Veritext Legal Solutions a Major Supporter of Project Steno
Veritext, along with its generous pledge of financial support, has now produced a short recruitment video integral to Project Steno’s court reporting awareness and recruitment campaign.
July 2, 2018, Worcester MA – Veritext Legal Solutions, a longtime industry leader in court reporting, has once again stepped forward to provide significant support to an initiative vital to the future of the profession. With its $50,000 pledge to Project Steno, Veritext is addressing head-on the urgent need to attract a new generation of students to court reporting. “Both its generous financial support and creation of this excellent recruitment video demonstrate Veritext’s recognition of stenographic court reporters as vital to its ongoing business,” noted Project Steno’s President, Jim DeCrescenzo.
“Court reporters continue to play a vital role in our legal system and we need to alert young people to the wonderful career opportunities available to them in this profession,” said Veritext Chief Executive Officer Nancy Josephs. “We hope our contribution motivates other companies in the court reporting community to think about how they can provide tangible support to Project Steno’s much-needed undertaking.”
“We founded Project Steno to build awareness of court reporting as a rewarding and well-paid career,” said Executive Director Nancy Varallo. “This is about the future of our profession. Veritext came to us and said ‘Sure, we’ll support Project Steno financially, but what more can we do?’ That’s the kind of collaborative spirit we can all cheer, and it inspires each of us to make our own contribution,” said Varallo.
About Project Steno
Founded in 2017, Project Steno is an independent, charitable organization that relies entirely on financial support from the court reporting community. Its goals are to:
- Promote the court reporting profession and recruit promising students;
- Partner with court reporting schools to graduate students in two years; and
- Defray education costs by awarding tuition assistance to qualified students in schools and programs across the country.
Project Steno recently was granted status as a 501(c)3, charitable organization and operates entirely on a not-for-profit basis. In January 2018 Project Steno launched its program of tuition assistance and placed its first students in court reporting school. To date, Project Steno has received nearly $200,000 in pledges and in-kind contributions from the court reporting community! With the manifest enthusiasm of the court reporting community, Project Steno will continue to raise funds to promote widespread awareness of our unique profession and create a robust pipeline of students into court reporting schools and graduates into the field. Learn more at www.ProjectSteno.org.
About Veritext Legal Solutions
Veritext is the leader in deposition and litigation support solutions. For law firms and corporations, we provide national coverage, state-of-the-art facilities, highly skilled court reporters, advanced technology, unparalleled client service, and on-time delivery. Our solutions utilize the latest easy-to-use technologies that streamline the deposition process, enhance delivery flexibility, and reliably handle the most complex cases. Proprietary video, mobile and remote services combined with unmatched security, including HIPAA and PII compliance, ensure that Veritext clients have the best tools available and the confidence of working with the market leader.