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Court Reporting and the World of Law

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Attorneys are not the sole professional who win clients’ cases. They are responsible for presenting the facts and swaying the jury, which is certainly a difficult task, but there are a lot of moving parts that help attorneys present the best version of their case possible. Legal teams are made up of a number of professionals who preform different jobs in order to help the case thrive.

Among those professionals are court reporters. Many hear the title and can’t possibly conceive what a court reporter might do during a trial. Others simply think that court reporters sit in the back of the room with a tiny laptop and type up what was said. While that description is the most basic description of a court reporter’s responsibilities possible, it is a description nonetheless. Court reporters are tasked with recording what was said, exactly how it was said, as it is said. This means that court reporters must be able to type upwards of 200 words a minute– about five times more than the average person can type a minute.

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Part of this ability comes from talent, and part of it comes from mastering the stenograph– the machine court reporters use in the court room or deposition. Unlike a normal keyboard, stenographs are arranged phonetically, which allows reporters to record sounds instead of “real English” and produce words more quickly. Court reporters then have to go back and translate what was said in a pristine transcript for attorneys, so that it can be referenced at a later date. These transcripts need a quick turn-around, because attorneys can’t afford to sit around waiting.

Court reporters need to be as timely, efficient, and accurate as possible so that the discourse of law can move smoothly. When a court reporter can’t deliver on these needs, everyone suffers– paralegals, attorneys, and their clients. Attorneys must choose who is a part of their legal team wisely, so they aren’t left wanting more.

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As one of the legal hubs of Texas, Houston is home to a plethora of legal services. Court reporting firms are peppered across the surrounding area, giving attorneys a wide variety of options to choose from. Attorneys who have been in the business long enough know that not two firms are created equal. Some just rise above the rest, give it their dedication to quality, their top-tier technology, their customer service, or some combination of all three. In Houston, there is really only one firm that has the professionals, technology, and customer service that attorneys need.

Hanna & Hanna Certified Court Reporting and Video Specialists have been the go-to Houston court reporters for nearly 30 years. After functioning as a key part of arbitrations, hearings, complex patent litigation, and so many more diverse cases, the staff at Hanna & Hanna understand what it takes to not only provide the best service in the business, but how to anticipate the needs of their clients. The family-owned business prides itself on offering clients the best technology in the business and an unparalleled level of customer service. They are small enough to know each client by name, but large enough to cover proceedings, no matter where in the world they occur.

Some cases require different types of court reporters. The unique certifications court reporters can strive to achieve give them a more precise skillset that can be used in a number of different applications. At Hanna & Hanna, the staff employs a variety of court reporting professionals. Attorneys can book Certified Realtime Reporters, Certified Livenote Reporters, Certified Live Deposition Reporters and Certified Legal Video Specialists.

Every service Hanna & Hanna has incorporated into their business has been with the needs of their clients in mind. It has become commonplace for court reporting firms to operate as full-service litigation support firms, and Hanna & Hanna is no exception to this rule. When an attorney books a service through the Hanna & Hanna, they can schedule just about any legal service they need. Along with normal court reporting, clients can schedule a realtime reporter– one who can hookup their stenographs to a laptop or projection screen and display their transcript in realtime. This allows attorneys, the judge, and jury to follow along with legal proceedings exactly as they happen. Attorneys can also schedule Hanna & Hanna’s legal video specialists, who can record legal proceedings with the best technology in the business, guaranteeing crisp audio and visuals every time.

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The firm has a network of reporters and videographers across the glove to ensure their clients have the best service no matter where they travel, allowing attorneys to have the level of service they’ve come to expect anywhere in the world. Their realtime streaming service also attorneys to be a part of distance cases without the expenses and trouble of travel. Attorneys can examine the witness clear audio and visuals and through secure chatrooms.

They are fully aware that sometimes mistakes and emergencies happen. Sometimes, the opposing counsel might forget to schedule a reporter or videographer. Many court reporting firms would say the legal team is out of luck. At Hanna & Hanna, they can still schedule a service. By emailing afterhours@hannareporting.com at any time of day with one’s request, they will promptly receive a return email or phone call to get things settled.

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In the world of law, court reporting is absolutely crucial. Without court reporters, attorneys wouldn’t be able to recall the important details of a case-post trial or deposition. The transcripts provided by court reporting professionals are an invaluable resource, and in Houston, Texas, that resource comes in the form of Hanna & Hanna Certified Court Reporting and Video Specialists.

For more information on Hanna & Hanna, call (713) 840-8484, email info@hannareporting.com, or visit their offices.

8582 Katy Freeway, Suite 105, Houston, Texas 77024

Envision Legal and the Coronavirus

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Las Vegas court reporting firm, Envision Legal, takes the health and safety of their clients and staff very seriously. The firm closely follows the updates and advice given by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) when considering how to move forward with business in this difficult time. The staff practices high levels of sanitation and disinfection in an effort to keep everyone as healthy as possible.

