New Court Reporting Documentary Debuts at SXSW Festival in Austin

A new documentary about court reporting will debut at the SXSW Festival this weekend in Austin, TX.

The documentary, titled For the Record, is built around the effort of Mark Kislingbury to break his own Guinness World Record as the fastest court reporter on Earth.

The documentary also takes a look at the culture of court reporting and where the industry is heading.

Take a look at the trailer, and watch for Chuck Cady of Cady Reporting in Cleveland, OH at the six second mark in his trademark bright green shirt. To find out more about the documentary, visit the official website for For the Record.

 

Debbie Weaver, Midwest Litigation Services, Receives Enterprising Women of the Year Award

Debbie Weaver

Debbie Weaver

January 29, 2015 (St. Louis) – Enterprising Women, the magazine for women business owners, has named Debbie Weaver as a recipient of it’s 2015 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, an annual tribute to top women entrepreneurs from North America and around the globe. Weaver will be recognized at the 13th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards & Conference, March 29-31, 2015 at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA.

The annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. Nominees must demonstrate that they have fastgrowth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities. Many honorees also serve as leaders of the key organizations that support the growth of women’s entrepreneurship.

Weaver co-founded St. Louis-based Midwest Litigation Services, a court reporting and trial services provider, in 1988 with her late partner and mentor, Kelly Willis. With 49 full-time employees, 100 independent contractors, and 250 litigation service partners nationwide, Midwest has now expanded to 11 locations throughout Missouri, Kansas and Illinois providing seamless support service, regardless of client locations. Weaver currently serves as the President of the St. Louis Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). The Small Business Administration named Weaver as “Small Business Person of the Year” in 2002 and in 2001 Weaver was selected as one of St. Louis Business Journal’s “Most Influential Business Women”. Weaver also received the prestigious Women’s Justice Enterprise Award from Missouri Lawyers Media in 2010.

“It is an honor to be recognized and included in this incredible group of talented women business owners, entrepreneurs and leaders from throughout the world. I look forward to meeting and networking with my co-honorees at the celebration in March. ”, said Weaver.

About Midwest Litigation Services: Headquartered in St. Louis, with ten additional regional offices and over 250 nationwide affiliates, Midwest Litigation Services provides comprehensive court reporting and transcription services, video conferencing, litigation support and advanced trial/ technology services.

About Enterprising Women Magazine: Enterprising Women magazine headquartered in Cary, NC, is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2015. As the nation’s only women-owned magazine published exclusively for women business owners, Enterprising Women provides a friendly meeting place, a public forum, and an international stage for the critical issues confronting women’s businesses and daily lives, all from the unique perspectives and experiences of entrepreneurial women. To learn more, please visit, www.enterprisingwomen.com or call, 919-362-5151.

For additional information, please contact: Lisa Herder, Director of Business Development Midwest Litigation Services, Midwest Trial Services lherder@midwestlitigation.com

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St. Louis, MO  63101 (314) 754-7900

www.midwestlitigation.com

National Network of Reporting Companies (NNRC) announces Partnership with inData Corporation

NNRC members will offer state-of-the-art litigation and trial consulting services through a strategic partnership and alliance with inData Corporation.

National Network of Reporting Companies (NNRC) announces Partnership with inData CorporationFolsom, CA– {November 20, 2014} – The National Network of Reporting Companies, founded in 1983, and now the largest and oldest network of independently owned national court reporting firms serving as the global source for court reporting, legal video and video conferencing services, today announced a new partnership agreement with inData Corporation based in Gilbert, Arizona, to provide litigation and trial consulting services.

As a result of this partnership, NNRC members will expand their services by utilizing inData’s trial services division to provide experienced trial consulting and related litigation services, explained Chuck Cady, president of NNRC.

“This strategic alliance with inData will enable our independent members to enhance their services by offering full-service litigation support from discovery through trial to litigators nationwide,” said Cady. “This partnership will enable NNRC member firms to establish litigation support divisions that will help time-strapped trial teams expertly produce demonstrative graphics, prepare trial presentations, and choreograph courtroom and war room set-up or simply run presentations during trial.”

The NNRC boasts a network of independent court reporting partners with more than 55 of the most customer-oriented, technologically advanced court reporting firms in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Its members must be recommended and go through an in-depth vetting process before becoming a part of this prestigious network, strategically located in the United States and around the world.

Following inData Corporation’s release of its market-leading trial presentation software, TrialDirector®, the company established a professional services team that has worked side-by-side with litigators in hundreds of trials across the globe and developed a recognized expertise in the legal community for consulting in trials in a variety of industries according to Jordan Ray, inData Vice-President and Trial Services Division Director. “We are delighted to announce this highly-anticipated partnership with the NNRC,” said Ray. “The independent NNRC members provide state-of-the-art technology in court reporting with an unparalleled reputation for ethical and responsive customer service. This alliance provides the industry with seasoned professionals who will seamlessly provide a one-stop shop in all aspects of litigation for litigators seeking the most experienced, technologically advanced litigation services to expedite and win more cases for their clients.”

Further information, please contact Debbe Dreher, executive director of NNRC, at 916-932.2202

About the NNRC

NNRC is the most prestigious and largest litigation support network, handling more than 10 million depositions since 1983. Through personal recommendations, NNRC partners have been assessed as the most technologically advanced and dependable court reporting companies in the USA and worldwide. These independent court reporting firms offer global video depositions, conferencing services, as well as litigation support services. Learn more at NNRC.com.

About inData Corporation

Founded in 1984, inData is a technology company specializing in the management and presentation of information. It is a privately held company, headquartered in Gilbert, Arizona. inData develops innovative software and uses seasoned trial experts to provide software training, trial consulting and graphic services to legal professionals dealing with the challenges of litigation. Software products include the best-selling trial presentation software, TrialDirector®, in addition to TimelineXpress®, TimeCoder™ Pro, DepoView®, DepoView® DVD, and TDNotebook®.

.For further information, visit the inData website: http://www.indatacorp.com or contact Judy Miller, inData National Account Executive and NNRC Liaison

Realtime Reporting Enhancing Legal Work from Any Location

Realtime Reporting Enhancing Legal Work from Any Location

Realtime reporting is giving lawyers an almost instantaneous look at a rough transcript.

As connectivity has changed just about every profession in America, the court reporting and legal industries have seen enormous changes as well. Today’s court reporters are evolving to meet new challenges in the legal field, diversifying their specialties in ways beyond maintaining the court record.

However, new technology and old duties have combined when it comes to realtime reporting. Realtime reporting is now making the shorthand from the court reporter’s stenography machine an easily translatable language in a matter of minutes.

While a court reporter types the speech or testimony being delivered, the connected software translates the shorthand into the English language. This translation is then sent to computer screens and projectors. This means that even those who are hard of hearing will be able to understand and participate and understand what is being spoken.

For the attorney, it means nearly instantaneous access to a rough transcript. Faster rough transcripts also mean faster final transcripts, and today’s court reporters are delivering them faster and with more accuracy than ever before.  This technology can allow streaming of depositions or other legal proceedings across a room or across the country.

Realtime reporting is just another way that the legal industry is seeing the advantages of new technology every day in practices and cases across the country.

Independent Court Reporters Tapped for Orlando Conference

Ryan Reporting Tapped for Orlando ConferencePast President Duane O’Geil of Independent Reporters in Calgary, Alberta and Carol Goin, owner of Ryan Reporting in Rockledge, Florida are exhibiting at the International Paralegal Management Association (IPMA) Conference in Orlando, FL. this week!