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The Whole Truth: Tips for Video Depositions

September 8, 2017 1:15 am Published by

When it comes to tips for video depositions, it really boils down to communication. If your legal team and the deponent know the when, where, and how, it should be a fairly efficient process. Start by making sure the deponent knows it is a video deposition so they can prepare, especially if they’re a first-time deponent, and also dress appropriately on deposition day. Next, hire a legal videographer and connect them with the court reporter so they can coordinate scheduling and technical aspects. Keep everyone updated on changes and expectations. What is different about a video deposition? Rather than providing... View Article

Is it time to hire a Proofreader?

August 20, 2017 1:23 am Published by

Are you working multiple cases at one time? Struggling on a case involving college-age folks? Or maybe you’re just wanting to go the extra mile for your clients. If any of those are true, it might be time to hire a proofreader. Court reporting and transcription require a love of words, even if those words are unfamiliar slang. What’s the role of a proofreader? When it comes to creating accurate transcripts, punctuation matters as much as the words and grammar. A misplaced comma can be the difference between someone saying, “Let’s eat Grandma,” and “Let’s eat, Grandma.” The role of... View Article

Apps That Can Save Legal Pros Time

August 6, 2017 6:46 am Published by

I’ll be the first to admit I am not the person in my household who loves apps but when you find the right ones, there are apps that can save legal pros time. Not only that but they can make you more efficient by being able to look up legal terms and laws, make and cancel appointments on the spot, and organize your firm. Save Space by Using the Cloud Whether you’re an Android user in love with Google or an Apple user in love with the iCloud, using apps will save space on your computer while still giving you... View Article

Communication in Court Reporting

July 24, 2017 7:21 pm Published by

I visited a Facebook group designed for court reporters and a scenario came up involving communication in court reporting that went like this: Attorney A requests a deposition on Thursday with transcription delivery on Friday. Trial starts on Monday. Attorney B is present for the conversation, hears the request by A for expedited transcript, and B requests expedited transcript. Both attorneys are charged for expedited delivery. B is upset they were charged and says only the attorney who requested should be charged. What should the court reporter do?  Feedback is requested from the group and the answers boil down to... View Article

The Human Touch Matters When it Comes to Court Reporting

July 6, 2017 10:49 pm Published by

When I came across an article called, “Court Reporting Makes a Comeback as More Legal Proceedings Demand Human Touch,” I was taken aback. If you’ve been reading this blog or those of other court reporting agencies, you will understand my reaction. While court reporting is evolving, there is actually a high demand for reporters in legal, business, and civil settings. It hasn’t been a declining profession in need of a comeback so why would they say that? From an economic perspective, there are always ups and downs whether it’s the stock market, business cycles, or a specific industry like court... View Article