Truth is, “national” court reporting firms DO NOT have court reporters on staff in every locale across the United States or the world. Instead, they subcontract with local reporters and agencies. Marketing and operating on a national scale is more expensive. Paying investors and sales forces add costs to each transaction. Higher operating costs and an additional layer of profit for these national firms result in higher prices for YOU, the consumer. You can hire the same local court reporters directly and save money in most cases.
You can save money by hiring locally for your out-of-state depositions too. Contact your favorite reporter in your area and enlist their assistance in scheduling across the country or the globe. You can borrow from their professional contacts and knowledge of the court reporting industry and rest assured that you’re getting a qualified referral at a competitive price. Local firms are offering all of the convenience of one call does it all, just like the national firms, all while avoiding the ethical pitfalls of third-party contracting and other practices that not only undermine the integrity of your court records, but could render your transcript void in some jurisdictions.
Peel away the layers of profit. Hire local reporters and SAVE!