Immigration, family, criminal law services fuel growth of small law firms in Richmond, Virginia

These pillars appear at a number of prominent corporate limits on major highways in Richmond. By Taber Andrew Bain via Flickr Creative Commons.In Richmond, Virginia, the law firm Mauck & Brooke has expanded by adding a partner and changing its name. At the same time, Richmond-based Dyer Immigration Law Group is reaching into other Virginia markets, according to Richmond Biz Sense.

This is part of a trend of small law firms growing and expanding, the publication reports. The trend has capitalized on the growing need for immigration, family and criminal law legal services in Virginia.

The story goes into detail about who is involved in the changes and includes a number of other recent law firm moves in Richmond. Read it here.

Huseby in Richmond
Huseby is happy to celebrate the growth of its Richmond neighbors. Here is Huseby’s Richmond address:

4860 Cox Road #200
Glen Allen, VA
(804) 755-4200

Huseby offices in Richmond offer litigation services, including court reporting, Web conferencing, video conferencing, video depositions, and more.

If you’d like additional help finding court reporting professionals in Richmond — or anywhere else in the U.S. — call Huseby at 800-333-2082.

As the national leader in court reporting and litigation support services, Huseby offers access to highly skilled and experienced court reporters where and when you need them.

Huseby supports Sacramento’s McGeorge School of Law class with mock deposition

Court reporter Nichole Thut works the mock deposition at McGeorge School of Law.Court reporter Nichole Thut works the mock deposition at McGeorge School of Law.

Huseby was happy to assist the McGeorge School of Law by providing a court reporter to cover a mock deposition and by providing transcripts. In addition, we provided the sealed original transcript for the mock trial that followed.

We enjoy supporting future legal professionals and are always happy to assist with mock depositions like these!

The McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California,  is part of the University of the Pacific. The court reporter who worked with the school was Nichole Thut.

Deposition of  Deponent #1We were helping with the Trial Skills in Family Law class taught by by Neil M. E. Forester Esq. Mr. Forester is a  California Board of Legal Specialization certified family law specialist. He recently founded his own firm, Forester Purcell, which will open its doors on March 2.

The mock depositions were held at Goyette & Associates in Gold River, California.

To help prepare for the mock trial scheduled for the end of the course, Mr. Forester wanted his students to experience the process of going from deposition to trial. It was a great way for the students to learn about the dos and don’ts of depositions.

Nichole Thut works with students on the second deposition of the day.

Nichole Thut works with students on the second deposition of the day.

The  mock deposition was very similar to an actual deposition and provided an opportunity for students to help understand the court reporter’s role, among other things. This experience allowed the students to see what is needed from the reporter as well as what the reporter is in need of from the attorneys to help make sure the deposition runs as smoothly as possible. Mock depositions are also a great way to help law firms prep their witnesses.

Nichole Thut, CSR, RPR, is an active member of the Deposition Reporters Association and is the 2015 Court Reporter Board liaison and a part of the student committee. She is also an active member of the National Court Reporters Association, and holds the organization’s registered professional reporter license.

Huseby in Sacramento
We enjoy mock depositions and we do the real thing as well in California and elsewhere. DeMichelle-Huseby is headquartered in Fairfield, California, with offices in Napa, Dixon, Sacramento and San Rafael.

Legal professionals looking to schedule litigation services or order transcripts in these and other California locations can contact DeMichelle-Zanone or Stewart  at 888-709-0888 or click here to schedule.

Here are all of Huseby’s California locations.

West regional center
South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 234-5540

Dixon Professional Building
255 N. Lincoln Street, Suite H
Dixon, CA 95620

700 Webster Street
Fairfield, CA 94533

7815 North Palm Ave., suite 120
Fresno, CA., 93711

1034 Walnut Street
Napa, CA 94558
3550 Watt Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95821
1919 Grand Ave.,
Suite 1F
San Diego, CA 92109

505 Montgomery Street
10th & 11th floors
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 432-6051

4340 Redwood Highway, Suite F-150
San Rafael, CA 94903

Click here for all of Huseby’s locations nationwide.

