Court Reporter Shortage

Live Court Reporter Shortages?

We have been excited to see our clients returning to their offices lately.  We know things will never be exactly the same as they were pre-Covid, and that’s probably a good thing.

It seems in a lot of cases virtual hearings and depositions are going to become permanent parts of the legal landscape.  That can save litigants a lot of money, and everyone a lot of time.

But that’s not in all cases.  The courtrooms, like our clients’ offices, are back open for business.  Because sometimes, you just need to do things live and in-person.  We are getting calls every day for court reporters to staff those trials, hearings, and depositions.

But the funny thing is, it’s not just our clients that are calling us…

It’s our competitors.  They can’t fill demand, so they are calling us to cover their in-person requests. 

There could definitely be a lot of reasons behind that.  There are a lot of reporters that have concerns about returning to the closed environments of courtrooms and depositions for extended periods of time. 

However, we knew that this day would eventually come, and the demand for in-person reporters would return.  That’s why we have been consistent and diligent during the pandemic to maintain the relationships with our team of court reporters and to add to our pool of talent.

That has meant knowing who is comfortable with what levels of service and making sure we create a positive and rewarding work environment.  

Eventually, we know that everything will settle down and everyone will likely be able to staff the demand for live, in-person reporting. 

How long that will take, however, is anyone’s guess. 

What you can be sure of right now, however, is that DLE is fully staffed and ready to handle your in-person court reporting needs. 

So, the next time you have a need for live, in-person court reporting, know there’s a good chance that you will end up with one of our reporters if you start calling around to different providers.

So, why not save yourself the time and your firm the money? Make sure you call DLE Legal first for all your court reporting needs.