February 8, 2018

5 Reasons for Building a Rapport with Your Court Reporters

By: Colleen Jilio-Ryan | Posted in: court reporter

5 Reasons for Building a Rapport with Your Court Reporters

As an attorney, building positive relationships with the court reporters you work with is essential. A good rapport guarantees you certain benefits that you may not get if you choose a random court reporting firm.

Here are some of the major benefits of building a rapport with your court reporters:

  1. FamiliarityRapport Building with court reporter
    When you work with a court reporter often enough, they get to know the facts and information about your case. They are familiar with how things are spelled, the exhibits, and the parties involved in the case. There is no need to keep going over the basics.

  2. Style
    You have your own way of doing things. You question witnesses in a certain way and organize your sessions in a specific way. Once your court reporter knows how you do things, they can help you move through a deposition rather quickly.

  3. Give and Take
    When you have worked with a court reporter for any length of time, you both begin to help one another in various ways. There may be a time when you (or they) need a favor. Helping each other out is what it’s all about.

  4. Reliability
    Once your relationship is established, you both know what to expect. When you work with someone you trust and respect, you’re less likely to show up late or make mistakes. You go the extra mile. You make sure everything is accurate and that you maintain the utmost confidentiality at all times.

  5. A Member of the Team
    After working with a court reporter on several cases, you begin to feel comfortable working together. There are no surprises and each of you can rely on the other when it comes to teamwork and getting things done.

Having a positive rapport with the court reporters you rely on gives you the reassurance you need that the work you complete as a team will be of the highest possible quality.

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