Portland, Oregon Legal News and Trends

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Since 1957, Beovich Walter & Friend Certified Court Reporters (BWF) has been serving the Pacific Northwest with accurate, professional court reporting and litigation support services. As one of the longest running Portland, Oregon court reporting companies, they strive every day to maintain their exceptional reputation and to provide the legal community the highest quality service available anywhere. Aligned with some of the most notable names in the reporting field such as the National Network Reporting Company (NNRC), the Nation Court Reporter’s Association (NCRA) and the Society for the Technological Advancement of Reporting (STAR), BWF works to ensure that they provide the utmost in litigation support services.

Providing for the Portland Legal Community

Julie A. Walter
Julie A. Walter

Embodying the spirit of the company, Beovich, Walter & Friend Certified Court Reporters’ current president continues to pursue a court reporting career integrated into the Portland community. President Julie A. Walter joined the offices of Beovich 1986, before rising to the position of co-owner. Although Julie is the co-owner and equal partner of Doug Friend, she continues to take on reporting assignments and understands the needs of today’s legal community. Currently, her focus on the Portland legal community allows for her team to provide helpful summaries on recent legal news and trends in the Portland, Oregon area. Walter and her team recognize that having a litigation support team aware and proficient in all law fields and up to date on current legal news and trends is crucial when setting up a winning case, and work every day to ensure the solidarity of your case by remaining up-to-date.

Cady Reporting: Cleveland’s Premier Court Reporters Embrace Digital Technologies

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The advent of digital technologies is slowly transforming the legal profession. With regards to court reporting companies, technologies like high-definition video conferences, mobile booking and ultra high-speed wifi service present increased opportunities and increased investments for future opportunities. For Cleveland court reportersCady Reporting, the future is now.

A prominent member of the National Network Reporting Company (NNRC), one of the world’s largest directory of court reporters, Cady Reporting has risen to dominate the Cleveland, Ohio market with its embrace of the aforementioned technologies. The company’s new mobile booking engine is a smartphone and tablet-friendly form that allows for 24/7 service bookings anywhere in the world.

The importance of mobile booking cannot be over-emphasized with today’s highly-stressed and fast-paced attorneys. While many reporting companies put off updating their websites and technologies, Cady Reporting was one of the first firms to enhance there digital representation. The result is a commanding presence in the marketplace.

Gone are the days when the Web was an ancillary concern. For today’s court reporting and legal professionals an updated website with new content along with a solid social media presence represent the new necessities of life at the forefront. While attorneys, paralegals, expert witnesses, trial support pros and others within the legal profession are often trained in a more conservative business approach, many court reporters have fallen even further behind other industries when it comes to maintaining a technological status quo.

Led by President and Founder Charles Cady, the company is now a classic successful family business with the addition of Mr. Cady’s daughter, Michelle Cady-Cook. Cady Reporting represents a clear industry leader within the industry not only for their more than twenty years of experience and record of success but also for their fine conference room facilities and technical proficiency for all their services, from litigation support to videoconferencing and deposition reporting.

Cady Reporting also offers special seminars on formulating successful briefs and recording testimony for depositions in cases of all kinds. The link provided includes a video by Charles Cady.

Centrally located in downtown Cleveland at 1468 West 9th Street, Suite 440, Cady Reporting is revered within the industry for its collegiality with other professionals and for its ability to come through on last-minute needs by attorneys for depositions and other services for their cases.

This history along with the company’s forward-thinking embrace of the appropriate technologies makes Cady Reporting the premier court reporting firm in Cleveland, Ohio.

Tempest Reporting: Salt Lake City’s Court Reporting Firm of Choice

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After more than 30 years in business Tempest Reporting is making quite a name for itself. The Salt Lake City court reporters are renowned across Utah and the country for their reliability and their old-school commitment to their clients. Representing many of the top personal injury, corporate law, and criminal law firms around St. George, Ogden, Provo and of course, Salt Lake City, Tempest Reporting works intimately with attorneys and paralegals to create pristine transcripts of video depositions, personal depositions, and conferences.

Their ultra high speed WIFI and digital transcription technologies provide the latest technologies to their clients who are in search of clean and successful depositions. The Tempest offices, located at 175 South Main St #710 Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111, are among the largest in the industry and offer an array of amenities from videonconferencing facilities to high-end personal services for each host.

