Court reporters are a vital and often overlooked component of legal cases. Thanks to the demands of national and international legal cases, court reporting firms today have become more and more prominent. With more and more attorneys traveling for depositions and other case needs, they rely on a network of court reporters and litigation support firms that offer services in more than one state or city.
The National Network Reporting Company (NNRC) is a court reporting and litigation support service that operates worldwide. It’s one of the largest organizations of its kind and has handled more than 10 million depositions in the United States, Canada and Europe. But the group is more than just a legal service. It also offers reporter directories, legal news and promotes local court reporting firms.
NNRC formed in 1983 when five top court reporting firms came together to help attorneys with litigation. Now based in California, more than 55 firms are part of NNRC. All members are equipped with advanced court reporting technologies, experience in litigation and more. Exceptional firms are singled out as “Partner of the Week” on the group’s website.
The primary service NNRC provides is court reporting, but it truly caters to all aspects of legal cases. Video deposition services, trial presentations and video conferencing, all very important tools for lawyers, are offered through NNRC.
And the way its services are offered is fresh and innovative. NNRC connects clients with reporters using an extensive database of court reporters grouped by both state and country. The homepage of NNRC’s website features a clickable map of the United States, and each state leads to a directory of court reporters in that state’s cities. In the similar “Find a Firm” feature, NNRC compiled a list of reporters and firms that can be discovered by name or location.
One of the most easy and immediate features of NNRC is the 24/7 mobile booking engine, where court reporters can be scheduled for specific dates and times. All users have to do is enter their name, location, type of deposition and the dates and times needed, and they’re instantly connected with a firm that can meet their requirements. The booking can take 24 hours, but if a firm is needed immediately, the website provides a toll-free hotline to discuss court needs.
NNRC truly utilizes its online resources as a way to reach a global audience. One of the most successful ways it does so is through its blog. The NNRC blog is geared toward litigators, reporters and any legal professional. Topics range from legal news to profiles of its “Partner of the Month” to updates in its state reporter directories.
Another online tool is NNRC’s court reporting resources. Lists of apps, litigation support tips and what to remember in deposition scheduling checklists are recommended to professional court reporters. It also includes trends, events and technological advancements in the litigation field.
NNRC has been hailed as the world’s most advanced court reporting company, and not without reason. With its wide range of firms and state-of-the-art technology, each case assigned through NNRC strengthens the close relationship between attorneys, paralegals and court reporters.