Admissible Video Conference Recordings in Court

Depositions via video conference may or may not be admissible in court, depending on how you present your testimony. Considering this, it is important to make sure that your video conference recordings are accurate, and meet all the set standards. So what are the rules for video conference recordings in court? Well, the court may [...]

January 14th, 2020|Categories: Legal Videography, Trial Tips|Tags: , |

Guidelines To Follow When Working With a Court Reporter

Are you in a career path that requires you to work closely with a certified court reporter? If so, then you might feel anxious and nervous if it is your first time encountering such an experience. However, working with a court reporter does not have to be a nerve-wracking ordeal. As long as you follow [...]

December 8th, 2019|Categories: Court Reporting, Trial Tips|Tags: , |

Tips for Tech and Courtroom Equipment in Large Venues

When it comes to a courtroom trial presentation in a large venue, are you prepared? A trial presentation involves a lot. Assembling equipment and getting your tech right is important when it comes to having a good presentation. In fact, trials today are not that different from those in the past. With plenty of tech [...]

November 25th, 2019|Categories: Technology, Trial Tips|Tags: , |

Court Depositions: What to Do and What Not to Do

Court depositions are witnesses’ sworn, out of court written or oral testimonies. They are used to gather evidence prior to the commencement of a trial. Moreover, depositions provide attorneys with vital information that they can use to predict how a case is likely to turn out.  The impact of court depositions cannot be understated. In [...]

November 7th, 2019|Categories: Court Reporting|Tags: , , , , , |

What is Official Court Reporting

Court reporting is a large field that incorporates several job descriptions, ranging from closed captioning, to live sign language interpretation. It is worth noting that court reporters - no matter the subspecialty - go through the same training programs. However, it is only those that are appointed by the court (normally, highly skilled stenographers) that [...]

October 18th, 2019|Categories: Court Reporting|Tags: , , , , , |

The Importance of a Permanent Court Record

If you tell anyone to name three essential people in a typical court process, you can be sure that ten out of ten people wouldn't have court reporters in their lists. However, the truth is, court reporters are one of the vital elements of any fair and successful court proceeding. Judicial reporters are sometimes regarded [...]

October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Court Reporting|Tags: , , , , |

Essential Traits to Develop as A Court Reporter

Certified court reporters are invaluable to the day-to-day business of the courts, particularly when it comes to record-keeping. If you wish to be a certified court reporter, or are working as one, you would admit that court reporting, despite being quite hard and unforgiving, is essential to the provision of justice. Whatever news agency, state, [...]

September 17th, 2019|Categories: Court Reporting|Tags: , , , |

Our Guide To Being a Witness in Court

Unlike defendants and complainants, there are no set rules for being a witness in court. Moreover, the fact that most people have never testified in court or don't have access to credible witness preparation tips makes it difficult to know the way forward when called upon. Accordingly, we've compiled the following list of the Do's [...]

Exercises to Do at Your Desk

According to various studies, exercise can reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as stroke, type 2 diabetes, and cancer by up to 50%. Despite these revelations, only a few people exercise regularly. This is mainly due to tight work schedules, which makes it difficult to create time for the gym.  Fortunately, we have good [...]

August 21st, 2019|Categories: In the Office|Tags: , , , |

Can Voice Recognition Technology Replace Certified Court Reporters?

Reporting court proceedings requires a high level of accuracy. Besides--remarks, witness testimonies and closings play a huge role in determining the verdict. Any mistake in the report may lead to a wrongful conviction, a mistrial, or an acquittal. For this reason, it is essential for the justice system to enlist certified stenographic court reporters.  With [...]