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How Cady Reporting Is Blazing New Trails In the Cleveland Legal Scene

Not all court reporters in Cleveland are created equal. Court reporting is not usually associated with technological innovation but in the case of Cady Reporting, Cleveland, Ohio’s most revered and oldest firm, new trails are being blazed every day. Whether it is the court reporting company’s online 24/7 mobile booking engine that allows attorneys and paralegals to schedule depositions and other services from anywhere in the world at any time or the company’s ultra high-definition videography and videoconferencing services, law firms continue to choose Cady Reporting for their services across the state of Ohio and beyond.

With offices located in downtown Cleveland, Cady Reporting has been operating with speed, skill and precision for over 40 years. What makes this firm unique in their industry is their ability to adapt to changing technologies and demands from their clients. With most cases never going to trial, today’s attorneys demand excellence in their real time reporting. This means demands such as online repositories, transcripts and archives of past depositions are a must.

Charles Cady, Founder and President of Cady Reporting speaks about the firm’s commitment to embracing the challenges of new technologies: “We are very much an old-school court reporting company that values precision and service above all but as we grew and times changed I realized that it was important to adapt. This means we integrated new ways of thinking, with everything from the addition of online resources for attorneys and new conference rooms so we could deliver the services our clients demand.”

Legal analyst Peter Goranites reflects on the changing nature of digital technologies and law: “We’ve seen major evolutionary shifts in video and online tech for law firms in all areas of practice. Today, it is a must that court reporting firms provide everything from 24/7 scheduling with immediate response to digital transcripts and the latest in video equipment.”

with a multitude of affiliations and strategic partnerships, most notably with the National Network Reporting Company (NNRC), the world’s most extensive directory of court reporting firms, Cady Reporting has solidified its presence as one of the largest and most popular litigation support and legal videography companies in the state of Ohio.

Cady Reporting Affiliations

Court reporting is often one of the more staid and conservative industries but in the case of Cady Reporting, the ability to stay at the forefront of industry shifts and technological evolutions has been a major aspect of the firm’s success.

The Cady Offices

Western Reserve Building
1468 West 9th Street
Suite 440
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

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How Gore Brothers Has Emerged as the Capital Beltway’s Premier Court Reporting Firm

baltimore, washington dc court reportiers GoreIndependently-owned and operated since 1961, Gore Brothers has become an elite court reporting firm and the court reporters of choice for many attorneys and law offices in Baltimore, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C.

Among Baltimore court reporters, Gore Brothers remains one of the most trusted firms for many of the larger law offices in all areas of practices. Because many law firms in the Capital Beltway have multiple offices throughout the metro Washington D.C. area, they prefer a court reporting and trial support company that provides a full range of services throughout the region.

Gore Brothers offers certified court reporters in all of its offices, from Northern Virginia to Towson, Baltimore and D.C. The company provides everything from trial support, legal videography and conference room facilities. One of the key components of the Gore identity is the fusion of state-of-the-art technologies with the traditional expertise that comes from 58 years of experience.

For example, the official Gore Brothers website at gorebrothers.com includes a 24/7 mobile booking engine for attorneys and paralegals who want to schedule last-minute depositions and other services on the go. The mobile booking engine allows for easy scheduling on smartphones and tablets. Another example of the firm’s commitment to new technologies are publications such as blogs and free documents that provide resources, knowledge and news about new cases and legal news in the Capital Beltway area.

The court reporting industry is undergoing tremendous transitions with smaller firms being bought out or pushed out of business by larger multi-state and in some cases, multi-national companies. The Gore Brothers team is unique in its stability, longevity and career of excellence where clients are treated as partners.

The Gore Brothers team provides its range of services for law firms in all areas of practice, from corporate and business law to medical malpractice and copyright infringement law. Whether you are a legal professional in Baltimore, Richmond or Washington D.C. Gore Brothers is likely your first choice when it comes to choosing a reporting professional.

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How Hanna Reporting Is Changing The Court Reporting Industry In Houston, Texas

With new developments in communications technologies like smartphone web browsing and new developments in videoconferences like digital synchronization, Hanna Reporting is paving the way for more enlightened and efficient services within the court reporting industry. The Houston court reporters have presided over the legal community offering services such as legal videography, trial support, conference and deposition hosting, and realtime reporting for over 28 years.

Their commitment to evolving with changing technologies and adapting client-first policies with regards to all services make Hanna Reporting one of the preferred firms in Texas. With their strategic partnership as part of the National Network Reporting Company (NNRC), Hanna offers its services nationwide. The NNRC is the most comprehensive national court reporters organization in the country. Hanna has been a member of the NNRC for over a decade and continues to set the pace for developments  in all court reporting developments within the industry.

