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How to Annoy Your Court Reporter

November 10, 2016 3:37 pm Published by

We took to social media groups for court reporters and asked what happens in a deposition that makes them cringe. Some of the responses were funny while others were serious. All of them gave us insight into how to annoy your court reporter (or not). Nom Nom Nom! From gum chewing to crunching nuts and chips, reporters across the board would love a quieter, less foodie-filled deposition. And don’t get us started on the slurping, sniffling, and lip smacking! As a rule, we recommend not eating unless there’s a break and please sip quietly. Gimme a Break! Speaking of breaks,... View Article

Is it time for a vacation?

October 20, 2016 12:04 pm Published by

As court reporters, we’ve been known to work long hours sometimes at the expense of our own health. Is it time for a vacation? It might be. Ask yourself the last time you spent an extended period of time away from work. If you can’t recall anything recently, it’s time to step away for a few hours, days, or even a week. What happens when you don’t take vacations? Americans wear long hours and not taking vacations like a badge of honor but they shouldn’t. Not taking vacations or small breaks throughout the day, puts you at higher risk for... View Article

Guide for New Court Reporters

October 6, 2016 7:32 am Published by

You’re a new Sacramento area court reporter and aren’t sure how to get started. Don’t worry, we’re here to help and so are the more than 30,000 reporters nationwide. Connect with them on social media and through blogs like ours to find more tips for success for new court reporters. Set goals today. You can’t measure success unless you know the goals you’re trying to reach. Ask yourself what you want to get from your experience as a professional court reporter. What are your financial and non-financial goals? Include short-term goals like monthly bills or paying down debt as well... View Article

Can You Use Social Media if You’re a Court Reporter?

September 20, 2016 1:58 pm Published by

The short answer is that YES, you can use social media if you’re a court reporter. The longer answer is that it’s important to keep personal and professional separate. Keep in mind that even if you’ve restricted access to your accounts or who you follow, social media is still a public venue. We recommend being professional, even on your personal posts. What you post reflects on you as a professional whether that was your intention or not. What content should I post? We recommend posting articles and other court reporting related content to your professional accounts. Keep the personal accounts... View Article

What is Real Time Court Reporting?

September 9, 2016 1:01 pm Published by

Are you a highly skilled court reporter? Can you type upwards of 200 wpm with 96% accuracy? If you answered yes to these questions, consider becoming a Certified Real-time Reporter (CRR). As a CRR you will be translating live for legal proceedings and closed captioning. That means upping your speed and accuracy. Many reporters find real-time depositions to be a good starting place to try their new skills. Pauses for attorneys to make notes, for example, provide time to correct mistakes to spelling and grammar and deliver an accurate transcript. Real-Time Court Reporting Efficiency Rather than having to translate abbreviated... View Article