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New report reviews, forecasts court reporting trends

The report forecasts employment changes and sales statistics for 2018. ​

A new report compiles the number of court reporting firms in the U.S. as well as payroll and employment trends for the past five years.

The 2017 edition of  “U.S. Court Reporting & Stenotype Services Industry & Market Report,” published annually, was released Jan. 16 by Business and Finance Market Reports.

According to a news release, the report features current 2017 data and 2018 forecast estimates on the size of the industry for all 50 U.S. states and more than 900 metro areas. 

For court reporting professionals looking for data for their geographic areas, the report features information about the number of firms, employment and sales for 2017 broken down by metro areas.

For those who want to anticipate what the new year holds, it also forecasts employment changes and sales statistics for 2018.  

Other data includes financial ratios, the number of firms, payroll data, industry definition, five-year historical trends on industry sales and employment, employment by employee size, to name just some of the information it includes.

Click here to read more or order: 2017 U.S. Court Reporting & Stenotype Services Industry-Industry & Market Report.

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Happy 2018: Law firms face challenges, opportunities as new year dawns

Mergers. Client pressures. Downsizing. Cybersecurity.

Those are the themes that have emerged in law as 2017 passes into 2018, according to law publications.

Significant mergers include two Chicago firms merging with others and one of Atlanta’s oldest and largest firms, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, becoming a firm of 2,400 lawyers. North Carolina’s largest firm, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, combined with UK firm Bond Dickinson. (, Crain’s)

What will happen as a result of the trends of the past year? Crain’s says mergers will continue, firms will get smaller and investments in technology to prevent cyberattacks will increase.

On the plus side, experts in a story forsee a rise in corporate transactional work, increased international litigation, a rise in demand for white-collar criminal defense work, more business in privacy and cybersecurity matters, and global increases in financial regulatory work.

Despite all that, there will still be “more tough sledding for the legal business in 2018, particularly for middle-market firms.” (

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How Much Do Huseby Court Reporters Make?

It is perfectly reasonable to want to know how much you can earn working as a court reporter, however be careful when reviewing salary surveys to be sure you are comparing apples to apples. For example, we recently came across an article that claimed California court reporters have potential earnings of over $100,000 per year. Can Huseby reporters make that much?

The Difference Between Compensation and Salary

The important phrase in the previous paragraph is "potential earnings." You have the potential for a six-figure salary in nearly any career if you work enough hours. The question is how likely is it?

A median salary for court reporters in the Los Angeles area is closer to $50,000 per year. However these salaries are for people working in traditional settings such as courtrooms where they work a standard shift. Their employment includes benefits such as medical insurance and paid vacation and that is part of their total compensation.

Court reporters rarely make six-figure salaries in these kinds of settings however the value of their total compensation package may well approach that range. However it is certainly possible to earn $100,000 or more per year as a court reporter.

Striking Out On Your Own

The court reporters who make the big salaries are taking control of their careers. They are going out and picking up extra work such as captioning video for hearing impaired viewers, doing non-legal (not to be confused with illegal) transcription jobs, or working as scopists for other reporters. They can significantly increase their earning by working nights and weekends on these other projects.

For pure money making potential, the best option for court reporters is to work as independent contractors. In that case they have no benefits and their cash compensation is greater to compensate. Hard working and experienced reporters who are willing to put in long hours can certainly make that amount, but they must be fast, reliable, and accurate at a level well above their peers.

Work With Huseby and Choose Your Path

When you become one of our court reporters, you can decide how much you work and therefore how much you make. We are happy to provide all the work you can handle. Do some of our reporters make six figures per year? Yes, but not many. If you want to be part of this elite salary range, you need to be prepared to work for it. It's not as much a matter of how much you make per project as it is the number of projects you do in a year.

This is the advantage of working with a court reporting agency like Huseby instead of on your own. We handle the details of finding projects so you can focus on the work. Our California court reporters can find the right balance between earning money and having a life. It's up to you when you become part of the Huseby team.

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