What my perfect court reporting scheduling world would look like:
Agency sends me an email and says, "Good Morning, hope all is well. I have 2 depos coming up that I wanted to see if you are available to take? They are set for __ and __, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. at _____. Set with realtime, rough, and standard delivery on the finals, they will be videotaped, and both days are expected to go all day. Please let me know if you can take these depos? Thanks."
A recent poll asked 30 reporters how many different agencies they worked for in the year 2017. The average number was 18. The lowest responses were "1" and "2"; the highest responses were "43" and "50."
Clearly, networking firms are not the only ones who juggle volume and variety when contracting reporters to cover their work. Mastering the issue of finding common ground between the reporter and the agency will be paramount to the success of both in the near future. With t