Getting a Lyft

I love being Lyfted to work. And this week it really helped out. I had three days scheduled in Century City, California. That’s about 50 miles from where I live, but can be more than 2 hours in commute time one way. So over the course of three days that would be about 12 hours … More Getting a Lyft

When did it become my job to keep the small agencies in business?

Shouldn’t it be the job of the agency to keep itself in business? This is what I hear. I can’t compete with the Big Box. I can’t keep paying these outrageous per diems. The court reporter is being unreasonable in raising their rates. That court reporter is so ungrateful. Court reporters need to suck it … More When did it become my job to keep the small agencies in business?

What I Wish I Knew My First Year as a Reporter – First Depo

I haven’t done one of these in a while.  So let’s talk about your first depo, what you should know and what you should ask and what you should do. I’m going to assume you know the rate for the job you are about to take, payment terms, you have your equipment, and the job … More What I Wish I Knew My First Year as a Reporter – First Depo

There is no evil empire

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 & Associates … More There is no evil empire

Let’s be polite

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