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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

Deck the Halls and Thank Your Team

December 8, 2016 2:02 pm Published by

Deck the halls and all that jazz. What does holiday magic matter if you’re not thanking the people who help your firm? Don’t be a Scrooge this holiday season with our gift ideas for court reporters. Back it Up We might be the quietest people in the room but we’re performing a job that’s important to you and your client. When we go home at night, it’s likely we’re working until the wee hours to deliver your transcript accurately and on-time. That’s hours and hours spent seated and typing. It’s truly not comfortable or healthy. That’s where you can help.... View Article

Ways to Appreciate Your Court Reporter

November 23, 2016 5:03 pm Published by

As the holiday season enters busy mode, don’t forget to thank the people who make your job a little easier just by being there for you. We might be among the quietest people in the courtroom or boardroom but we provide a valuable service to you and your clients. Here are a few ways to appreciate your court reporter this holiday season (or anytime!): Say thank you. In today’s fast paced world it’s challenging to remember everything we’re supposed to do to meet obligations, much less go the extra mile. Keep it simple and say thank you. I know we... 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