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How Court Reporting and Remote Depositions Come Together

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In the past year, the world of law has had to make some major changes. With many professionals working from home for the majority of the year, everyone has had to adapt what they do to keep cases moving while ensuring the safety of everyone involved.

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With livelihoods potentially in the balance, the law can’t just be put on hold. National Network Reporting Company (NNRC) quickly rose to the challenge. Videoconferencing was already a service the litigation firm employed. The service allows attorneys to connect across the globe for any sort of meeting they may need. The next logical step was to transform that idea into remote depositions.

How can an attorney have a remote deposition? It’s the exact same idea of an in-person deposition, just from the comfort and safety of each participant’s home or personal office with a few minor changes. Remote depositions must be agreed upon by all involved parties. Any and all exhibits or documents must be delivered to those involved via email. All those involved should ensure their microphone and cameras properly work. On the day of the deposition, oath must be administered remotely. From that point on, the deposition continues as it might in the court room.

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Though some may think a remote deposition may mean no court reporter involvement, this does not have to be the case. When an attorney schedules a remote deposition through the NNRC, that service can include one of the company’s skilled professionals. Though not in-person, the NNRC’s court reporters are still able to produce an accurate transcript in record time, and are on standby to assist with any problems that may arise.

With the NNRC, attorneys can be confident all their information is safe. The company utilizes the best technology in the business so that legal teams and their witnesses connect over a secure server. All details of the case stay between those involved in it, precisely as it should be.

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In a time where everything seems uncertain, the NNRC is there to make things a little clearer. For decades they have offered superior litigation support to attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals across the globe. Customer service should never come second, especially in a global pandemic. With the NNRC, clients not only know their case is in good hands, but the hands of professionals who truly care. In a line of work so important, that is a quality that truly matters.

To learn more about the NNRC and their remote depositions, call (916) 451-9187, email debbe.dreher@nnrc.com, or fill out this contact form.

Court Reporters: The Unsung Heroes of the Courtroom

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Court reporters are the unsung heroes of the courtroom. The media loves to portray lawyers speaking in dramatic absolutes and waving their arms while the judge bangs their gavel to demand order in the court. While this is something that seldom happens, even if it did, what happens when attorneys, the jury, and the judge pack up for the day? How do they remember what exactly happened accurately and honestly?

They turn to their transcripts. Attorneys study what was said to help shape their case. Judges need the transcript to make a fair decision. And where do they get these transcripts? From their court reporters.

The court reporters at Beovich, Walter, & Friend (BWF) are the unsung heroes of Portland, Oregon. Since 1957, BWF has cemented themselves with a reputation of excellence, state-of-the-art equipment, and leading services. When attorneys need a Portland court reporter, BWF is the firm that they turn to.

BWF Reporters has kept their doors open for 60 years by offering diverse litigation services for a number of different legal fields. Court reporting is just the beginning. They also offer realtime reporting, internet streaming, videography, videoconferencing, tape and CD transcription, and more. Sometimes, accidents happen, or a particularly important case needs a transcript as soon as possible. To help meet these needs, BWF offers expedited transcripts, and even same-day drafts. BWF’s areas of practice cover personal injury law, copyright law, immigration law, and a number of other fields, so that just about any law professional can come to BWF, request a service, and get exactly the help they need.

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Perhaps the aspect of business that truly separates BWF from the rest is their promise of “transparent billing.” With their itemized invoices, clients know exactly what they’re being charged and why. This open and honest business plan helps build clients’ trust, which is one of the most important factors of running a reporting firm, and really, any type of business.

Booking a service with BWF is easy. Upon arriving to the website, all a potential or returning client has to do is select “schedule a service,” fill out a form with contact information and information on the case, and submit the request. The form is easy to understand and fill out. BWF understands that sometimes, a service is needed quickly, so if a client needs to schedule a reporter or litigation service within two days, all they have to do is call (503) 228-7201. Once scheduled, attorneys and paralegals can be confident that their case is in good hands.

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The firm has even adapted to the current global pandemic. In order to keep people at home while continuing the course of law, BWF proudly offers remote depositions. They utilize the best tech in the business to make sure everyone is connected over a secure server and easily heard. It is just one of the many ways BWF goes above and beyond to serve their clients.

To contact Beovich, Walter, & Friend, call (503) 228-7201, email info@bwfreporters.com, or visit their offices.

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Beinestock Nationwide Court Reporting & Video

Leader in Michigan Court Reporting Since 1995

Bienenstock Court Reporting & Video has been a leader in quality court reporting, legal video, and litigation support services since 1995. Although their offices are located in Michigan, their services are available nation-wide and are guaranteed to be prompt, professional, and problem-free. Their experienced and professional staff can assist you from the initial opening to the final closing of a case. Their number one goal is to work hard in order to make your life easier.

Bienenstock’s staff branches include; Court Reporters, Scheduling Department, Litigation Support Department, Legal Video Department, and their Production Department. All of Bienenstock’s Michigan court reporters have passed the rigorous testing to ensure State certification in corporate social responsibility (CSR), and many have gone on to earn their National certifications of Registered Professional Reporter as well as Registered Merit Reporter. In addition to reporting, their administrative staff has extensive training in scheduling and managing large and complex cases. Because of their experience they are fully prepared to handle any last-minute changes as well.

