NNRC Announces Guide on Preparing for Remote Depositions

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(Folsom, California) September 2, 2020

The National Network Reporting Company (NNRC) is pleased to announce their guide to preparing for remote depositions. During this time of a global pandemic, many attorneys are opting to work from home to keep their clients, their employees, and themselves safe. To simultaneously help aid in those safety precautions and keep the world of law flowing, the NNRC proudly offers remote depositions. While this form of deposition serves the same purpose as in-person depositions, there are some preparation steps an attorney must be aware of.

On this page, attorneys can learn about important steps to take prior to a deposition, technology advice, and key reasons to prepare a witness for a remote deposition. After reading this illuminating information, attorneys can approach their remote deposition with more confidence.

Whether an attorney books a remote deposition, videoconferencing, or any other litigation support service through the NNRC, they are scheduling some of the best professionals in the business. Court reporting firms that desire to become a partner of the NNRC undergo a strict vetting process to guarantee their speed, accuracy, efficiency, and quality of customer service. No matter where a client requires litigation support, by scheduling through the NNRC, they’ll have the best professionals on their side.

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Scheduling a service with the NNRC is easy. Attorneys can call and/or email, but for even more ease, they can fill out the NNRC’s online, mobile friendly scheduling form. Be they at a coffee shop, at home, or at the office, as long as they have an internet connection, attorneys can use this form to schedule whatever service they require in a matter of minutes.

For more information on the NNRC, call (866) 337-6672, email debbe.dreher@nnrc.com, or fill out this contact form.

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Remote Depositions and Consultations: Why Every Attorney Should Be Using Them

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In the uncertain world we live in, even legal work has turned remote. Many legal events– be it a court date or a deposition– require legal teams that would be too dangerous to meet in at this time. Though it may not be something anyone would like to do, it is a crucial step that all professionals must take in order to keep themselves, their clients, and their families safe during a global pandemic.

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In the year 2020, we have a variety of great technology that keeps us connected to our jobs without having to leave the safety of our homes. This allows attorneys and other legal professionals to continue the course of law without having to gather in large groups. Across the country, court reporting companies are stepping up to offer remote deposition services– an extension of legal video services that so many already offered.

Remote depositions have similarities with videoconferencing services. Videoconferences save attorneys the struggle from expensive, time consuming travel that often comes with legal services. For example, Anderson Reporting of Columbus, Ohio allows Columbus (and other nearby) attorneys to connect with teams from the comfort of their office. A video conference at Anderson’s office grants clients the comfort of knowing they have high-speed WiFi, top-tier technology, multi-site coordination, and other office services. For Ohio attorneys, meeting with a legal team has never been easier.

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When government restrictions began popping up, Anderson Reporting decided to focus more on remote depositions.

“…We understand that many attorneys, paralegals, and their clients may not want to leave their homes to avoid possible infection,” President Gayle Anderson says. “Our staff at Anderson Reporting is proud of offer remote deposition services. Our utilized technology allows to continue the progress of your case from the comfort of your own home.

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In the surface, remote depositions aren’t too different from videoconferencing services. The major change between the two is the fact that it is entirely online. When a client books a remote deposition service through Anderson Reporting, they can expect crisp audio and visuals, video and text options, and Anderson’s top-tier court reporting professionals all from the comfort of their home. The staff works closely with their clients to ensure that the videoconferencing service runs smoothly for all participants of the remote deposition.

For attorneys, these remote services are a life-saver. Without them, their cases would come to a screeching halt– something the world of law can’t afford. Those who hire the services of attorneys need results for their legal needs, which is especially crucial when one’s finances and/or livelihood is at stake. Remote depositions allow attorneys to keep their work moving.

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But legal needs aren’t stopping simply because of a virus. People everywhere still need legal services, some even more than before. As a result, many attorneys offer remote consultations to get their clients in the figurative door.

“Now more than ever, it is important to have your legal and financial obligations secure and under control,” West Palm Beach elder law attorney, Mark Shalloway, says.

Fields such as elder law are more important than one may consider during these times. Though topics such as asset protection, living trust, and last will and testament are scary ones, they are important during a global pandemic. In a place where over 20 percent of the population is comprised of elders, these areas of practice are particularly important. It is crucial that elder law attorneys still be able to provide their services to the elder community and their families.

