For over 40 years, the NNRC has served attorneys and other legal professionals across the world. Before, the standards for litigation support varied wildly from firm to firm. Attorneys could never anticipate whether or not a firm could live up to their expectations. This was unacceptable to the firms that founded the NNRC. Together, they set a new standard of speed, accuracy, efficiency, and customer service. In order to be accepted as an NNRC partner, clients must undergo a strict vetting process to ensure they live up to these high standards.
This allows attorneys, no matter where in the world they are, to schedule a litigation support service with the utmost confidence. Whether booking a court reporter in California or a legal video professional in Missouri, there is a partner with the NNRC who can help.
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Once a upon a time, all court reporting firms offered was just that: court reporting. Attorneys turned to these professionals for reliable, fast, and accurate reporting, and that was it.
The video above illustrates just how wildly the industry has changed. What was once a series of dots and dashes similar to Morse Code has grown into a system of shorthand reliable, computer-aided transcription machines. Reporters often work alongside videographers to produce a video with a transcript, and they can even deliver their transcripts to clients in real time.
But as the years have gone by and technology has come to be more advanced, attorneys have come to expect these diverse litigation support services throughout their cases. No one wants to have to hop between business to business to find the support they need.
From Lisa Migliore Black and NCRA STRONG: "Advances in technology are wonderful, but embracing technology before it is road-tested, perfected, and proven effective can come with dangers and ethical questions to ponder."https://t.co/NjN8LlhM4Zpic.twitter.com/yapNmL9DGR
Competitive court reporting firms don’t want their clients to have to do that either. They understand not only how much of the client’s time that search wastes, but how that search could be bad for their own business. If a client finds a different court reporting firm that offers all the services they need, chances are that they will lose that client. As a result, many firms have gone on to add the litigation support services that attorneys require.
As the one-stop-shop for all things litigation support, many court reporting firms go above and beyond to take that title further and provide additional legal resources. These resources are often designed to save an attorney’s time by answering any questions they might have before they are asked. For professionals in the legal sphere, any saved time is precious.
In a city like Las Vegas, this rings especially true. In a location like that, the legal scene is a bustling one. Attorneys often work on a plethora of diverse cases that require every ounce of their attention. They don’t have time to scour the internet in search of firms that can deliver upon their legal needs.
One of the leading firms in the area, Envision Legal, has set up their website with that in mind. In just two clicks, clients can see exactly which services the full-service litigation support firm offers. From there, turning to the site’s subheadings answers any questions clients might have about the specific service—from an F.A.Q about court reporters, information about realtime reporting, trial presentation, and more.
Under the “resources” heading, attorneys can find a broader scope of help. Whether in need of tips on ensuring a quality deposition or Nevada legal resources, all of that can be found in this section. When a client clicks through the site, it is abundantly clear that it is designed with client needs in mind.
“It was important to make things easy to navigate, and easy to digest,” firm president, Monice Campbell, says. “Attorneys don’t want to spend time reading thousands of words about a service. They want to know what the firm offers is of the highest quality from the get-go.”
It’s common knowledge that many attorneys work far past the hours of an average workday. According to a 2018 Legal Trends report, 75% of lawyers often work outside regular business hours, with 39% of them reporting that it negatively effects their personal lives. This is especially the case for those who live in larger cities. Between billable hour requirements, the catch-up cycle, and other client services attorneys often work long and hard hours.
This is one of the many reasons why court reporting firms do what they can to provide attorneys fast, reliable services every time. Both attorneys and their staff don’t have time to ho and hum over decisions. They need a firm that boasts a reputation of timeliness, as well as full-service litigation support.
On MSNBC, Rachel Maddow addresses just how important attorneys are to the court room on a specific case. “The court reporter in that case has been asked to do absolutely heroic work.”
Quality court reporting firms are chalk-full of professionals who make that happen. Whether working on a small interpersonal case or a case with a major organization, court reporters should do all they can to get attorneys what they need, exactly when they need it. That dedication should ripple down to each and every staff member. Successful, full service litigation support firms should offer:
Legal videographers who utilize the best technology in the business for the clearest, crispest audio and visuals possible
Diverse trial support options to fulfill anything attorneys need
Remote deposition services that connect teams over a secure server no matter where in the world they are
Realtime reporting professionals who are the fastest and most accurate in the business
Speed and accuracy have always been driving factors of court reporting firms, and they will forever continue to be. By providing attorneys with the legal resources they need to perform properly, court reporters make a world of difference in one’s case. Quality transcripts get attorneys the results they need. Firms should make every step of that journey easier. With simple booking and a plethora of information to review, court reporters make the lives and work of their clients far more simple.