Founder and President Ariel Mumma explains her business philosophy:

“I founded Tempest Reporting as a way of expanding my career and committing to premium services such as trial support and real time reporting to the area legal community. From day one I wanted to raise the bar on the court reporting industry by offering the most highly-skilled certified reporters and latest technologies. With all the changes taking place in our industry, I am proud to be one of the last independently-owned and operated firms in Utah. Our record of service speaks for itself.”

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What separates Tempest from many other firms is the precision behind its work and the commitment to its clients. The firm often adapts schedulings and appointments for attorneys traveling across the nation. This flexibility coupled with an outstanding technology and legal team has given Tempest one of the most sterling portfolios of work in the nation.

Tempest Reporting is also a recent member of the National Network Reporting Company (NNRC). NNRC is the leading national court reporting directory offering partnerships and services across North America. The NNRC roster and strategic partnership provides Tempest Reporting with North American coverage and a major asset for its clients.

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National Court Reporting Firms is on Track to Build New Legal Directory

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For a busy attorney or paralegal, saving time is absolutely crucial. Between their multitude of cases, paperwork, and personal lives the last thing a legal professional wants to think about is finding a court reporting or litigation service that can fulfill all their needs. In the age of the internet, everyone has a website, and looks can be deceiving. Two websites can have nearly identical looks and interface, yet one could be a phenomenal litigation firm, while the other could absolutely horrible.

So how can one tell the difference between the good, the bad, and the ugly?

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National Court Reporting Firms is a publication dedicated to bringing those in the litigation field the most up-to-date news on court reporters and the legal world. In the recent weeks, however, the website has been taking on a new endeavor: creating a comprehensive, new directory of court reporters based on state.

The directory is designed to help lawyers find a court reporting professional they know they can count on in their area. Each firm has a history of excellence that has kept their doors open and their clients loyal. Their court reporting services are accurate and efficient. They offer a variety of litigation services that can be tailored to the client’s needs. They will do everything they can to ensure their client is fully satisfied—proving that each and every one of their customers is more than just an end to a mean. The firm’s staff truly cares about the outcome of their case.

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Though the index is constantly growing to encompass every state in the U.S., currently, law firms can find excellent court reporting services in 13 states: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.

Each state has a link to one (or more) court reporting firm that will go above and beyond to help their clients. The link directs potential clients to a summary of the firm, giving them a rough idea of services and positive qualities the firm possesses. From that point, potential clients can decide if they want to move forward and book with the firm.

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This invaluable resource allows attorneys to find a quality court reporting service without the hassle of weeding through websites and ads themselves, allowing them to focus on their own cases, and their own lives.

For more information, visit nationalcourtreportingfirms.com.

Court Reporting and its Adjacent Fields

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A person who records the events of a court room or deposition is not a new job to be filled. For centuries, there has always been someone nearby with a documentation of court proceeding in order to help the legal process flow a little more smoothly. In the late 19-century, the first stenotype machine was invented, and the vision of court reporters many of us have was developed.

As technology has grown and advanced, so has the court reporting industry. With the invention of computer-aided transcription, reporters no longer had to write up their transcripts by hand. Court reporters have also become a main resource for providing closed captions for televised court broadcasts.

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Fulfilling Client Expectations

But in recent years, court reporting firms have become far more than what the title leads one to assume. With the needs of attorneys and paralegals seemingly growing by the minute, court reporting companies need to keep up with the growing demands in order to not only be a competitive business, but a resource legal professionals will turn to again and again. These firms offer the traditional court reporting options, as well as videography, videoconferencing, trial presentation, and more.

As one of the nation’s oldest court reporting firm and a founding member of the National Network Reporting Company, Anderson Reporting knows a thing or two about the nuances and changes the court reporting industry has undergone over the past several decades. The Columbus court reporters offer a full list of litigation services in order to assure that each and every one of their clients’ needs are met.

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But what exactly are these new standards of business court reporting firms are being expected to uphold? In today’s day and age, they are more important than one might think.

Court Reporting in the Modern World

Despite the enhancements of recording technologies, court reporters are still utilized in court proceedings across the world. They provide insight a computer could not. Nowadays, court reporting firms and their professionals are expected to fulfil a wide breadth of needs.

