Attorneys utilizing Esquire’s Remote Court Reporter service are finding more deposition scheduling options with fewer delays
Atlanta, GA, February 19, 2019 – Esquire Deposition Solutions, LLC (www.esquiresolutions.com), the nation’s leading provider of court reporting, video, and interpreting services, is pleased to announce a new Remote Court Reporter service offering, which helps address the nation’s court reporter shortage by increasing court reporter coverage. By leveraging existing video-conferencing technology, Esquire is able to provide court reporters to depositions across the country – including remote locations –without sacrificing quality or efficiency.
According to the National Court Reporters Association1, the current shortage of court reporters is expected to increase over the next 3-5 years. Today, fewer court reporters are entering the market than ever before, while more than 70% of current court reporters are expected to retire by 2023. This shortage is diminishing the industry’s capacity to meet current court reporting needs. Further, the increasing complexity of litigation has amplified the demand for highly-qualified court reporters that can operate in today’s fast-paced and technologically demanding environment.
Esquire’s Remote Court Reporter solution offers a simple but elegant solution to address the court reporter shortfall.
Esquire’s certified stenographers (who have been rigorously trained in remote court reporting by Esquire) are located in Esquire’s video-conferencing centers, where they capture a verbatim record of the proceeding using our state-of-the-art technology.
The witness and attorneys are not physically in the same location as the court reporter. Instead, the court reporter, witness, and attorneys are visually connected in high-definition, sharing the same virtual space.
Our experienced remote court reporters swear in the witness2, mark the exhibits, perform read backs, and create a certified transcript – exactly the same level of service and client experience as with a face-to-face court reporter.
As always, an Esquire Service Delivery Coordinator ensures smooth execution for all attending parties before, during, and after the deposition.
“The increasing complexity of litigation has amplified the demand for highly-qualified court reporters that can operate in today’s fast-paced and technologically demanding environment,” stated Terrie Campbell, Esquire’s Chief Executive Officer. “Remote court reporting is one way we are addressing the court reporter shortfall while providing benefits to our clients and the stenographers we work with.”
With remote court reporters, attorneys can conduct more depositions in a shorter period of time, reduce travel time and costs, and enjoy greater flexibility within tight litigation schedules.
“As a former litigator with a demanding practice, I wish this solution had been available when I was taking depositions,” says Avi Stadler, Esquire’s General Counsel. “Juggling so many different schedules – particularly given the scarcity of court reporters – was always a challenge. Esquire’s Remote Court Reporter service has the potential to save our clients a lot of time and heartache.”
Esquire’s Remote Court Reporter service benefits court reporters, as well. This offering allows court reporters to reduce their travel time and related costs. In addition, they can handle more jobs during a typical work day, thereby increasing their earning potential.
Stenographers interested in learning more about Esquire’s Remote Court Reporter service are encouraged to email Recruiting@EsquireSolutions.com.
For more information on Esquire’s Remote Court Reporter service, please view our short explainer video.
About Esquire Deposition Solutions
Esquire, a national provider of deposition solutions, helps law firms, insurance companies, and corporate legal departments get it right every time. Continually rethinking how depositions have always been done, we provide personal, precise, worry-free deposition services supported by innovative technology solutions. To learn more, visit: www.esquiresolutions.com.
1 Court Reporting Industry Outlook: https://3c3h2imv34l47ixfv33e3uga-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Ducker-report.pdf
2 Remote swearing in of the witness is not permitted by law in all states.