Regardless of how far in your court reporting career you are, there is always more to learn. Lucky for us, there are thousands of free, online courses and resources available to help further your career and boost your resume.
As the Boston Globe reports, court reporters in the state of Massachusetts are beginning to fear for their job stability as hundreds of courtrooms are being transitioned to digital recording systems.
So, you've taken the plunge and now provide remote particpation services for attorneys. Whether that's videoconferencing, bridging, chat, or streaming, you need to know how to effectively sell your new services in order to maximize your profits (and the attorney's level of satisfaction with your firm). We've taken part of our Remote Counsel University Sales and Marketing course to explain some of the best strategies for selling remote participation services to attorneys.
There's a fine line to tread when discussing technology in the court reporting industry. The technology Remote Counsel equips court reporters with enables them to do their jobs more effectively and efficiently, while also providing them with additional revenue opportunities. It does not attempt to replace the court reporter in any way. Suggesting that that is even possible is laughable - but it hasn't stopped some critics.
As we've said in blogs before, court reporters are now responsible for organizing and managing depositions in ways that were previously unheard of. That includes the added responsibility of finding a suitable deposition space that is compatible with the latest deposition technologies.
Recently, Skype users around the world experienced massive network problems and outages when trying to connect to the service. When attempting to sign in, users couldn’t get past the login page and were repeatedly told that Skype couldn’t connect.
With the recent stock market crisis in the United States and abroad, many are questioning whether some of their work expenses are necessary – including attorneys. This presents an interesting opportunity for court reporters to capitalize on.
As technology continues to proliferate the court reporting market, more and more attorneys prefer to attend depositions remotely to save money, time, and convenience. With this proliferation comes new responsibilities – and challenges – for court reporters to satisfy their clients.
We don’t need to tell you that technological advances are difficult to keep up with. After all, chances are you have purchased a smartphone in the past ten years.
Think about the last time you upgraded your phone. You rushed to the store, eagerly awaiting the latest and most coveted phone on the market, knowing that you would be able to enjoy a few months of “smartphone supremacy.”