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How To Give The Perfect Deposition

Tuesday, 23 May 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

While many attorneys really do “get” what we do as national court reporters, sometimes we’re overlooked. So here are five items every court reporter would love their attorneys to pay attention to. 1) Yes, we need breaks. We’re not robots. It would be awesome if we took a break every hour to hour and a

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

So you think you want to be a court reporter? By Brenda Keyser, RDR, CRR, CRC, CLR, CME It’s time for you to make a decision about a career.  Whether you’re a new high school graduate, a stay- at-home mom, or a professional who just doesn’t like their chosen career path, consider court reporting!  There

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

You might say that a court reporting agency should be seen but not heard. When court reporters do their jobs right, you shouldn’t notice them at all. And yet, one court reporting agency is at the center of a bizarre twist in a high profile case. Since 2000, about 60 women have accused comedian Bill

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

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

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