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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

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

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

Litigation Support Services

Saturday, 04 February 2017 by

Many court reporting agencies provide litigation support services for trial lawyers.   These litigation support services may include:  online repositories of deposition transcripts and exhibits, document production, exhibit retention and production, trial presentation services, subpoena services, videoconferencing facilities, videotape depositions, conference room rental, and nationwide deposition scheduling. We’ve heard the old saying, “Time is money,” and

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

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

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 reporting agencies have grown and evolved over the years. Today, court reporting is one of the most valuable and important careers when you consider the prevalence of legal issues and lawsuits. However, becoming a court report takes a lot of hard work and dedication, but the career is absolutely worth it for the right

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