Services – Getting Started & Next Steps
There are said to be two schools of advice if you are hiring a court reporting service, and these are to look for that service that tells you to make an evaluation of court reporting services and one that encourages you to make an evaluation of each of the court reporters. Generally, law firms and organizations would inform that in your selection criteria among the list of potential court reporters, you should look at the basic skills and the exceptional reputation and professionalism of the court reporter. These criteria are important because it is ultimately the quality of the reporter that will leave you either satisfied or dissatisfied as you make the decision in hiring, regardless what the reputation of the court reporting service is.
And so, as you are contemplating on hiring a good court reporting company for your next deposition, there are some key points to consider.
Your number one tip before getting a court reporting service is making sure that they deliver quality court reporters, a self-explanatory criteria. Aside from the least qualification of a court reporter which is CSR license, there are other criteria that you should watch out for since you would want to have the best possible court reporter for your deposition.
These other criteria we are talking about would refer to how professionally dresses is the court reporter, if the court reporter comes on time, if the court reporter has the confidence during oath swearing process, does the court reporter displays confidence and accuracy during read back, is the court reporter easy to work with and is not easily stressed out, and if at the end of the deposition, is the court reporter respectful and polite when asking spellings and information.
When you choose the court reporting firm, make sure that they have a provision of staff that can give professional support. Your chosen court reporting service should have good customer service which includes answering your calls through real and live people that you can speak with and not just voice mails.
In today’s world when the internet is dominating on how we do business among other things, one good feature of a court reporting service is having a great website. What will contain in the website of the service company are deposition scheduling, client login and a whole bunch of document depository features.
A good court reporting firm delivers top notch transcripts and this is another important feature of the firm you should have. This means the transcript meet the minimum transcript formats that is set by the board of state licensure, and if the transcript unbind easily with preferably has 3 punched holes.