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.

1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1660 Portland, OR  97205

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.

700 South 3rd Street, RMCM Building – 1st floor, Las Vegas, NV 89101

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.

50 West Broadway, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101

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.

950 Glenn Drive, Suite 150 Folsom, CA 95630

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.

1421 West Third Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212

Biggest Questions About the Court Reporting Industry

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Court reporting isn’t rocket science, but some seem to think it is. To those unfamiliar with the line of work, court reporting is seen as an odd part of law probably more involved with journalism than the legal proceedings. In actuality, court reporting is the process of recording what was said, how it was said, and who said it during a deposition or trial. This can be done in realtime, or afterwards through transcription.

Portland court reporting firm, Beovich, Walter & Friend developed a page on their website that answers the top questions people have about court reporting, and the industry as a whole. After being in business for over half a century, it is safe to say that BWF has a solid understanding of the court reporting industry.

Couldn’t a regular person type up what was said as it was said? Absolutely not. According to the BWF FAQ, Court reporters use a specific machine to called a stenograph (or steno-type, or even steno-machine) that is similar in function to a regular keyboard, but is vastly different. Instead of being laid out in the usual QWERTY format, steno keyboards are laid out phonetically. To properly record a word, they must press a number of keys at the same time.

And becoming a court reporter isn’t exactly easy. After going through schooling, court reporter hopefuls must take a certification course that further illustrates the professional’s ability. According to BWF, court reporters must be able to type over 200 words a minute with an accuracy rate of 97.5 percent to pass this rigorous examination.

At the very least, court reporters must past their state exam, or the National Court Reporting Association’s (NCRA) Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) exam. In many states, court reporters must be registered in whichever state (or states) they plan to practice. To be truly competitive, however, BWF Reporters suggest that court reporting professionals further their education and receive additional certifications.

Take firm president, Julie Walter, for instance. Over the course of three decades, Walter has secured three different certifications to make her a stronger asset to her clients. She is a Certified Shorthand Reporter, a Registered Professional Reporter, and a Certified Realtime Reporter. In Oregon and Washington, clients seek out her instantaneous realtime services, as well as her ability to provide same-day rough drafts, expedited delivery, and daily copy on demand.

The most prominent question people have doesn’t involve the technology of reporting, it involves the longevity. With the rise of tech, will court reporters be replaced by recording devices? According to BWF Reporters, this isn’t projected to be a problem. Recording devices have been around since the late 1800s, but court reporters are still a regular part of the courtroom to this day. Recording devices cannot distinguish between accents, terminology, who said what, and they certainly cannot format the proceedings in digital and text formats.

Court reporting is here to stay. When you need a court reporting service, make sure you are scheduling the best of the best professionals. In the Pacific Northwest, those professionals come from Beovich, Walter & Friend.

For more information call (503) 228-7201, email info@bwfreporters.com ,or visit their offices.

1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1660 Portland, OR  97205

Litigation Support Firms That Offer More than Just Court Reporting

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Perhaps, back in the day, it was standard to expect a litigation support firm to do one thing: court report. In fairness, when court reporting first became a standard part of legal proceedings in the 19 century, technology wasn’t as advanced. Attorneys didn’t need all the resources and tools they would now. All they needed was a qualified professional who could accurately record what was said, who said what, and how it was said.

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Times have changed. These days, it’s common for attorneys to need court reporters, videographers, trial presentation specialists, and much more for their deposition or trial. They don’t have time to schedule a service from this and that firm—it cuts into the limited, precious time they have to work on their case. So, litigation support firms that offer nothing but court reporting are pushed to the wayside.

This can be a difficult thing for firms to accept. Even in central Florida, home to populous hubs like Orlando, many court reporting firms struggle to keep up with the changing tides. It has to be as frustrating to these businesses as it is to their would-be clients.

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“For some reason, many businesses aren’t as in-tune with their clients as they should be,” Jasel Patel, CEO of NGOTechnologies says. “It pays to listen to the needs of your clients—literally and figuratively.”

However, there is one standout firm that attorneys and paralegals in central Florida can rely on time and time again: Ryan Reporting. Since 1970—nearly 50 years of business—Ryan Reporting has served the Orlando area with dignity and dedication. Equally as importantly, Ryan Reporting offers far more than just court reporting.

Ryan Reporting offers not one, not two, but over 12 litigation services to fulfill each and every one of their client’s needs. Attorneys can book Ryan’s top of the line court reporting professionals just as easily as they can book translators, mediation scheduling, notary services, and conference rooms.