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With all the uncertainty surrounding the virus, Envision Legal understands the fear an attorney may have when considering proceeding with one’s case. Beyond that fear, travel restrictions can cause more problems for legal teams that want to get together to continue the course of law. To help combat that problem, Envision Legal is pleased to offer remote depositions.

Remote depositions, or the Envision Live Streaming service, allows everyone involved in the case to meet and participate in the legal proceedings no matter where in the world they are. Whether retreating in the safety of their personal office or the comfort of their home, clients can hear everything that is said and participate in the proceedings without being in the same room.

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Envision Legal can provide the that equipment attorneys, paralegals, and the rest of the legal team may need to better participate in these online legal proceedings. With the encrypted system, clients can be confident that everything shared– be it video or documents– is totally safe.

For more information on these online services and the firm as a whole, call (702) 805-4800, email scheduling@envision.legal, or visit their offices.

700 South 3rd Street, RMCM Building – 1st floor, Las Vegas, NV 89101

How These Houston Court Reporters Are Using Web Tech to Dominate

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Since its conception over 25 years ago, Hanna & Hanna Reporting has made a point to provide the highest quality court reporting equipment to each of their clients. As the years have passed, this desire has wavered changed. These Houston court reporters continue to not only offer the best technology in the industry, but the most recent advances the internet has to offer.

Perhaps what sets them apart from many firms in their area is their variety of booking options. If a potential client desires, they can call the firm toll free, but in this day and age, that isn’t always an option. People are always on the move. Sometimes attorneys don’t have the time to stop what they are doing and make a call during conventional office hours. As a result, the firm developed an “after hours” email that is available any time of day in the event of an emergency. Upon sending a message to  afterhours@hannareporting.com, the client will promptly receive either a phone call or email. This takes some weight off the shoulders of already-stressed attorneys.

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The ability to book through email reservation is certainly a plus, but it isn’t the shining gem of the business. Because of their partnership with the National Network Reporting Company (NNRC), a company dedicated to providing a comprehensive database of quality court reporting firms, clients can now book anywhere, anytime, with their 24/7 mobile directory. The process is simple. All a client needs to do select Texas court reporting firms from the drop-down menu, select Houston, and they will immediately be taken to a page on Hanna & Hanna Reporting. It’s easy to then select “book online,” fill in the necessary information, and submit a request.

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With the NNRC’s name backing the firm, clients can be confident that they are booking a firm that will fulfill each and every one of their litigation needs. The firm the dedicated to customer service, which is why they offer same-day rough drafts and transcripts in under 24 hours. The business is about making the lives of attorneys easier, and that is precisely what the firm has done with their variety of scheduling options.

To learn more about the firm, call (877) 840-3376 or visit hannareporting.com.

8582 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024

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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.

What Makes a Court Reporting Star

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Court reporting is an essential aspect of any attorney’s case. Memory is an unreliable thing to base a case around—especially when a case extends over the course of several months. This is where court reporters come in to play. These litigation professionals eliminate the guesswork by recording highly accurate transcripts exactly as they are said while they are being said in a deposition or trial.

In Phoenix, Arizona, there are few court reporting firms who have withstood the test of time. The legal field is crucial, certainly, but too many firms don’t stay up to date with the latest in technology and services, so they slip between the cracks. Coash & Coash is not one of these firms.

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For nearly 40 years, Coash & Coash has been a staple in the Phoenix legal world. Whether their clients need top-of-the-line court reporters or the most current legal videography services, these Phoenix court reporters have their back. The standard of reporting is high. The firm was founded by Gerard T. Coash (a certified LiveNote Reporter and Merit Reporter) and Meri Coash (a certified Realtime and Registered Merit Reporter).

The firm has continued to push forward excellence as the years have gone on. To this day, Jerry Coash works to hone and perfect his skills. Recently, the court reporting titan has ensured his skills were as tightly-knit as possible by making sure he practiced his skills for at least 30 minutes for 1,000 consecutive days. That, alone, proves the level of dedication past and present clients have come to expect from the staff at Coash & Coash.

“Mr. Coash’s dedication to his craft sets a tone for the level of passion the rest of his staff members put forward,” Brandon Bell, an expert from Oak Park, Illinois, says. “When a guy is so dedicated to his work, it makes a huge impact on the entire business.”

For more information on Coash & Coash and their stellar staff, (602) 258-1440, email staff@coashandcoash.com, or visit their offices.

1802 North 7th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85006

Ryan Reporting: Premier Court Reporting Service in Orlando

Orlando is a bustling and ever expanding town. Businesses come and go at the drop of a dime, it seems, but a few have managed to hold their ground despite the tumultuous waters. Ryan Reporting is one of those few businesses. Established all the way back in 1970, Ryan Reporting has made a name for itself as one of the most respected court reporting firms in all of Central Florida.

