As an attorney, you have countless responsibilities on your plate. No case that you cover is the same, and in order to save you time and to meet your clients’ needs, you should use a standing order.
If you are unfamiliar with a standing order, it is a set of regulations, rules, guidelines, and preferences that court reporting or trial services agencies follow on specific cases. Each and every standing order is different. For example, one standing order may simply request the name of the court reporter that will cover a deposition in advance, and another may cover the file types of the transcripts that will be sent to the attorney or the delivery rate of those transcripts. No matter what a standing order may cover, each one is customized to ensure that you receive exactly what you want when you want it. With a standing order, you never have to take the time to call your agency with a request, as it will already be on record! All you have to do is simply call your agency, and request a standing order and then fill it out. Once the agency has your standing order on file, you can arrive to each deposition or trial feeling prepared and organized.
If you enjoyed this article, you might also enjoy “Improve Your Trial Preparations: Focus Groups and Mock Trials.”