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South Carolina court reporter 'disaster' felt around the country

"In South Carolina, it is broken." Photo by Famartin via Wikimedia Commons.

We’ve heard the stories about court reporter shortages.

Now everyone’s hearing about them, thanks to the latest court reporter crisis in South Carolina.

News media all across the country have reported on the South Carolina court reporter crunch.

"It's the beginning of a disaster for the court system in South Carolina," Valerie McFarland said in the original story broken by a newspaper in Anderson. McFarland is president of the South Carolina Court Reporters Association. "There is a problem. In South Carolina it is broken." (Anderson Independent Mail)

The story was picked up by a number of outlets, ringing the alarm about court reporters in South Carolina to readers across the country. After The Associated Press distributed the story to its members, it showed up in The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News and World Report, The San Francisco Chronicle,  The Houston Chronicle and WSOC, among many others.

If this situation affects you or your litigation plans, Huseby, Inc., provides its clients with court reporting services across the United States — and in South Carolina. Huseby’s South Carolina offices are located in Charleston, Columbia, Florence and Greenville. Huseby’s headquarters is in nearby Charlotte, North Carolina.

Huseby court reporters also provide real-time and daily transcripts of full and verbatim records. Huseby’s primary goal is to identify strategies, techniques and technologies that can save its clients time and money. Huseby works closely with its clients to understand the factors that drive their cases and to explore creative solutions that provide the best value for the clients’ money.

With office locations from coast to coast, Huseby is well-situated to provide improved access to justice and quality support services across the United States -- including South Carolina.

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

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Huseby can help alleviate anticipated California court reporter shortage

NBC photo of Raymond Burr as Perry Mason via Wikimedia Commons. NBC photo of Raymond Burr as Perry Mason via Wikimedia Commons.

Drawing on images of “Perry Mason,” the San Gabriel Valley Tribune in California writes about the growing demand for court reporters.

“The court reporter would invariably pause, tilt her head and raise an eyebrow when a particularly juicy detail surfaced.”

Whether or not that image resonates, it’s true that the demand for court reporters is expected to lead to a shortage and California. The data is based on the 2013-14 Court Reporting Industry Outlook Report.

The report says that by 2018 there will be 5,500 new court reporter jobs available in the U.S., and California will lead the way with a projected 2,320 job openings.

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Huseby is doing its part to serve California’s court reporting needs. With locations in San Diego, Los Angeles, Fresno, San Francisco, Sacramento, Fairfield, Napa and Dixon, Huseby serves large swaths of California.

Our California locations are:

1919 Grand Ave., Suite 1F, San Diego, CA 92109

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

700 Webster Street, Fairfield, CA 94533

3550 Watt Avenue, Suite 140, Sacramento, CA 95821

1001 2nd Street, Suite 345, Napa, CA 94559

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

515 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (213) 234-5540

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

If you are in these areas or anywhere in California, give us a call at 1-800-333-2082 to schedule services at any of our locations worldwide.

Or, click here to find a location and schedule a court reporter online.

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Huseby grows in South Carolina through Rock Hill merger

Dallas Reporting of Rock Hill, South Carolina has become part of the Huseby Inc., family of court reporting and litigation services companies.

The Rock Hill office will now be known as Dallas Reporting, A Huseby Company.

Huseby, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, has offices throughout the United States. The company provides court reporting, trial presentation and other litigation support needs to attorneys and other legal professionals. The location in Rock Hill adds to Huseby’s locations in South Carolina, which also include Columbia, Greenville, Florence and Charleston.

“This merger with Dallas Reporting represents another milestone in the decades of solidified commitments by this family and this organization to continue to honor the legions of legacy family businesses that make up the core of this profession around the country,” said Huseby CEO Scott Huseby, “by giving them a stepping stone to continue to provide excellent local customer service as well as expanded services worldwide.”

As a result of the merger, longtime Dallas Reporting owner Shirley Dallas-Gerrald

expects to work even more closely with clients, bolstered by the technological support that the merger with Huseby provides.

Some of those technologies include a Web-based resource center that provides deposition calendaring, electronic invoicing and a full-text searchable repositories for transcripts, exhibits and video.

Clients of Dallas Reporting, A Huseby Company will now have access to the latest Web conferencing technology through HusebyConnect. HusebyConnect allows clients to take depositions remotely. With a desktop computer, laptop or tablet, clients can view live video of witnesses, interact with real-time text streams from reporters, and view, annotate and mark exhibits electronically.

Dallas Reporting, A Huseby Company, can be reached through its existing phone and fax numbers. The numbers are 803-328-9640, or toll free at 877-871-6363. Or clients can fax the office at 803-366-9782.

Just like Dallas reporting, Huseby Inc., is a family-owned business. Huseby traces its origins back to 1928 through several generations of Huseby court reporters. Dallas Reporting was established by Dallas-Gerrald in 1977.

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