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Taking the weight off clients’ shoulders

The firm’s longevity can be attributed to a number of factors. Ryan Reporting prides itself in offering top-notch customer service as well as fast and accurate court reporting. A number of litigation services are available—videoconferencing, mediation services, case research, notary services and others. In this vein, Ryan Reporting acts as a “One Stop Shop” for attorneys and paralegals. They also cover a number of areas of practice to fit the needs of any many clients as possible— such as Education Law, Probate Law, Corporate and Securities Law, Immigration Law. Anyone turn to Ryan Reporting in order to fulfill their many legal needs.

Their widespread reach keeps the firm’s name pumping through the beating heart of the Orlando area. A number of communities are happily served by Ryan Reporting— Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, Orange County, Seminole County, Volusia County, Brevard County, and Osceola County. It’s no wonder they are one of Central Florida’s most well-known court reporting firms.

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Resources for a client’s best case, every time

Ryan Reporting makes it easy to book any litigation service a client may need. A client can call or email if they desire, but in the digital age, people so often need to do things on the go. This is why Ryan Reporting offers a mobile-friendly booking engine on their website. All a potential client has to do is click on “Request a Service” at the top of the home page, fill in their information and details about the case, and press submit!

A variety of resources are offered to help make the client’s job a little easier. The “FAQ” section answers the many questions a client may have about Ryan Reporting, and court reporting in general. The “Litigation Tips” section hosts a number of pieces on how Ryan Reporting will make a case easier, and “Orlando Legal News” is home to the happenings in the Orlando legal world. The “Court Reporting Section” is full of tips for clients and court reporters on the business, and the “Deposition Checklist” is a downloadable PDF to help clients save time and be efficient when planning their next deposition.

Ryan Reporting is all about making their clients’ lives easier. That is why they offer a number of services, resources, and tips to take some of the stress off a law professional’s shoulders. To contact Ryan Reporting and book a service, call (321) 636-4450, email info@ryanreporting.com, or visit their offices.

1670 South Fiske Blvd, Rockledge, Florida 32955, USA

Anderson Reporting, Ohio’s Top Court Reporting Service

As one of the oldest court reporting firm in Cleveland and the United States, Anderson Reporting knows what it takes to make a timely and efficient court reporter. Anderson Reporting’s President, Gayle Anderson, built herself a well-respected career over 30 years of practice, and applies her knowledge of the industry to her business and her potential clients. Dedicated to providing a specialized and personal service, Anderson Reporting stands out among the gray as a firm that truly cares about its patrons.

Booking Made Easy

Their online booking service makes it easy for a client to book a court reporter any time of day. It’s easy to use and easy to navigate—all the client has to do is choose the service they need, fill in the necessary information about the event, and submit a request. In order to help the client know their proposal was received, a confirmation email is sent within 15 minutes of scheduling the service. Many other reporting firms don’t see little details like this as important, but this is the sort of thing clients need to feel individualized and taken care of, which is exactly what Anderson Reporting does.

 

But court reporting isn’t the only service Anderson Reporting offers. At this point in the game, the firm realizes a one-stop shop is what many busy law professionals need. No one wants to surf dozens of websites to fill each of their requests, so Anderson Reporting offers it all: deposition, hearing, meeting, realtime, videographer, process services, interpreter, video conference, internet stream, and more.

Highly Reputable Affiliations

If longevity doesn’t sell the firm as a competent service, their affiliation with the NNRC guarantees they are the best of the best. The NNRC is a renowned international database for court-reporting services, and only allows firms to become members after an arduous, daunting vetting process. A firm must be timely, professional, and known for quality customer service.

On top of its affiliations with the NNRC, Anderson Reporting has made it pertinent to that it be synonymous with a number of important legal associations in Ohio. Anderson Reporting is the only preferred court reporting company by the Columbus Bar Association. Anderson Reporting also has relations with the Paralegal Association of Central Ohio, the Ohio Court Reporters Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and even two national associations—the National Court Reporters and the American Bar Association. Each of these organizations are committed to promoting ethical, equal relationships not only with their clients, but their employees.

The Best Customer Service for the Best Clients

Anderson Reporting opens its doors to all types of officials in any area of the law—from civil rights to real estate law. With the knowledge that emergencies happen, Anderson Reporting even allows clients to call the office directly if a court reporter or other service is needed within 24 hours or less. This is something President Anderson says she is proud to offer. It shows that the clients are more than just numbers to make ends meet—they are individuals that Anderson Reporting actually cares about, and wants to help win their case.

For more information, visit their website, call them at (614) 326-0177, or visit their offices!

3242 West Henderson Rd. Suite A Columbus, OH 43220