Categories for Court Reporting

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

What qualities do you need to be a court reporter?

January 21, 2017 6:59 pm Published by

Whether you’re thinking about a new or different career, court reporting offers flexibility of schedule and six-figure earning power, quite attractive especially for those seeking a lifestyle outside a corporate schedule. If you’re seeking a regular paycheck and vacation time, you may look in a different direction. While there are positions available in courts, the growing opportunities are for freelance court reporters within and outside the legal field. It’s not a career for everyone so let’s look at the qualities you need to be a court reporter. If you’re punctual, focused, and detail-oriented, court reporting could be a great opportunity... View Article

Facts about Court Reporters

January 6, 2017 7:45 am Published by

You see court reporters on television shows and live court proceedings and wonder if we’re always in the courtroom. The answer is a definitive no! It’s one of the facts about court reporters that you might not know. Our skills extend past the legal setting and can be used in closed captioning, business settings, and community meetings, to name a few. Court Reporters are not just for legal teams. While reporters play an important, if not integral, role in depositions and court proceedings, we’re not just for legal teams. Our skills can also be applied to other services including closed... View Article

Tips for First Time Deponents

December 20, 2016 10:10 am Published by

You’ve been called to give a deposition. What’s the first thing that happens? You might have anxiety about being asked to be part of a court case. That’s natural especially if the process is new to you. We understand you’re not as experienced as our expert witnesses so we offer these tips for first-time deponents. What is a deposition? A deposition is sworn testimony from a witness as part of the discovery phase. It typically takes place in a conference room and you have the option of having your attorney present. The purpose of a deposition is to find out... View Article

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