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Debbie Weaver Received 2015 Spirit of Justice Award

Midwest Litigation Services’ President, Debbie Weaver, received the Spirit of Justice Award for her outstanding work contributing to the integrity of justice within the community. According to a representative from the Saint Louis Bar Foundation this award, “recognizes lawyers, non-lawyers and programs that have demonstrated accomplishment, leadership and integrity to foster and maintain the rule of law, and in facilitating and promoting improvement of the administration of justice.”

Weaver works continually with several organizations including: the Motion for Kids, Let’s Start, Read Across America, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and Women in Transitions. Her actions and dedication help to maintain justice throughout our community.

Debbie Weaver and the other award recipients were recognized at the 2015 Spirit of Justice Celebration on Friday, October 16th at the Grand Hall in Union Station in St. Louis, Missouri.

Midwest Supports Annual Seminar

Midwest Litigation is proud to provide pro bono services for the 2015 Simon Law Firm Annual Seminar to Benefit Legal Services of Eastern MO. Since its beginning in 2005, the seminar has provided ongoing education for attorneys and has raised over $168,500 for Legal Services.

MLS sponsored Ethics CLS

Midwest Litigation Services was honored to sponsor keynote speaker John Dean on “The Legacy of Watergate” at the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers 30th Annual Meeting in Branson, MO.

Press Release – CLM 2015 Annual Conference

Midwest Litigation Services is honored to be a Silver Sponsor for the 2015 CLM Annual Conference which will be held in Palm Desert, California from March 25th through the 27th.  Held each spring, the CLM Annual Conference features more than 80 collaborative educational sessions and keynote presentations designed by industry professionals.  The annual conference is attended by over 700 CLM Members and Fellows, including risk and litigation managers, insurance and claims professionals, corporate counsel, outside counsel and third party vendors. Conference sessions are designed to help attendees gain the knowledge they need to be on the forefront of the litigation management industry.

“We are excited to co-sponsor this event which provides valuable education and networking opportunities to CLM Members and Fellows”, says Debbie Weaver, President of Midwest Litigation.

 

ABOUT MIDWEST LITIGATION SERVICES

Headquartered in St. Louis, with ten additional regional offices and over 250 nationwide affiliates, Midwest Litigation Services provides comprehensive court reporting and transcription services, litigation management, trial technology and support, and mediation

 

ABOUT THE CLM

The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) promotes and furthers the highest standards of claims and litigation management and brings together the thought leaders in both industries. CLM’s Members and Fellows include risk and litigation managers, insurance and claims professionals, corporate counsel, outside counsel and third party vendors. The CLM sponsors educational programs, provides resources and fosters communication among all in the industry. To learn more about the CLM, please visit www.theclm.org.

 

For additional information about Midwest Litigation, please contact:

Lisa Herder, Director of Business Development

Midwest Litigation Services, Midwest Trial Services

lherder@midwestlitigation.com

711 North 11th Street

St. Louis, MO  63101

(800) 280-3376

www.midwestlitigation.com

 

For additional information about CLM, please contact:

Susan Wisbey-Smith, Communications Manager

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

847-317-9103

susan.wisbey-smith@theclm.org

Midwest Litigation Services Announces New Marketing Coordinator, Jessica Kisling

Midwest Litigation Services is pleased to announce the addition of their Marketing Coordinator, Jessica Kisling. Kisling will coordinate the organization’s marketing efforts as well as support all aspects of the Business Development Department. Kisling has several years of experience working within marketing and business development fields. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Missouri Western State University, with an emphasis in marketing and management.

Debbie Weaver, Midwest Litigation Services, Receives Enterprising Women of the Year Award

Enterprising Women, the magazine for women business owners, has named Debbie Weaver as a recipient of it’s 2015 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, an annual tribute to top women entrepreneurs from North America and around the globe. Weaver will be recognized at the 13th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards & Conference, March 29-31, 2015 at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA.

The annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. Nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities. Many honorees also serve as leaders of the key organizations that support the growth of women’s entrepreneurship.

Weaver co-founded St. Louis-based Midwest Litigation Services, a court reporting and trial services provider, in 1988 with her late partner and mentor, Kelly Willis. With 49 full-time employees, 100 independent contractors, and 250 litigation service partners nationwide, Midwest has now expanded to 11 locations throughout Missouri, Kansas and Illinois providing seamless support service, regardless of client locations. Weaver currently serves as the President of the St. Louis Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). The Small Business Administration named Weaver as “Small Business Person of the Year” in 2002 and in 2001 Weaver was selected as one of St. Louis Business Journal’s “Most Influential Business Women”. Weaver also received the prestigious Women’s Justice Enterprise Award from Missouri Lawyers Media in 2010.

“It is an honor to be recognized and included in this incredible group of talented women business owners, entrepreneurs and leaders from throughout the world. I look forward to meeting and networking with my co-honorees at the celebration in March. ”, said Weaver.

About Midwest Litigation Services: Headquartered in St. Louis, with ten additional regional offices and over 250 nationwide affiliates, Midwest Litigation Services provides comprehensive court reporting and transcription services, video conferencing, litigation support and advanced trial/ technology services.

About Enterprising Women Magazine: Enterprising Women magazine headquartered in Cary, NC, is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2015. As the nation’s only women-owned magazine published exclusively for women business owners, Enterprising Women provides a friendly meeting place, a public forum, and an international stage for the critical issues confronting women’s businesses and daily lives, all from the unique perspectives and experiences of entrepreneurial women. To learn more, please visit, www.enterprisingwomen.com or call, 919-362-5151.

