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Never experienced that, except if it's NY Supreme Court where the opposing counsel is entitled to a free copy. But where there are more than two attorneys and the other attorneys want copies, you are entitled to it.
Verify page rate up front and copy orders and any other discounts or restrictions. I believe Esquire was one of the agencies heavily involved in contracting way back when. I can't be sure, though. But I would get all numbers verified first. I have not worked for them. Be cautious until you hear otherwise. They are very large, I believe, as they have bought up smaller agencies, so I remember. I have not heard specifically about any issues with pay.
Are you kidding? Who hasn't heard of Esquire? I have never worked with them. You should get quite a few responses that, I imagine, will help you decide whether to associate yourself with Esquire or not.
Interesting to read the responses re Esquire. I used to get a lot of good work from them, had tailed off even before the merger. But I, along with a lot of other reporters, was asked to come in for an evening meeting at which we met the merged staffs here in San Francisco and got a tutorial on the new worksheet. I went home thinking that I would be getting a lot of new work from them. Results = zip. Not a single call from them. I e-mailed them a couple of times. Got no response. I do know other reporters who are working for them steadily.