Will Nashville’s Clark Beckham make the ‘American Idol’ top 48? We find out tonight

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Tonight’s the night we find out if Clark Beckham,  the son of one of our court reporters, makes the top 48 on “American Idol.” Based on the huge response to our last blog post about Clark, the whole Huseby family is behind him!

The final solos will be performed tonight and we’re hopeful to see Clark in action. His mom, Terri Beckham, a reporter with Vowell, Jennings & Huseby in Nashville, Tennessee, knows what he sang for his solo, but she can’t tell. So we’ll have to watch to find out.

The “Hollywood Week #4: Top 48” episode of “American Idol” XIV airs tonight  at 8-9 p.m. Eastern Time and Pacific Time on FOX.

Clark Beckham

Clark Beckham

Here’s what’s happened since we last posted about Clark.

On Thursday, Feb. 5, we saw Clark make it through the “Lines of 10” competition, singing Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On.” As he stepped up to the mic, he told the judges why he was the next American Idol. “I’m the next American Idol because I think America’s hungry for the groove,” Clark said.

Clark advanced to the group round. All four members of that group, Clark Beckham, David Oliver Willis, Jesse Cline, and J.None (they called themselves Double Stuf), made it through, singing Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.” That was also aired on Thursday night.



See the list of top law firms in the Land of Enchantment, scenic New Mexico

The Organ Mountains, with Las Cruces, New Mexico in the foreground. Photo by David Herrera via Flickr Creative Commons.

The Organ Mountains, with Las Cruces, New Mexico in the foreground. Photo by David Herrera via Flickr Creative Commons.

We already know the top court reporting firm in New Mexico (three guesses and the first two don’t count), so we were glad to find this list of the top law firms in the Land of Enchantment.

Albuquerque Business First has ranked the top five and we’ve got the list right here.

No. 5 is Butt Thornton & Baehr of Albuquerque; No. 4 is Keleher & McLeod of Albuquerque; No. 3 is Sutin, Thayer & Browne of Albuquerque and Santa Fe; and No. 2 is Rodey Dickason Sloan Akin & Robb of Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

Topping the list is Modrall Sperling, which has 80 attorneys in New Mexico. Founded in 1937, the firm has 47 partners, 30 associates and three of counsel, according to ABF.

As a bonus, most of the firms’ websites feature fantastic scenes of their beautiful state, like those near our office in Las Cruces. We hope you’ll check them out.

Information on the law firms list was supplied by firm representatives through surveys, the publication said. Only those firms that responded to Albuquerque Business First inquiries were included.

Huseby in New Mexico
logoOur offices in New Mexico are located here:
500 South Main, Suite 630
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(800) 333-2082

The presentation of evidence is more persuasive through the creative and strategic use of technology. Huseby can help attorneys in Las Cruces present cases with clarity and impact. Schedule trials services here, or call 1-800-333-2082.

In addition to Las Cruces, Huseby serves the legal industry’s trial support needs in El Paso, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin, as well as many other locations nationwide.  In addition to court reporting, Huseby’s litigation services include Web conferencing, video conferencing, video depositions and more.

For more information about Huseby visit our website or call (800) 333-2082.

Court reporting roundup: NCRA president speaks out, New Orleans’ first black reporter steps down

stenographA Cleveland, Ohio federal court reporter who is the current president of the National Court Reporters Association was the subject of a profile by In it, she tells about her career, her job successes, and the best lawyers and judges in the Cleveland area to work with.

In the story, she talks about the most interesting and the hardest cases she’s worked on. She also responds to a question about the future of voice recognition programs, saying, “Not in the foreseeable future. The current technology does not compare with the real-time court reporter.”

She also gives a plug to the NCRA and to her favorite hangouts in the area.

Read more.

