As Dallas Texas law firms move uptown, Huseby says ‘welcome to the neighborhood!’

Several Dallas, Texas law firms are on the move to uptown. Huseby welcomes them to the neighborhood!

The Dallas Morning News reports Sidley Austin is moving to Ross Avenue and the Trammell Crow Center. That location is just a few miles from Huseby’s office on Sherry Lane. But Sidley Austin will be even closer in two years when it moves permanently to Crescent Real Estate’s Uptown building on McKinney Avenue.

The Uptown building is about 5 miles from Huseby’s Dallas location on Sherry Lane.

The move is on the heels of a move by Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP which announced it will relocate to Crescent’s building, too.

The move to Uptown will help it attract and retain young talent, the paper reports.

“We are in the service business, and there is a lot to be said for reputation and how the firm is perceived in the market,” said Gardere chairman Holland O’Neil was quoted as saying. “If you look at our competitors and where they are moving, that was a big influence for us.”

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Huseby’s Dallas location
Huseby has conference room suites in Dallas ready for you to use today. Huseby offices offer litigation services, including court reporting, Web conferencing, video conferencing, video depositions, and more.

Our office in Dallas is at this location:

5956 Sherry Lane #1000
Dallas, TX 75225

(800) 333-2082

Looking for help in a different city? 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.

 

Fresno, California-based Nisbett Beebe staff become cowgirls for a day at California California Blood Center bull rider fundraiser

Pictured are Suzanne Dobbs, secretary at Hanna, Brophy, MacLean, McAleer & Jensen; Lisa Thor, attorney at Parker, Kern, Nard & Wenzel; Danielle Kjar; attorney at Parker, Kern, Nard & Wenzel; Katrina Mannera, secretary at Parker, Kern, Nard & Wenzel.

Pictured are Suzanne Dobbs, secretary at Hanna, Brophy, MacLean, McAleer & Jensen; Lisa Thor, attorney at Parker, Kern, Nard & Wenzel; Danielle Kjar; attorney at Parker, Kern, Nard & Wenzel; Katrina Mannera, secretary at Parker, Kern, Nard & Wenzel.

Nisbett Beebe, a Huseby company based in Fresno, California, participated in the Central California Blood Center’s 7thAnnual Cowgirl U luncheon and fundraiser on March 29.

Four hundred “cowgirls” attended the event which was hosted by the Clovis Rodeo Association and featured members of Professional Bull Riders, Inc.

Attendees were able to meet the bull riders, as well as hear live country music and learn about the Clovis Rodeo Association. Attendees bid on auction packages. Live and silent auction items included both Western and non-Western art as well as entertainment and travel packages. Proceeds from the auction as well as attendance fees went to the blood center.

Headquartered in Colorado, Professional Bull Riders, Inc. was created in 1992. More than 1,200 bull riders from the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, and Mexico hold PBR memberships and compete in more than 300 bull riding events per year in what is sometimes called “America’s original extreme sport.”

The bull riders donate their time to the event and Nisbett Beebe was pleased to be a part of the fund-raising and festivities.

Nisbett Beebe location
Nisbett Beebe’s location of Fresno puts it in the most centrally located city in California and provides a crucial link between our offices in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.

Fresno Office
7815 North Palm Avenue
Suite #120
Fresno, California 93711

Back row:  Toni Lopez, Fresno City Attorney’s Office; Nancy Cabrera, Fresno City Attorney’s Office, Siobhan Avalos, adjuster for AARLA (administers claims for the County of Fresno); Danielle Kjar, attorney at Parker, Kern, Nard & Wenzel; Guilherme Marchi, professional Bull Rider; Katrina Mannera, secretary at Parker, Kern, Nard & Wenzel; Suzanne Dobbs, secretary at Hanna, Brophy, MacLean, McAleer & Jensen; Melissa Gleason, court reporter for Nisbett Beebe Front row: Kerry Sampson, operations manager at Concentra; Sally Frits, business development for Nisbett Beebe.

Back row: Toni Lopez, Fresno City Attorney’s Office; Nancy Cabrera, Fresno City Attorney’s Office, Siobhan Avalos, adjuster for AARLA (administers claims for the County of Fresno); Danielle Kjar, attorney at Parker, Kern, Nard & Wenzel; Guilherme Marchi, professional Bull Rider; Katrina Mannera, secretary at Parker, Kern, Nard & Wenzel; Suzanne Dobbs, secretary at Hanna, Brophy, MacLean, McAleer & Jensen; Melissa Gleason, court reporter for Nisbett Beebe
Front row: Kerry Sampson, operations manager at Concentra; Sally Frits, business development for Nisbett Beebe.

