It’s no secret that practice makes perfect! The more frequently you perform a task, the more efficient you become. Although many of us live by this colloquialism in our personal lives, the concept is rarely applied to court reporting services. At First Legal Depositions, we have decades of experience in the legal industry. That experience has shown us that developing a partnership with your court reporting service can ultimately improve productivity.
Here are just a few reasons you should stop cycling through providers and commit to a long-term partnership with an experienced team:
Frequent use streamlines workflow
Incompatible files are a thing of the past with a single court reporting service! You’ll save the time you would have spent learning new software and converting files for more important tasks. Furthermore, a predictable and reliable ordering system prevents those last minute scrambles to secure a reporter! When you work with a company you know, you can be confident you’ll receive reliable and accurate service.
Less time spent delegating and managing
One of the best benefits of working with a single court reporting service is that they’re able to take on increased responsibility. In addition to assuming the organizational burden, your provider has full control over every point in the reporting process. This means that they are accountable for errors and can identify problems before they occur. Long-term partnerships allow your court reporting service to be proactive as opposed to reactive.
Exclusivity is cost-effective
Those who oppose the single vendor model might argue that the lack of competition inflates prices. The truth is, committing to a single provider generally lowers your costs. Many providers offer package discounts. You’ll also be able to simplify your billing process, meaning fewer hours spent reconciling invoices. With a single court reporting service, cost control becomes exponentially easier.
Ultimately, choosing the right court reporting service is all about asking the right questions. It requires questioning your own needs as a law firm or corporation. Once those needs are established, you’ll be able to sit down with providers and evaluate their available services. Committing to a single court reporting service should be seen as an investment. If the decision aligns with your business priorities, you’re likely to see great returns in the form of improved productivity and efficiency!