Pioneering court reporter in New Orleans
WGNO in New Orleans, Louisiana focuses its cameras on Daryl Duplessie, who is retiring after 43 years as the first modern day, African-American court reporter in the New Orleans area.

The story says she was the first black court reporter to use a stenograph.

“I guess I never thought about it, in certain respects, as being the first. The first ever of this or the first ever of that because first of all in the job the responsibilities come first,” she is quoted as saying.

Read more.

Huseby celebrates the work of court reporters across the country.
Huseby hires only the very best reporters. Each reporter is screened before hiring to ensure his or her work meets the company’s high standards. When a reporter wishes to work for Huseby, an account executive follows a stringent reporter review process.

Click here to find a location and schedule a court reporter online.

Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Raleigh: New Google Fiber cities are great places to use technology

1200map_updated_green2As a lot of people know by now, Google is expanding its fiber optic network to four U.S. cities: Charlotte, Raleigh, Nashville and Atlanta.

We at Huseby say, welcome to our cities! It just so happens we have offices in all of those places, too, and we can vouch for them as being great places to live, work and use technology.

Google’s service will offer those cities internet speeds about 100 times faster than a typical broadband connection, according to the News & Observer of Raleigh.

The paper reports that kind of access “opens up new uses for the Internet, including the transfer of huge files for scientific research. It can also make YouTube load instantaneously, or record eight TV shows at once, or allow for band practice across the Internet.”

Read more about Google fiber’s expansion.

Huseby looks forward to seeing what access to Google Fiber brings, as we’ve long been users and innovators in technology ourselves. We help our clients present evidence more persuasively with trial service technology that lets attorneys tell stories visually.

Attorneys using Huseby technology can expect

— calendars

— invoices

— schedules

— transcripts

— exhibits;

  • the ability to connect locally and remotely to a live, real-time transcript feed,
  • video and web conferencing around the world, and
  • video-on-demand services for ease of use at trial.

Here are our locations in the new Google fiber cities:

Corporate headquarters
1230 West Morehead Street #408
Charlotte, NC 28208
(800) 333-2082

3737 Glenwood Avenue #100
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 831-8877

Southeast regional center
1230 Peachtree St., Promenade II, 19th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30309
(800) 333-2082

Vowell, Jennings & Huseby
214 2nd Ave. N, Suite 207
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 256-1935
(800) 641-9390
Fax: 615-244-3434

Son of Nashville-based Huseby court reporter working his way through ‘American Idol’ auditions

Terri Beckham is a reporter with Vowell, Jennings & Huseby in Nashville, Tennessee and she has a little bit more than a rooting interest in the current season of “Amercan Idol.”

Her son, Clark Beckham, is one of the contestants on “American Idol” this season. She hopes to round up some support for him if and when he finds himself among the 24 finalists and voting begins.

His audition, held in Nashville in August, aired on Fox Thursday, Jan. 8. He advanced to the next round and will again appear on the show for the phase of competition called Hollywood Week, which, as Terry understands it, will begin Wednesday, Feb. 4.

We at Huseby are glad to have an “American Idol” contestant in the Huseby family, and are very impressed by what we’ve seen of him so far!

“American Idol” airs on Fox on Wednesday and Thursday nights at 8 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central. The last of the audition rounds will be broadcast this week.

Those who survive Hollywood Week will advance to the Showcase round. At the conclusion of the Showcase, the show will have its 24 semifinalists. The public voting starts when the 24 semifinalists compete for one of the top 10 finalists spots.

There are several websites that say they have the list of the 24 remaining contestants.

Terri (and Clark) would love to have the support — and votes — of Huseby clients, reporters and staff who are “American Idol” fans.

“I’d love to have some Huseby folks already behind him when it’s time for the public to start voting,” Terry says.