 

Flap over fired court reporter prompts New York Times to ask, ‘Are Court Stenographers Necessary?’

State Supreme Court in Manhattan. Photo by Beyond My KenCategory:Architectural sculptures, via Wikimedia Commons.

State Supreme Court in Manhattan. Photo by Beyond My KenCategory:Architectural sculptures, via Wikimedia Commons.

The recent revelation that a court reporter in New York typed gibberish and impacted the transcripts of 30 court cases prompted a flood of reports, as well as a debate in The New York Times about the use of court reporters.

The New York Post quoted the reporter, Daniel Kochanski, as well as his father and ex-wife in a story that was published last Friday. The men cited alcohol abuse as a cause of the behavior.

“The pressure of that job pushed him over the edge, leading him to lose everything,” the ex-wife told the Post.

The missing records impacted six trials and at least two dozen other proceedings of the State Supreme Court in Manhattan.

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Debate ensues
In The New York Times’ first report on Kochanski, a supervising attorney handling an appeal related to the Kochanski situation said,  “Why are we in this 18th-century system where someone is taking it down in their own indecipherable notes?”

A spokesman for the Office of Court Administration said in the Times, “This is a complete anomaly. The court reporters perform an incredibly difficult task every day and do it in an extraordinary way.”

Read more.

Are court reporters necessary?
The Times later published a Room for Debate post on its website in which legal professionals took sides on the issue of court reporting vs. digital recorders, headlined “Are Court Stenographers Necessary?”

Commenters Nancy Varallo of the National Court Reporters Association, federal judge Richard Kopf, Minneapolis district court judge Peter Cahill, digital recording system salesman Brian Green and Stuart Auslander of the New York School of Court Reporting sounded off from their various perspectives.

You can read more here, as well as comment on the issue.

Huseby court reporters
husebyhHuseby 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.

If you need dependable court reporting in New York, Huseby has conference room suites in the Big Apple ready for you to use today. Huseby offices offer litigation services, including court reporting, Web conferencing, video conferencing, video depositions, and more.

Our office in Manhattan is at this location:

1501 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

Call (646) 292-4050 or (800) 333-2082 to schedule.

Looking for help in a different city? 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.

Fresno, California-based Nisbett Beebe next in parade of Huseby companies marking one-year anniversary

Screen Shot 2014-04-06 at 4.38.30 PMLast week we marked the one-year anniversary of the creation of DeMichelle-Huseby and this week we also commemorate the establishment a year ago of Nisbett Beebe, a Huseby Company, which like DeMichelle-Huseby, is also based in California.

Nisbett Beebe, a Huseby Company, was formed when Nisbett Lucas Worldwide Reporting and Videography, and Beebe & Company Certified Shorthand Reporting became part of the Huseby family, increasing Huseby’s locations in California.

Nisbett Beebe’s location of Fresno puts it in the most centrally located city in California and provides a crucial link between our offices in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.

Fresno Office
7815 North Palm Avenue
Suite #120
Fresno, California 93711

Nisbett Beebe’s Key Services include,

  • National court reporting

  • National legal videography

  • Interactive real-time solutions

  • World-class quality control

  • Web-based scheduling

  • Web-based calendar management

  • Web-based secure repository

  • Web conferencing

  • Transcripts synchronized with video

  • Online invoicing

If you’re in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fairfield, Napa, Dixon, Sacramento or Fresno, and find yourself in need of any of these services, click here to find a location and schedule a court reporter online.

DeMichelle-Huseby celebrates first year of enhanced services, new Walnut Creek location

 Tabitha Stewart and Shanna Zanone celebrate DeMichelle-Huseby's first year.

Tabitha Stewart and Shanna Zanone celebrate DeMichelle-Huseby’s first year.

On April 1, DeMichelle-Huseby proudly celebrated the one-year anniversary of the merger of DeMichelle Deposition Reporters and Huseby Inc., combing four generations of court reporters totaling 125 years of genuine customer service.

It’s been a fantastic year and the team of DeMichelle-Huseby is excited to continue working hard providing the best possible service to its clients. As we head into our second year, DeMichelle-Huseby’s services have expanded to help simplify the way you do business and better serve you from deposition to trial. Providing global support with a genuine local focus

Our services:

  • Web resource center

  • Secure web conferencing

  • Mobile solutions

  • Real-time solution

  • Videography services

  • Interpreting services

  • Transcribing services

  • Exhibit presentation services

  • Custodian of records services

  • Depository/repository services

  • Complimentary conference rooms

  • And more

DeMichelle-Huseby’s executive team would like to send a special thank you to our clients as your business is greatly appreciated.

