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Attorneys, paralegals benefit from Huseby partnership with Opus 2 Magnum

Huseby has joined an elite group of litigation services agencies to become an official Opus 2 Magnum partner.

The distinction lets Huseby offer private, Opus 2 Magnum workspaces as a value-added service for its clients’ cases.

Here are the benefits: Transcripts from Huseby will be uploaded to a client’s private workspace, where geographically dispersed team members can log in to manage the transcript alongside key documents, facts and teamwork products from the case.

Huseby clients who have already adopted the program are scheduled for an update Monday, Oct. 11. This new version includes some new and exciting features and improvements to existing functionality.

Opus 2 Magnum includes litigation-specific tools to help attorneys streamline their work during the post-production phase. We feel no other platform delivers the same breadth of capabilities across key documents, transcripts, exhibits, video and research.

A single, purpose-built toolbox enables lawyers and co-counsel to apply tags, categories, notes, designations and hyperlinks to organize facts and share work with collaborators in one click.

Authorized team members gain secure, anytime-anywhere access -- as well as collective insights -- to the content through a laptop or tablet. Opus 2 Magnum workspaces integrate with kCura Relativity and iCONECT Xera review platforms.

Attorneys, paralegals and litigation support professionals use Opus 2 Magnum for all stages of the litigation lifecycle, including deposition preparation. It also assists in helping legal professionals meet and hold conferences and collaborate around discovery requests and litigation preparation.

By offering the Opus 2 Magnum service, Huseby is positioned to streamline case team workflows, simplify the transfer of agency deliverables and drive greater efficiencies for its clients.

About Opus 2 Magnum
The state-of-the-art Opus 2 Magnum platform presents the master set of transcripts, synchronized video, documents and research in a dynamic work space where team members analyze the facts, form and align strategies, and prepare for depositions, hearings and trials.

Magnum, the flagship product of the Opus 2 International software development company, won the coveted top honor in the Innovative Solution Provider of the Year category for the Distinguished Peer Awards sponsored by the International Legal Technology Association and went on to be named Best Collaboration Tool by Legaltech News magazine.

The Opus 2 International company is headquartered in London and operates regional offices in San Francisco, New York, Denver, Dubai, Edinburgh and Singapore. Visit opus2.com to learn more.



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New Technology Abounds in Court Reporting Industry

Court reporting services have seen a boon in new technology over the past few years. It makes us more efficient as court reporters and helps our clients become more efficient, too. The vast majority of our clients are attorneys, but these features can help with conventions, panels and non-legal proceedings as well. Let’s take a look at some of these advancements and why they are important.

Real-time

While real-time has been around for quite some time now, it has just started to catch on as a mainstream litigation tool. This is no longer reserved for attorneys that are enthralled with technology who enjoy trying new gadgets. Real-time court reporting involves installing software, such as Livenote or Bridge, on the attorney’s laptop, which is connected to the reporter’s laptop, which is connected to the reporter’s steno machine. There is an automatic translation that occurs. The conversation comes up in English on the laptop as the stenographer strokes it on the steno machine. A live feed from the court reporter’s laptop to the attorney’s laptop gives a written version of questions, answers and conversations moments after they are spoken.

This takes a very high skill level and lots of practice for stenographers. Having a dictionary that translates from steno into English is crucial. This is an important piece of technology for attorneys that are observing the proceedings, rather than questioning. It is also helpful for those that are hard of hearing or may have a difficult time understanding the witness.

Paperless Writers

Where did that little paper tray go? For years, the classic stenotype machine had a tray full of paper attached to the back of the machine. It would record all of the court stenographer’s notes and print them on a skinny sheet of steno paper a few inches wide. A pack of paper is a few inches thick and sits in the tray. A duplicate entry would write to a computer disk inserted into the machine to be used for a computer translation later if needed.

During a proceeding, someone may ask the court reporter to read back the notes. After much shuffling and unraveling, this would be done from the paper. Thanks to modern technology, the days of the paper tray are numbered. The “in” device is now the paperless writer. While unnerving to some, the paperless writer eliminates the tray. The notes are electronically recorded directly into the machine. There is a double back-up on most models that relieves the fear that nothing is being recorded and the whole proceeding is lost. These are very efficient, and most feedback from reporters with paperless writers is, “I love it.”

Electronic Transcripts

What was once taboo in the world of court reporting has become standard. Providing an electronic transcript with a hardcopy has become more popular in light of time, money and environmental concerns. Products like Adobe Acrobat and E-Transcript have been around the block for quite some time. But now with recent advancements, there are features that help attorneys make the most out of the information provided in an electronic transcript.

Our “green package,” for example, includes a CD with a transcript that has linked exhibits. In the old days, the only way to “link” an exhibit to a transcript would be to hunt through the pile of documents, then thumb to the page in the transcript and shuffle through each page until the desired sheet was found. Now, it’s a click, click, click of the mouse.

Of course, those that prefer the hardcopy transcript can still print it out. Those that have gone paperless can continue to do so.

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Huseby technology in Asheville and Boone, North Carolina, can save attorneys time and money

For attorneys looking to meet the needs of clients in Asheville and Boone in western North Carolina, Huseby offers many great services.

The Lake at Camp Daniel Boone in western North Carolina. Photo by Bruce Tuten via Flickr Creative Commons.

In addition to meeting the legal profession’s court reporting needs, Huseby helps attorneys respond to clients’ needs by developing the highest levels of technology based on those needs.

Attorneys working in Asheville or Boone using Huseby's technology resources can expect

• access to a variety of web-based resources, including

-- 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.

You can find our Asheville and Boone, North Carolina offices by clicking the links or calling the numbers below:


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1 West Pack Square #1400

Asheville, NC 28801 (704) 253-7033


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585 W King St # D, Boone, NC 28607 (828) 262-3603

Through the Web resource center, Huseby clients can view all of these resources on their desktops, iPads or other mobile devices including iPhone, Blackberry and Android. Huseby’s Web resources can save mobile attorneys time and money and can be used from offices in Asheville and Boone, from home, on a plane or anywhere else their devices go.

For more information on getting started with the Huseby Web resource center, call 1-800-333-2082.

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