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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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 email@example.com, or visit their offices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their offices.
Anderson Reporting is pleased to announce that the firm has moved to a new location. The firm, which used to be located on West Henderson, is now located on 1421 West Third Avenue. Despite the change in location, Anderson Reporting is still based in Columbus, Ohio, making it easy for returning clients to find Columbus court reporters they know they can trust.
Other than the new location, nothing about the business will change. Anderson Reporting will continue to offer clients superior customer service, as well as a wide variety of litigation services. Attorneys and paralegals home to or visiting Ohio can continue to trust that all their legal needs will be taken care of, from conference room to trial.
Anderson Reporting is one of the oldest and most prolific court reporting firms in Ohio. For more than 30 years, President Gayle Anderson has overseen every single aspect of business in order to assure the highest quality of staff and service. The firm has been commended for their dedication to serving their clients, and treating them like people instead of numbers.
The firm also serves as a charter member of the National Network Reporting Company (NNRC), which is the largest court reporter directory in the world. The directory was founded to help law professionals easily find a reliable court reporting service in their area.
For more information on Anderson reporting, call them at (614) 326-0177, go to their website, or visit their brand-new offices!
One of the challenges for law firms with depositions and other tasks across the nation is finding reliable court reporting firms away from home. The National Network Reporting Company (NNRC) has now addressed this issue within the industry. Their national court reporters directory has now become the most-researched and most popular listings of court reporting and litigation support firms in the nation.
For law firms looking for individual firms within a particular state, NNRC also offers new state directories. Their most recent addition to this list includes a directory of Texas court reporters. The directory includes top firms for markets like Houston, Dallas, and Austin.
The Houston representative for the Texas directory is Hanna Reporting, one of the oldest court reporting companies in the nation. Hanna reporting serves the entire Houston area and is based downtown. Their status as one of the oldest members of NNRC means they have developed a prime reputation as a reliable and exacting firm that delivers quality for all of its services.
The Texas court reporters directory for the National Network Reporting Company includes a 24/7 booking engine where law firms and paralegals can secure appointments for services ranging from deposition reporting, videoconferences and meetings to transcripts and trial support. The directory also includes a clickable map to other states directories and recent posts from the legal news blog published by the NNRC writing and legal team.
Dallas attorney Simon Penny describes the implications of the NNRC directories:
“We’ve found great reliability and convenience with the NNRC model. Their system of state and national directories really helps our legal team procure the services we need for our cases. Because we represent clients across Texas and often have depositions in states beyond the area, it is paramount for us to find reliable court reporting services.”
The nation’s capital is a hotbed of political jockeying and careerism. When it comes to the business of politics, no place in the USA matches Washington D.C. for an influx of talent, ambition and diversity of professionals from all over the world. The same may be said about the legal community in the nation’s capital. One of the challenges and benefits of being situated in the political center of the country for court reporting and law firms is the range of case types and clients.
Baltimore court reporters such as Gore Brothers Reporting, with offices in Baltimore, Towson, and Washington DC, must offer services that include a knowledge of various of areas of practice and law firms from two different states and the DC area. Versatility remains the key.
Law firms in the Baltimore DC Beltway are often handling international cases as well. The range of languages, areas of practice and locations means a court reporting firm must be able to provide services such as interpreting, document transcription that is digitally based, and multiple locations.
“We have found that few firms can carry caseloads that include depositions of multiple languages and linguistic variation within a certain area of practice. One of the keys to providing excellent services to law offices in our nation’s capital is the ability to provide new technologies like ultra high speed wifi and videoconferencing across multiple platforms and turn around digital transcripts as soon as possible.”
With many firms specializing in international law, political cases that emphasize corporate and business law, and other fields related to the political dynamism of Baltimore and Washington D.C. it becomes paramount to offer versatility and a history of precision in the tradecraft known as court reporting.
Bakersfield is one of California’s rural towns with a fascinating history. For the legal community, Bakersfield is a growing city with a diverse resource of attorneys, court reporters and other legal professionals. Bakersfield court reporters are among the most dedicated in the state.
The legal community is tightly knit and this closeness fosters a rare camaraderie and professionalism not easily found in larger cities or in legal communities in general. The next time you look for a paralegal, a lawyer or a reporting professional in the Central Valley, look to Bakersfield.