Neesons is ready for any turn of events
Accurate, timely transcripts are the hallmark of any competent court-reporting firm. The ability to deliver when the unpredictable occurs, or when a case requires a high level of innovation to get the job done, is Neesons’ forte. The gold standard is not how the regular, everyday case is handled; it is how the exceptional cases are dealt with that speaks to exemplary service and client experience.
Our reporters’ qualifications range from Chartered Shorthand Reporters (CSR – Ontario) to many National Court Reporting Association certifications (RPR, CRR, CCP, CBC). We are authorized by the Province of Ontario to administer oaths and take affidavits.
Neesons is an active member of the National Court Reporters’ Association (NCRA), the National Network of Reporting Companies (NNRC), and the Society for the Technological Advancement of Reporting (STAR).
Experienced, competent support staff
The staff that you may not see – those who work on our clients’ behalf behind the scenes – are skilled at meeting your needs and arranging for all your requirements. Our staff is uniquely positioned to assist with challenging assignments, where logistics, technology and urgency need to come together in one cohesive, common-sense way.
Any location, any time
We are pleased to offer well-appointed, complimentary boardroom space at our downtown location. However, our court reporting services are also accessible in almost any venue. From counsels’ offices to clients’ factories, most locations will allow us to provide our court reporting services.
With over three decades of court reporting experience, Ms. Neeson has been at the forefront of advanced-technology reporting. She was one of the first reporters in Canada to actively use and promote real-time reporting in the litigation setting. Upon starting her own business, Ms. Neeson expanded her interests to include realtime captioning for the hearing loss community.
Ms. Neeson has repeatedly been named as one of Canada’s top 100 female entrepreneurs by PROFIT/Chatelaine W100. In addition, Neesons has been recognized as a PROFIT 500 Fastest-Growing Company, Canada’s largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement ranked by five-year revenue growth–nationally, regionally and by industry.
She is a Fellow of Academy of Professional Reporters (conferred in 2016), a Registered Professional Reporter, a Certified Realtime Reporter, a Chartered Shorthand Reporter, a Certified CART Provider and a Certified Broadcast Captioner. She was awarded NCRA’s Certified Realtime Administrator designation in July 2011. Kim is also recognized as an Authorized Court Transcriptionist by the Ontario Government.
Kim continues to give back to the legal and court reporting community through her continuing services on related boards and committees (NCRA, STAR, NNRC), as well as writing and speaking publicly.
Member of the National Court Reporters Association.
Member of The Chartered Shorthand Reporters’ Association of Ontario, the second oldest association of professional stenographic reporters in North America.
Member of The Society for the Technological Advancement of Reporting (STAR), a professional, not-for-profit organization that works toward the advancement of the latest technologies in the court reporting industry.
Member of the Intersteno community — the worldwide federation of people, companies, professionals, and associations who use writing, typing or voice techniques for producing text and reporting speeches. Its aim is to enable public access to education and culture.
Supporting court reporting students through the National Court Reporters’ Foundation.
Canada’s only NCRA-approved court reporting school, NAIT, awards to one student recipient the Neeson Award for Technical Excellence.
Neesons is an Authorized Court Transcriptionist for Ontario.
Say it Forward — Helping Everyone Access Justice
Message from our President, Kim Neeson.
Over the last year, I was struck with the type of gift giving and incentives that are put forward by various court reporting companies in our community. As a person who has always believed in ethics first, I have struggled with how Neesons could, with integrity, compete with things such as an all-expense-paid trip to Las Vegas that an assistant could win simply by placing a booking for court reporting services; days at the spa as a reward for booking at a particular court reporting firm; and large-scale parties at chic locations where the alcohol flows freely. My belief is a firm should be booked because it is the right place to conduct a discovery or hearing for your client. In certain circumstances many of the “gifts” violate corporate and governmental policies on this topic and may cause the recipient and their firm to potentially be in breach of Revenue Canada guidelines on the claiming of such gifts. Ultimately some of these “gifts” really belong to the client paying the disbursement.
Say It Forward allows our clients to bank credits from the purchase of transcripts that may be applied towards services in two ways: first, as a credit towards any firm’s pro bono activities where services such as court reporting, videoconferencing or boardroom rentals are required; or second, as credits donated by our clients to Pro Bono Law Ontario (PBLO).
Our goal is to work with our law firm partners to “[P]ay It Forward” and help those for whom access to justice is not an affordable option. To register your firm in our program, please contact Kim Neeson. Together we can make a difference in the lives of many Ontarians with all of our charitable works.
Lawyers Feed the Hungry
Lawyers Feed the Hungry is one of Neesons’ favourite charities. The Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry program has provided hot, healthy meals to needy Toronto residents since 1998. Running year-round, the programs serves more than 60,00 meals a year and is funded through donations to The Law Society Foundation and is administered through volunteers from the legal community.
Touching Tiny Lives
As a mother of two sons, I can’t imagine facing the challenges that the families in Lesotho, Africa experience when AIDS and HIV enter their lives – and most especially, how tiny newborns and young children deal with this significant and serious disease. Touching Tiny Lives provides essential care to severely malnourished, critically ill or orphaned babies, and additionally provides outreach health care service to socially support children, pregnant women and caregivers in their villages. Neesons is proud to support TTL’s initiatives.
Neesons, Toronto’s premier service provider, is looking for a court reporter with 3+ years of experience. You must have your CSR and/or RPR, or be prepared to obtain same within 18 months of signing of contract. We are particularly interested in someone who can provide realtime and rough draft services, but will consider a candidate who is seriously interested in going to the next level and will do what it takes to get there. Join our dynamic team, where reporters are fully supported and mentored under the leadership of Kim Neeson, a veteran realtime reporter with over 30 years of experience. A moving allowance will be considered for those who are out of province.
Neesons is looking for qualified ACTs!
Neesons, Ontario’s industry-leading court reporting firm, is looking to contract with extraordinary ACTs for transcription of court proceedings. Join a dynamic, award-winning firm and enjoy the benefits of being on a part of an engaged team of professionals. What we need from our ACTs:
- 5+ years of previous in-court experience and transcript production
- Excellent English and grammar skills
- Access to internet
- Own all necessary equipment including computer/laptop, up-to-date Word software, foot pedal
- Client-focussed attitude
- Ability to meet deadlines
- CRAO certification preferred
Neesons will consider new ACTs under supervision.
Why work with us?
- Neesons is actively marketing and promoting its ACT services to the legal profession
- You receive the benefit of Neesons' brand and reputation in the legal community
- Neesons will handle all client interactions, including education on forms, processing transcript orders, invoicing and collection
- Neesons will provide all production services including quality control procedures, printing, binding, delivery, and electronic formats
- Neesons will ensure you get the audio and all necessary documentation that you need in order to produce an accurate transcript
- You get paid by Neesons immediately for your work – leave the collections to us