How Does a Lawyer Hire a Court Reporter For a Personal Injury Case?

How Does a Lawyer Hire a Court Reporter For a Personal Injury Case?

Finding a court reporter for your personal injury case is not always an easy task. As an attorney, you may be looking at the price, their reliability, and reviews of different court reporters. There are many things to take into consideration that you may not have previously thought of if you have not hired a court reporter before. When it comes to saving money, finding a court reporter who is cheap usually ends up the same way that other cheap things are: you get what you pay for. Finding the perfect court reporter can make all the difference when it comes to transcribing what goes on in the courtroom. 

What should you be looking for in a court reporter?

This is a relationship that many people do not think of, but it is an extremely important one. When you are looking to hire a court reporter for your case, it is important that you have a certain set of standards. Court reporters should be certified and trained in their specialty. You will be looking for your court reporter, at a minimum, to be certified in the state they are practicing in. In addition, though, they may have any number of other credentials, like:

  • CCP. Certified CART Provider
  • CLVS. Certified Legal Video Specialist
  • RPR. Registered Professional Reporter
  • RMR. Registered Merit Reporter

There are other certifications that a court reporter may have as well, so when you are interviewing a company to discuss the options of court reporters they have, it is important that you list any certifications you believe will be useful or necessary. 

Accuracy and trustworthiness are paramount. How do I know that is my court reporter’s top priority?

When you work with us, you know that accuracy and trustworthiness are why we are in business. When you give us a call, we will discuss our track record as well as how we have upheld those standards with the court reporters we have. This can include who we hire on our team, who we believe would be the best fit for your case, and how we deliver transcripts.

What is included in the cost?

This will vary from company to company, but you will likely not just be paying for a court reporter. Instead, there will be additional services that you can receive, including the rates of transcript pages. 

Who can I speak with?

We are glad you asked. A  court reporter can help you with your next personal injury case, whether it is a car accident or a slip and fall. For more information on what we can do for you, please give a court reporting company a call now.