A Stenonymous source comes through for the stenographic legion again. Sorry for the double post tonight, but I know this is bound to get some New York reporters flying west.
I bet there are thousands of stenographers that could beat those rates. We have some people here working for like $3.00 – $4.00 a page on an O+2. $4.50 is considered a good rate. The loss of that copy in NY kills the income just enough to put the squeeze on people.
Hey, attorneys, up to a 30% discount on contracting directly with your court reporters. 50% if you meet an idiot kid like I was. Probably a nice break on the copies too.
Anyway, this is a win for market transparency, competition, and free speech. Anybody from CA in the audience, feel free to weigh in and give me the perspective of an actual reporter on the ground.
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