Join Nigel Baker-Grenier, J.D. of White Raven Law, and Mike Parkhill O. Ont. Founder of SayITFirst. Together we will explore the relationship between counsel, Indigenous witnesses and the court reporter
Be sure to join the upcoming MyVeritext 3.0 Tours and discover how to schedule with ease, connect to remote sessions and find files fast while navigating the all new interface of our complimentary web portal.
We have a selection of dates available in July and August. You can register here!
Take a tour of the current E-TRIAL trends and technology with some of Canada’s leading experts!
On May 18, we are excited to present an in-depth look at the benefits of e-trials in this complimentary one-hour webinar. Christy Pratt, Vice President of Veritext Canada along with special guests Rose Singh, CEO of Triage Data Solutions, and Ryan Snushall, Account Executive for Case Center will explore advancing technologies and discuss best practices for managing, presenting, and marking documents, while sharing practical easy-to-use tips for conducting a successful e-trial in Canada.
We hope to see you there!
See the link below for more information and to register for this in-demand webinar.
In recent years, the legal industry has seen a significant shift towards digitization and the adoption of paperless practices. Covid protocols and the rising trend of hybrid and remote work have certainly sped up that trend.
Advancements made in the fast digital distribution of files — through encrypted hyperlinks — have become the more superior, more sustainable, and more secure solutions for transcript and exhibit delivery. With paperless legal services, law firms and courts can significantly reduce their paper consumption and the associated costs, such as printing, storage, and secure disposal.
It will come as no surprise that the legal industry is a significant consumer of paper. From bankers’ boxes full of files to legal binders and correspondence… the list goes on. By adopting paperless practices and utilizing digital technologies, legal services can reduce their environmental impact and improve the efficiency and accessibility of the legal industry. The benefits of going paperless in the legal sector are many. First and foremost, it is a more sustainable and eco-friendly approach. According to the American Bar Association, an average case with a duration of a year can generate between 20,000 to 100,000 sheets of paper including motions, discoveries, transcripts, exhibits, and other legal documents. The statistics in Canada will no doubt be similar. That’s a lot of trees.
Another advantage of going paperless is improving access to justice. Today we can ensure that legal documents and information are easily accessible to authorized parties while maintaining a high level of security and confidentiality. In 2019, the Ministry of the Attorney General of BC published a ‘roadmap’ to their digital transformation. You can read the report here. The comprehensive report looks at the inevitable transformation of the legal industry into a digital model and how that impacts our legal system. BC and Court systems across Canada – including the Supreme Court – and the United States have developed comprehensive electronic filing systems that allow users to upload multiple documents per case to be used for all filings (with some exceptions).
Veritext has a long-standing commitment to sustainability. Our technological orientation is central to mitigating our environmental impact and we invite you to read more about our sustainability practices and strategies to lessen our own environmental impact in this comprehensive report.
Our commitment to building a more sustainable industry is why our standard transcript deliverables are via secure and encrypted electronic hyperlinks — however, we understand the needs of our clients — and hard copies of all your proceedings will continue to be available upon request. We are dedicated to customizing your experience with our client services, providing cutting-edge solutions, and capturing your desired preferences to deliver the best service tailored to your needs.
As we wrap up 2022 and look to a fresh new year, we wanted to take this moment to thank you for supporting us throughout this period of national integration and adjustment in 2022.
2022 gave us many exciting things – the expansion of the Veritext brand across Canada, a streamlined new website bringing all our offices together, and a glimpse of the services and opportunities to come with this transition.
Despite a new logo (and lots of blue), you will have noticed that you are still working with the same great people you are familiar with, and we are so grateful to all our staff and partners for riding this rollercoaster with us and making sure you – our clients – have experienced the exceptional service you have grown to expect from all of us in each location (Reportex, All-Star, Island, Richards, Mainland, Ace, Amicus, Royal and Neesons) over the past many years.
Relationships matter and we hope that we are more than just a voice at the end of the phone or a name at the bottom of an email. Veritext has always focused on the unique needs of our clients and strives to provide access to innovative technology, remote solutions, and state-of-the-art meeting space with the highest quality network of reporters and transcriptionists.
In 2023 we vow to continue to innovate and build our network of support for your legal service needs and remain your top provider of legal solutions and services in Canada and beyond.
Thank you for staying with us.
Have a Happy New Year.
Christy Pratt, Regional Vice President, Veritext Canada
The last year and a half have brought enormous changes for our team. Our new partnership with Veritext Legal Solutions (Canada) has given us the opportunity to meet the regional teams in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, who were already part of the Veritext Canada organization. As we undertake our national integration, my vision for what the future of court reporting in Canada will look like is starting to take shape.
Moving forward, clients will be able to access our services and solutions from anywhere in the country and around the globe, and they will continue to enjoy working with the same local teams of talented professionals they know and trust. The national scale of our resources supports the regional experience and provides our Canadian client base with seamless access to best-in-class reporting and transcription services and to unparalleled virtual and technical solutions.
