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

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