Reporter Corner

At Advanced Depositions, we take pride in working with some of the nation’s best and most respected Court Reporters. We feel we’re here to support your excellence.

Reporter Corner is for you—a place where you can talk with us and with your colleagues here about the issues and ideas you feel are noteworthy for your profession.

We invite you to contribute short posts, 100-200 words, sharing your perspectives. We reserve the right to edit for professionalism and merit in the content, but we hope you will consider this part of the Advanced Depositions website to be your forum on topics of interest to your colleagues in the legal community.

Email your issues and ideas to and someone will get back to you shortly.

Advanced Depositions and JDR Join Forces

Irvine, CA (January 2015) – John Anderson, owner and CEO of Philadelphia-based JD Reporting, and Jon Olsen, co-founder and president of Irvine, CA-based Advanced Depositions, are excited to announce their acquisition of Advanced Depositions, from its founding shareholders. In conjunction with this transaction, JD Reporting (founded as James DeCrescenzo Reporting) will become part of the Advanced Depositions family of companies.

“Jon Olsen and I are extremely grateful for the opportunity to acquire Advanced Depositions from its founding shareholders, including David Vandygriff and his fellow executives at Advanced Discovery,” said John Anderson, now the CEO of Advanced Depositions. “The joining of Advanced Depositions and JD Reporting creates a bi-coastal operation with industry-leading court reporters, legal videographers, trial technicians, and customer support personnel, as well as a very experienced and well-rounded management team. We are excited to continue building upon the company’s outstanding culture and brand.”

About Advanced Depositions:
Advanced Depositions is a leading national court reporting and litigation support company, which is actively seeking to grow by adding court reporters, agencies, and sales personnel to its team. If you are a court reporter, prospective employee or firm owner who is interested in joining Advanced Depositions, please send all inquiries to Jon Olsen at:

Advanced Depositions Launches New Website for Court Reporting Support and Litigation Services

PR Web Press Release:

Advanced Depositions, a leading provider in court reporting services and technology solutions for depositions, is proud to announce the launch of its new website at

Irvine, California (PRWEB) October 02, 2013

“Our Passion is Our Commitment” is the home page title on the company’s new website, and every page bears out the message. Advanced Depositions is a premium court reporting and litigation support company, providing deposition services and top-of-the-line professionals to clients around the world. Based in Irvine, CA and with a special focus on the Southern California legal industry, the company and its team of highly experienced professionals have the resources and expertise to manage any case, regardless of size or complexity, for clients in single or multiple locations around the world.

“Our new website is a statement about the kind of people we are and about the new levels of service we promise, said David Vandygriff, CEO. “The look is inviting, and the functionality of the site makes it very simple for attorneys and legal support professionals to schedule a variety of necessary court reporting services at any location where we can support their success.”

The new website is designed to be intuitive and very easy to use, offering multiple ways to schedule a wide variety of court reporting services. It showcases all Advanced Depositions’ offerings, including court reporting, legal videography, real-time reporting, interpretation and translation, transcription service, exhibit linking, same day rough transcripts, transcript synchronization and audio/video editing and conversion.

The website also features Advanced Depositions’ innovative, industry-leading deposition technology, including:

  • Advanced Connect: an online transcript repository for searching and downloading transcripts, exhibits, reports and other documents online
  • Advanced Exhibit: a feature that enables paperless access and exhibit sharing during a deposition using an iPad powered by eDepoze
  • Advanced Live: streaming video deposition services for multiple participants in different locations
  • Advanced App: for accessing both Advanced Connect and Advanced Exhibit on mobile devices.

“We’re eager to deliver our concierge-quality service every way we can,” said Executive Vice President Jon Olsen. “Our website offers a blog featuring company news and events, industry insights, and a special reporter corner where our colleagues can share issues, ideas and perspectives on their side of the legal services field. We want it to be a resource for our clients and associates who want court news and information about new tools and ideas for legal professionals. They’ll see updates on Advanced Depositions’ new service offerings, but really, we hope they’ll think of this blog as belonging to them.”

“It doesn’t look like the usual legal service website,” said Executive Vice President Joe Bernal. “Our creative team used cutting-edge programming as a foundation for a site that’s forward-thinking, welcoming and highly responsive. That’s exactly the message we send in everything we do. We take great pride in the signed client testimonials about our work. We hope every visitor will sign up for our company newsletter and use the social networks to keep up with all the latest happenings in the field.” Advanced Depositions invites you to visit to learn more.

