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We’ve got a conference room for you!

April 13, 2017 12:01 pm Published by

Are you an attorney in need of space for an upcoming deposition? We’ve got the conference room for you! If you’re in the Roseville or Sacramento area, we’re your one-stop for whatever you need to make your next case a success. Schedule Ahead of Time Have you ever walked into the wrong room wondering what is happening? It sounds like the nightmare of a college student but it can happen to you if you don’t reserve a conference room ahead of time! We don’t want you to walk into another meeting thinking the room is yours. Avoid the awkward moment... View Article

Legal Videography: More to It Than Meets the Eye

March 20, 2017 2:37 pm Published by

Is your next deposition a good fit for legal videography? It might be especially if you’re trying to make an impact at trial. When are videographers utilized? They’re used in addition to court reporters and are hired to record courtroom depositions, testimonies, crime scene recreation, and even the signing of legal documents such as wills. Generally, one attorney will hire both the court reporter and the videographer. The legal videographer will bring and set up their camera, tripod, portable lighting and any other necessary equipment prior to the beginning of the event. Why Not Just Use a Court Reporter? Court... View Article

What does it take to be an expert witness?

March 6, 2017 11:43 am Published by

On television, it might seem that an expert witness can appear at any time to testify in any situation but in real life, it takes experience and preparation. Before agreeing, be sure you understand the rules and expectations. Federal Rule 702 defines Expert Witness  You can’t just walk off the street, even as a professional, and testify. The federal government defines expert testimony in Rule 702 as, “A witness who is qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education if” the following is applicable: The scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will make it easier to understand... View Article

CART Captioning – It’s not new but it’s being requested more!

February 20, 2017 8:00 am Published by

We’ve been offering CART Captioning for years but it’s growing in popularity as a requested service for our clients. Also called Communication Access Real-time Translation or Real-time Captioning, this is a service that is delivered remotely or on-location. How is CART captioning delivered? Real-time captioning is delivered instantly using a stenotype machine, real-time software, or computer with spoken word translated to text that is displayed on a screen, video presentation, or computer monitor. If you’ve been at the gym or airport watching television, the words scrolling on the screen are the work of a captioner. Who benefits? Captioning benefits the... View Article

Stay Focused No Matter What Happens

February 6, 2017 7:18 pm Published by

Whether it’s shots fired, smuggled contraband, or attorneys having a loud discussion with each other in court, we remind our court reporters to stay focused no matter what happens. The more concentrate on your role, the more accurately you can record what’s happening. In the case of a dangerous situation, you’re also better able to assess what’s happening so you can get assistance or recall events later. While most days are fairly benign, it takes a special person to be a court reporter. How We’re Trained I don’t know if it’s more about how reporters are trained or the qualities... View Article