The sudden pivot to remote depositions caught some small court reporter agencies by surprise. But while it can be difficult to pivot to more technologically focused offerings, that may not be the prime reason there’s fewer smaller players in the market. Instead, industry observers said the consolidation in the court reporter market is being fueled by stenographers’ retirements exacerbating the profession’s growing shortage.

To be sure, some court reporter agencies build their business in the hopes to eventually sell it to a larger provider, sources told Legaltech News.

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