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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

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

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