Beware of the Tricks Used to Encourage a Witness to Volunteer

When it comes to being a witness, many witnesses don't always understand what the purpose of a deposition is. When you're on the stand, many people believe that they need to tell the attorney who is questioning them everything. A lot of people think that not telling them everything they know is lying or not [...]

May 31st, 2016|Trial Tips|

Court Reporting: From Stenography to Technology

With any field comes updates, and the job of a real-time court reporter is no exception. Technology and computers are more frequently being installed in courtrooms in the U.S., and courts are constantly trying to find ways to cut costs using technology. Specifically, audio and video recording may be replacing court reporters in some cases, [...]

May 7th, 2016|Court Reporting, Stenography, Technology|

Upcoming Trends in Legal Technology

As an experienced court reporter or a recent new comer to the field, you likely want to learn all that you can about your field and stay up on the current news and trends. Staying updated on your career and new developments, products, news, and especially trends are always important. By keeping one eye focused [...]

March 30th, 2016|Court Reporting, Technology|

Best LinkedIn Groups For Attorneys & Legal Professionals

When it comes to legal professional groups, LinkedIn is a great place to find news, people, and discussions within your own professional field. There are tons of forums on the Internet, but LinkedIn really does have some of the best content and possibilities online. No matter what the topic, there are likely groups about it. [...]

March 16th, 2016|Technology|

Ransom Ware – A Growing and Dangerous Problem

Staff, While attending the STAR conference in Chicago this past weekend, I attended a seminar on something called Ransom Ware. There are other variations by different names, but Ransom Ware seems to be the most prevalent at this time. It is as the name suggest. It is a computer virus that once infected, it encrypts [...]

March 14th, 2016|Technology|

Courtroom Equipment & Tech Tips For Large Venues

Assembling equipment for a trial presentation set today is not all that different in the past. There have been plenty of tech advances in the past few decades, so you might be a little surprised to find out that this is the case. 4:3 standard format video is still the go-to tech, and trial presentation [...]

February 29th, 2016|Technology|

Top Tips For Professional PowerPoint Trial Presentations

As a certified court reporter, you likely see many professional PowerPoint presentations every day. Having a professional slide show can really help drive a point home and make an impact. Humans are visually influenced creatures, after all. Check out these tips for creating an effective and professional PowerPoint. Read on to find out more about [...]

February 2nd, 2016|Technology, Trial Tips|

Is Court Reporting Right For You? Field Job Growth Expected

Are you the type of person who loves being in official places? Do you like law shows? Maybe you really enjoy being in a courtroom and always like serving jury duty. Some people like the importance of it and feeling useful and necessary. Some people actually don’t mind when they get a parking ticket, because [...]

December 15th, 2015|Court Reporting, Stenography|

Important Tips for Court Reporters

Being a certified court reporter means that it's your job to take down the proceedings of a courtroom. You must do so accurately, fairly, and objectively. A court reporter is someone that is relied upon to be creating the record of what went on. The part you play is essential. That's why it's so important [...]

December 2nd, 2015|Court Reporting, Trial Tips|

What Does the Future Hold for the Court Reporter Profession?

Being a court reporter is hard work, but it's a great profession that continues to grow. Certified court reporters are a necessary part of the legal process and are required in order to make sure that everything that happens in a court is taken down and documented. Back in the old days of court reporting, [...]

November 17th, 2015|Court Reporting|