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Glendale, CA June 26, 2017

Atkinson-Baker Now Providing Electronic Exhibits for Depositions

Atkinson-Baker Court Reporters (https://www.depo.com/), a court reporting firm, is currently offering electronic exhibits for depositions. This service allows for easier handling of exhibits, particularly for web conferencing and remote deposition services.

The electronic exhibit service utilizes computer applications to eliminate the need for hard copy documents. With the use of this technology, only a laptop or tablet need be transported, instead of boxes of paper. Documents can be uploaded beforehand, and the court reporter provides a device on which the witness views the documents. The questioning attorney controls when documents will appear for the witness to view. Once it is determined to mark an exhibit, an electronic exhibit stamp can be placed on the document.

Ms. Sheila Atkinson-Baker, president of Atkinson-Baker, stated, “Our team who oversees web conference and videoconference depositions has seen firsthand how valuable electronic exhibits can be and how they simplify the deposition process. The majority of documents that today’s attorneys receive and work with are already electronic in format. Quite frequently, these electronic documents are printed and distributed in hard copy format. Upon deposition completion, the paper exhibits are collected and scanned back into electronic format. This is a roundabout way of handling exhibits and an immense amount of extra work in a case with hundreds of documents. Additionally, personnel inefficiency, paper and ink costs and shipping translate into unneeded expense. Use of this technology circumvents this extra work and expense.”

Atkinson-Baker’s headquarters are located in Glendale, CA, with 17 branch offices around the country. Ms. Sheila Atkinson-Baker has been a professional court reporter for over 35 years, five of which she served as a court reporter in the federal district court. In 1992 and 1993, the company made the prestigious Inc. 500 list of the 500 fastest growing companies in the US. They have also been listed four times in the annual Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.

You can visit the company’s main website at https://www.depo.com/.  Their blog can be seen at http://www.depositionreporters.com/, and a few of their branch websites include http://www.atkinsonbakerhouston.com, http://www.atkinsonbakerphiladelphia.com, and http://atkinsonbakerorangecounty.com. They can be reached at 800-288-3376.

 

Glendale, CA May 30, 2017

Atkinson-Baker Provides Court Reporters Outside of the US

Atkinson-Baker Court Reporters (http://www.depo.com/), is announcing their global court reporting services. This service makes court reporters available in any country where depositions are legally allowed.

The team at Atkinson-Baker Court Reporters provides their clients with court reporters in different countries on a regular basis. As an example, they recently had a Los Angeles attorney who needed to take a deposition of a witness in Melbourne, Australia. Atkinson-Baker Court Reporters provided a court reporter in Australia, while the client deposed the witness via web conferencing. By utilizing this service, attorneys are able to keep their costs down and reduce travel time.

A client from Fontana, CA, stated, “Your agency is absolutely fabulous to work with! Everyone I’ve ever dealt with has been right on top of their game and never fail to answer a question or return a call. You should be proud of your staff. You’re a huge organization, but you really do give a personal touch to everything and treat your reporters very well. I hope to meet you in person some day.”

Atkinson-Baker’s headquarters are located in Glendale, CA, with 17 branch offices around the country.  Ms. Sheila Atkinson-Baker has been a professional court reporter for over 35 years, five of which she served as a court reporter in the federal district court.  In 1992 and 1993, the company made the prestigious Inc. 500 list of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the US. They have also been listed four times in the annual Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.

You can visit the company’s main website at http://www.depo.com.  Their blog can be seen at http://www.depositionreporters.com.  A few of their branch websites include http://courtreporter-newyork.com/, http://courtreporterphiladelphia.com/, and http://atkinsonbakerhouston.com/.  They can be reached at 800-288-3376.

 

Glendale, CA April 24, 2017

Atkinson-Baker is Celebrating 30 Years as a Leader in Court Reporting Services

Atkinson-Baker Court Reporters (http://www.depo.com/), a court reporting firm, is celebrating their 30th year as a leading provider of court reporting services. They offer additional services such as case management, customized corporate programs, legal video and interpreters, and more.

After Ms. Sheila Atkinson-Baker, Atkinson-Baker President, graduated from her local community college’s court reporting program, she worked as a professional court reporter for over a decade. After working in courts in Florida, Wisconsin, and California, and gaining experience as a freelance court reporter, Ms. Atkinson-Baker realized there were more court reporting jobs in Los Angeles than there were court reporters who were available in the market. She and her husband saw this as an opportunity to create Atkinson-Baker in order to help match clients with the right court reporter for the job.

