Aristotle and Depositions


AristotleIn my freshman year in college, Philosophy 101 was a required course. I tolerated Socrates and Plato, but Aristotle was someone I could actually read and enjoy. Mind you, I didn’t pore over his Nicomachean Ethics as I do annually with Gone With The Wind, but I could at least read it and know what he was saying, whereas Plato left me aggravated and wondering why the man couldn’t just say what he meant in plain language. Anyway, the big thing I took away from the class was this: it is man’s natural end to be happy. Now, people define happiness in many ways, but without getting too deep into philosophy (sorry, Dr. Cuddeback!), let’s focus on happiness in the professional realm.

There is a sense of personal satisfaction that comes from a job well done, whatever your field of employment. For a professor, it may be seeing a student finally grasp the subject matter! For a paralegal, it could be finally securing a conference room for a deposition or strategy meeting. But what really makes a paralegal (and his/her attorneys) happy in the office? How about a professional , punctual court reporter showing up to the depo and setting up for a prompt start, providing realtime if requested, as well as a rough shortly after the conclusion? How about easy online access to the final transcript, video, invoice, and calendar to schedule and manage upcoming depositions, ensuring continuous coverage by best-in-class reporters and videographers? In short, the court reporting agency should make you happy by making the whole process just a little bit easier for you.

Aristotle came to the conclusion that man’s happiness lies in the contemplation of the highest truth(s). Whether or not legal professionals want to spend their free time pursuing such lofty endeavors, I don’t know, but working with the right reporter could just free up some extra time to do so! If contemplating the highest truth isn’t your thing, use the spare time to work on your golf swing, go on a hike, nap! Time is precious and having more of it is enough to make anyone happy.

Time is of the essence when working on your case as well, which makes a promptly-delivered and accurate transcript absolutely necessary. Any original exhibits provided to the reporter should be speedily returned. It also means quick turn-around on the redaction of confidential portions requested after the fact ideal. Rapid, informative responses to any inquiries you have during the whole process — from scheduling to final delivery — also save you time, enabling you to take the information needed and move on to the next task on your list. Prompt, pleasant customer service is not easy to find, so when you find it in a court reporting agency, stick with them, as that is definitely something to be happy about!

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