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With the technology available, many court reporting professionals extend their services to not only a national, but international level. It has become a standard to provide daily copies and even same-day rough-drafts. Realtime reporting takes all this to the next level. Having a working transcription of the proceedings in a case the moment they happen is crucial to managing a courtroom. It allows for transcripts to be marked up and highlighted when necessary.

To help things move along as quickly as possible, these documents should be sent over email in a PDF. This not only increases speed of delivery, but helps keep these firms green. Comprehensive word indexing, exhibits scanning, and online scheduling are also a must for many.

Legal Videography

Videos of depositions and court proceedings have become increasingly important over the years. Many use these videos to judge the actions of opposing counsel and study their next move. Recordings of depositions can prove to be excellent resources for building a strong case.

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The Houston court reporters at Hanna & Hanna boast their certified court reporting staff and video specialists alike. Their specialists are certified through the NCRA, a national organization that assures legal videography quality, as expertise in videography can be more difficult to achieve than one might think.

These videographers are to assure the room is properly lighted in order to best see everyone on camera. The equipment must be working properly and taped in a place where audio feedback will not interfere with the sound. Often, by the next day, files of the proceedings are expected to be delivered in whatever format necessary. At times, synchronized text and video can be provided.

Finding These Resources in One Location

An attorney or paralegal could easily spend hours looking for each individual resource from individual firms that specialize in these areas and more. But upon seeing the rise in litigation needs, many court reporting firms decided it was in their best interest to bring clients each and every one of these resources. Knowing if each and every one is quality, however, can be tricky.

This is a question the National Court Reporting Company (NNRC) has taken upon themselves to answer. The NNRC is a court reporting owned and operated firm that assures the quality of court reporting firms, so that clients can easily locate one whose services can be trusted through and through. Each of the above listed firms are NNRC members—so whether a client was to book a court reporting or trial presentation service, their quality can be guaranteed.

The NNRC offers a variety of booking options. Clients can go to the firm’s website and book there, certainly, but they can also fill out the NNRC’s online scheduling form and search for their firm by name, by region, or even by court reporter.

Why Firms Should Have Multiple Types of Court Reporters

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In recent years, court reporting firms have become more than just that. Along with excellent court reporting, firms across the nation are spreading their wings and offering a vast number of litigation services. Videography has become a staple of court reporting firms, but many also offer streaming services, trial presentation work, conference room rental, and so much more.

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By expanding the firm’s range of services, these additions are taking business to the next level. The core of these litigation firms, however, remains true: court reporting. And to raise their business even further, it’s court reporting that must be paid attention to.

This is why having more than just the standard court reporting license is extremely valuable. Many court reporting professionals have taken it upon themselves to receive more than one court reporting certification, making them all the more precious to their clients and their firms.

Hanna Reporting has made it their mission to employ a wide variety of court reporting professionals. Their team of Houston court reporters are made up of Certified Realtime Reporters, Certified Livenote Reporters, and Certified Live Deposition Reporters. Each of these professionals have unique skills that prove to be a huge asset for individual clients and unique cases. Having the ability to chose between which court reporting professional you need makes a world of difference.

“I think, in general, every discipline of court reporter can work on every case,” Brandon Bell of St. Louis, Missouri says, “but just because they can, it doesn’t mean they are the best fit. A Realtime Reporter and a Livenote Reporter have more knowledge in separate areas. Being able to choose between any number of certified court reporters can really make a difference in someone’s case. A reporter that does it all is a real gem.”

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Hanna Reporting’s specialized staff is among the best and most coveted in the Houston area. Their variety of reporters, as well as their variety of litigation services, certainly makes them a one-stop-shop for attorneys and paralegals—something that is highly important for these busy professionals. Their services make them marketable, which is key to a thriving business.

Upon seeing the innovations that make their clients over the moon ecstatic, other firms are taking the hint from Hanna Reporting.

For more information on Hanna Reporting and their skilled staff of court reporters, call (713) 840-8484, email info@hannareporting.com, or visit their offices.

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Scottsdale, Arizona: A Legal Community on the Cutting Edge of Technology

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Two things often come to mind when someone mentions Arizona: Phoenix, and deserts. When one takes a moment to learn a little about one of the gems of the west, they quickly learn that Arizona has so much more to offer. There are beautiful mountains, rivers, and forests to explore. There are a number of unique metropolitan areas to immerse oneself in. Scottsdale has it all.