About Advanced Depositions, LLC
Advanced Depositions is a premium court reporting and litigation support services company. We provide deposition services to top-of-the-line professionals worldwide. What sets us apart, we feel, is a unique combination: technological expertise for a new era and the traditional personal attention that has become a rarity in the legal field. With the best of both, we aim to craft a unique, cost-effective service advantage for every client.

Advanced Depositions is proud to be a “Gourmet Sponsor” for the 2013 March of Dimes


Advanced Depositions is proud to be a “Gourmet Sponsor” for the 2013 March of Dimes Los Angeles Signature Chefs Auction on October 6.

An evening of world-class cuisine, wine tasting and entertainment, the Signature Chefs Auction at Santa Monica’s Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows gathers Los Angeles’ most respected chefs offering signature dishes specially created for the evening, and selected wines poured by prestigious California vintners, all to support the vital work of the March of Dimes. The finest local restaurants including Barnyard, Church & State, Cliff’s Edge, Cut, FIG , Il Grano, Michael’s, Patina, Picca, Ray’s and Stark Bar, Sugarfish, Umami, Villetta, Waterloo and City will be represented. David L. Vandygriff, Advanced Depositions CEO, said, “The Signature Chefs Auction is a great evening serving a great cause, and we’re pleased to lend our sponsorship.”

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eDepoze Proudly Announces Advanced Depositions as an eDepoze Deposition Software Reseller

Cloud computing company eDepoze has added Advanced Depositions as a reseller partner for the company’s flagship product.

eDepoze, LLC has added Advanced Depositions, LLC as a reseller partner for its recently released cloud-based deposition software. The new selling point will provide better access for attorneys who want to utilize the software that enables paperless deposition and electronic sharing of exhibits.

Advanced Depositions will be selling the software that combines a cloud-based repository with an iPad interface to provide an electronic deposition while still maintaining the benefits of the tried-and-true paper deposition exhibit process.

“We are pleased to announce that Advanced Depositions will be a reseller of eDepoze,” said Thadd Hale, COO. “Advanced Depositions has a great reputation in the marketplace and is always on the forefront when it comes to technology.”

With eDepoze, attorneys can replace stacks or boxes of paper exhibits with an iPad. They can introduce andshare exhibits electronically using the eDepoze app, and everyone participating in the deposition can receive exhibits as they are introduced. This can be done either locally or from a remote location while still allowing all participants to review and mark their own copies of the exhibits.

“We’re very excited about the opportunity to offer our clients what we feel is a unique and effective technology solution to help compliment our traditional services. Cloud-based technologies like eDepoze will continue to enhance and ultimately revolutionize our industry, and we are proud to be on the leading edge of that change,” said Joe Bernal, executive vice president of sales for Advanced Depositions.

“eDepoze is to exhibits what Realtime is to transcripts,” said Jon Olsen, executive vice president of operations for Advanced Depositions. “With eDepoze, a truly paperless deposition is finally a reality. Attorneys who are involved in complex document-intensive cases no longer have to carry around heavy boxes of exhibits, helping their backs and most importantly their bottom line.”

The software utilizes an easy-to-use iPad interface that requires little technical know-how. Key features of eDepoze include:

  • Access to documents anytime and anywhere
  • Remote attendance at depositions
  • Paperless depositions using electronic documents as exhibits
  • Instant access to official exhibits at no additional cost
  • No printing, copying or shipping exhibits
  • Ability to annotate personal copies of exhibits
  • Secure, cloud-based environment
  • Simple-to-use, intuitive iPad interface


To learn more about eDepoze, or to schedule a demonstration, please visit

About Advanced Depositions, LLC:
Advanced Depositions is a premium court reporting and litigation support services company. We provide deposition services and top-of-the-line professionals worldwide. What sets us apart, we feel, is a unique combination: technological expertise for a new era and the traditional personal attention that has become a rarity in the legal field. With the best of both, we aim to craft a unique, cost-effective service advantage for every client. For more information, please visit

About eDepoze, LLC:
eDepoze, LLC is a cloud computing company whose flagship product, eDepoze, is a powerful, yet easy-to-use cloud-based deposition software system—with an iPad interface—that delivers the convenience, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of a paperless deposition while mirroring the tried-and-true deposition process that litigators have used for decades. eDepoze, LLC is headquartered in Irvine, CA. For more information, please

Support the World Champion San Francisco Giants During AABA’s Annual Oktoberfest Baseball Game

It’s that time of the year again to come out and support your World Champion San Francisco Giants during AABA’s Annual Oktoberfest Baseball Game on September 26, 2013 at 7:15 PM!