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Remote consultations help lift the uncertainty from clients’ shoulders. Many firms, such as Shalloway & Shalloway, for example, allow new clients to connect with the attorneys at this elder law firm via phone or video call. These remote depositions allow clients the satisfaction of getting the information they need for an attorney they can trust, all from the comfort of their home/

These remote services give clients something that is increasingly hard to come by these days: peace of mind. Clients can get the legal support they need without having to worry about risk of infection. Attorneys, court reporters, and other legal professionals can provide their expertise without having to worry about their families’, or their own, welfare.

Even past the virus, this resource is great for those whose disabilities make it difficult to go to a physical office location. Once the world returns to some semblance of normal, remote resources will likely continue to be a valuable resource for those who need them.

Adaptability in Court Reporting

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What keeps a business alive for more than 40 years? There are a number of factors to take into account. The business’ services must be excellent. Management must be responsible. The hired professionals must not only be dedicated to their craft, but to providing their clients with quality customer service. These, among others, might seem like a long laundry list of things to keep in mind, but they all fall under a similar umbrella: part of what enables professionals to do these right is adaptability.

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Businesses cannot operate the same way for nearly half a century. To be a successful business, owners must be willing implement new technologies and services to better adapt to the many needs of their modern clients. This is especially important in major cities that are fast paced and demand the newest, the latest, and the greatest. Companies that do not do this fall behind the curve and eventually out of favor.

Take Laws Reporting, a Miami court reporting firm, as a good example. When it comes to the hustle and bustle of the greater Miami area, companies must keep up to date to keep the attention of their clients– in this instance, attorneys. With the face-paced world of Miami law, attorneys can’t afford to wait for a court reporter’s technology to keep up with them. That is why Laws Reporting utilizes the best, fastest, and most reliable technology in the business on each and ever one of their jobs.

“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.”

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But more than that, the average attorney doesn’t have time to cherry pick between litigation support firms for all of their legal needs. Just because a firm offers great court reporting, it doesn’t mean that they offer any other services. Laws Reporting saw this need and made it their mission to serve as the only litigation support firm an attorney might need. Attorneys can come to Laws Reporting with any legal support need and be satisfied every time.

Sometimes, an attorney might not need a court reporter, but they need a reliable videography service. That’s fine. Laws Reporting utilizes top-tier technology so that everything is seen and heard with crystal clear quality. In need of a remote deposition? These Miami court reporters are available even via any videoconferencing platform so that attorneys can have a legal deposition anywhere in the world.

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Laws Reporting makes the effort to actually listen to the needs of their clients and implement them into the way Laws functions as a whole. This is a step many businesses aren’t willing to follow through with, which can often lead to a business’ downfall. Because of Laws’ dedication to its clients, it has become one of the top court reporting firms in South Florida. Laws sets the standards for nearby litigation support firms.

For more information on Laws Reporting, call (305) 358-2700, email laws@lawsreporting.com, or fill out this contact form.

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BWF Reporters Announces Guide to Remote VS In-Person Depositions

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(Portland, Oregon) May 19, 2020

Beovich, Walter & Friend (BWF) is pleased to announce their guides to remote versus in-person depositions. Due to the current global health crisis, attorneys across the world are learning to utilize remote depositions in order to keep the flow of law moving. Whether depositions take place at a legal office or over a video conference, they serve the same legal purpose. However, there are certain changes attorneys must take into account when planning their remote deposition. Legal professionals can learn more about those differences by reading the information provided.

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For 60 years, BWF Reporters has served as the premiere litigation support service for attorneys in Portland, Oregon, and across the Pacific Northwest. While many businesses struggle to stay relevant for so many years, BWF Reporters has found the answer to this problem: truly taking client needs into consideration. Over the years, BWF has adapted its operation to better fit the needs of attorneys.

“Beovich, Walter & Friend provides excellent client service,” one client says.  We especially appreciate how easy BWF makes it to conduct video depositions with out-of-state witnesses.  With one phone call, their talented office staff takes care of all the logistics.  I can indeed say, that was easy!”

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With quality court reporting professionals, top-tier equipment, and dedication to customer service, BWF Reporters has become a staple of the Portland legal world. When attorneys need great legal support in the Pacific Northwest, they turn to BWF.

To learn more about Beovich, Walter & Friend,  call (503) 228-7201, email info@bwfreporters.com, or fill out this contact form today.

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How American Businesses are Adapting to Life in the Coronavirus Age

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Individuals and businesses alike across the United States are being forced to adapt to the sudden changes in our world. Some full businesses have been forced to close and furlough their clients. Others are open at a limited capacity– be it only letting a certain number of customers in or only operating via delivery or pick-up.

