of the Peace. Sworn Affidavits can be used as evidence in court.
STEP 1: Select the matching affidavit template.
Each type of court in Australia tends to have a specific affidavit template. Get the right template for your court.
- FEDERAL & FAMILY COURTS. Affidavit Template
- NSW COURTS: Affidavit Template
- OTHER COURTS & STATES: Other Affidavit Templates
STEP 2: Complete the template with the correct case details.
It is best for a legal representative to prepare the appropriate affidavit template with the required information (e.g. case number, names of parties, etc).
STEP 3: Email us the completed template.
We will take this completed template along with the copy of the transcript to be sworn/affirmed in front of a Justice of the Peace.
NOTE: Possible extra costs.
In the unlikely event that additional costs arise from providing an affidavit (e.g. attending a court in person, filing complications, etc.), these costs will need to be covered by the client at our standard hourly rate of $45/hour plus expenses. In ten years of doing affidavits, needing to charge these additional fees has never actually happened. But, just in case it does, you do need to be aware there might be extra costs with affidavits.