We built Steno on a simple idea: that court reporting shouldn’t be an obstacle when you’re trying to win a case. We believe something so essential shouldn’t be so difficult to navigate. So now, it’s not. Booking a deposition or a bench trial is downright easy, with Steno.
Steno was founded in Southern California—by a trial attorney, a computer engineer, and an experienced entrepreneur. We looked at the existing court reporting options, and felt there was something missing. The industry was antiquated. The entire approach was begging for change. That’s why we started Steno.
We started with our approach to financing. We knew a few agencies offered deferred-payment court reporting, but in general, the options felt clunky and full of risks. So we set out to change that, with a streamlined deferred-payment offering designed to make deposition financing easy: DelayPay.
Once we got into it, we realized that cash flow wasn’t the only problem with the current approach to court reporting. We found all kinds of inefficiencies—from scheduling, to billing—and we realized the industry needed a new platform built specifically for remote litigation. All together, we’re building a better court reporting experience for everyone across the nation—one rooted in tech and built to solve the specific challenges independent law firms face.
At Steno, there are three core ideas that guide everything we do. They’re not fluffy or fancy, they’re practical—built to make sure we never veer from our goal of improving the litigation process.
We know there’s one thing everyone looks for in their court reporting: reliability. You need simple scheduling, consistent reporting, and customer support anytime you need it. For every deposition. Every case. Without fail. So that’s exactly what we do.
Whether we’re building a remote videoconferencing platform from scratch or developing a dashboard where you can find all your deposition transcripts in one place, we’re relentlessly pushing to build the technical tools legal firms need to succeed.
Your time is valuable—so we do everything we can to give you more of it. It’s why every Steno client gets exceptional customer service, with a dedicated account manager and around-the-clock support. We’ll handle the details, so you can focus on winning your case.