Within the first year of operation, Atkinson-Baker was a success. Atkinson-Baker President Ms. Sheila Atkinson-Baker stated, “From Atkinson-Baker’s first day, company executives and staff have operated the business with a singular purpose: to provide clients with the very best court reporting services. Staying true to these principles has helped Atkinson-Baker transform from a family-owned, two-person team to a thriving business of more than 170 employees and 1,000-plus court reporters today.”

Atkinson-Baker’s headquarters are located in Glendale, CA, with 17 branch offices around the country.  Ms. Sheila Atkinson-Baker has been a professional court reporter for over 35 years, five of which she served as a court reporter in the federal district court.  In 1992 and 1993, the company made the prestigious Inc. 500 list of the 500 fastest growing companies in the US. They have also been listed four times in the annual Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.

You can visit the company’s main website at http://www.depo.com, their blog can be seen at http://www.depositionreporters.com, and a few of their branch websites include http://www.atkinsonbakermiami.com, http://www.atkinsonbakernewyork.com, and http://atkinsonbakerchicago.com. They can be reached at 800-288-3376.

 

Glendale, CA March 27, 2017

Atkinson-Baker is Offering Web Conferencing for Depositions

Atkinson-Baker Court Reporters (http://www.depo.com/), a court reporting firm, is informing the public on a service they are currently offering: web conferencing for depositions. This service allows lawyers to conduct depositions from the comfort of their office, reducing travel time and expenses.

Web conferencing makes it possible for a court reporter to be sent to a location with a laptop. The court reporter will set up a web conferencing connection via Skype, GoToMeeting, or WebEx, and the witness is located at the same location as the court reporter, allowing the attorney to remain at their office while conducting the deposition. The flexibility of location lets lawyers conduct a deposition from the convenience of a laptop, desktop, or a mobile device.

There are a number of features available to law firms that choose web conferencing. These features include:

  • Law firm efficiency can improve due to time that is saved
  • Significant cost savings on travel and equipment
  • Great ease of use; special equipment is not required
  • Allows small law firms to conduct web conferences without a room-based video system

Atkinson-Baker President Ms. Sheila Atkinson-Baker stated, “While web conferencing is not brand new, it is only starting to become more known and used by law firms. We set up the meeting room, the web conferencing, the reporter, and the documents. This helps with convenience and saves travel expenses, as well as saving the expense of a videoconferencing set-up. We also have staff employees whose job it is to work with and train clients who are interested in this service and to help with any needed troubleshooting on the day of the deposition.”

Atkinson-Baker has a staff of over 170 and a court reporter base of over 1,200. The company’s headquarters are located in Glendale, CA, with 17 branch offices around the country. Ms. Sheila Atkinson-Baker, the president of the company, has been a professional court reporter for over 35 years, five of which she served as a court reporter in the federal district court. In 1992 and 1993, the company made the prestigious Inc. 500 list of the 500 fastest growing companies in the US. They have also been listed four times in the annual Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.

You can visit the company’s main website at http://www.depo.com.  Their blog can be seen at http://www.depositionreporters.com, and a few of their branch websites include http://www.atkinsonbakermiami.com, http://www.atkinsonbakernewyork.com, and http://atkinsonbakerchicago.com. They can be reached at 800-288-3376.

 

Glendale, CA March 3, 2017

Atkinson-Baker Court Reporters Announced as Sponsor for the 2017 CLM Annual Conference

The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) is pleased to announce Atkinson-Baker Court Reporters (http://depo.com) as sponsor for the 2017 CLM Annual Conference. CLM will host 2,000 claims professionals and outside counsel in Nashville on March 29-31, 2017, during the largest insurance claims conference in the country. In addition to the plentiful networking opportunities, there will be three days of powerful programs tailored to the contemporary needs of claims and litigation management professionals and defense attorneys serving the insurance industry.

Atkinson-Baker President Ms. Sheila Atkinson-Baker stated, “We are pleased to be a sponsor for the upcoming 2017 CLM Annual Conference in Nashville. We feel our court reporting services are a great fit with litigation management professionals serving the insurance industry.”