Just east of Phoenix, Scottsdale is bordered by the Tonto National Forest, the McDowell Mountains, and the Salt River. The city itself is rich with culture—Old Town Scottsdale is packed full with restaurants, retail, art galleries, and music experiences. The city has a little something for everyone. One can feed their nature-side by going for a hike in the morning, and then tend to their need for good food by stopping at one of Scottsdale’s many restaurants at night.

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With such a variety of entertainment and occupations, Scottsdale is more than a hub for visitors—it is a hub for legal professionals. Businesses need employment and labor law services. The natural parks need environmental and natural resources law. No matter what area of practice, the legal professionals in Scottsdale will deliver.

Law firms in Scottsdale consistently rank high in reviews. The Schill Law Group, the Law Offices of Shane L. Harvard, and Provident Law all rank over four stars on Google reviews. The local bar association does everything in their power to ensure attorneys, paralegals, and their clients are happy.  There are a number of court reporting firms in Scottsdale that offer great services, but none of them preform quite like Coash & Coash. What sets them apart from the rest? Their quality of technology.

These talented court reporters know just how important utilizing the best technology available in the world of litigation is to their clients. The staff at Coash & Coash realized that they could not simply rely on their accurate reporting, efficient service, and quality customer service. Attorneys cannot waste time waiting for outdated stenographs—or in the case of videography, outdated cameras—to preform the way they should. They knew they had to provide clients with the best of the best in legal technology.

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When booking a videography service, clients can expect crystal clear video and audio. When in need of an interactive, realtime reporting service, they can expect the live-streamed transcript to deliver smoothly due to top-of-the-line software. The staff at Coash & Coash will gladly deliver clients their transcripts in any requested form—be it a physical, paper file, a PDF bundle, or an E-Transcript. Whatever clients need, these talented professionals will deliver. When it comes to Scottsdale court reporters, there isn’t a better option.

For more information about these court reporters and Scottsdale as a whole, call (602) 258-1440 or email staff@coashandcoash.com.

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How the National Network Reporting Company Became the Leading National Court Reporters Directory

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A good court reporter can be good to find. Back in the day, an attorney would have to scourge phone books, call up several different firms, and hope the firm they landed on is truly a quality business. The process is still the same nowadays, except it is entirely digital, and perhaps even a little trickier to navigate. Any firm can have a pretty website, but that doesn’t guarantee good service. A law professional still can’t know if the firm they booked will actually deliver—at least, not without the NNRC.

The National Network of Reporting Companies (NNRC) formed in 1983 to make that search a little easier. Five leading firms in the court reporting industry knew that what clients want is not only excellent reporting quality, but firms that meet and exceed their needs. With these needs in mind, the five firms joined together to create a company that ensured that any law professional across the United States can look to them and know they are getting the best court reporters or litigation services possible.

Since then, the NNRC has expanded to encompass 55 court reporting firms not only in the United States, but Canada and Europe as well. Though the NNRC has grown 11 times it’s original size, their original model of business has not changed. The NNRC still vows to offer law professionals top-of-the-line court reporting firms while providing excellent customer service.

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It’s the NNRC’s online booking service and court reporters directory that put them above the rest. All a law professional has to do is click the tab “Book Online,” select which services they require, fill in some information about themself and the case, and submit. If the professional would like to get a little more specific in their request, however, they can turn to the court reporters directory and find a service near them. A law professional can search by their location, a court reporting firm’s name, or even by the name of a certain court reporter they would like to work with.

Potential members of the NNRC must be recommended. They undergo an intensive vetting process to assure their equipment is state-of-the-art, their reporters are accurate, timely, and professional, they have global video depositions and conferencing services, they have proven experience in meeting litigation support needs, and that their reputation for customer service is responsive and next to no one.

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With the NNRC’s seal of approval, quality court reporting firms are getting the business they deserve. In Phoenix, Arizona, Coash & Coash has been open for 35 years. In their area, their repute is strong, but their partnership with the NNRC has opened even more doors for them. Anderson Reporting in Columbus, Ohio has been open over three decades as well, and as one of the founding firms of their NNRC, their business has flourished. The same can be said for Beovich, Walter, & Friend in Portland, Oregon. Even after 30 years with open doors, their firm is still growing.

