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Partner Spotlight - Aiken Welch

[fa icon="calendar"] Jun 26, 2015 12:08:00 PM / by Emily Barnhill

Introducing Partner Spotlight!


Each month, Remote Counsel will spotlight one of our partners on the blog to let you get to know them a little better.

For our first Partner Spotlight, we spoke with Renee Bush from the firm Aiken Welch, a force in the California court reporting industry.

Aiken Welch has been in business for more than three decades and prides themselves on providing the highest level of customer support. Their vast range of services allow them to handle every kind of event, without breaking a sweat.


How many years have you been in business?

Aiken & Welch has been in business for 34 years.

What services do you provide?

Court reporting, videography services, traditional and desktop conference, litigation support, nationwide scheduling, online document repository, and online virtual office.

What do you want people to know about your firm?

We are a full-service court reporting firm with offices in Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles. It is always the goal of Aiken Welch to respond to our clients’ needs and help them resolve issues as quickly as possible.

What do you love most about being a court reporter or being in the court reporting industry?

Every day is different, and over the years I’ve learned a little bit about so many different things. I love the technology and the challenges and personal growth it has brought me over the years. And it’s never ending! Things are always changing.

Given what you’ve seen in the last ten years, where do you think the court reporting industry is heading?  

More remote proceedings, either telephonic or via VC, not only in the freelance world but in the courts as well.

What is your most memorable court reporting moment? 

I was asked to provide realtime in a binding arbitration case in the ‘90s. I had not taken any of the depos, though our office had.  I was not a realtime writer by any means at that time, but I agreed to do it (I never have learned how to say no!). The word “section” translated to “sex” more times than I care to remember.

It was very stressful, but I stuck with it. At the end of the arbitration, even though the realtime, in my mind, was very poor, the parties presented me with a beautiful bouquet. They appreciated the realtime feed and my efforts very much.

What is your favorite thing about working with Remote Counsel? 

They are always there for us. Whether we need immediate assistance, need help with a videoconference system they didn’t even support, or have an off-the-wall situation and need advice.

What is the last movie you watched? 

Ex Machina

What is your favorite television series of all time? 

The Big Bang Theory

iPhone or Android?


Any new updates from your firm?

We are expanding our San Jose office.




                Contact Information: 

                (510) 451 - 1580





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Emily Barnhill

Written by Emily Barnhill

Emily Barnhill is a Marketing Manager at Courtroom Connect.