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Staying Afloat in the Court Reporting World

The world of court reporting isn’t what it once was. As technology has grown, adapted, and changed, so have the needs of attorneys. A court reporter who is timely, effective, and accurate is highly important, of course, but that isn’t all attorneys need. These days, attorneys expect far more than what was previously expected of their litigation service, and court reporting firms who don’t incorporate these needs into their practices sink.

What are these key factors?

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Court reporting firms should offer a wide variety of litigation services. Videography has become a staple of the court reporting world, but successful firms offer realtime reporting, subpoena services, conference rooms and so much more. They offer 24/7 online scheduling for busy attorneys. These are the bare bones of what court reporting firms need to offer to be competitive in this climate.

So when a court reporting firm has been in business for over 40 years, clients can be confident that the company has cracked the code of what works in the legal world. In Miami, there are few litigation support services that have stood the test of time like Laws Reporting. Since 1976, Laws Reporting has served as the premiere location for court reporting, and other legal services, in South Florida. No case size is too intimidating or too small—after decades of work, nothing surprises the staff at Laws.

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“A lot of businesses in big cities miss the mark for what their clients need,” Jasel Patel, CEO of NGOTechnologies says. “Laws Reporting has found that sweet spot between big city expectations, and small city personalization and standard of customer service. They are truly a force to be reckoned with.”

These Miami court reporters check off each and every box that makes a great court reporting firm. The staff is well known for their speed, accuracy, and effectiveness. When it comes to getting a clearer transcript, attorneys in South Florida won’t find one. But Laws Reporting is more than just a stellar court reporting firm—they are a full-service litigation firm. They offer the services attorneys have come to expect along with well over a dozen more. With Laws Reporting, attorneys and paralegals can schedule translators, streaming services, and aids of execution. That is just the tip of the iceberg.

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The staff at Laws understand how important it is to have a court reporting firm you can trust wherever you are. Their connection to the National Network Reporting Company allows them to extend their services worldwide, but Laws has taken a more personal approach in South Florida. South Florida clients don’t have to drive to Miami or Fort Lauderdale to meet with Laws’ staff—there is likely a satellite office near them. From Fort Pierce all the way to Key West, attorneys can pop into an office just minutes from their own to chat with the qualified staff at Laws Reporting.

It is difficult for any business to stay open for 40 years. In a field as tumultuous and ever-changing as law, this is 10 times more difficult. Laws Reporting has unlocked the secret that keeps their firm alive, but it isn’t as mind-blowing as one may think: Laws listens to their clients. They take their clients’ needs into account, and apply them to business. It really is that simple. Their client-first approach brings attorneys and paralegals back time and time again.

For more information on Laws Reporting, call (954) 581-4010, email laws@lawsreporting.com, or visit their offices.

7805 S.W. 6th Court Suite 51, Plantation, FL 33324

What Makes Hanna Reporting’s Realtime Reporters Special?

Court reporting and realtime reporting are sisters, not twins. Both involve recording the legal proceedings of a deposition or trial, but that is where the similarities stop.

Realtime reporters are made to be the true peak of speed and accuracy. As the name suggests, realtime reporting involves producing a legible transcript in real time, most often so the text can be displayed on another device nearly instantaneously. This allows the judge, the jury, and other legal professionals to easily follow along with who said what right as it is said.

Most court reporting firms offer realtime reporting services. It has more or less become a staple in the industry and has become more readily called upon than other forms of court reporting. It takes a special kind of professional to execute realtime reporting to the standard it should be, and it takes a special type of firm to bring together these individuals.

In Houston, Texas, Hanna & Hanna Certified Court Reporting & Video Specialists have found that formula. Regularly known as Hanna Reporting, the firm has worked cases big and small across the great state of Texas. Their variety of litigation services allows Hanna Reporting to serve the needs of their clients to the fullest extent.

“There aren’t better court reporters in Houston,” Julie Rehberg of Omaha, Nebraska says. “They work around the clock to make sure their clients have everything they need when they need it.”

Hanna Reporting encourages their clients to save time and money by booking a realtime reporter for their deposition or trial, despite it being one of the most difficult services they offer. Why? Because they know that, in the long run, realtime reporting will benefit their clients, which is what truly matters to these Houston court reporters.

When attorneys and paralegals book a realtime reporting service with Hanna Reporting, they can expect to have the testimony in front of them right away. This allows them to highlight areas that may need cross-examination. When necessary Hanna’s Houston court reporters will provide their clients laptops, so that they can be confident the hookup between stentotype and laptop works every time.

It is comforting for many to know Hanna’s staff push through further education to be the best reporter possible. Their realtime professionals are Certified Realtime Reporters, Certified Livenote Reporters, and Certified Live Deposition reporters. With such a variety, clients know they’ve booked the best of the best.