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Some are still open “business as usual,” only it’s not quite “as usual.” Instead of operating from an office with a number of employees who see clients, many businesses are instead open remotely. They do their spreadsheets at their dining room tables. Their pet is now their partner at work. Instead of meeting with clients in person, they meet “face-to-face” via video-conferencing. While the change may seem odd to some, it was a necessary change across industries.

The the world of court reporting, litigation support professionals are turning to videoconferencing to help depositions still take place. In Miami, Florida, Laws Reporting offers remote deposition services to their clients to keep up with the promise that they would always be there to fulfill their clients’ needs. With their high-tech videoconferecing technology, clients can connect with their legal teams and court reporters with the same clarity as being there in person.

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“We promised our clients we would keep our services going 100% during the Coronavirus lockdown, and we have,” Laws Reporting President, Marti Vindal, says. “Our team works around the country and across South Florida remotely with the same commitment to meeting our deadlines and the high level of quality our attorneys demand.”

Videoconferencing services are key in this day and age. In West Palm Beach, Florida, top elder law firm Shalloway & Shalloway continues to offer client consultations via video or phone call. With the topics surrounding elder law being vastly important during this time, these conference calls are crucial to many.

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To help make sure clients are educated on the areas of practice surrounding elder law– such as special needs trusts, probate law, estate planning, and so much more– President Mark Shalloway offers monthly seminars on all things elder law. By utilizing Facebook Live, no one has to go anywhere. Past, present, and future clients can listen to the advice given in the comfort and safety of their homes.

Even wedding officiants are finding ways to serve the couples they will be marrying. In Boca Raton, Rabbi Robert Silverman is still doing all he can to prepare for his client’s special day. Be it email or phone call, whatever format the couple prefers, Rabbi Silverman is available for consultation. By working closely with the couples and truly getting to know they, Rabbi Silverman is able to craft an inviting and memorable ceremony that the couple will always treasure. In times such as these, crafting this sort of bone has never been easier.

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While our global crisis is terrifying, it happened in a time where we can function with some sense of normalcy. We haven’t lost our connection to others. The technology we have at our fingertips allows many businesses to continue to work in some capacity or another. The people who work to serve others can continue doing what their work was built to do.

Standing Out as a Court Reporting Firm in Las Vegas

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For the residents of Las Vegas and Clarke County, Las Vegas is more than the city of sin– it is their home. Las Vegas and the surrounding area is populated by far more than casinos and tourist traps. One can find family-owned restaurants and grocery stores as well as natural parks and schools. For the people of Las Vegas, it is truly a spot with a little bit of everything.

With every industry under the sun represented in one way or another in Las Vegas, attorneys have their hands full. Whether they are an entertainment, corporate, or elder law attorney, there is a spot for every sort of legal professional, and these legal professionals need legal resources that can provide them everything they need.

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For attorneys who have practiced in Clarke County for the past 20 years know that there aren’t more competent legal support professionals than the staff at Envision Legal. These Las Vegas court reporters know what it takes to get the job done right the first time, because they have been handpicked by firm owner, Monice Campbell. To provide the people of Las Vegas the quick, efficient service they need, Campbell only brought on the fastest and most capable court reporting professionals in the area, making for a team of highly-skilled litigation specialists.

Envision Legal gladly provides their expertise to attorneys who practice in any and all areas of law for cases of any size. The staff at Envision has worked with some of Nevada’s top commericial litigators, such as Gerry Gillock and Pisanelli Bice. They’ve also worked with major corporations like the Bellagio, The Cosmopoliton, Caesers Entertainment Bankruptcy, and so much more on cases local and multi-jurisdictional.

“Envision Legal really goes above and beyond to make their clients feel like individuals with individualized needs,” Philip Gabelli, an expert from Sarasota, Florida says. “Many businesses in major cities like Las Vegas don’t have a grasp on customer service like that. Envision Legal is really something special.”

This multi-faceted firm has proved to be a major part of so many cases due to their timely, efficient, and accurate court reporters most certainly, but also as a result of their variety of litigation support services. Envision Legal offers realtime court reporters, e-discovery and document review, realtime deposition streaming, and video depositions.  No matter the service booked, the latest technology in the business is always utilized. 

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At Envision Legal, clients can be confident that their needs come first. Each service incorporated into Envision’s line-up was not added for arbitrary reasons– the staff at Envision added these services because they were fully aware that these were the things required by attorneys in Las Vegas. Envision Legal wants nothing more than for their clients’ cases to be a success. When clients need to get ahold of their court reporters, they don’t have to jump through hoops to get to them. Envision’s staff is always just a phone call away.

