Al Betz & Associates, Inc., Court Reporting, Captioning and Litigation Support, Acquires Hallock Reporting Services and Expertise of Catherine Hallock, RPR, CRR, CLR

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Mid-Atlantic based regional court reporting and litigation support firm Al Betz & Associates continues its robust expansion trend with the acquisition of Hallock Reporting Services, opening a new Harrisburg, Pennsylvania office and an affiliation with Capitol Copy Service to provide eDiscovery document management capabilities. AB&A's strategy is to continue adding top talent and infusing its operations with litigation support technology expertise to meet the challenging digital evidence demands in today’s legal cases.

In sharp contrast with recent news of a national court reporting company's bankruptcy, Mid-Atlantic based Al Betz & Associates, Inc. (AB&A), an independent firm, continues robust expansion by acquiring Hallock Reporting Services, Inc. and the expertise and experience of Realtime Reporter Catherine “Cappy” Hallock, RPR, CRR, CLR. Hallock has served the legal community for more than 25 years.

Kathy Claypoole Gast, Esquire, also recently joined AB&A as Firm Administrator after practicing law in Maryland for more than 15 years. Gast completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Baltimore and earned her J.D. at Widener University.

In 2010, Ryan Black, RPR, CLR, CSR-DE, former Director and Chief Official Court Reporter for Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, joined the firm as a partner. Black manages the firm’s Pennsylvania operations from a newly established Harrisburg office and also provides direct service to clients, including Communications Access Realtime Translation (CART) services for the hearing impaired.

AB&A provides nationwide coverage with a comprehensive portfolio of court reporting, captioning, litigation and document management support. Pioneering on a national scale since 1977, AB&A serves clients through offices and conference centers in Baltimore and Westminster, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. An affiliation with Capitol Copy Services enables AB&A to offer eDiscovery solutions for document management and delivery capabilities essential to accommodate today’s top litigation support software.

Founder and veteran court reporter Al Betz has contributed distinguished service to the profession through his role in the development and implementation of Computer-Assisted Transcription (CAT). This led in turn to a transformation of the pre-trial and trial systems in the United States through automation of courtroom procedures.

The verbatim record of many important commercial litigation cases throughout recent decades has been entrusted to Betz and his company, including Enron and WorldCom and criminal cases involving John Hinckley, Jr., Oliver North and the grand jury investigations of former President Clinton.

Al Betz is the author of

Polishing the Pearl: The Art of Professional Performance (a guide for court reporters and other service professionals seeking inspiration and knowledge)

PowerWriters: Stories of the World’s Trusted Court Reporters & Captioners, and

Outfluence®, The Better Way to Influence.

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) has embraced these books, conferring Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for NCRA members for each book read and test passed. The books are available in the NCRA's online store for purchase by members and are available to the general public at and on and

AB&A is a member of the National Court Reporters Association, Maryland Court Reporters Association, DepoSpan and the The Society for the Technological Advancement of Reporting (STAR).

Visit or email info@albetzreporting for information on services:

Traditional Stenographic Court Reporting
Realtime and Internet Realtime

Corresponding Realtime Services
Rough Draft Delivery
Automatic Exhibit Linking
Digital Court Reporting
Video Services
Delivery Formats
Video Conferencing
Nationwide coverage and/or referrals
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