Atkinson-Baker has a staff of over 170 and a court reporter base of over 1,200. The company’s headquarters are in Glendale, CA, with 17 branch offices around the country. The president of the company, Ms. Sheila Atkinson-Baker, has been a professional court reporter for over 35 years, five of which she served as a court reporter in the federal district court. She is a Registered Professional Reporter and has served on the Board of Directors of the California Court Reporters Association. The company tackles depositions throughout the US and in many other countries when the need arises. In fact, every hour of the business week they are doing an average of 18 depositions somewhere in the world. In 1992 and in 1993 the company made the prestigious Inc. 500 list as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the US. They have also been listed four times in the annual Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.

The company’s main website is http://depo.com, their blog can be seen at http://depositionreporters.com, and some of their branch websites include http://atkinsonbakerhouston.com, http://atkinsonbakerphiladelphia.com,  and http://atkinsonbakersandiego.com. They can be reached at 800-288-3376.

 

Glendale, CA February 27, 2017

Atkinson-Baker Court Reporters Becomes HIPAA Compliant

LOS ANGELES, CA: Atkinson-Baker, Inc., Court Reporters (http://depo.com) recently became HIPAA privacy and security compliant. Under HIPAA privacy rules, Atkinson-Baker, Inc., is considered a Business Associate, and they are compliant with all applicable rules and regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.

Atkinson-Baker handles and archives transcripts of legal hearings and depositions, and often some of the related documents to the transcripts are PHI-protected (Protected Health Information) documents. The documents can also include financial information of different companies, as well as other trade secrets information.

The process of becoming HIPAA compliant involved a number of steps, including:

  • All Atkinson-Baker employees have been trained on HIPAA rules and procedures and are required to re-take this training every 2 years.
  • All employees are required to sign a confidentiality agreement as a condition of employment.
  • All policies and procedures related to information and physical security are frequently reviewed to ensure they are up to date and follow any new or revised regulation.
  • The company implemented a number of upgraded Information Security procedures.

Atkinson-Baker President Ms. Sheila Atkinson-Baker stated, “We are committed to keeping all PHI (Protected Health Information) and sensitive information secure, and to keeping our systems and procedures up to date and in compliance with all related regulations.  We know that keeping our client’s information safe is of the utmost importance, and we take this very seriously when processing client transcripts, copying exhibits, or any other of the myriad of ways we come across this information while doing our job. Our company makes one promise to the legal world: one call to us and we’ll do the rest. We get the job done with a comprehensive dedication to meeting our client’s demands at any time and in any location, across town or across the country. And always at competitive local rates.”

Atkinson-Baker has a staff of over 170 and a court reporter base of over 1,200. The company’s headquarters are in Glendale, CA, with 17 branch offices around the country. The president of the company, Ms. Sheila Atkinson-Baker, has been a professional court reporter for over 35 years, five of which she served as a court reporter in the federal district court. She is a Registered Professional Reporter and has served on the Board of Directors of the California Court Reporters Association. The company tackles depositions throughout the US and in many other countries when the need arises. In fact, every hour of the business week they are doing an average of 18 depositions somewhere in the world. In 1992 and in 1993 the company made the prestigious Inc. 500 list as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the US. They have also been listed four times in the annual Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.

The company’s main website is http://depo.com, their blog can be seen at http://depositionreporters.com, and some of their branch websites include http://atkinsonbakermiami.com, http://atkinsonbakernewyork.com, and http://atkinsonbakerchicago.com. They can be reached at 800-288-3376.

 

Glendale, CA (PRWEB) December 16, 2014

ATKINSON-BAKER COURT REPORTERS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

Nation’s Leading Court Reporting Agency Unveils New Website and Corporate Brand Identity

Atkinson-Baker, one of the nation’s largest privately owned court reporting agencies, is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website, https://www.depo.com. The new website reinforces the company’s commitment to providing advanced technological tools to enhance its service to clients, court reporters, and the public at large.

Founded over 26 years ago by Sheila Atkinson-Baker, a professional court reporter, and Alan Atkinson-Baker to meet a major need in the legal community for last minute deposition scheduling, Atkinson-Baker quickly became known for its dedication to impeccable customer service, responsiveness, and efficiency. The company has grown from a handful of employees to more than 170 employees and, with the help of internally created, proprietary software, tracks and schedules over 700 court reporters, 75 legal videographers, 130 interpreters, and 600 conference rooms every month. To date Atkinson-Baker has delivered close to 690,000 depositions in all 50 states and 32 countries around the world.

