Beacon Court Reporting: From Virtual Membership to Private Office

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Beacon Court Reporting is the latest CapeSpace member to make the move from a virtual membership to a private office.

“CapeSpace has provided a terrific workspace from which to run and expand my agency,” said Beacon Court Reporting Owner Janet Wynne. “Being around like-minded professionals in such a warm and inviting atmosphere has really increased my productivity and revenue.”

Wynne, who has been a court reporter for nearly 40 years, started her agency in 2016, the same year CapeSpace opened in Hyannis. Since that time, she has held a virtual membership at CapeSpace, giving her a professional business address and, when necessary, access to the coworking facility’s meeting rooms for depositions, arbitrations, and other off-site court proceedings.

CapeSpace President Robbin Orbison was excited to strengthen her facility’s relationship with Wynne’s firm. “For several years, Janet has been a virtual client, utilizing our mail services and conference room,” Orbison said. “We’re delighted that she’s been able to grow her business to the point she now has a full-time brick-and-mortar office at CapeSpace. It’s a testament to Janet’s talent, expertise and passion for her work and the need for the type of skilled services she offers.”

A graduate of MassBay Community College, Wynne is certified as a shorthand reporter from the Massachusetts Court Reporting Association (MCRA) and registered as a professional reporter from the National Court Reporting Association. She also serves as the treasurer and a director of the MCRA.

She was drawn to the field after “sitting in as a spectator at a deposition,” she said. “I couldn’t take my eyes off the court reporter. I was fascinated with her proficiency in capturing every single word on that little writing machine of hers.”

For 34 years she served as a freelance stenographic court reporter, working primarily out of Greater Boston. Since 2016, she has worked in Hyannis, serving attorneys on Cape Cod and the Islands as well as those off-Cape. “My out-of-town clients really love the conference room amenities that I provide for them at CapeSpace,” she said.

Since COVID-19, CapeSpace has implemented several safety protocols, including plexiglass divider shields on the conference room tables, face masks, and mandatory social distancing, that has enabled Wynne to conduct in-person work during this time. Depending on her clients’ needs, she also has the capability to conduct remote depositions from her private office space with no distractions and a secure internet connection.

Much of her work is focused on depositions and covers the gamut of legal proceedings, including property disputes, environmental issues, construction defects, personal injury, family law, estate cases, employment law, medical malpractice, professional liability, wrongful terminations, and contract disputes. “I’ve provided stenographic services for a wide-range of cases over the course of my career and have met a lot of interesting people,” she said. “I love the fact that every day I’m meeting new people and always learning something new.”

To learn more about Beacon Court Reporting, visit www.beaconcourtreporting.com. If you’re interested in learning more about our Virtual Memberships, Private Offices or Business Lounge, email us at info@capespace.com

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