Shortage in the court: Reporters dwindled but jobs still vital

On June 10, The Chief Leader posted an article quoting Eric Allen, president of the union that represents State Supreme Court reporters. Allen told court reporting students attending Plaza College in Queens, N.Y., that new technology in the field has brought its own challenges. He noted: “Without that human factor, when people talk over each other, or someone has an accent — when someone goes to type from the recording, they have no one to ask ‘What did they say?’”

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Column warns about AV operators

A column in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal offers a warning to beware of AV operators replacing CSRs in depositions.

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What’s next in the future of depositions?

On June 5, JD Supra posted a blog about how rapid changes to the legal profession will begin to impact the future of depositions.

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Litigation Services announces its acquisition of Kim Thayer & Associates of Fresno, CA

Litigation Services, based in Las Vegas, Nev., announced in a press release issued June 3 that the firm has acquired Kim Thayer & Associates, based in Fresno, Calif.

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Veritext Legal Solutions expands court reporting student scholarship program

In a press release issued May 20, Veritext Legal Solutions, based in Livingstone, N.J., announced that the firm has expanded its court reporting student scholarship program.

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N.Y. court reporter honored

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported on May 21 that  Brooklyn Supreme Court chief court reporter Keith Olarnick was honored with the Hon. William T. Bellard Award by the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Kings County.

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Aptus Court Reporting adds seasoned industry experts with recent acquisition

In a press release issued May 12, Aptus Court Reporting, based in San Diego, Calif., announced that the firm has acquired Jane Grossman Reporting Services, which serves the San Francisco Bay area.

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Lexitas Announces Two Strategic Acquisitions

In a press release issued May 15, Lexitas announced that it has acquired New England-based Eppley Court Reporting and American Stenographic, based in New York, N.Y.

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Litigation Services announces acquisition of Rene Stone & Associates

Litigation Services, Las Vegas, Nev., announced in a press release issued May 3, that the firm has acquired Rene’ Stone & Associates, based in Redlands, Calif.

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U.S. Legal Support completes acquisition of Hunter + Geist, Inc.

In a press release issued May 7, U.S. Legal Support, Inc., announced the acquisition of Hunter + Geist, Inc., based in Denver, Colo.

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