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Five Legal Trends to Look for in 2019

The landscape of the world of law and litigation is changing. As our culture becomes more and more “go, go, go” in the age of the internet, it is important that each legal firm keep up to speed. That is why many are making major changes that put them ahead of the curve. Here are five of those legal trends to be on the lookout for in 2019.

1. Mobile Scheduling of Court Reporting Services

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Attorneys and paralegals are always looking for ways to more efficiently manage their time. Many have favorite court reporters to turn to for all their litigation needs, but a large portion of these firms are stuck in the past with limited calling or email scheduling options. However, things are starting to change. Many court reporting companies are now offer mobile scheduling for court reporter services.

These scheduling options allow attorneys to simply click on the booking engine, fill out contact information, information on the case, and which services need to be booked. Upon submitting the request, the firm is notified of the proposal and promptly gets back to the client. These mobile booking engines attorneys to fill out a request anywhere, any time.

2. Local Education Seminars by Attorneys

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In an interview with West Palm Beach Elder Law attorney, Mark Shalloway, he reveals that there is “intimidation and fear with booking with a lawyer.” This causes many clients to not seek the help they need. By offering free seminars on a particular area of practice, locals can learn about the field and determine whether or not they want to proceed with this particular law firm. The anonymity that comes with participating in an audience setting allows potential clients to comfortable intake knowledge.

“They are exposed to the subject matter and can understand if it will help,” Shalloway says. “If it’s not right fit, they just leave. If they want more, they can follow up. You can go on internet, read articles, but you can learn much more if you show up to a seminar.”

3. Presence on Online

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With the rise in social media, having an online presence is far more important than it once was. People rarely turn phone booths or radio ads to learn about a firm. Nowadays, people open Google and search for firms near them. It is vastly important for a law firm or court reporting firm to have a stunning, easy to navigate website that can appeal to both younger and older generations. Having multiple social media accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter, allow clients to stay engaged with the business. When exposed to frequent updates, it keeps the business on the minds of clients, making them more likely to return to the firm when they need help.

4. Better Cyber security

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An increase in online presence and a transfer from paper to digital, however, leads to an increase in data breeches. In a study by ABA in 2017, it was reported that 44% of firms experienced a threat to security and breech. With important and sensitive information on not only the firm itself, but their clients, sitting on each and every one of the staff-members’ computers, it is essential that greater focus be placed on security. Many firms hiring more than adding IT professionals to the team—they are turning to cyber security companies such as Root9B and Intel Security to keep their information secure.

5. Video Marketing

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YouTube is quickly becoming one of the top search engines in the world. More than 75 million people in the world watch videos every single day. People would rather watch a video that is just a few minutes long than ready a several-paged article that holds the same information. Videos are engaging, and can be watched while people wash the dishes or do any other number of tasks. By creating easily digestible video content, firms can get their information into the world in a creative way that appeals to a large audience.

Shareable, interesting content will help spread the word. Videos also help put a face and personality to what one may have been seen as an intimidating attorney. If present and future clients feel comfortable and familiar with a firm, they will be more likely to schedule an appointment or service.

Tempest Reporting: One of Salt Lake City’s Oldest and Greatest Reporting Firms

Salt Lake City became one of America’s great unique and historical cities in 1847. As one walks through the streets of Utah’s state capital, they can’t help but be humbled by breath taking architecture surrounded by glorious mountains. Though it may not look like it did during its conception, one can feel the history of Salt Lake City seeping through the cracks in the sidewalk.

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Where history was once made, history is often made again. Tempest Reporting is a slice of that history. Though comparatively, Tempest Reporting is quite young, the court reporting firm has made its mark as not only one of the longest-standing firm of Utah court reporters, but as a premiere firm for attorneys and paralegals to turn to for all their litigation services. While this is perhaps an unexciting statistic to some, court reporting services play a huge part in our legal system. Since 1988, Tempest reporting has worked cases for all sizes for top personal injury, corporate law, and criminal law firms in the state. That is quite the feat.

What it Takes for a Successful Case

Tempest Reporting’s founder and President, Ariel Mumma, created the firm when she saw how things in the industry needed to change. When she first started, Ms. Mumma was shocked to realize that many court reporting firms were not utilizing the latest technology available. How is it possible for a firm to provide the best services when they don’t even have the best technology for their clients?

With that in mind, Tempest Reporting became one of the first court reporting firms to accepts transcripts and deliver them over email—allowing attorneys and paralegals to access what they need quickly. The firm was also one of the first to offer its clients compressed transcripts and videoconferencing. Nowadays, these aspects of business are commonplace. Tempest Reporting was one of the firms that helped pave that standard.

Independent Business for Best Services

The firm’s 30-year legacy of being an independently owned firm is another feat that many court reporting services are unable to make. Maintaining independence allows the firm to provide its clients with not only the best court reporting services, but the most attentive customer service. With Tempest Reporting, clients aren’t just a number whose ends justify the means. Clients are individuals with specialized and personal needs. That is why their services have remained unparalleled for three decades.

In this day and age, everyone is go-go-go. Many law professionals don’t have the time to scour phone books and countless websites court reporting and litigation services to fit their needs. That is why Tempest Reporting is more than a court reporting firm. They offer videoconferencing, videography, conference rooms, realtime services, and much more. They are aware that accidents happen and emergencies arise, so they follow through with their clients to ensure that nothing unexpected occurs, be it technical issues or otherwise. First and foremost, Tempest Reporting is there for the people.

To contact Tempest Reporting or to book a service, call 801-521-2222, email them at info@reporting.com, or visit their offices.