For more information on the firm, call (702) 805-4800, or email scheduling@envision.legal.

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A Different Court Reporting Firm in Salt Lake

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The business of court reporting has been a major part of law for nearly 200 years, and it isn’t going anywhere. Though the importance of the job is often overlooked by media, court reporters are a highly valuable and important part of any legal team. By typing upwards of 200 words a minute, court reporters are able to record what was said, how it was said, and produce a transcript for both legal teams to review. These full transcripts of hearings and depositions not only factor how an attorney may choose to proceed with a case, but it can even impact the judge’s final decision. A good court reporter is essential to a winning case.

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Nowadays, many court reporting firms are owned and operated by a large, parent corporation. This results in a set of companies that are run the same way with the same standards, sets of rules, and protocols. This is not a bad thing by any means, but larger management can often lead to lower customer service and less individualized treatment of clientele.

Tempest Reporting is different from these firms. After 30 years as a successful court reporting firm in Salt Lake City, Tempest Reporting has maintained its status of being independently owned and operated. The firm’s founder, Ariel Mumma, built Tempest Reporting on a vision of providing the highest-quality reporting services and most up-to-date technology for their clients. Tempest Reporting completely understands the tight deadlines and competitive legal environment, so their services are tailored to it.

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Part of Mumma’s motivation was to provide clients the technology they needed to form the most successful case possible. As a result, Tempest became one of the first court reporting companies to deliver transcripts by email and offer videoconferencing. They became one of the few firms in Utah who offered out-of-state service, because they feel a legal professional in need of a quality court reporter should not be limited by distance.

“I have worked with Tempest/Ariel for 26 years,” one client says. “They have always been very professional and helpful with anything I need. The office staff is always quick to respond to inquiries and everyone is very friendly. I would recommend them for all your court reporting needs.”
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With a list of firsts under the firm’s belt, Tempest Reporting obviously knows that attorneys need more than top-tier court reporters. These days, attorneys and paralegals have come to expect reporting firms to to offer a variety of litigation services, and Tempest delivers on that. Whether a client needs a conference room, videoconferencing, litigation support, or a number of other services, Tempest has these professionals for the booking. Their accurate and timely court reporters specialize in a number of areas of practice, because providing clients as much help as possible is what is truly important to the firm.

When a client books a service with Tempest Reporting, they can be confident their case is in good hands. For more information on the firm, call (801) 521-2222, email info@reporting.com, or visit their office.

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NNRC Response to Coronavirus

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(Folsom, California) March 18, 2020

The National Network Reporting Company (NNRC) is concerned with the health and safety of their clients and employees before anything else. As the situation with the coronavirus, or COVID19, changes, the staff at the NNRC closely monitors the updates from the World Heath Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure everyone stays healthy and staff in this trying time.

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Governments across the world are taking their own preventative measures to protect their people from infection, starting with proper sanitation and disinfecting practices. For some, this means limiting physical contact and regularly washing hands. For others, this means social isolation and staying home unless absolutely necessary to leave. For others, it’s somewhere between with social distancing.

Each NNRC partner is taking necessary measures to keep their communities safe throughout all the uncertainty. To help the the their clients’ cases continue to flow, the NNRC and its partners are happy to offer their remote deposition services to attorneys and paralegals across the world.

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With their quality court reporters and up-to-date technology on standby, attorneys can continue their work from the safety of their home. Clear audio, visuals, and accurate transcripts are guaranteed no matter where in the world the NNRC’s services are required. Clients and their legal teams can meet face to face without having to leave the comfort of their homes.

For more information on the remote deposition services provided by the NNRC,  call (866) 337-6672 or email debbe.dreher@nnrc.com.

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How to be a Giant in the Court Reporting World

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Court reporting is a quintessential part of the world of law. Where attorneys are the face of the legal industry, court reporters are the backbone. These legal professionals are responsible for documenting the proceedings of a court room or deposition on a stenograph. The machine records words phonetically, and when knowledgeable with it, the user can record over 200 words per minute. Someone without these skills wouldn’t be able to record even half those amount of words—and certainly not with the same accuracy as a certified court reporter.

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Timeliness, accuracy, and efficiency are key aspects to the job. With such a difficult job on the hands of attorneys and paralegals, it is crucial court reporters remove some of that stress by providing quality service. The world of law is fast paced, and attorneys and paralegals need services completed quickly. Their transcripts need to be as perfect as possible to ensure that justice is swift. These documents need to be delivered in the proper format, so no time is wasted on the attorney’s end.

