At the law offices of Barry P. Goldberg, we firmly believe that a finding great court reporter service and maintaining that business relationship can be invaluable. Quite simply, good court reporters can make a big difference in a case; their work could be the difference between a case won and a case lost. We think it’s important for our firm to build a strong relationship with a court reporting service because it ultimately benefits our clients, here’s why:
A good transcript can make or break a deposition.
A great court reporter catches all of the details in depositions so that the legal team can review the transcript later. It’s easy for any lawyer to miss these small details in the middle of a deposition. A skilled court reporter can make these transcripts easy to review and easy to access.
The best witnesses might not be local.
Many court reporters only work locally, but when you work with a larger court reporting company that operates in multiple states (and even in multiple countries), location is never a problem for gathering information. Depositions can happen in many different cities, depending on where the deponents are located. With a good reporter, the legal team doesn’t have to worry about travel restrictions.
Language barriers don’t exist with a good court reporting service.
Similarly, a good court reporting company will also provide translation services. We recognize, however, that some of our clients and witnesses may feel more comfortable using a language other than english. Working with a major court reporting company allows us to collect depositions and transcripts from the people who matter — regardless of what language they speak.
Court reporters are no longer a standard part of all courtrooms.
At one time, courtrooms used to provide reporters for every single case. These days, there isn’t always a guarantee that a court reporter will be provided. Many court reporters are contractors who work for other companies instead of for the court directly. … Knowing that you can rely on a local and dependable court reporting service is one of the easiest ways for a lawyer to find peace of mind during a case.
Additional technology can be a huge benefit.
Some court reporting companies these days have gone beyond basic transcription services. Extensive video and audio technology may allow a legal team to consult with other individuals to help a case, it can allow the team to review important depositions or interviews, and it can make essential information accessible no matter where you are. For our clients, a major benefit is that all of this information is transmitted through secure lines that follow HIPAA regulations.
For Barry P. Goldberg’s firm, building a lasting relationship with a court reporting service your trust with your firm’s clients is essential. By not having to worry about the quality or timeliness of a transcript because we’ve built a trust with our reporter, our team can focus on what really matters: our clients.
Thanks to our friends and contributors at Capital Reporting Company for their added insight into building strong court reporting relationships.