The redesigned website will continue to feature client favorites, including the Deadline and Filing Date Calculator and downloadable Federal and State calendars. It also features 500 industry-specific articles and close to 200 pages of newsletters. In addition to client favorites, the new depo.com features the following enhancements:

-Improved Structure and Navigation. The site is designed with a clean, modern layout and an improved menu system with information organized for ease of use. The site is user friendly and simple to navigate.

-Responsive Design. Responsive design ensures that users can access https://www.depo.com anywhere on any device with optimal viewing quality.

-Updated Client Center Tour. The site features an updated Client Center tour tutorial.

-Knowledge Center. Atkinson-Baker’s Knowledge Center is the legal industry’s top choice for tips, tools, tutorials, and up-to-date coverage of news for legal professionals.

“We are pleased to launch our new website and brand identity. We have created a technologically advanced, user-friendly site tailored to not only meet but exceed the expectations of our clients. As ABI continues to expand, our focus remains on ensuring that we provide our clients with the unparalleled service and quality we are known for,” commented Alan Atkinson-Baker, CEO of Atkinson-Baker. To view the newly redesigned website, please visit: https://www.depo.com.

About Atkinson-Baker:

Founded in 1987, Atkinson-Baker is dedicated to providing the most efficient and comprehensive service for all court reporting needs nationwide. We utilize our experience in the court reporting industry, our skill, and the latest technology to achieve the highest quality litigation support and to provide the finest court reporters nationwide.

 

Glendale, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 

ATKINSON-BAKER COURT REPORTERS CELEBRATES 26 YEARS

From a small oak desk and a one-line phone in their home office twenty six years ago, Alan and Sheila Atkinson-Baker have created a court reporting dynamo that has delivered over 600,000 depositions in all 50 states and 32 countries around the world.

There is a humorous slogan at Atkinson-Baker that “Cheetahs intern here before being turned loose on the Savannah.”

A new lawsuit is filed every two seconds of every day in the USA, where there are 1.2 million attorneys and 22,000 court reporters. So there are times when circumstances intrude that force a court reporter to miss a deposition.

When that happens, firms often turn to Atkinson-Baker to handle the problem. It was, after all, the founding principle on which the company was built.

It was 26 years ago when Alan and Sheila delved into managing Sheila’s flourishing court reporting activities. It expanded rapidly from there. There was a shortage of court reporters in those days, and court reporting firms would network. They would farm out jobs they couldn’t fill. Alan developed the ability to find court reporters at the last minute and decided to accommodate this extra demand.

Today, Atkinson-Baker has more than 170 employees and, with the help of internally created, proprietary software, tracks and schedules 1,100 court reporters every week.

The public has an image of court reporters sitting primly in a lawyer’s conference room or in a courtroom quietly recording what is being said. And that is what they do. “But sometimes the obstacles we have to overcome to get them there remind us of those harrowing days of the Pony Express.”

There was the deposition at “The top of the world.” It was a large case involving one of the global oil giants in Barrow, Alaska. Barrow sits on the northern-most boundary of Alaska, on the shores of the Artic Ocean, 320 miles North of the Arctic Circle.

Atkinson-Baker flew an adventurous CR from the lower 48 into the Wiley Post – Will Rogers memorial airport in Barrow. While the airport name alone might give some pause, the court reporter, long johns in tow, spent two bone-chilling days facilitating depositions of two professionals to the great delight of the client.

In another case: a law firm in Las Vegas was conducting depositions of multiple deponents in their offices in Las Vegas. It was a large case and attorneys had flown in from around the country.

The conference room looked like a New York subway car at rush hour. Everyone was there ready to go, everyone, that is except the stenographer, who had not shown up. The company burned phone, email, and text lines to find her – no joy. They called Atkinson-Baker, who had a court reporter in the conference room in 15 minutes.

“I built a reputation of taking on ‘impossible’ assignments and finding a court reporter to fill the job no matter where or how short the notice was,” Alan says. “It’s a service we still uphold today and our reputation is built on it.”

