Across the United States, Canada and Europe, court reporting firms assist lawyers and attorneys as they prepare for trial, as well as during the course of legal proceedings. As lawsuits and litigation increase, many law firms turn to reliable court reporters to assist them with various facets of the behind-the-scenes work that it takes to win in court. Unfortunately, with dwindling numbers of court reporters in America, it may one day soon become difficult for lawyers to find quality court reporting in the United States. Many stories have been written about the shortage in court reporters across America.
Law firms and lawyers rely upon court reporters for a number of legal support services as they prepare litigation or prepare for trial. Court reporters in many of the largest cities and metropolitan areas across the nation offer legal videography services, as well as remote deposition services and transcription services. Court reporters in Texas help lawyers in cities like Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Fort Worth and Corpus Christi succeed in the courtroom.
According to the Norton Rose Fulbright’s Annual Litigation Trends Survey, released in January, nearly half of the respondents expect their corporate clients to face an increase in litigation in 2023. The litigious nature of society means that court reporting firms will remain valuable as they support the work of lawyers and attorneys filing lawsuits.
The work of these court reporting firms often makes or breaks a case’s success. The court reporters may compile video documentary evidence for presentation at trial, as well as take photographs for use at trial. Court reporters may produce printed trial boards for use in the courtroom, as well as PowerPoint presentations. Court reporters also assist lawyers with the recording of depositions, remote depositions, real-time video services, videoconferencing, conference rooms, and other legal support services.