The Hanna Team

Jim and Kelly Hanna, the co-proprietors, are noted for their accessibility and hands-on dedication to all services. The company’s team of certified reporters provides expert delivery of transcripts from depositions and trials. The Hanna team also provides all the meeting rooms necessary for mediation and depositions.

With their central Houston location at 8582 Katy Freeway, Suite 105
Houston, Texas 77024, Hanna also provides legal teams with easy access to their offices and conference rooms. The importance of providing local, state and national coverage is a crucial component of the firm’s success and explains why Hanna has thrived as long as it has, twenty-eight years and counting.

Trends in the Evolution of Court Reporting

Legal industry analyst Anna Bartholemy explains how court reporting has evolved from an analog profession to a digital one:

“With changes in high-definition video, online scheduling, and digital transcription, it is more important than ever that reporting firms and their employees understand how new technologies are changing the face of the legal profession and providing valuable tools to both court reporters and law firms.” 

For more information on Hanna Reporting visit their official website at hannareporting.com.

 

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How Court Reporting Is Defying the Automation Trend

While automation and various technological provocations are changing the American workplace and influencing the workforce, court reporting, aka “stenography”, is one of those old-fashioned professions that remains largely un-affected by this phenomenon. Court reporters have benefited in a significant way by embracing key technologies and maintaining the traditional values of professionalism, punctuality and other traits.

There are many reasons why.

Let’s begin with the simple fact that nothing can replace a human being when it comes to analytical judgement and improvised interaction. For court reporting firms and organizations like the National Network Reporting Company (NNRC), the importance of having a trusted reporter, videographer and litigation or trial support professional has in fact increased over time.

Thanks to the increase of litigation in the fields of business law, medical malpractice, probate law and other areas of practice, the sheer volume of requests for deposition experts has increased in a corresponding number as the American economy grows. This means that court reporting firms large and small, are experiencing a sort of renaissance, even as many of the combat the expansion of mega-firms.

While developments like automatic checkout (without the presence of a cashier) and electronic banking, have heavily negatively impacted the job force, forcing many people to look for new careers, the legal professions as diverse as expert witnesses, videographers, stenographers, marketers and others have all experienced a steady and improved series of workload increases.

Joe Grabowski of Gore Brothers Reporting and an NNRC Board Member, explains this phenomenon:

Our clients are very keen as to the impact of technology in their cases. Between video depositions and the ability to schedule a court reporting service from a smartphone, we have found that the conservative nature of the reporting industry is benefited from a basic understanding of the changing nature of technology, from the use of mobile-friendly websites to 24/7 scheduling abilities. While court reporters are essential to the legal team an attorney puts together, we have still emphasized the importance of embracing the right technologies to give us an advanced position relative to our competitors within the industry. 

What distinguishes court reporters and doctors from other replaceable professions is the simple fact that nothing can replace an experienced professional when it comes to transcribing, editing and providing printed documents for depositions, trial records, and other materials.

Add to this need the importance of competent and experienced members to form a strong legal team and develop a winning case and one can see why attorneys are always looking for reliable reporting firms.

Technology has, however, impacted the reporting profession in other ways. First, the importance of mobile booking for last minute schedulings of services has made on-the-go paralegals and lawyers much more fluid in how they manage their cases. The development of tele-conferences and electronic online records also means travel and mailing (snail mail that is) are less and less important.

The Business of Estate Planning: Plan Ahead Before It’s Too Late

Estate planning will never win awards at the family dinner for most exciting topic. However preparing for the future is always a prudent decision for yourself and your family. The idea of wills and trusts may sound like some old arcane financial jargon but in reality if you own a home, a car, or other assets, chances are you will want a say in how your belongings and money are passed on once you pass away.

Mark Shalloway: A Wills & Trusts Expert

Estate Attorney Mark Shalloway

This is where estate planning comes. Estate planning attorney Mark Shalloway of Shalloway & Shalloway explains the importance of getting your “affairs in order”:

Most people make the mistake of thinking they can wait on planning for their will or trust until well into their 60s or later. In most cases it’s best to start planning for your estate by the time you are in your 30s. You can always make changes as your life and financial situations changes. For folks worrying about care for their loved ones, the elderly, or people with special needs, planning ahead is more important than ever to avoid unnecessary emotional trauma and tax liability. 

Plan Ahead for Your Legacy

Whether you are single or married preparing for your estate is a matter of ensuring your life’s work and legacy ends up in the right hands. The business of estate planning can be complicated. Between tax liabilities, the several options involving annuities and trusts, it is wise to hire an attorney in your area who specializes in these matters before making your decisions or attempting to manage the process on your own.

Our estates are our legacy and our gifts to those loved ones we leave behind. The complicated process of estate planning is made much easier when we enlist the wisdom, knowledge and experiences of an attorney to help us with this singularly important task.