Record-setting Houston court reporter wins again — this time in court

stenographReal-time court reporting speed champion Mark Kislingbury is in the news again this week, but this time it’s not for winning a contest of the fastest stenographers.

He won a court case Aug. 19 in which his standing to make a recovery in a business dispute was challenged.

According to Texas Lawyer, Kisingbury, of Houston Texas, won the case that stemmed from a business partnership with Jeniffer Aloysius.

Kislingbury sued Aloysius after discovering that she had written numerous checks from their business account to herself.

After Kisingbury won a judgment against Aloysius for $240,117.30 in damages and $98,000 in attorney fees, Aloysius appealed, arguing that Kislingbury lacked standing to recover and the evidence was not sufficient to support the damages awarded.

The First Court ruled that Kislingbury did have standing to recover against Aloysius for violating the terms of the 2004 business agreement.

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Huseby court reporters
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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.

Court reporting roundup: A vivid telling of championship by the Wall Street Journal; NCRA names educator of year

stenographThis year, the national media decided to check in on the court reporting championship, and what a story the Wall Street Journal has told.

The comprehensive story tells about the rivalry between Mark Kislingbury and Jo Ann Bryce, as well as their different styles. It also relates the rivalry between human and recorded court reporting.

There’s also a nod to Edward Varallo, who was the “Michael Jordan of court reporting” before Kislingbury was called that.  And before it’s over, Bryce is also a namesake — the Michael Phelps of court reporting.

The competition and its results, as well as the story of court reporting culture and technique, are all nicely conveyed in this well-told story.

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Court reporting educator of the year named
Mary Beth Johnson, a professor of Court Reporting at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania, has been named 2014 Educator of the Year by the National Court Reporters Association.

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Adobe showcases how HusebyConnect meets technological challenges of legal profession

Huseby is excited that our HusebyConnect technology is the subject of a new Adobe customer story.

In the post, which you can find here, Adobe tells the story of how Huseby found solutions to challenges clients face in our industry, with the use of Adobe products.

Adobe Case StudyHere’s how it all transpired: First, we needed to develop a robust, more secure solution for remote depositions, trial testimony, witness preparation and legal meetings.

Second, we needed to integrate real-time transcription feeds, video, chats, and document capabilities into a single platform for legal proceedings.

As Adobe says in the Huseby customer story, in partnership with Adobe’s eSyncTraining we built a custom solution using Adobe Connect and Adobe Acrobat Pro, taking advantage of several best-in-class collaboration and document capabilities.

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Scott Huseby

“Two years ago, when we decided to begin investing in this technology platform, we had a vision and a strong desire to differentiate ourselves from the competition,” said Huseby CEO Scott Huseby.

“We wanted to provide a solution for real issues our customers were experiencing — a real, tangible solution that was easy to implement that could affect the profitability and efficiency of our clients and partners. We did it with HusebyConnect.”

The story of Huseby’s success with HusebyConnect was published as part of the Adobe Customer Reference program. The program  works with innovators and business leaders to highlight how organizations use and benefit from Adobe solutions. Program participants come from a variety of industries and hold a range of positions from senior managers to senior executives.

On the Adobe Customer Showcase link, found here, you can see many of the company stories, including those about Fox Sports, Conde Nast, NBC Sports Group, Kirkland’s, Redbox, AOL, MTV, Sony Electronics and many others.

 

Richmond, Virginia law firm expands to Houston, Texas — two cities where Huseby offers litigation support

These pillars appear at a number of prominent corporate limits on major highways in Richmond. By Taber Andrew Bain via Flickr Creative Commons.

Pillars like this one appear at a number of prominent corporate limits on major highways in Richmond. By Taber Andrew Bain via Flickr Creative Commons.

One of Richmond Virginia’s biggest law firms has made a move to expand in Texas, according to Ricmond Biz Sense.

LeClairRyan absorbed the Houston-based firm Hays, McConn, Rice & Pickering. The merger adds 18 attorneys, 18 staff members and an office in Las Vegas to LeClairRyan.