175 S Main St #710 Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Meet Hanna & Hanna: Houston’s Most Technologically-Advanced Court Reporters

It’s not just technological savvy that makes Hanna & Hanna one of the premiere and elite court reporting firms in Houston. What makes Hanna & Hanna special is their commitment to new technologies such as simulcast videoconferencing, digital file repositories and global mobile scheduling combined with that old world Texas commitment to customized client relations and good old fashioned hard work.

Hanna & Hanna: Over 25 Years of Independence!

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The firm, independently-owned and operated by Kelly Hanna and Jim Hanna for over 25 years, is proud to be recognized as one of the most reliable and trusted of all court reporters in the Houston metro area. With their strategic partnership with the National Network Reporting Company, the largest national court reporters directory, and their commitment to staying ahead of the technology and competition curve, Hanna has established a high profile client base representing law offices across San Antonio, Dallas, Austin and other parts of Texas along with Houston.

The company offers expert realtime reporting, videoconferencing, document transcriptions and other related legal services to law firms large and small as well as to sole practitioners in all areas of practice. Their experience in case types ranging from corporate law, real estate law, and criminal law to personal injury law and medical malpractice make them the court reporters of choice for both local and national firms.

Evolving Technologies in Court Reporting

With evolving digital technologies affecting everything from stenography to document storage and videography, finding the reporting court reporting team that stays up to date with these and other advancements presents law firms and other clients with a distinct advantage in their cases. Media Technologist Abdallah Gad explains this phenomenon as it relates to attorneys building cases and preparing for depositions:

“The trend in the legal field is toward mobile booking on a 24/7 basis for all court reporting needs. This means more and more lawyers and paralegals are actually making important service schedulings via their smartphones while they are on the go. One of the criteria they utilize in picking a court reporting comopany is perceived technological compatibility.” 

Houston Court Reporters Office: Hanna & Hanna

For more information on Hanna & Hanna visit their Houston offices at

8582 Katy Freeway, Suite 105
Houston, Texas 77024

or visit their official Linked In page.

NNRC Creates New Directory of Court Reporting Companies in Ohio

Attorneys in search of Ohio court reporters just landed a new online resource to make their lives easier with the publication of the new Ohio court reporters directory by the National Network Reporting Company. The NNRC is the nation’s largest online directory of court reporters featuring member firms from across North America and Europe.

The Ohio directory features firms from Cleveland, Dayton, Columbus, Akron, Cincinnatti and cities in between. It includes an index of direct links to members in Ohio, organized by city, an online booking engine to schedule a service via email, information on the litigation support, videography and other services provided by member firms, and many other features, each of which is mobile-friendly so paralegals and lawyers on the go can book services from their smartphones or tablets.

Ohio’s legal community is one of the more respected and intimate in the United States thanks to the state’s combination of traditional business ethics coupled with its ethos that prioritizes new technologies as varied as digital live streaming and ultra-high speed wifi.

For NNRC, the Ohio directory of court reporting firms is part of the organization’s expansion as one of the largest legal associations of its kind anywhere in the world. The NNRC website is both a directory of its member reporters, whose coverage is both national and global, as well as an online resource offering information on legal news, the latest cases impacting attorneys in all areas of practice, and insight into new technologies within the court reporting industry.

With today’s high pressure environment and hyper-speed work flow, attorneys and law firms in Atlanta or Seattle are often in need of last-minute help with depositions or meetings in Cleveland or Columbus. By booking a service directly through the NNRC booking engine, last-minute needs are fulfilled on time.

Whether your team is searching for court reporters in Cleveland or legal videographers in Columbus, the Ohio court reporters directory is the resource of choice for legal professionals in the Buckeye state and beyond.

For more information visit the official NNRC home page at nnrc.com,  the official NNRC Facebook page or stop by the NNRC national headquarters at 950 Glenn Drive, Suite 150 in Folsom, California 95630. You can also reach NNRC by phone at 866.337.6672.

How Beovich, Walter & Friend, Portland, Oregon’s Premier Court Reporters, Are Taking Over the Pacific Northwest

The line separating thriving from surviving can sometimes be a very small one. For Beovich, Walter & Friend (BWF), the Portland, Oregon court reporters, thriving means staying ahead of the technology and competition curve. This manifests itself in small and subtle ways, from expanding a website to encompass mobile-friendly bookings to developing a strong social media presence and adapting new wi-fi technologies for faster Internet connections in conference rooms.

Court Reporting Services for Portland, Oregon’s BWF Reporters

The BWF Reporting list of services is impressive:

  • real time court reporting
  • videography
  • videoconferencing
  • online document storage
  • transcriptions
  • exhibits
  • trial presentation

BWF is celebrated among its clientele for providing state-of-the-art facilities and expert personalized service, regardless of the case type. Whether a real estate law transaction or a deposition in personal injury law, the BWF team stays ahead of its competition in the Pacific Northwest and the nation by offering a level of experience and precision unmatched in the industry.

This includes a strategic partnership as members of the National Network Reporting Company, the world’s largest court reporter directory. By representing the Portland, Oregon market, BWF has expanded its reach with a global network of member within the network.

Within the Pacific Northwest, BWF provides a full range of services and technological enhancements that vary from a mobile-booking engine on its site to the latest technologies in wi-fi communications and ultra high-definition monitors for tele-conferencing. The BWF Mobile Booking engine allows for last-minute service bookings on any device (smartphone, laptop or tablet) 24/7 and 365 days per year.

The company’s Portland legal news blog is a publication designed to offer insight and information within the legal community across the state of Oregon.

This forward-thinking philosophy along with the experience of being in business over 30 years has built a strong client base for Portland’s most prominent and highly-reputed firm.