Call DeMichelle-Huseby, Global Litigation Support, to schedule your next deposition, hearing, arbitration or trial services. You can put your trust in us to not just treat you as a client, but as our guest! Schedule on line at www.demichelle.com or call and speak with an executive team member at 888.709.0888

One of the biggest causes for celebration is the new DeMichelle-Huseby location in Contra Costa County. Here’s the address:

image0012121 North California Boulevard
Suite 290
Walnut Creek, California, 94596
Phone: 888-709-0888
Fax:707-425-6019
(Downtown across from BART)

That location is in addition to these other DeMichelle-Huseby locations:

700 Webster Street
Fairfield, CA 94533

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

1034 Walnut Street
Napa, CA 94558

980 9th Street
16th Floor
Sacramento, California, 95814

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 9490

New York’s top law firms see gross revenues at more than double the national average

The New York County Lawyers Association Building in Manhattan. By Beyond My Ken via Wikimedia Commons.

The New York County Lawyers Association Building in Manhattan. By Beyond My Ken via Wikimedia Commons.

Gross revenue at New York’s 12 largest law practices increased 4.9 percent on average last year, according to the American Lawyer. That’s nearly double the 2.5 percent national average, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.

There are several reasons, Bloomberg reports:

1. A return to a trend from the years before the recession.

2. Wall Street clients come with benefits.

3. Pressure from clients didn’t stop billing rates from climbing higher.

4. Profit, profit, and more profit.

The firms showing the biggest profits were Davis Polk (22.5 percent), Shearman & Sterling (18.4 percent), and Simpson Thacher (18.8 percent).

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New York location
Whether your firm is big or small, Huseby has conference room suites in New York ready for you to use today. Huseby offices offer litigation services, including court reporting, Web conferencing, video conferencing, video depositions, and more.

Our office in Manhattan is at this location:

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

Looking for help in a different city? 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.

Court reporting roundup: Digital problems in the Bahamas; Georgia ruling gives access to transcript, no charge

StenkeysDoes a lack of court reporting prejudice a case?
A judge in the Bahamas will rule whether a decision to remove court reporters from the lower court in the island country causes prejudice in a case, according to Tribune 242.

The issue over the court reporters began when  the interim manager of the court reporting unit and made the recommendation that the reporters be removed from the lower court in favor of digital recording, the website reported

A lawyer who represents two men whose trial is at issue said until digital recording began being used at the end of the year, magistrates would have to take handwritten notes.

The lawyer also said in other jurisdictions, stenographers were being returned to the courts because digital recording did not meet certain standards.

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Georgia appeals court rules on court reporting
A woman appealing a contempt order must be allowed to access a hearing transcript even though she didn’t pay her share of the court reporter costs, a Georgia Court of Appeals panel decision says.

The Daily Report says the issue involves court reporter services in civil cases, which generally are not required, and the costs of them which are sometimes borne by the parties.

The website reported, “Friday’s decision does not say that a litigant always has the right to a transcript in a civil case. But the panel said that in the case before it, technical requirements hadn’t been met to ensure the woman seeking the transcript had waived her right to get a copy of the transcript of the contempt hearing.”

Read more.

Huseby in Georgia
If you’re looking for court reporting and other litigation services in Atlanta or Georgia, here are our locations:

Southeast regional center
1230 Peachtree St., Promenade II, 19th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30309

(800) 333-2082

555 N Point Ctr E # Al
Alpharetta, GA 30022
(404) 875-0400

603 Commons Blvd., Suite B
Augusta, GA 30909
(800) 333-2082

261 Scenic Highway
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

(800) 333-2082

Going to NCAA Tournament games in Anaheim, Memphis, New York or North Texas? Welcome to Huseby cities

Photo via Flickr Creative Commons.

Photo via Flickr Creative Commons.

Now that the teams have been narrowed down to 16, college basketball fans across the country are ready to watch their favorite teams determine the winner of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship tournament.

Many fans will be perched in front of their televisions, jumping from city to city via CBS, truTV, TBS and TNT.

Other lucky fans will be going in person to cities across the country. Tickets are available through the NCAA’s website here.

If you find yourself in some of those cities with the need to balance March Madness and work, we have offices in or near most of the regional host cities and the site of the Final Four.

Here are the regional and Final Four sites and dates:

West Regional, March 27, 29, Anaheim, California.

South Regional, March 27, 29, Memphis, Tennessee.

Midwest Regional, March 28, 30, Indianapolis, Indiana.

East Regional, March 28, 30, New York.