LeClairRyan CEO David Freinberg said the expansion helps the firm satisfy demand in Texas.

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

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

Huseby offices in Richmond and Houston offer litigation services, including court reporting, Web conferencing, video conferencing, video depositions, and more. Huseby’s Southwest regional center is located at this Houston address:

2425 West Loop South Freeway #200
Houston, TX
(713) 650-3500

If you’d like additional help finding court reporting professionals in Richmond, Houston 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.

Court reporting roundup: $1,000 scholarship, $2,000 grant for Alabama, New York reporters

stenographRebecca Russo, a real-time court reporting student at Gadsden State Community College in Alabama, has received a $1,000 scholarship from the National Court Reporters Foundation.

According to The Gadsden Times, she is one of two students chosen from a nationwide competition. She was selected from the students enrolled in the court reporting program at Gadsden State as the representative eligible for this opportunity.

She plans to use her scholarship money for tuition and to purchase a stenographic machine and software programs.

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$2,000 NCRF grant
Shannon Bevin, a court reporter from Whitestone, N.Y., has been awarded the 2014 new professional reporter grant of $2,000 by The National Court Reporters Foundation, the charitable arm of the National Court Reporters Association.

Bevin is a graduate of the Long Island Business Institute in Commack, N.Y., and is the 10th recipient of NCRF’s grant.

NCRF awards the annual New Professional Reporter Grant to a working reporter who has graduated within the current year from an NCRA-certified court reporting program and meets specific criteria.

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Huseby offers real-time services
logoReal-time transcription is the creation of  transcriptions by court reporters using real-time text technologies to deliver computer text screens within a few seconds of the words being spoken.

HusebyConnect provides the ability for counsel to view, annotate and issue code and real-time transcripts remotely from anywhere in the world.  In addition to the real-time feed, counsel can view live video of the witness and exhibits being presented, all from a desktop, laptop or tablet.

Real-time is one of the many services Huseby offers all of its clients. To schedule real-time transcripts or any Huseby service in any location, click here or call: 1-800-333-2082.

To better service clients’ litigation support needs, Huseby client development staff participate in training event

 

 

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Back row from left: Shanna Zanone, Lisa Mukai, Corri Rene, Lee Bailey, Gina Miller, Debbie Lawrence, Jeff Sanders, Scott Huseby. Front from left: Gabrielle Andrews, Brad Wickard, Jacob Brandon, Colin Sutherland. Missing from picture but participating are Ameen Hofioni and Dawn Hewitt.

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Huseby’s client development team members participated in a 3-day training event this week to better serve our clients.

The training included team members from sales, marketing and customer service.

The Huseby client development team supports regions across the country and works closely with clients to understand the unique needs of their practice to best match the value and solutions Huseby delivers.

Our team makes it a priority to build lasting relationships with law firms and corporate legal departments in order to provide the best litigation services available.

Contact our client development staff here.

Houston Texas-area court reporting students record stories of World War II veterans

Fourteen military veterans went to Alvin Community College in Alvin, Texas recently to work with court reporting students for the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, which documents the experiences of veterans, according to The Houston Chronicle.

Court reporting student Amy Quincey told the paper she first learned about the project at a Texas Court Reporters Association convention and decided to participate.

Each veteran worked with an interviewer and a court reporter who transcribed the veterans’ stories verbatim.

“The stories are very interesting and they come from so many different perspectives,” Quincey said.

Alvin, Texas is in the Houston metro area, and is famous for being the home of Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan.

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Huseby in Houston

Houston's skyline. by J. Labrador via Flickr Creative Commons.

Houston’s skyline. by J. Labrador via Flickr Creative Commons.

Huseby offices offer litigation services, including court reporting, Web conferencing, video conferencing, video depositions, and more. Huseby’s Southwest regional center is located in Houston at this address:

2425 West Loop South Freeway #200
Houston, TX
(713) 650-3500

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 reporter shortage delays North Carolina trial; Huseby has multiple NC locations

The Brunswick County Government Center in Bolivia, North Carolina. Photo via Flickr Creative Commons.

The Brunswick County Government Center in Bolivia, North Carolina. Photo via Flickr Creative Commons.