These Orlando court reporters specialize their services even further. While a timely, accurate, and effective court reporter is highly important to the health of a case, there can be issues if that court reporter is not knowledgeable of the field in with their attorney practices. At Ryan Reporting, that is not a problem. Their staff specializes in over a dozen areas of practice—from real estate law to education law—so to ensure they have the best understanding of the difficult terminology and nuances that come along with the field.

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Everything Ryan Reporting does is with their clients’ needs in mind. A happy client is a returning client, yes, but Ryan Reporting cares about their clients beyond that. They want these hardworking attorneys to be successful and are honored to be a part of that success.

For more information on Ryan Reporting, call (321) 636-4450, email info@ryanreporting.com, or visit their office.

1670 South Fiske Blvd, Rockledge, Florida 32955

Keeping Up With the Court Reporting Industry

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What has changed about the world of court reporting? Many professionals can agree on one aspect: everything. Over the past half century, just about everything has changed about the world of court reporting— the technologies used, what is expected from the professionals, and what is expected from the firm itself.

Court reporters should be able to type around 200 words per minute. They should be knowledgeable about the industry they are reporting for. They should have an accuracy rate of well over 90 percent. It is a tall order to fill for a good chunk of professionals, and unfortunately, businesses suffer as a result- that is, if they can even keep up in the first place.

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These days, court reporting firms are expected to double as full-service litigation firms. The staff should have top-tier videographers at hand, offer streaming services, and so much more. When a company is unable to provide these (now considered) baseline services, can they really be expected to serve their clients with the respect they deserve?

In Houston, Texas—the largest city in one of the largest states in America—a court reporting professional that holds all these qualities is invaluable, yet seemingly hard to find. Attorneys and paralegals who have been in the legal industry for years know that there isn’t another court reporting firm to look towards than Hanna & Hanna Reporting.

Hanna & Hanna checks every box off. For decades, the name “Hanna Reporting” has been synonymous with quality customer service, mind-blowing speed, and unparalleled accuracy in reporting. The firm has worked cases big and small across dozens of areas of practice, and no matter the size, the staff at Hanna Reporting treat each client as if they are the only client—a sort of dedication that brings people back time and time again.

The firm proudly offers a variety of litigation services. Realtime reporters can be booked with a few clicks or easy call. Certified legal video specialists record crystal clear video and audio, and synch the transcript to the tape before returning it. They also provide realtime streaming, so that attorneys can connect with their legal team without leaving Houston.

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“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.”

Attorneys and paralegals can connect with Hanna Reporting easily. By calling (713) 840-8484, emailing the firm, or filling out this contact firm, clients can hear from Hanna in a matter of minutes. If a last-minute accident happens (and Hanna knows they do), clients can email afterhours@hannareporting.com at any time of day to receive a prompt call or email or call in return.  It really is that simple.

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Miami’s Legal Industry is Nothing Without This Court Reporting Firm

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Miami’s legal scene is among the most active in the country simply due to the diverse population that lives there. Construction workers hurt on the job may need an attorney for worker’s compensation. Artists whose work has been stolen might need a copyright lawyer. Massive corporations need a team of employment lawyers to make sure everyone is treated properly. The list could go on and on.

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Each of these busy attorneys need a legal team they know they can count on. Their team should be fluent in the terminology that comes with the area of practice, and familiar with the nuances that can make or break a case. This trickles down to the temporary members of their team—court reporters. When a court reporter doesn’t understand the who’s, what’s, when’s, where’s, and why’s of an area of practice, the case can suffer. Attorneys can’t afford to be weighed down by an incompetent court reporter.

That is why the best attorneys in Miami book their court reporters, and all of their necessary litigation services, through Laws Reporting. For nearly 45 years, Laws Reporting has been a staple of south Florida’s legal industry. These legal specialists have been a part of major and minor cases alike. It doesn’t matter if an attorney needs them for one day, or one year—the staff treats each and every case like their only case. Every single one of their clients is their most important client.

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“Laws Reporting offers a level of service and dedication that is unparalleled in Miami,” NGOTechnologies CEO, Jasel Patel, says. “The staff never does a half-baked job. They don’t abandon a case once their portion of the work is done. Each case they work is seen through to completion, so to ensure their clients don’t need an unexpected service. That is something few professionals are willing to do, and it really puts them over the edge with quality and professionalism.”

Other Miami court reporters don’t put in the work that the staff at Laws Reporting does. This is why attorneys in the area have learned to turn to Laws and Laws alone whenever they need a court reporter they can rely on. Their standard of speed, efficiency, and accuracy is what brings attorneys and paralegals back time and time again for years to come, and what cemented them as the only court reporting firm to turn to in Miami.

To find out how you can schedule a service with Laws Reporting, call (954) 581-4010, email laws@lawsreporting.com, or visit their offices.

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