In Columbus, Ohio, one court reporting firm truly knows what this responsibility all means. For decades now, Anderson Reporting has been an independently-owned and operated court reporting firm. While some may not realize the advantage to working with an independent firm, there are clear differences when it comes to this type of ownership. With a firm like Anderson Reporting, clients receive fantastic customer service and commitment, no matter how big or small the case. The staff recognizes clients as individuals, not numbers that rack up a paycheck. With firms owned by a mega-corporation, clients will not receive anywhere near the same attention to detail that they receive from Anderson Reporting.

It is her dedication to the fine details and customer service that inspired firm president Gayle Anderson to open her own court reporting firm. She understands the grind legal professionals work through in the world of law, and it was her mission to make that grind a less strenuous. Each Columbus court reporter is among the best court reporters in the nation, allowing clients to schedule a service without having to worry about whether or not that service will deliver on each and every one of their needs.

But Anderson Reporting is much more than a court reporting firm. On top of offering a variety of court reporting specialists to better serve a number of areas of practice, Anderson Reporting is a full-fledged litigation firm. Clients can come to Anderson for any litigation service under the sun. In need of quality legal videography? Anderson has you covered. What about trial presentation? Anderson can help you with that. Media writing solutions? That’s not a problem for Anderson Reporting.

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For decades now, Anderson Reporting has been the reporting firm that attorneys and paralegals can trust with each and every one of their cases. As one of the founding members of the NNRC, clients will work with some of the most timely, accurate, and efficient reporters in the country.

For more information about Anderson Reporting, call (800) 753-0289, email ganderson@andersonreporting.com, or visit their offices.

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Court Reporters: The Unsung Heroes of Legal Teams

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Procedural dramas idolize attorneys. It makes sense why this is the case– attorneys are the one to stand in front of a group of people and demand justice. Engaging television demands compelling dialogue. At times we may see stories about judges, perhaps even jury members, but this is usually where the line draws. If one didn’t know better, they may think this was the extent of those involved in the legal world, when it is far more complex than that.

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Bailiffs, security, paralegals, videographers, and so many more professionals are highly involved in each case even if it doesn’t take place in a courtroom. And while attorneys are the legal professionals who really progress a case, there is a key element to their legal teams that is often forgotten about, despite how crucial they are to a case’s inner workings. Who are they? Court reporters.

Court reporters are professionals who transcribe legal proceedings into an easy to navigate document. Laymen may think that anyone could be a court reporter, but this is not the case in the slightest. The National Network Reporting Company (NNRC) has a strict set of standards that all potential partners must meet in order to be accepted among the rankings of top court reporting firms across the world. To even be considered as a partner, court reporters must be able to type over 200 words a minute with an accuracy rate of at least 97.5 percent. Their transcripts must always be delivered as timely as possible. Their technology must be top-tier. Their customer service must be responsive and ethical.

These are the baseline requirements to become a partner of one of the most prestigious court reporting organizations in the world– but how did the NNRC achieve their best of the best title? In 1983, firms across the nation were beginning to realize how many of their competitors weren’t providing anything near to what their clients needed from them. They wanted to provide help to these attorneys and paralegals, but international guidance seemed impossible. So instead of taking matters into their own hands, these five leaders in the court reporting industry came together to form the National Network Reporting Company.

Since then, the NNRC has served as the backbone to cases of all sizes across the world. Dozens of customer-oriented, technologically advanced court reporting firms across the world belong to this network of professionals. This means that no matter where an attorney travels, be it to Los Angeles, California or London, England, they can hop on the NNRC’s site, schedule a service, and receive the same level of professionalism they would at home. It doesn’t matter which NNRC partner clients end up with. They will always be set up with the best of the best.

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“I don’t think people realize just how valuable a good court reporter can be,” CEO of NGOTechnologies, Jasel Patel, says. “Reporters can make a case successful. The NNRC finds the best of the best reporters in the industry and puts them in one, easy to locate database. Attorneys and paralegals can be confident they are scheduling a quality service through the NNRC every time.”

For nearly 40 years, the NNRC has been there for attorneys and paralegals across the globe. Specialized area of practice? The NNRC has professionals who are fluent in that special field of law. Need more than just a court reporter? The NNRC proudly offers an extensive body of litigation services— from videographers, to realtime reporters. No matter what an attorney needs, the NNRC can provide quality services.

For more information on the NNRC, call (916) 451-9187, email debbe.dreher@nnrc.com, or visit their Folsom office.

950 Glenn Drive, Suite 150 Folsom, CA