Let’s face it – – Covid-19 is changing the world. It has changed the way we interact with people today, and it will change the way we will do business tomorrow. The court reporting industry, already in transition due to an unprecedented shortage of trained stenographic reporters, will be facing unprecedented challenges as lockdowns across the country slowly ease and life begins to go back to normal, or should we say the new normal. The National Court Reporters Association, along with many prominent state court reporting associations, are predicting that there will be a massive surge of deposition requests as states slowly come back to work and ease social distancing requirements.

LegalTran Transcription Services is the ONLY legal transcription company IN THE WORLD that has a staff composed of trained stenographic reporters, EXCLUSIVELY. We specialize in depositions requiring an expedited turnaround time. Every transcript we produce will be certified by a trained stenographic reporter. If your jurisdiction requires an RPR or a CSR certification, we can help you with that as well.

LegalTran works directly with digital court reporting agencies and traditional court reporting firms that have a digital reporting presence. Due to the lack of court reporters in almost every state in the country and the fact that deposition schedulings are going to surge post Coronavirus, we expect that most court reporting firms are going to rely more heavily on digitally recorded proceedings in an effort to meet the demand of their clients. LegalTran is perfectly positioned to securely transfer the digital audio files of your proceedings to one of our stenographic transcribers, and we will deliver a completed transcript to your production team in your desired format within the time frame you require.

This unprecedented global situation presents a unique opportunity for court reporting firms around the country to help cover their calendars by utilizing digital reporters. Knowing that a trained stenographic reporter will be transcribing and certifying every transcript instead of a typist will reassure your clients that they can expect the same level of quality that they have come to expect from your firm.

For more information, including page rates, cybersecurity protocols, and any other questions you may have, please contact me at We look forward to hearing from you and wish you and your team continued health and safety as we emerge from this historic and pivotal time in American history.


Rob Leifer, CET
Chief Operating Officer
LegalTran Transcription Services, Inc.