A trial in Brunswick County, North Carolina was delayed last week because of a court reporter shortage, according to WWAY television in Wilmington, North Carolina.

The trial is like many across the state, the station reports. The state court reporting manager, David Jester, is quoted as saying the shortage stems from a 5 percent salary cut in North Carolina that caused many court reporters to leave the state.

“A 5 percent cut may not sound like much, but it makes it so we aren’t competitive anymore,” Jester told the station. “We’re losing court reporters to other jurisdictions around the country.”

The county seat of Brunswick County is Bolivia, North Carolina, which is located in the Myrtle Beach, Conway, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina/North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. Brunswick County is a member of the Cape Fear Council of Governments.

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Huseby in North Carolina
If the shortage in North Carolina affects you or your litigation plans, Huseby, Inc. provides its clients with court reporting services across the United States — including North Carolina, at these locations:

1 West Pack Square #1400
Asheville, NC 28801
(704) 253-7033

200 West Second Street, 19th Floor
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(800) 333-2082

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

7800 Airport Center Drive #401
Greensboro, NC 27409
(336) 605-9669

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

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: Veteran Wisconsin reporter remembered; automation in Texas, Arkansas

stenographA longtime court reporter and native of Florence, Oregon was remembered by her family after her recent death, according to Suislaw News.

Joyce I. Phillips went from valedictorian of her high school to a career in court reporting, serving as the reporter and treasurer in Green Lake, Wis. Ms. Phillips served the profession well.

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Automation update
Another court system has transitioned from court reporters to an automated system — the municipal court of Wichita Falls, Texas.

Civisource also reports the 13th District Court in Arkansas is likewise upgrading its court reporting systems instead of maintaining court stenographer positions.

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Huseby, Inc.
logoHuseby, Inc. is a family-owned litigation support services company that has been providing court reporting and litigation support across the country since 1928. We  specialize in providing prompt, professional and highly skilled court reporters, videographers and account representatives.

Click here to find a location and schedule a court reporter or other litigation services online.

Huseby completes transition of Fresno California-based Nisbett Beebe

Huseby logoAs Huseby, Inc. continues to expand its services in California, we are standardizing our name, offerings and offices in The Golden State for our clients’ convenience. The Huseby company known as Nisbett Beebe is now folded into Huseby, Inc.

When Fresno-based firms Nisbett Lucas and Beebe & Company became part of the Huseby, Inc. family of companies more than a year ago, we started planning the integration and standardization process. Our approach was to be very deliberate and thoughtful. We wanted to get it right and provide continuous service to our customers, and our team members have delivered on that promise.

Huseby, Inc. is a family-owned litigation support services company that has been providing court reporting and litigation support across the country since 1928. While we specialize in providing prompt, professional and highly skilled court reporters, videographers and account representatives, the core of our success and growth continues to be our commitment to customer service and technology.

Already, this transition has brought new benefits to our customers. We have 10 locations in California, with additional offices in Texas, New Mexico and in the major metropolitan areas of the Northeast and the South.

Deposition software at no charge
As a special promotion, we are offering our proprietary HusebyConnect software platform at no charge for your next deposition.

Huseby, Inc. has partnered with Adobe to create a virtual legal deposition environment on your laptop or tablet allowing you to view live video of witnesses, interact with a real-time transcript feed, and manage documents digitally with our Document Chain of Custody  technology at a fraction of the cost.

A representative from our company is looking forward to speaking with you as a follow up and to provide a quick demo of our services. Please send an email to webconference@huseby.com to get your next virtual deposition at no charge.

HusebyConnect provides the ability to conduct out-of-town depositions even in a document-intensive matter from any internet connection. This is just one of the many innovative and economical solutions we bring to your practice.

We take pride in being a one-stop shop for all of your litigation-support needs. We will continue to make significant investments in the Fresno legal community and demonstrate our commitment to you to remain your first choice for court reporting and litigation support services.

Thank you for your loyalty to Nisbett Beebe. We look forward to the opportunity to partner with you and your staff to be your litigation resource.