For more information, call (713) 840-8484, fill out this contact form, or visit their offices. In case of an emergency or last-minute booking after hours, email afterhours@hannareporting.com, and you will receive a prompt call or email that confirms the service.

8582 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024

The Key to a Successful Court Reporting Firm

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When attorneys and paralegals in the Cleveland area need a court reporting service, they don’t pitter-patter between court reporting firms. For the best professionals, only one firm comes to mind: Cady Reporting. For over 40 years, Cady Reporting has served the Cleveland area with their wide variety of court reporting specialists and litigation services. They are well known for their speed and accuracy—firm president, Charles (Chuck) Cady has won a number of awards for just that—but it’s their customer service that truly sets them apart from the rest.

What is it about their customer service that changes the game? Is it responsiveness? Surely, acting as a highly attentive firm would garner attention. While that is certainly part of the equation, it isn’t what makes or breaks them. It is the fact that they treat their clients—attorneys and paralegals on big or small cases—with an unparalleled level of respect. The staff knows the names of their clients, and what’s more, wants the best for their case. Clients aren’t just numbers to justify the means. Clients are almost like family.

“Like so many services, [court reporting] can become easy to be commoditized,” Chuck Cady says on the firm’s success. “I think the best way to stand out and that we stand out [in] is being pleasant to work with and making people feel that we’ll happily go the extra mile to take care of their needs.”

No one wants to feel as though their requests are a burden. The staff at Cady Reporting would never treat their clients in such a fashion. Whatever their clients need, Cady Reporting’s staff is happy to deliver, because this isn’t just a job to them. These Cleveland court reporters are dedicated to their work, and that dedication shows throughout each and every aspect of the business.

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“Dedicated court reporters express a real magic in their work that other court reporters can’t quite capture,” Brandon Bell, a legal expert from Oak Park, Illinois, says. “They don’t achieve the same level of accuracy, and they don’t retain clients. This is something the staff at Cady Reporting never has to worry about.”

For attorneys who know the industry, in Cleveland, Ohio, the only court reporting firm to turn to is Cady Reporting.

To schedule a service with Cleveland’s best, call 888.624.2239, email cadystaff@cadyreporting.com, or visit their offices.

Western Reserve Building, 1468 West 9th Street, Suite 440, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

The Backbone of Houston’s Legal Field

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When one thinks of large cultural-hub cities, what immediately comes to mind is New York or Los Angeles. Perhaps Chicago comes up, or maybe Miami. Houston is rarely first on that list, when in fact, Houston is the fourth most highly populated city in the United States, and it keeps growing. Perhaps it’s the overall average temperature that draws people in, or its flourishing art and music scene. Perhaps people want to catch a glimpse at the Johnson Space Center, or see the amazing Livestock Show and Rodeo that has been a staple of Houston for over 80 years.

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Whatever the appeal, Houston’s growing population has led to an explosion across industries. Restaurants are popping up, artists are moving to the city in search of their claim to fame, but there is one rapidly growing industry that many may not even consider: law.

A Booming Legal Industry

Between 2001 and 2017, 46 new law firms opened their doors. To many, this means nothing, but when put into the perspective that only San Francisco surpassed this number, the monumental feat is recognized. The phenomenal growth in the legal field makes sense—with more people and their variety of needs, a good lawyer is necessary to the new businesses popping up all the way to the teachers looking for better pay.

Each and every one of these 46 new law firms, as well as the dozens of old, cover different areas of practice. There are firms that specialize in maritime law, or sports and entertainment law, or criminal law. But no matter their area of practice, there is one thing every single one of these firms need: a quality court reporting service.

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The Court Reporting Firm of Choice

Hanna & Hanna Certified Court Reporting & Video Specialists has been a crucial part of the Houston legal field for over 25 years. No matter the size of the case or the workload, Hanna & Hanna does what it can to ensure their clients have the best resources possible. The firm is owned and operated by experienced certified court reporters who understand the quick-paced field. Their dedication to their work and their clients is what makes them one of the most sought after court reporting firms in Houston.

From the beginning, Hanna & Hanna has been dedicated to providing their clients with the most up to date technology the world of litigation has to offer. A client cannot form the best case possible if they do not have the best equipment available. The firms who don’t keep up with the times get left behind, but Hanna & Hanna rises above. They offer excellent videography services and internet streaming not only across the state of Texas, but worldwide.

Every client leaves Hanna & Hanna totally satisfied with the service they booked. The court reporting specialists are efficient, accurate, and quick—even offering their clients same-day rough drafts and a full transcript in 24 hours. If clients need an emergency service, they can email Hanna Reporting at afterhours@hannareporting.com and promptly receive a call or email, no matter the time of day. This dedication proves that Hanna & Hanna Reporting is truly dedicated to their clients—a highly admired trait.

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

8582 Katy Freeway, Suite 105, Houston, Texas 77024

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.