Comprehensive Pre-trail Support and Trial Presentation Services

Bienenstock’s Litigation Support Specialists are first in providing comprehensive pre-trial support and trial presentation services. Their Trial Technologists have hundreds of hours of courtroom experience and have won many cases with their persuasive multimedia presentations. Included in the multimedia aspect are Bienenstock’s Legal Video services. Their Video Technicians are trained in accordance with the NCRA Certified Legal Video Specialist standards. Furthermore, their Transcript Production and Imaging Specialists are experienced and guarantee on-time delivery of your evidentiary needs.

Bienenstock Court Reporting & Video court reporting firms has multiple locations that offer pre-equipped Videoconferencing. These locations are in Ann Arbor, Bingham Farms, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw, Michigan. The remaining locations are in Flint, Jackson, Lansing, and Mt. Clemens, Michigan and include everything else to ensure a professional working environment.

Laws Reporting Announces Mediation Services

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(Miami, Florida) November 18, 2020

Laws Reporting is pleased to announce their mediation services. The objective of mediation is to settle a case in a way that all parties are satisfied before it reaches trial. It involves the parties at odd, and an impartial, third party mediator. These professionals are unbiased and can help the parties work together to eliminate some of the problems between them.

The Miami court reporting firm offers mediation because they know how expensive lawsuits can be. The longer a lawsuit is drawn out, the more money both parties are forced to shell out. By turning to Laws Reporting for a mediation service, it is possible for the case to come to a close far faster than a lawsuit, allowing both parties to return to their lives sooner rather than later.

Laws Reporting works tirelessly to make the lives of their clients as easy as possible. The firm offers a wide-breadth of litigation services to fulfill any and all legal needs that may come up. It is time consuming to find a litigation support firm an attorney can trust, and doubly more difficult to find firms that can handle each requirement. In Miami, Laws Reporting is that firm.

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In need of a quality court reporter? Laws Reporting has the timely, accurate, and effective professionals every attorney needs. How about a video service? At Laws, clients can expect crisp audio and visuals every single time. Interpreters for an upcoming case? Laws Reporting offers professionals for Spanish, Creole, Portuguese, Thai, Korean, Mandarin, and Cantonese. If you can name a litigation service, Laws Reporting can help you. The firm wants nothing more than the citizens of south Florida to have the high quality litigation support services they deserve.

For more information, call (954) 581–4010, email laws@lawsreporting.com, fill out this contact form, or visit their offices.

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National Network Reporting Company Provides Ultimate Court Reporting Directory

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The National Network Reporting Company (also known as the NNRC) is a network dedicated to promoting quality court reporting firms across the United States, Canada, and Europe whilst providing both a national and international court reporting directory to today’s legal professionals. The NNRC is committed to opening new doors for lawyers by providing them with the necessary resources to expand their reach with 21st-century connectivity. They offer video conferencing, real-time reporting, accurate and timely transcripts, as well as a wide range of other services that aim to assist lawyers by enhancing efficiency and enabling them to take hold of their case materials in new ways.

A Database of Quality Reporters

In the age of interconnected technology, the decentralization of information is inevitable. This expedited information diffusion can have the unfortunate consequence of causing confusion rather than enlightenment, making the abundance of information next to worthless for those without the time to search through piles of related text. This is where specified search engines or specialized directories such as the National Network Reporting Company can be of great use. Giving industry professionals a way to easily navigate through the tangled rat’s nest of hashtags and keywords, court reporting directories like the NNRC are invaluable tools needed to navigate the vast world wide web. The ease of gathering the services necessary to ensure a successful litigation provides legal firms with a chance to focus on the most important details of winning a case.

Providing Worldwide Connections

worldwide_national_connectionWith their multitude of online services, law firms may contact the National Network Reporting Company from any location in order to find quality court reporters within their chosen area. Searches can be done by specific name or by general region, and attorneys can book their court reporter online through the NNRC website. Because those at the NNRC recognize that even straightforward cases can become unnecessarily complex if a legal service like a witness deposition is needed across state lines, the NNRC aims to provide 24/7 quality service to any attorneys in need of national court reporter coverage. The National Network Reporting Company prides itself in providing accurate information with reliable technology and full litigation support.

Houston Court Reporters With Over 25 Years of Experience

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Hanna & Hanna Certified Court Reporting & Video Specialists is a family-owned and operated court reporting firm that has been serving the Houston, Texas area for over 25 years. They focus their services on the needs of the modern attorney and continue to ensure quality with their cutting-edge technology and outstanding customer service. Their experienced team strives to provide everything an attorney requires. From specific needs for your deposition or simply delivering quality transcripts in a timely fashion, these Houston court reporters are dedicated to providing the utmost in litigation support to the Houston, Texas legal community.

A Host of Litigation Support Services

Apart from assistance in both complex and simple litigations and arbitrations, Hanna & Hanna Reporting offers support right on their website with an online scheduling and an online repository feature. Their full list of litigation services includes certified real-time reporters, legal video specialists, worldwide coverage, and internet streaming. With their Internet streaming services, Hanna & Hanna can help to circumvent any extra travel expenses by providing real-time Internet streaming to the location and device of your choice. The Hanna & Hanna team of Houston court reporters are there to work with you from the beginning to the end of your case.

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.