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How To Give The Perfect Deposition

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 by

Depositions are a standard part of any civil litigation. Set up as a question and answer session, this portion of a legal case provides both sides with essential testimony and other information. If you are involved in a trial, either as a plaintiff, defendant, or witness, you will likely have to give a deposition. By

A Basic Guide to Video Court Reporting As court reporting remains an essential industry, with 21,200 court reporters in the U.S. alone, reporting methods will likely continue to advance with technology. Video depositions are just one example of how electronic reporting can add additional layers to testimonial delivery. Learn the basics of a legal video

IRRITATING BEHAVIORS OF COURT REPORTING AGENCIES After I listened to my court reporter’s gripes about lawyer behavior, she asked what court reporters and court reporting agencies do that makes lawyers’ jobs difficult.  I said: Overcharging Out-of-town Counsel Many of my depositions are taken out of town.  I was shocked to see bills submitted by some

5 THINGS THAT IRRITATE COURT REPORTERS

Monday, 23 January 2017 by

After an intense day, my court reporter confided that attorneys – just some – behave in ways that make her job difficult.  I asked her to describe the most irritating, and she identified five: Talking Simultaneously Court reporters want to deliver accurate transcripts to counsel.  Transcript quality is threatened when attorneys talk at the same


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In a bizarre turn of events, one of the most well-known court reporting schools shut its doors in early January. Sage College, a private for-profit school in Moreno Valley, closed two weeks before the end of the quarter, turning away hundreds of court reporting and paralegal students. Despite its good reputation, Sage College has been

Court reporting agencies are constantly hiring new court reporters. In fact, between 2012 and 2022, job opportunities are expected to rise by 10%. But some just aren’t cut out for the job. In order to be a court reporter, there are some essential traits that you need to have to succeed.   Good Work Ethic- Even

As a freelance court reporter, there are two options available as you begin your reporting career:  an employee of a reporting agency or working for yourself (sole proprietor or independent contractor).  Here are some important things to know about working as an independent contractor in the reporting field.   As an independent contractor: You decide when

What do Freelancer Reporters need to know before covering a trial as an Official Court Reporter? By Brenda Keyser, RDR, CRR, CRC, CME, CLR So you’re a freelance court reporter and you’ve been requested to cover a trial in a courtroom that uses electronic recording.  That’s great!  As reporters, we know that covering a trial

Court reporters keep the official record of trial proceedings.  It’s a function critical to the fair operation of the American judicial system.  The job demands incredible skill, requiring court reporters to discern, record, and transcribe testimony verbatim in an argumentative atmosphere peppered with argument from multiple sources often speaking simultaneously and fast. Yet, incredibly, the

So you want to be a Court Reporter?

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 by

Becoming a court reporter When becoming a court reporter, many people don’t know that there are a variety of different fields that you can delve into. Court reporting has three primary facets that are equally important to the judicial process:  Official/freelance reporting, closed captioning, and CART. Official/freelance reporting This is what people most often associate with

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