Litigation technology is heavily focused on innovating practical, easy-to-use tools that allow lawyers to prepare for and present their cases as efficiently and effectively as possible, and the court reporting industry is rapidly evolving to complement this objective.
By partnering with Veritext we now have access to leading IT experts who are continually developing products and services that are specifically designed for lawyers. This collaborative effort perfectly positions us to lead the effort in sustaining our industry and in shaping its trajectory, which is an incredibly inspiring and satisfying experience.
Keep an eye on your inbox over the coming weeks for information and updates about new ways to access Veritext Canada online tools, transcripts and other exciting services and solutions.
But don’t forget – it’s still us, the same local teams who have always supported you and your unique litigation needs.
It’s been a long road to get here, but on Tuesday, August 2nd, we are officially re-opening our Toronto office for in-person proceedings.
Same great team (and a fantastic candy bar) that you know and love!
Things may have changed slightly, but you’ll see many of the same faces from Neesons you have missed over the past two and a half years ready to help. While we will continue to offer remote and hybrid services, we couldn’t be more excited to see some of you again in real life.
All of our offices across Canada adhere to the best practices set out by provincial and federal health authorities. We are committed to ensuring our staff and clients always feel safe and fully supported.
For more information, please contact us or call 416-413-7755
Have you downsized your own office space? Perhaps you need a truly quiet space to settle in and work on a project or a beautiful place to meet with a client or colleague. Maybe you just need a break from working from home. We are here to help.
Introducing corporate meeting space designed for your new normal
There are some instances when attending a Zoom meeting from your kitchen table with a virtual background simply won’t cut it. Our new space in the heart of downtown Vancouver has 33 boardrooms, with 20,000 square feet of meeting space and the flexibility to accommodate both individuals and groups of up to 30. Our boardrooms are designed to create effective in-person, virtual, and hybrid connections – whatever you need.
If you require catering, an extra monitor, videoconferencing equipment, technical support, or office services such as printing, we can provide that too. Our downtown amenities include spacious and flexible boardrooms, state-of-the-art technology, comfortable, private areas, and vault-like soundproofing. We have on-site technical support and our offices are filled with custom wall art by local artist-in-residence Shari Pratt.
Sometimes we just need a change of scenery – and our views are pretty spectacular.
Give us a call and book your next meeting today.
Click here for our corporate rental rates and more information about our amenities!
For discoveries, mediations, or other legal proceedings, please click here.
If you have been connecting with the firms across our Canadian division, you may have noticed a new link when you visited the Amicus, Ace, Neesons or Royal websites. We are happy to welcome you to our new Veritext Canada blog!
The Reportex team has used this blog not only to highlight our innovative services and solutions but also to help people understand the vision and passion that has driven the company to where it is today. Many of these posts fall under our (R)evolution series and use the hashtag #shapingthefuture — and these are more than catchphrases. We have been committed to being the driving force of change and advancement when it comes to legal services and court reporting in Canada. It is our goal to support a sustainable future for our industry.
It is why we are now proud to be a part of Veritext Legal Solutions. We know we can do great things together.
Through the profiles in our Connect Series, our blogging platform has also been used to showcase the many talented people who are key parts of the engine that keeps this amazing machine running. We hope to keep this initiative going and highlight the many outstanding people across our teams in Canada and the US. We are all in this together now.
The blog is here to keep you — our clients and colleagues — informed of any changes or updates to our services. We also want to communicate more with and about the incredible reporters and other independent contractors — editors, proofers, scopers, technicians and everyone else that makes up the organization. Also watch this space for information about webinars and seminars that we are hosting or sponsoring.
And we want to make sure we stay relevant to meet your needs in your own legal community. If you have stories or suggestions to share, please do not hesitate to reach out to me – Kerry Sauriol – at [email protected].
Join us on March 29, 2022, for our FREE Webinar.
Pro Tips for Virtual Proceedings: Tips and tricks for making sure your next presentation leaves the right impression.
|Put your best face forward for your next virtual proceeding. There is no doubt that the last two years have changed how people manage themselves and their businesses. The legal profession has not been untouched as firms and courtrooms adapted quickly to a new digital age. As virtual proceedings pave a new way forward, more legal professionals are exploring tools to enhance their online persona. First impressions count on and off the digital screen. |
This hour-long CPD webinar is packed with actionable tips for the tech-savvy and the technophobic alike to make sure you are at your professional best when taking the case online. This webinar will answer these five questions and much more: What hardware should I choose, and how do I use it? How do I use filters and virtual backgrounds? How can I ensure clear audio and video? What is the best lighting and camera angle? What can I do to look good on Zoom?
Join us on March 29 at 12:00 p.m. PT via Zoom.
Space IS limited. Register here to attend.