These firms can call upon their membership with the NNRC in order to confirm that they are, in fact, the best of the best. Simultaneously, with each quality firm the NNRC covers under their wings, their reputation grows more and more prestigious. After so many years of being a premiere business for law professionals to turn to, the NNRC has become one of the leading court reporting directories. Their easy to navigate website, convenient booking engine, and compiling of talented reporting agencies are what lead attorneys to come back time and time again.

Elder Law

Mark Shalloway and Elder Law– And Important, Overlooked Field

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When one thinks of a court reporter, they generally imagine someone sitting behind a type-writer, transcribing the events of a horrible criminal case or civil suit. These interpretations are not incorrect, but there are so many more instances that a good court reporter is absolutely necessary to a case. There’s entertainment, sport, environmental, and any other number of law type, but something that is often forgotten about is elder law.

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Elder law attorneys cover a wide range of issues for their clients, including, but not limited to, health care, long-term planning, social-security, wills, and protection against elder abuse. A professional and efficient court reporter is essential to the success of an elder law case, and the proper care of someone’s most loved family members.

Mark Shalloway, a Lawyer for the People

Mark Shalloway is the face of elder law in Palm Beach, Florida, and was recently rated as one of the three best estate planning lawyers in West Palm Beach. In an area so densely populated with an elder community, Shalloway’s services are constantly needed. For 25 years, Shalloway’s firm, Shalloway & Shalloway, has ensured elders and their assets are properly taken care in a respectful manner. He holds a number of elder law certifications, as well as memberships to elder law committees across the nation dedicated to creating the best elder law attorneys.

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Clientele refer to the staff at Shalloway & Shalloway as professional, kind, and even life-altering. It is the firm’s duty to take one of the most difficult aspects of life and make it as painless and seamless a transition as possible. Mark Shalloway makes it his personal mission to not only provide his clients with any resources they need, but to teach the public about the importance of elder care and financial stability. Several times a year, Shalloway offers virtual public seminars involving estate planning and other important aspects of elder law.

Elder law is a rewarding field for any court reporter to be a part of. To learn more, contact Shalloway & Shalloway at (561) 686-6200, or visit their website.

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Ryan Reporting, A Staple of the Orlando Legal Scene

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Since the grand opening of the Disneyworld in 1965, the Orlando area has grown and changed exponentially. Incredible resorts and the introduction of seemingly an innumerable amount of theme parks has populated the area and continues to reel tourists in, rain or shine. Businesses open, close, and open again with something grander in its place. The once rural area has become a hub of arts and action in less than half a decade.

Bustling City, Bustling Legal Scene

As Orlando’s entertainment industry has grown, its legal industry has done the same. In such a densely-populated area, it is essential to have legal representation for each and every one of your business, health, and real estate legal needs. But as firms expand and shrink in response to “the City Beautiful” demands, there is one thing about the legal field that has remained the same: the presence of lawyers’ most trusted firm, Ryan Reporting.

The firm has remained a prominent part of the Orlando area legal field since 1970. As a dominating resource for litigation needs and court reporters, Ryan Reporting services all of central Florida—from Titusville, to Orange County. Attorneys and paralegals return to the court reporting firm time and time again due to their reputation of diligence, timeliness, accuracy, and absolute care for the case.

Excellence in Service

For years now, each and every one of a lawyer’s legal needs have been fulfilled by Ryan Reporting. The firm offers unparalleled Orlando court reporters, as well as top-tier videography, case research, translators, and so much more. Specialized areas of practice are of no concern to the staff at Ryan Reporting. Attorneys from fields such as civil rights or real estate can come to Ryan Reporting and find a court reporter who is not only skilled, but is fluent in their area of practice—an invaluable resource to building a strong litigation team.

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Ryan Reporting hasn’t let the digital age deter them. With the go-go-go nature that comes hand-in-hand with not only a bustling city, but the professional workforce, time is precious. Attorneys and paralegals need to be able to schedule a service at any time of day. A traditionalist can certainly call or email Ryan Reporting to do just that, but for absolute convenience, legal professionals can schedule a service with their mobile-friendly booking engine. All an attorney has to do is fill out information on themselves, their case, and submit a request! It’s that’s simple!

For more information on Ryan Reporting, call them at (321) 636-0972, email them at info@ryanreporting.com, or visit their offices.

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