2014 Final Four, April 5, 7, North Texas.

Here are our offices in or near NCAA regional sites:

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

Vowell, Jennings & Huseby
119 South Main St., Suite 500
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 259-1112
(800) 641-9390
Fax: (615) 244-3434

Northeast regional center
1501 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
(646) 292-4050

5956 Sherry Lane #1000
Dallas, TX 75225
(800) 333-2082

Need litigation support in a different city?  Call a Huseby scheduler and ask. We have more than 4,000 conference room suites worldwide ready for you to use today.

Click Here to schedule with Huseby or call (800) 333-2082 to speak directly with a scheduler.

2014 NCAA tournament: Player pay, amateurism lawsuits stealing spotlight from Big Dance

Dayton upset Syracuse in the 2014 NCAA tournament. Photo by Chad Cooper via Flickr Creative Commons.

Dayton upset Syracuse in the 2014 NCAA tournament. It would also be an upset if the NCAA loses pending lawsuits. Photo by Chad Cooper via Flickr Creative Commons.

While the NCAA basketball tournament is getting plenty of airtime on national television and radio, and lots of print press attention, too, there is legal wrangling lurking behind the scenes.

Yes, the Sweet 16 has been established and the No. 1 seed Florida is still in the show, while sentimental favorites like Wichita State and Mercer are out. Teams with storied histories are also out, including the University of North Carolina and Kansas, while last year’s champ Louisville will play in-state rival Kentucky in the round of 16.

Meanwhile, issues that the NCAA are less interested in publicizing are getting attention, too, including whether NCAA athletes should be paid. Sports labor attorney Jeffrey Kessler filed an antitrust claim over athlete compensation, ESPN reports.

The lawsuit names the NCAA and the five largest conferences (the Southeastern, Big Ten, Pacific-12, Atlantic Coast and Big 12) as defendants and effectively asks for an end to NCAA-style amateurism, ESPN reports.

Read more.

Education secretary chimes in
Arne Duncan, President Obama’s Secretary of Education, told “Meet the Press” this weekend that coaches’ pay should be tied to academic performance of athletes. He was part of a discussion about — what else — pay for college athletes.

“The incentive structures for coaches, the incentive structures for ADs have to be changed so much more of their compensation is based not upon wins or losses but around academic performance and graduation,” Duncan said.

Read more.

Ex-basketball player’s case going to trial
A federal judge has green-lighted Ed O’Bannon’s class-action antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA to proceed to trial beginning June 9.

Former UCLA player O’Bannon and his lawyer, Michael Hausfeld, are pressing an antitrust suit against the NCAA over the use of college athletes’ names, images and likenesses.

“We are asking for the restraint to be removed … and then the market will determine how it plays out,” Hausfeld said, according to Sports Illustrated.

Read more.

Court reporting roundup: Iowa gets degree program, Texas reporter helps prevent sex abuse, Justin Bieber tells reporter what he thinks

Iowans get access to reporting degree
The state of Iowa is set to get its first court reporting degree program, according to the DesMoines Register.

DesMoines Area Community College is establishing a two-year program leading to an associate’s degree. The college expects to accept between 24 and 32 students for the first class, which it plans to start in the fall of 2014.

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Texas court reporter makes a difference
A court reporter in Commerce, Texas who is faced daily with the effects of child sexual abuse has decided to do something to prevent it, according to The Commerce Journal.

The reporter, Cher Perry, works all the county’s juvenile cases. The work prompted her to look into the Darkness to Light program, which trains and equips adults to spot and prevent child sexual abuse. After becoming an accredited facilitator, she now trains residents of Hunt County through a two-hour Stewards of Children class.

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Bieber curses court reporter

 Justin Bieber's January 2014 mugshot, after being detained by police in Miami Beach, Florida. Photo by Miami Beach Police Department via Wikimedia Commons.

Justin Bieber’s January 2014 mugshot. Miami Beach Police Department via Wikimedia Commons.

Celebrity Justin Bieber tossed an F-bomb at a court reporter who asked if he could speak up, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

The incident happened while he was answering questions during a deposition related to a photographer’s lawsuit charging Bieber’s bodyguards assaulted him.

It was part of a tirade that has put Bieber once again in the spotlight for things that have nothing to do with singing — the thing he was once famous for.

Read more and see video.

Speaking of depositions
husebyhWith HusebyConnect live deposition Web conferencing, you can pool your firm’s strengths from anywhere in the world. Streaming depositions brings all of your tools together in a succinct but flexible format that you can use worldwide.

You can enjoy substantial cost savings by using our state-of-the-art communication tool to your advantage. HusebyConnect allows you to substantially reduce travel and effectively connect around the world.

The presentation of evidence is more persuasive through the creative and strategic use of technology. Huseby can help attorneys present cases with clarity and impact. Find a location and schedule depositions here, or call 1-800-333-2082.

Read more about Huseby deposition services here.