Some court reporters may view new technology as a threat to their livelihood. But legal tech investors see a crucial benefit for a sector in need of efficiency and an investment that can fetch worthwhile returns.

While court reporting technology isn’t the leading sector gaining investors’ attention, it still has the potential to revitalize an essential legal task, said Dan Jansen, CEO of Dentons’ Nextlaw Labs and Nextlaw Ventures. “We do think it’s ripe for disruption, and we think technology will play a large role in court reporting and depositions,” Jansen added.