The Strength of Connections
Most of our clients know that we can connect them with court reporting firms across the country to cover their depositions when travel is required or, in an effort to avoid travel, when video conferencing needs to be set up. What you may not know is that we don’t just do an internet search to find you a firm. It’s much more personal than that to us. And YOU are much more important than that to us!
I belong to a national networking group of firm owners called DepoSpan. Though there are many benefits like the sharing of ideas and technologies that come with being a member of DepoSpan, the one I value the most is personally getting to know the other firm owners who have been chosen to be a part of this exclusive group. We have yearly conferences that provide exceptional speakers who present on a broad range of topics, but the three-day conference allows plenty of time to get to know each other. When we refer you to a firm in another state who can assist with your deposition needs, it’s not just another firm. It’s firms run by an owner who has the same impeccable standards of quality and timeliness for their transcripts that we do. They truly are an extension of our firm and we have the confidence that our clients will be treated as welcomed guests while at their offices.
The internet is a great source of information. I mean, who can live without it these days? However, finding a court reporter in “XYZ” city is not a good way to utilize the search engines available on the internet. Anyone can advertise and make great claims of grandeur. You may find a firm that “looks” really great, only to show up and find they are actually “audio” reporters, not steno machine writers. The conference room pictured on their website may turn out to be a small dining room in a residential home. You just never know.
With our referrals, you do know! You can count on this being a firm owner that will assign an excellent, credentialed stenographic reporter and will have a state-of-the-art conference room with all the amenities that you need to conduct your deposition.
I’d like to introduce you to one such firm owner. Lori Donovan is the owner of Donovan Reporting with offices in Atlanta and Marietta, Georgia. Though Lori and I have known each other for many years and felt very comfortable referring each other to our clients, we’ve strengthened that bond through our joint membership in DepoSpan. Lori has owned and operated Donovan Reporting for 25 years covering the greater Atlanta metro area. When your deposition needs take you to Georgia, know that we’ll direct you to Lori and her team of professional reporters.
All DepoSpan members have undergone and passed a rigorous and meticulous selection process in order to allow only those firm owners who will consistently meet our clients’ expectations. Each member proves time and time again that they are worthy of these high standards of integrity and dedication. Exhibit notebooks will be sent ahead of time for you so they’re there for reference during the deposition, and new exhibits to be marked can be emailed ahead and printed at the local office where you’re going so you don’t have to carry them with you during your travels.
Videoconferencing is available at each DepoSpan member’s location as well as comfortable and spacious conference rooms.
So let us do the work for you when scheduling out-of-town or out-of-state depositions. One call or email to our office and we’ll get the ball rolling. Referring you to a DepoSpan affiliate is one more way that Stevens-Koenig shows that each and every deposition setting, whether in Denver or across the country, is important and is given the attention it deserves.