From Argentina to Australia, India to Israel, Taiwan to Thailand, and all across the legal landscape of America, Atkinson-Baker court reporters overcome every obstacle they need to in order to bring their own brand of speed and accuracy to legal systems, both foreign and domestic.

PHILIPPINES: TYPHOON HAITIAN DISASTER RELIEF

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people who are suffering from the effects of the Typhoon. We have sincere compassion for those who have lost loved ones and the hundreds of thousands who have been displaced as a result of this unforeseen, tragic natural disaster.

We have given our support through a monetary donation and if you have the need to do the same, here are some reputable organizations that are accepting donations for the victims.

Unicef

Red Cross

Salvation Army


OKLAHOMA DISASTER RELIEF

We extend our most sincere condolences and prayers to all those affected by the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. We are committed to providing immediate support through monetary donations.

If you are looking for opportunities to assist victims, here are some reputable organizations:

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

Red Cross of Oklahoma

United Way of Central Oklahoma

 

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL

Atkinson-Baker Court Reporters - Testimonials
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For The Record
Deposition services firm Atkinson-Baker has seen lots of changes in the field.

By Mark R. Madler
March 3, 2008

Behind a heavy brown door marked “Detailing.” stacks and stacks of transcripts created by the court reporters of Atkinson-Baker Inc., are collected, bound, and shipped out.

The Glendale-based deposition services firm compiles up to 600 depositions in an average week – documenting the back and forth between attorneys and witnesses in preparation for a case.

When it comes to the format attorneys prefer to receive their transcripts in, President Sheila Atkinson-Baker notes a generational difference.

“Some of the young guys prefer to have the disks,” Atkinson-Baker said. “The old school likes the paper.”

For 21 years, Atkinson-Baker’s eponymous firm has served attorneys nationwide with court reporters, videographers, interpreters, and other services connected with efficiently scheduling and conducting depositions.

What these attorneys and their harried administrative assistants need, the agency gives – accuracy in the deposition and a quick turnaround.

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INC. MAGAZINE

Inc Magazine Award “Best of Small Business Web” for Atkinson-Baker Court Reporting Agency

Inc. Magazine hosted the “Best of the Small Business Web” competition with twenty companies chosen from a pool of over 400 entrants as examples of successful, small business sites.Best of the Web Awards

“There are great business sites that serve their customers. There are great professional sites that serve their industry. Sheila Atkinson-Baker’s site serves both.”

“Atkinson-Baker’s clients are lawyers; her industry is court reporting. As most of us know, either firsthand or from watching David E. Kelley productions, not all testimony occurs in the courtroom. Often lawyers want to know prior to a trial what a witness is going to say. They need someone impartial to take notes and type up the transcript. That’s when they call Atkinson-Baker. The 12-year-old Glendale, Calif., company sends its employees out to record the proceedings of thousands of depositions every year. The company’s two biggest challenges are finding the best possible reporters and managing a tangle of schedules and logistics.

“Both of those applications, of course, are ideal for the Web. But that wasn’t obvious in 1995 when Atkinson-Baker launched the site…”

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Atkinson-Baker Depositions - Testimonials

“Ask small business owners how they stay afloat in a competitive market, and they may give you a laughably simple answer: Generate more revenue than you spend.”

“While owners know this basic tenet of small business, it’s not easy to pass that mantra on to employees who do a lot of the spending. However, Atkinson-Baker & Associates, a Los Angeles court reporting firm, has found a way to make sure its employees are aware of where the money comes and goes.

” ‘Each day everybody reports their statistics,’ says Atkinson-Baker. ‘It all goes into a computer system, and we keep track of it all.’ … ‘Employees have statistics for their job and it helps them see how well they are producing.’ … ‘When we have had problem areas, the statistics have helped us catch them before they become a bigger problem,’ he says.”

Excerpted from Business Ethics Magazine

Atkinson-Baker Videographers - Testimonials

‘I’ve always leased all our computers,’ explains CEO Alan Baker. ‘Leasing doesn’t tie up our credit lines or capital resources, and there are financial advantages such as tax breaks and simplified accounting.’ …

“Baker doesn’t go along with a short PC life expectancy. ‘To increase the viability of our investment, we try to get four or five years out of any machine we lease,’ he explains. ‘At the end of a two-year lease, we usually buy the hardware for 10 percent of its value.'”

Excerpted from Beyond Computing Magazine