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.

How Law Firms are Using Social Media to Reach Their Clients

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Nowadays, there are few people who don’t have at least one social media account. From Facebook, to Twitter, to Reddit, to Tumblr, it almost seems like we can’t avoid it—and many of us don’t. The little computers in our pockets keep us updated on our friends, family, favorite celebrities, local events of interest, and so much more.

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In this day and age, the biggest mistake a law firm can make is veering away from the bandwagon and not establishing an online presence. Instead of picking up the phone and calling the business to learn more about their services, many opt to a quick Google search. If a firm doesn’t at the very least have a well-designed, easy to use website, potential clients turn the other way. It doesn’t matter how brilliant the staff is or how long the firm has been open. Clients don’t want to search for proof of excellence, they want it evident.

West Palm Beach elder law attorney, Mark Shalloway, not only understands this concept, but fully embraces it. With just a few clicks of a button, potential clients can find information on Shalloway and reviews of his firm, Shalloway & Shalloway. His easy to access website presents clients with information on the firm, its staff, its reputation, and any updates involving the area of practice that is elder law. The website presents information in a concise manner that is incredibly valuable to the busy professional of the 21-century.

But hosting a great website is only half the battle. It is essential that firms push their names into the public. Many turn to radio or television commercials, and that is just fine, but there is a great alternative that saves time, money, and is used by billions of people every day—social media.

The staff at Shalloway & Shalloway run a successful Facebook page. With a large number of followers, the firm’s attorneys can easily connect to potential clients. Running a social media account allows them to share updates as they come. When the firm moved locations about a year ago, they were able to keep clients posted on the process, the location, and anything else involving the move b ecause of their Facebook page.

Having one (or multiple) social media accounts allows the faceless attorneys of a firm to become humanized.

“There is intimidation and fear with booking with lawyer,” Mark Shalloway says. “If referred by someone else, that is a helpful resource, but if they need an elder law attorney, there is a lot of worry and fear.”

A vast majority of people have skewed images of lawyers, but having a presence on social media has allowed the staff at Shalloway & Shalloway paint themselves in the light they want to be painted, thus fostering better client relationships.

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Social media is not only great for public image, but for generating business. When you follow a page, its posts appear on your timeline, keeping the company in your radar. By having a readily used social media, clients will remember the firm, and come back to whenever the need arises. With their Facebook page alone, Shalloway & Shalloway has seen an increase in business, and other firms should certainly take heed.

For more information on the firm, visit their website, their Facebook page, or their offices.

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Mark Shalloway Announces Latest Newsletter

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(West Palm Beach, Florida) November 5, 2019

Mark Shalloway, President of elder law firm Shalloway & Shalloway, is pleased to announce his latest newsletter. To Mark Shalloway, education is key to choosing the best legal options for oneself, or a family member in need. To help promote education about the changes in elder law and its adjacent fields, Shalloway and his staff post regular newsletters about policies and other updates. His latest newsletter covers the “Funeral Rule,” which was put in place by the Federal Trade Commission to regulate how funeral providers provide their services.

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The Rule states that funeral providers must give customers an itemized list of funeral goods and services, so that no surprise expenses pop up and negatively impact the customer. Funeral providers who violate the rule may experience hefty fines and court orders. Learn more about the rule, its enforcement, and potential criticisms people may have of the rule.

Shalloway’s concise rundown of the Funeral Rule allows customers to better understand if a funeral provider is attempting to take advantage of them, and how to correct it. Half of the battle is preparation. Part of Shalloway’s mission is to ensure everyone is well educated.

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But Shalloway’s mission for educating the masses doesn’t stop at newsletters and blog posts. These supplemental materials allow readers to inform themselves in the comfort of their own home, but auditory aids can be more beneficial to some. Mark Shalloway understands this need. It’s why he offers free seminars in Palm Beach County every month. These seminars encompass a variety of topics surrounding elder law– from passing assets, to planning for long term care, to avoiding the cost of probate, and so much more. These seminars are invaluable resources to anyone who chooses to attend them.

For more information on Shalloway & Shalloway, call (561) 686-6200, fill out this contact form, or visit their office.