Connect Series: Meet Kim Allen, our Legal Transcription & Appeals Director!

Kim is Reportex’s legal transcription and appeals director. She’s responsible for overseeing the process of turning recorded audio into certified transcripts and managing the preparation of our various appeal products. This includes all aspects of the transcription process in the legal department at Reportex.

She also manages the preparation of appeal records, books and transcripts as well as our e-appeal products. Her keen attention to detail and exceptional project management skills ensure the seamless collaboration of Reportex’s vast network of reporters, transcribers and editors.

Kim is very active and passionate about life, particularly travelling the world and keeping fit with yoga and bikes — all the bikes.

We recently asked Kim a few questions, and here’s what she had to say:

How did you become the legal transcription and appeals director at Reportex?

I was nearing the end of a year away from working. I had coined it my “pre-tirement” — haha.

I applied for this job, interviewed and waited a few days. The job was offered to me, and I have to say back then things around here were very different. Reportex was a small company, and we were a tight group back then. I did work in the office for a few years and was certainly involved in all parts (besides the transcribing) of getting legal transcripts to our clients. I even met some clients face to face back then. It has truly been a pleasure over the past four and a half years to watch this company grow and grow and to meet all the new people who have joined!

Your job sounds like it involves a lot of coordinating. What are your top three tips for staying organized?

Organizing, logistics, planning, coordinating — I really do enjoy them all. Top three tips:

  1. Prioritize.
  2. Do it now.
  3. Keep track (a very solid track) of what is going on.

At Reportex our core values of team, mentorship, equality, community and industry are central to what we do. Which of these values resonates most strongly with you and why?

Team certainly resonates the most for me because my job is to coordinate a well-oiled machine. This machine is made up of a fantastic team of people. For this I am oh-so thankful.

What has been your most memorable bike ride?

This summer included so many memorable bike rides. Being “stuck in BC” during this pandemic felt like a lucky break. My wife and I did take full advantage and had cycling trips planned almost every second weekend. One of my favourites was a ride from Squamish to Whistler all on the Sea to Sky Trail. This trail includes dirt trails, gravel, sand, the odd bit of pavement and even some hike-a-bike sections. The views were stunning, which made the 1,251-metre climb enjoyable! I can’t wait to do it again.

Last week was our first week of fall. Do you have a favourite fall tradition?

One last kick at the can! There is always some lovely weather in the fall in BC, so we always hope to get in one last bike trip. The Okanagan is the plan this year. Fingers crossed the sunshine sticks around a few more weeks.

Scenes from the Sea to Sky Trail.