O.J. Simpson trial is one of many things this court reporter has in common with our court reporters

AP logoHere’s a very interesting story about a court reporter who is retiring after a 48-year career. It begins like this:

During jury selection for the O.J. Simpson trial, Linda Deutsch was named the pool reporter and went on TV every day to explain what had happened. . . . Indeed, for the last near half century, Linda Deutsch has been the most trusted voice in court journalism.

Wait a minute, you might be thinking, that’s the wrong kind of court reporter.

And you’d be right. But while it’s not the kind of court reporter we are at Huseby Global Litigation services, this journalistic court reporter does have some things in common with a stenographic court reporter.

Here’s one:

… Leaving the cases in the courtroom and being able to joke with other reporters helped her keep her sanity during some of the more disturbing cases she covered.

We’ve certainly had that experience. We also had the experience of working the O.J. Simpson trial. Huseby handled every piece of information exhibited in the civil trial, and also did work with the criminal trial, helping the court reporter market the trial transcripts.

Here’s another way:

“She’s just extremely ethical, extremely professional and very, very honest,” said high-profile defense attorney Thomas Mesereau,

And like Ms. Deutsch in her industry, Huseby court reporters are among the most trusted in our industry.

To learn more about Huseby’s litigation services, including court reporting, Web conferencing, video conferencing, video depositions, and more, call a Huseby scheduler and ask. We have more than 4,000 conference room suites worldwide ready for you to use today. 800-333-2082.

To learn more about Linda Deutsch’s fabulous career, read the San Francisco Public Radio story here.

Or, read the Associated Press story via The New York Times here.


Wherever the best law firms in the world are located, Huseby can provide trial services

Balance_justiceWe’ve seen rankings of top law firms in New York, Los Angeles, Texas and elsewhere, and we’ve posted them here on our blog.

But here’s one that caught our attention if for no other reason than for being so ambitious: The world’s top 10 law firms, according to Investopedia.

This ranking is based on recent revenue numbers available at the time the list was compiled, according to Investopedia.

Not surprisingly, many are based in the U.S., including Huseby cities New York and Los Angeles. And not surprisingly, we can offer services to law firms like these that are situated across the globe.

Huseby is the leading global deposition and trial services firm, with offices throughout the U.S. and services worldwide.

Huseby, Inc. provides court reporting, legal videography, video conferencing and trial support services from coast to coast and across the world. With a comprehensive group of the finest court reporting professionals across the United States and around the world, Huseby Inc. is able to handle any of your litigation support needs.

We also have specific locations in cities where the top firms are located. Our office in Manhattan is at this location:

1501 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
Call (646) 292-4050 or (800) 333-2082 to schedule.

Our office in Los Angeles is here:

West regional center
South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(800) 333-2082

To see the entire Investopedia list, which includes firms Baker & McKenzie and DLA Piper, among others, click here.

These court reporters made history in New Orleans, Louisiana; Nuremberg, Germany

Stenograph machine photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Stenograph machine photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Two trailblazing court reporters recently were the focus of stories about the work they did, one as one of the first black court reporters in New Orleans, Louisiana, and another as a court reporter during the post-World War II Nuremberg Trials.

Like these women, Huseby has made its mark across the globe. Huseby offices offer litigation services, including court reporting, Web conferencing, video conferencing, video depositions, and more.

Call a Huseby scheduler and ask. We have more than 4,000 conference room suites worldwide ready for you to use today. 800-333-2082.

New Orleans
Daryl Duplessie was one of the first black court reporters in New Orleans and the first to use a stenograph machine, according to She’s retiring after 43 years, much of it in the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court.

In the story she talks about her work, how she ended up in district court, why murder trials were the hardest part of her job, and the changes in technology during her career.

Read more.

Hertha “Hedy” Sheridan recently recounted her experiences transcribing the testimony of Nazi war criminal Hermann Goering, Hitler associate Rudolph Hess and others like them.

She was chosen as a stenographer for the trials in part because of her father’s refusal to join the Nazi party and her lack of involvement in the Hitler Youth movement. She says if Germany had won the war, things would have been quite different for her.

Read more.