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How Attorneys Team Up with Court Reporters

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We all know that court reporters help make an attorney’s legal team shine, but what exactly does that mean?

Court reporters help attorneys run their cases as smoothly as possible. By recording the legal proceedings of a deposition or trial as they occur in an easy to read format, attorneys can then use that transcript to shape the following steps of their case. Deposition transcripts allow attorneys to form a solid testimony for their witnesses, but they also allow attorneys to find holes in the opposing counsel’s case. As a result, attorneys can come to trial with an impenetrable defense.

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This is especially crucial in areas of law where one’s livelihood is at stake. Take elder law, for example. Elder law can encompass anything from estate planning, to veteran’s benefits, to special needs care. When a parent, spouse, or a loved one needs specialized care or a place to stay, it can be nearly impossible for family to scratch up the funds they need to provide this loved one with proper care. When this happens, families need to turn to elder law attorneys.

“Elder law attorneys give their clients a peace of mind that was likely never thought achievable,” Gagandeep Baidwan, an expert from Wichita Falls, Texas says. “When finances, assets, and quality of life are all in the balance, a good elder law attorney can make a world of difference for not only one’s life, but their peace of mind.”

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In Palm Beach County, Florida, where nearly 30 percent of the population are seniors, it is essential there be an elder law attorney who is dedicated to their work. Mark Shalloway is that attorney.  For 30 years, Mark Shalloway and his team of devoted attorneys at Shalloway & Shalloway have served the needs of seniors and their families in the Palm Beach area. Whether one requires assistance with living trusts, obtaining Medicaid, medical malpractice, or any other area of practice encompassing elder law, Shalloway and his people will do everything in their power to make sure the client is satisfied. The firm discusses the family’s needs and helps guide them to a plan that works.

But even for experienced attorneys such as Mark Shalloway, it is nearly impossible to remember each and every detail of a client’s case. This is where a court reporter would come in. By sitting in on a meeting, deposition, or trial, court reporters can quickly, accurately, and efficiently recount everything that was said. Court reporters then format the transcript to an easy-to-read document. With this tool, attorneys are able to find exactly what they need. Details won’t be forgotten or left out of the case work. An attorney can use the transcript to form as tight a case as possible.

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In the world of elder law—and really, in any area of practice—, having every single necessary detail available is pivotal to not only the success of a case, but to the livelihood of the attorney’s client. Court reporters allow attorneys to act diligently and effectively, both of which propel their work forward. With the help of court reporters, attorneys can get attorneys the resources they so desperately need to live life fully.

NNRC Announces New Directory of Court Reporting Firms

(Folsom, California) July 31, 2018

The National Network Reporting Company (NNRC) is thrilled to announce new additions to their state court reporters directory. Recently, the NNRC added a new feature to its website: an interactive map of the United States on the homepage. When one clicks on a state, they are presented with a list of cities in counties in that state that are home to NNRC-certified firms.

If one wants further information on what firms are available in their area, all they have to do is click on the city or county name to be taken to a page of a qualified court reporting firm in their area.

The NNRC has added a substantial number of states to their lineup, including pages for Oregon court reporters, Michigan court reporters, Louisiana court reporters, Pennsylvania court reporters, and Maryland court reporters. Each page divulges into more information on the area and the expertise these court reporting firms and their staff provide.

All firms that have gone through the NNRC’s strict vetting process and have been accepted as a member are guaranteed to be timely, efficient, and accurate. Each firm must have a reputation of unparalleled customer service. Since these firms understand that its customer service that keeps them afloat, they offer a wide variety of litigation services to help meet the needs of their clients.

Many firms offer court reporters that not only understand what it takes to be a great court reporter, but professionals that have studied certain legals fields and truly understand them, thus creating a stronger litigation team for their clients. It is clear that the NNRC’s primary focus is on their clientele.

Mark Shalloway Makes Elder Law Easy

Mark Shalloway is more than just a lawyer based out of Palm Beach. He has established deep roots in the world of elder-law with over 25 years of experience in the field. He was one of the first Elder Law Attorneys to be certified by the National Elder Law Foundation, and has served on a number of committees focused on the importance of Elder Law, such as the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee and the Florida Bar Elder Law section Medicaid Committee. Shalloway is a lawyer, certainly, but he is dedicated to offering the elder community the treatment and respect they deserve.

Mark Shalloway

A Firm on a Mission

Mark Shalloway’s firm, Shalloway & Shalloway, was founded with this ideal as the foundation of their work. With hardworking and dedicated professionals, the lawyers at Shalloway and Shalloway get the results families need, while treating them with respect and care, details some forget in the competitive grind.

“They literally turned our life around from desperate to hopeful,” one reviewer says. “They are very professional, efficient, and fast working. They are all extremely friendly and helpful. We had a feeling when we entered their office that they are just working for us.”

The Shalloway & Shalloway website provides a number of resources for those seeking specific help for the many needs surrounding elders, including Alzheimer’s and dementia assistance, disability, hospice care, medicaid, and more. Each of these sections link to a foundation or nonprofit that may be able to offer clients the assistance they need. The page can be found under the “Firm Overview—Resources” tab. Mark Shalloway himself runs a small blog on the website that is designed to keep clients and law professionals up to date with changes in the field, as well as tips on choosing an elder-care facility, how to streamline an estate, and much more.

The Importance of Court Reporters in Elder Law

Shalloway & Shalloway, P.A. is an example of the versatility of court reporters. When one thinks of the uses of court reporters, they generally think of a criminal or civil rights case, but that is not the end of the road for this useful practice. Court reporters are used in court, certainly, but they are also used in deposition or even interview settings. Court reporters are there to offer the most accurate account of what happened and what was said between a law professional, their client, and perhaps an opposing party. In a field where negligence, manipulation, and abuse of elders is rampant, a good court reporter is essential to ensure justice runs its course.

To contact Shalloway & Shalloway, call (561) 686-6200, or visit their website.

1400 Centrepark Blvd, Suite #700, West Palm Beach, FL 33401