You don’t want to miss this huge rivalry match against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Each ticket is only $40.00 and includes a souvenir SF Giants beer stein saying “BEAT LA!” in German with a pour of frosty cold beer. Our seats will be located in the left field view reserve section. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to grab these high-in-demand seats at a reasonable price!

Pre-game Tailgate Party

We will also be throwing an awesome pre-game tailgate party at Nova Bar located at 555 Second Street, San Francisco where plenty of food and beer will be served, compliments of Advanced Discovery and Advanced Depositions. The tailgating festivities will begin at 5:00 PM and end at 7:00 PM. Everyone is invited to attend our pre-game festivities whether you buy a ticket or not!

This is a sponsorship for the Asian American Bar Association.

To buy tickets click here!



Advanced Depositions Announces New Corporate Headquarters


Advanced Depositions, specializing in court reporting and deposition support services, announces the opening of its new Irvine corporate headquarters.

“We are thrilled to unveil our new premiere Southern California facility,” said David Vandygriff, CEO of Advanced Depositions. “We have invested significant capital in the facility – especially in its technological capabilities. We know that our investment is going to provide an entirely new kind of experience for our clients and take our business to the next level.”

The new headquarters are located in Irvine, Skypark Circle, less than 1 mile from John Wayne airport about a mile from the previous location. The state of the art 10,000 sq ft facility features a high-speed Internet connection to facilitate streaming video services and houses spacious, modern conference rooms that can accommodate large depositions with capacities ranging from 8-24 people. Rooms also feature HD videoconference capabilities each equipped with large plasma monitors with Apple TV (iPad) integration.

There are eight other facilities run by Advanced Depositions: one each in San Francisco, San Jose, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, and New York City, and two in Los Angeles.

Advanced Depositions, a subsidiary of Advanced Discovery, provides a full array of services including world-class court reporting, legal videography and translation services, streaming video technology (SVT) services, video conferencing, 24/7 online transcript and exhibit repository and paperless exhibit management systems.

Advanced Depositions is a premiere court reporting and litigation support services company. No other company has the winning blend of the latest in technology and the most highly skilled people that makes Advanced Depositions unique. Our team of highly experienced professionals has the resources, attention to detail and customer service skills to effectively manage all of your cases, no matter how large, specialized or complex. Advanced Depositions provides complete deposition services worldwide, online access to calendar and transcript information, exhibit imaging, physical and online transcript and document repositories, legal video, videoconferencing and related technologies.

For more information contact:

Company: Advanced Depositions
Contact Name: Joe Bernal
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 855.811.DEPO








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Orange County to Skid Row: The Midnight Runners

MidnightRunner2Thomas Miller, Account Executive for Advanced Depositions, rises at 4:00 AM every Monday morning and drives from Orange County to Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles to take part in a great cause.

Thomas is one of the “Midnight Runners,” a group of legal professionals founded by the Hon. Craig Mitchell of the Los Angeles Superior Court. An avid runner, Judge Mitchell leads the Midnight Runners in mentoring men and women from L.A.’s Midnight Mission in the skills they need to get off the streets and become productive members of their community.

“The first time I arrived at the Midnight Mission I was absolutely blown away,” Thomas remembers. “It was shocking–literally thousands of homeless men and women crawling out of tents and makeshift cardboard structures. The Midnight Runners run together three days per week and every other Saturday, hoping to provide some discipline, direction, accountability and camaraderie for people there. Since the program began, Judge Mitchell successfully trained about ten people to complete the LA Marathon. Right now we’re training about 20 folks for several races coming up.”

“I had no idea that in the city of Hollywood, Beverly Hills and the Lakers there could be such poverty, homelessness and despair,” Thomas says. “Like the Judge, I have always wanted to give back through my running and fitness. Midnight Runners was an opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives and just maybe keep them from making a bad choice or decision that will start that viscous cycle again.”

Midnight Runners is actively seeking donations of running-related fitness products to reward its runners in need and to support growing the program to other Skid Row service organizations. More information is available at and at Thomas Miller can be reached at



Advanced Depositions at ABTL 40th Annual Seminar

As a leader in 21st litigation support, Advanced Depositions is proud to be a participant in the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL) 40th Annual Seminar, “The Art of Storytelling,” at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, October 3 – 6, 2013. This year’s seminar will feature presentations by leading lawyers, scholars and judges from around the country, including the Superior Courts of the United States, Kings County, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Panel discussions will cover “The Courtroom is Your Stage, “Developing a Persuasive Story and Theme,” “Conveying Your Theme Throughout Your Case.” We look forward to meeting you there.