Calgary and Edmonton Court Reporting Offices Open

Calgary and Edmonton Court Reporting Offices Open

Well, we haven’t really been closed as our services were essential to the legal community, but since things are reopening, we want to let you know about the standards and protocols we will have in place at our Calgary and Edmonton offices. Independent Reporters will continue to provide remote court reporting services to our legal clients anywhere they may be working from in the province. Our services include providing court reporters for remote questioning, remote realtime court reporting services for trials, arbitrations and tribunals and also hosting mediations.

Independent Reporters is following the Alberta Biz Connect Workplace Guidance in our offices. Please note the following guidelines our team is adhering to during the prescribed requirements as required by the government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services.

  • IR Team Members are required to wear face masks unless the employee is working alone in an enclosed or personal area without others in the same location.
  • Visitors to our building are to follow the entrance and exit markings when entering our main floor lobby. There will also be postings on where to wait for elevators and the number of people in elevators. Please follow these guidelines.
    Our building is also taking extra cleaning measures with increased disinfecting on frequent contact points and using a solution that meets the standards of ASH (EP50).
  • Upon entering our building please use the hand sanitizer located in all elevator banks before entering the elevators.
  • Visitors are highly encouraged to wear face masks unless the visitor is working alone in an enclosed area within our office. (Face masks are NOT provided by IR)
  • Social Distancing within our office space is to be practiced by maintaining a two-metre or six-foot distance from others while in IR offices. Extra chairs in boardrooms will be removed to allow for defining acceptable social distancing while conducting discoveries.
  • Frequent cleaning and sanitizing of all high touch areas in our office will be performed by our staff.
  • Court reporters and staff are to wash hands frequently and use hand sanitizer that is provided throughout the office.
  • All court reporters and staff will avoid sharing office equipment such as pens, phones, and keyboards.
  • All commonly used spaces & conference rooms will be stocked with disinfectant cleaner and hand sanitizer, which should be used frequently.
  • Avoid any handshaking or touching during introductions.
  • Witnesses will primarily be affirmed, however, if taking an oath on the Bible is preferred, this will be covered in plastic.

Please remember if you are not feeling well, you should stay home. If you are sick or appear to be sick, we may ask you to return home. We all must do our part in protecting ourselves and minimizing the risk of infection.

CMOH Order 05-2020 legally obligates individuals who have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, or sore throat (that is not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition) to be in isolation for 10 days from the start of symptoms, or until symptoms resolve, whichever takes longer.

Local Edmonton Court Reporting Company Supporting Local Businesses

Local Edmonton Court Reporting Company Supporting Local Businesses

Our Court Reporters Support Other Local Businesses!

Edmonton Independent Reporters is an Alberta-owned court reporting company. We’re not owned by a corporation from the United States, nor are we managed by people who are not from Alberta. We are local and, by being Albertans, we know our strength comes from working with other Alberta companies

Like other businesses in this province we believe that it is important to support businesses in Edmonton and area so that we can continue to prosper once things start to return to the new normal after the COVID-19 pandemic passes. This will only help to ensure we continue to provide the necessary services in our community to keep our local economy moving and strong.

Why Support Local Business?

When any of us buys or uses services from a company in Alberta, we all benefit. Yes, it is sometimes hard because the larger corporations make it more convenient or advertise they have a wider selection, we tend to believe many items cannot be found from a local business. However, in many instances and with a little research, you can likely what you need from a local company. The people that run these businesses are our neighbours, friends, coaches or family members. Why would we not support these people instead of sending your money to an unknown corporate behemoth?

Services That Excel

Since this pandemic has hit, court reporters started to offer services remotely. But did you know that Independent Reporters has been providing lawyers with the capability to take the testimony of witnesses by video connection for over 15 years?

In fact, Independent Reporters may well be the most experienced company in Canada that offers remote questioning. We know how to do this and we’ve been doing it longer than many of the corporate companies have been in business. That experience over the years has helped us to smoothly transition lawyers to quickly allow our clients to move to a remote option of questioning witnesses by video without any issues. Our staff and team have provided video connections to every continent on the planet, except Antarctica. Doing this is nothing new for us. We well understand how these services work and provide support.

Let’s All Support Other Local Edmonton Companies

We asked our court reporters for other local companies that they are buying from at this time and who they will continue to support in the future. IR would like you to consider the same and when you are looking for any products or services, please do think about spending your money with these local businesses.

Local Business Name Type of Business Address Website
Eldor-Wal Court Runners 1200, 10123 99 ST NW
Contemporary Office Interiors Office Furnishings 10406 124 Street NW
Milk & Cookies Bake Shop Bakery 5532 Calgary Trail NW
The Colombian Coffee Shop #1, 10340-134 Street NW
Italian Centre Shop Groceries/Food Products 3 locations in Edmonton
Polish Food Centre Groceries/Food Products 10131 Princess Elizabeth Ave NW No website
Polonia Sausage & Deli Groceries/Food Products 10135 Princess Elizabeth Ave NW No website
H & W Produce Groceries/Food Products 5 locations in Edmonton
The Growlery Local Craft Bbeer 40 Airport Road
Sowing Seeds Naturally Natural Facial Products and All-Purpose Spray Cleaner Facebook Only
Rig Hand Distillery Nisku-Based Distillery 2104 8 St, Bay B, Nisku
Evoolution Olive Oil, Vinegar and Salts 10130 104 Street NW

And of course, when you are looking to schedule any upcoming services where you need a court reporter, we ask that you also support Independent Reporters and book a court reporter with us online or by calling us to book court reporting services in Edmonton.