Veritext-owned agencies – Stratos Legal (TX) David Feldman Worldwide (NY) Kramm Court Reporting (SD) Personal Court Reporters (Los Angeles/Van Nuys) YOM (Seattle) Diamond Reporting & Legal Video (NY) Victoria Legal (CHI) M&M Court Reporters (SoCal) Gore Brothers (Baltimore) Black Label Legal (Boston) Corbin Reporting (Anapolis, MD) Paradigm (MN) Love Court Reporting (Philadelphia) Henderson & … More There is no evil empire
Making a list, checking it twice, gonna find out who’s naughty or nice. So in our case, it’s almost the end of the year, it’s time to check who’s been naughty or nice meaning who’s been paying you on time, who’s been paying you the good rates, who’s been giving you the good jobs. But … More Making a list, checking it twice . . .
So we’re feeling our oats. We’re doing our thing, setting our rates. We’re getting this whole negotiation thing down. Good job!!!! We’re working with lots of different agencies, getting a variety of work. We’re making more than we ever made before. No one’s going to hold me down. Hey, I want to share my enlightenment … More Let’s be polite
So let’s talk about raises? Are you giving yourself a raise this year? I am. Wait a minute. How does that work? I thought we were independent contractors. Can we give ourselves raises? Does the agency know that we’re giving ourselves a raise? Shh, do it and don’t tell them. NO. That was a joke. … More Who’s getting a raise this year?
Whoo-hoo. New series. New Series. Yes, it’s a party of one over here with streamers and fun. Anyhoo (I just like saying it), I realize that I drive to L.A. a lot. A lot. No. I don’t enjoy it at all. I’ll be absolutely honest. I’d prefer to be ubered there. Yes. It’s a verb … More Secrets of DTLA for court reporters
I need a definition for “reporter shortage”. Jobs going uncovered because there is no reporter? Jobs going uncovered because reporters have a choice not to work for certain agencies or rates that they do not wish to? Court work going uncovered because the rates are extremely low and there has been no rate/salary increase for … More Reporter Shortage
Let’s talk about language and the conversation we want to have or need to have with the agency and with each other. There is no “you should be doing this” or “I never do it for less than this” or “I can’t believe that you charged that,” whether you think it is too low … More Language, language
Everybody says there’s a shortage. Everybody says reporters don’t get paid enough. I’m tired of hearing the same old, same old. I think we’re getting the idea. But I want new ideas. Something radical. Something crazy. Remember when I suggested putting together a rate sheet and negotiating your rates? I know people thought … More What’s your new new?
Hello, hello, anyone out there? Yep, still here, working in my little bubble. As I’m sitting here proofing and finalizing my transcript, I was thinking has ever anyone mentioned to the new reporters out there about building job dictionaries and globaling? Hmmm. Well, if you already know everything about job dictionaries and globaling, feel free … More What I Wish I Knew My First Year – Transcript Production
That is the question. (This will be very, very long. The faint of heart should just walk away.) My experience this morning. I received a text message asking if I could cover a job at 10 a.m. I said, yes, what is the per diem? My thinking is the attorney decided at the buttcrack of … More True shortage of reporters or short-sighted business practice?