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DO I GET A FREE TRANSCRIPT TO REVIEW?

Monday, 27 March 2017 by

Paying Court Reporters for Their Transcripts by Gregory Keyser, Esq.   Deposition transcripts are the intellectual property of court reporters.  Transcript sales represent the primary source of revenue for most private court reporters – they’re necessary to court reporters’ livelihoods.  In view of court reporter’s ownership of transcripts and the work and expertise that generate

ATTORNEY USE OF REALTIME IS ON THE RISE

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 by

ATTORNEY USE OF REALTIME IS ON THE RISE Court reporting firms from around the country have confirmed an increase in attorney requests for realtime court reporting services. By realtime court reporting services, court reporters and court reporting firms send attorneys a feed of a deposition transcript as the deposition occurs.  A realtime deposition transcript is

RELATIONS WITH A COURT REPORTER?  DREAM ON The National Court Reporters Association, an association formed by court reporters to protect the integrity of the court reporting profession, long ago implemented a Code of Professional Ethics to “provide the framework for the practice of reporting.” NCRA Code of Professional Ethics, Preamble.  The Code of Professional Ethics

MY COURT REPORTER IS A REAL PERSON

Friday, 10 February 2017 by

My regular court reporter is a real professional.  She’s well-dressed at depositions, exudes quiet confidence, and consistently produces my litigation services on a timely basis. She is certified and well trained at her profession. After many discussions, I’ve discovered that my court reporter is also a genuine person; she’s a wife to a busy executive

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

COURT REPORTERS OR TAPE RECORDERS

Monday, 26 December 2016 by

COURT REPORTERS OR TAPE RECORDERS? by Gregory Keyser, Esq. I attended a deposition recently.  I didn’t hire the court reporting agency for this deposition, and didn’t recognize the court reporter.  She didn’t carry the stenographic equipment I associate with professional court reporters, but unloaded tape recorders and a notepad. This wasn’t the first time I’d

Historically, American courts create a record of most court hearings to facilitate public and appellate review of proceedings.  Until recently, trial proceedings were recorded by litigation services or a court reporter who transcribed verbatim testimony, arguments, and rulings spoken by trial participants.  But technological advances in recording systems have encouraged some American courts to install

Court reporters and legal videographers bear the responsibility to create and keep the official record of legal proceedings.  The moral authority of court reporters or legal videographers over the record requires impartiality — the official record can’t be entrusted to one having a stake in a proceeding’s outcome. To protect the authority of court reporters

I’ve been a trial attorney a long time.  I’ve taken many depositions in many environments throughout the United States.  Whatever the environment, I know what I need from a court reporting agency.  It’s a short list, but it’s essential. I need a court reporting agency to be independent A court reporting firm and its court

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