For additional information, please contact:
Lisa Herder, Director of Business Development
Midwest Litigation Services, Midwest Trial Services
lherder@midwestlitigation.com
711 North 11th Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
(800) 280-3376
www.midwestlitigation.com

National Court Reporting & Captioning Week, February 15th-21st, 2015

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, broadcast and CART captioners, and legal videographers, has announced that February 15th-21st has been deemed National Court Reporting & Captioning Week. This 3rd annual awareness week pulls together a nationwide effort to highlight the contributions of stenographic court reporters and captioners to society and to showcase the career opportunities that exist in the court reporting and captioning fields.

Midwest Litigation recently hosted court reporting students from South Technical High School and their parents at its downtown St. Louis headquarters. After a tour of various departments and a presentation by Nancy Hopp, Midwest’s Chief Operating Officer and a former court reporter, one of the attendees related that, “As a parent of a student in the court reporting program, it’s refreshing to hear that so many of the working professionals love their career and can earn a good living at the same time.”

South Tech Broadcast Captioning and Court Reporting Teacher Kathleen Saunders remarked, “When it comes to the latest in technological innovations with court reporting and captioning services, we are so fortunate to have Midwest Litigation at our back door right here in St. Louis.  Debbie Weaver, President, and Nancy Hopp as well as their staff, have been so generous with sharing their extensive knowledge, time, and beautiful facility with court reporting students.  I have seen my students benefit from their building tours and informational presentations year after year.  The entire morning was extremely enlightening and inspirational.  In fact, one highly qualified student who was previously uncertain about continuing with the court reporting profession decided to pursue this career path as a result of our visit to Midwest.”

In announcing other events planned for the week, NCRA President Sarah Nageotte, an official court reporter from Jefferson, Ohio, said that, “National Court Reporting & Captioning Week is an opportunity for our profession to celebrate the valuable contribution this vocation provides to ensure vital records are captured and maintained. We are grateful for Midwest Litigation’s extensive involvement in this initiative and for President Debbie Weaver’s never-ending support of this rewarding profession.”

 

About Midwest Litigation Services

Headquartered in St. Louis, with ten additional regional offices and over 250 nationwide affiliates, Midwest Litigation Services provides comprehensive court reporting and transcription services, video conferencing, litigation support and advanced trial/ technology services.

 

About NCRA

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is internationally recognized for promoting excellence among those who capture and convert the spoken word to text for more than 100 years. NCRA is committed to supporting its more than 16,000 members in achieving the highest level of professional expertise with educational opportunities and industry-recognized court reporting, educator and videographer certification programs. NCRA impacts legislative issues and the global marketplace through its actively involved membership. Forbes has named court reporting as one of the best career options that do not require a traditional four-year degree and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the court reporting field is expected to grow by 14 percent through the year 2020. For more information, visit NCRA.org.

 

For additional information, please contact:
Lisa Herder, Director of Business Development
Midwest Litigation Services, Midwest Trial Services
lherder@midwestlitigation.com
711 North 11th Street
St. Louis, MO  63101
(800) 280-3376
www.midwestlitigation.com

 

Nancy Hopp listed as Top Executive by Small Business Monthly Magazine in The A-Players: 2014 Top Small Business Executives:

After stumbling upon court reporting, Nancy Hopp spent 25 years as a court reporter, the bulk of those as a partner in a court reporting firm. As much as she loved it, she became keenly interested in the new technology surrounding it. “In 2003 I accepted a position with a San Francisco-based litigation support software company,” she says. “I traveled around the country, giving seminars to attorneys, court reporters and other legal professionals on how technology can improve their efficiency and productivity. I also worked in marketing and managed a reseller channel. These varied duties gave me a good general background in business.”

In 2012, Debbie Weaver, a fellow court reporter and owner of Midwest Litigation Services, approached Hopp about helping her lead her company as chief operating officer. “I believe the biggest character that drew me to hiring Nancy as my chief operating officer was observing over the 20-plus years I have known her, her continual work ethic and integrity – it has never changed or wavered no matter the task or job she was involved in,” says Weaver.

Hopp couldn’t resist the pull of returning to the court reporting industry, her first passion.

“The chief operating officer role allows me to call upon all my strengths to help move Midwest Litigation Services forward,” says Hopp. “My years as a court reporter and firm owner, coupled with my corporate business experience in the litigation support software industry, I think make me uniquely qualified for this position.”

Weaver agrees, recognizing Hopp’s ability to perform at a high level while maintaining a focus on creating results that are aligned with the goals of the organization. “As a leader, Nancy has not only shown a commitment to Midwest, she has a genuine passion for work and has the ability to create trusting relationships,” Weaver says.
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MLS Realtime Training Sessions Highlighted in Realtime-A-Palooza Article in the Journal of Court Reporting

Despite widespread rumors of the demise of court reporting, Midwest Litigation Services, based in St. Louis, found itself early this year with way too much of a good thing: We had more realtime work than we had realtime reporters to cover it. The reporters we use are a very good, highly experienced lot; they can write like the wind and turn in beautiful, accurate transcripts. But they are prey to the same fears and lack of technical knowledge as are many other good reporters across the country. How could we provide them with the know-how and confidence they need to make the leap to realtime? Read more…