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Let the Record Show: Tips for Attorneys When it Comes to Court Reporting

As most certified realtime reporters may already know, a transcript is required throughout a trial. It is the record of everything that has gone on and is used during reviews, preparation, briefs, and even impeachment. It's essential for many reasons and a trial cannot go on without it. A clear, accurate record allows for total [...]

December 22nd, 2016|Court Reporting|

The Details of Admissible Videoconference Recordings in Court

When it comes to deposition via video conference, what are the rules for when you're in court? Having the proper testimony is admissible if you do it the right way. Doing it the wrong way can be a recipe for disaster and lead to your findings being found inadmissible by the court-- not a great [...]

November 22nd, 2016|Court Reporting, Technology|

Going On The Record When It Comes to Court Reporting

When it comes to court reporting, you may be faced with several obligations. Have you ever been in a situation where you are almost done with your deposition outline when the opposing counsel has an objection to your line of questioning? They then tell their client not to answer. The opposing counsel doesn’t let the [...]

November 16th, 2016|Court Reporting, Stenography, Trial Tips|

How to Use iPads for Depositions

Your iPad is probably a huge part of your life. You use it for entertainment, to check your email, and to play around on your apps and pretty much run your life. But did you know that you could use your iPad for a legal deposition? That's right, that little tablet can go to work [...]

October 18th, 2016|Court Reporting, Technology|

How to Have Good Smartphone Habits

When it comes to your job, you know that it's important to stay focused. Perhaps this may have been easier to do a couple of decades ago when we all had fewer distractions. However, in the digital age, we're about as likely to be without our smartphone as we are to be wandering the streets [...]

September 12th, 2016|Court Reporting, Technology|

The Importance of a Permanent Court Record

When it comes to the court systems, court reporters can often be overlooked. In the overall scheme of things, they can go relatively unnoticed. However, they are truly one of the most important elements of the proceedings by far! Without them, cases could not be tried with confidence in the record of what occurred. They [...]

August 30th, 2016|Court Reporting|

Lights, Camera, Action: Getting the Most Out of Videos at Trial

Ever since the nineties, multimedia presentations at trials have grown exponentially. This is especially true for videos. Successful attorneys have found that combining their argument with a visual presentation can give them an advantage when presenting a case to a jury. In light of this, we've got the tips, techniques, and information you need to [...]

August 9th, 2016|Technology|

Preparing Witnesses Who Have Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

Any attorney who has gone through witness preparation understands that witnesses interviewing is not as simple as it seems. Cases can make or break on a single witness, so it's important to prep them for trial. Unfortunately, individuals with Limited English Proficiency can be more difficult to prepare. They may not speak English very well [...]

July 12th, 2016|Trial Tips|

Tips for Preparing the Expert Witness

When it comes to preparing the expert witness for a trial, the whole practice is something of an art. It may look easy on television and in the movies, but working with expert witnesses can be tough for even experienced attorneys and trial consultants. Witness preparation is invaluable to tilting a case in your favor. [...]

June 29th, 2016|Trial Tips|

Can a Juror Pledge Stop Jurors from Googling and Blogging?

We use the Internet on a daily or near daily basis-- we check our phones constantly and we are always connected to them. Many people blog, post, or comment on the Internet as well. It's become second nature; all part of life as usual in the Information Age. But when it comes to jury duty, [...]

June 14th, 2016|Technology, Trial Tips|