Court reporting agencies are as different as the lawyers and law firms who use them. These differences are mainly a function of the types of clients the court reporting agency has. Some court reporting agencies bid on government contract work; others have contracts with insurance companies. Just as the types of clients are different, so is the actual type of reporting assignments. There are medical depositions, divorce depositions, expert testimony regarding patent and intellectual property. Court reporting firms also may have corporate clients and work for companies directly. Hearings and arbitrations are also another type of work court reporters do routinely. Court reporting companies also do all types of meetings, such as, public meetings, stockholders meetings, small discussion groups. Many court reporters find a particular subject matter interesting, such as medical, and work for court reporting agencies who have depositions in that area. Lawyers also should seek out court reporting firms who have an expertise in the areas which they do depositions.