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For some certified court reporters, their legal career does not end by taking depositions. In fact, one Pennsylvania court reporter may end up on the other side of the bench in the judge’s seat. Donna Bealing Elicker, who is a well-known court reporter in York, Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin and Lancaster counties, has been in the

A Basic Guide to Video Court Reporting

Thursday, 31 August 2017 by

What is Video Deposition? 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

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

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

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

Legal Videography and Videoconferencing Most upscale court reporting agencies offer their clientele more than just stenography coverage; their services often include legal videography and videoconferencing.  When making arrangements with a court reporting agency, it is important to recognize the difference between legal videography and videoconferencing in order to get the services that you require. Legal


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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 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

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