Litigation support has grown into a diverse world for legal professionals to peruse. It is rare that attorneys simply require a court reporting or trial support service—more often than not, they need several services for their upcoming case. Court reporting firms have learned that the best way to keep in business is to listen to client needs and include the services they really need in their lineup.
For the longest time, court reporting firms did just that: court reporting. The world of law has become more complex and demanding for attorneys, so naturally, some of that demand shifts to court reporting firms. On top of court reporting, firms now offer anything from transcription, to interpreters, to mediation to keep up with the ever-changing needs of clients.
The best firms, however, incorporate the latest technology into their services. As technology grows more important, legal videography has practically become a right-hand-man to court reporting. These days, court reporting firms that don’t offer legal videography fall short. But what is legal videography, and why is it so important?
A legal videographer is a professional who is responsible for recording legal proceedings with high-quality audio and video equipment. They can be utilized to record a trial, legal deposition, the signing of legal documents, or even to record evidence for trials like damaged property. To work with a firm that officers legal videography, prospective videographers should get their Certified Legal Video Specialist (CLVS) certification from the NCRA. This ensures the professional’s understanding of the field and level of skill. Legal videographers should have a quality video camera, audio mixer, microphones, headphones, and even backdrops at their disposal so a client can get the most out of their service.
There are a number of specificities that legal videographers must keep in mind as they move forward with a case. They must know the differences in the operation of legal videography on a state-by-state basis. It is up to the legal videographer to know those rules and receive the proper certifications and meet the correct industry standards that clients look for. The legal videographer knows what state rules and what federal rules take priority on a job.
The world is full of jargon the average attorney might not know the answer to when it comes to their legal video service, and it isn’t their job. Their legal videographer takes care of the industry specific videos so the attorney has nothing to worry about. For a crash course on becoming a deposition videographer, watch the video below.
Legal videographers are another fantastic resource to have on top of one’s court reporter. By capturing the audio and visuals of a deposition, attorneys can craft a stronger narrative for the courtroom. Some court reporting firms work with an additional legal videography firm or a freelance professional, while others employ in-house professionals. In-house legal videographers are especially valuable, as it gives client the comfort of knowing the standard they expect from their court reporters transfers to their legal videographers.
“In-house legal videography sweetens the deal for many attorneys,” Marti Sutherland-Vidal, Chief Operating Officer of Laws Reporting, says. “When a client knows they can trust your firm, they don’t want to hop around to others and hope they get the same level of support because you don’t offer all the services they need. Offering legal videography in the same place they get their court reporters is a game-changer.”
Sutherland-Vidal’s Miami court reporters at Laws Reporting have offered a variety of litigation services essentially since the firm’s conception. It is what has kept the firm in business for almost 50 years. Given how court reporters and legal videographers work in-tandem on such a high number of cases, it only made sense to add legal videography in Miami to their services.
While clearly helpful in nature, it becomes abundantly clear just how useful video synchronization is once one takes a closer look. Attorneys can use their synchronized video during their reviewal process as they prepare for the next step, as it makes clip retrieval far easier (and faster). When used during a trial, this service is especially pertinent for the hard of hearing. It allows them to digest what was said during a deposition or other legal proceeding just as easily as everyone else.
Despite how closely court reporters and legal videographers work, Certified Legal Video Specialists still don’t have an active role in within the National Court Reporters Association. Given the importance of a quality professional in this area of practice, it is shocking to know that they are often left out of decisions the association makes.
Legal video specialists are making a grand push for their voices to be heard. A vote will be held at the NCRA’s July conference that determines a more active inclusion throughout the organization.
From the CLVS Council: Allowing CLVS Associate members to become Participating members does not hinder the goals of the Association. It would strengthen the 35+ year partnership and demonstrate the cooperation with verbatim stenographic reporters. pic.twitter.com/JvLYb9pfGr
“The CLVS program has been around for 30 years and for us to not have a voice by now, and we’ve been such a team partner of the court reporters… is frustrating.”
Considering how Certified Legal Video Specialists have been practically essential to the world of law for the past several decades, it is only a matter of time before they receive the representation they deserve. Court reporters who work alongside these professionals have long-since been aware of their worth, and the rest of the world would be apt to follow suit.
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.
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 reporters, Cady 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.
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.”
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their offices.
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 email@example.com, 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.”