Court Reporting

How to Succeed in the Courtroom

1. Get some firsthand experience. Get some experience of your own by sitting in on a few trials that are similar to your own. It'll help get your head in the game and give you some valuable visual experience seeing a case presented. This will help boost your own self-esteem and feel more prepared for [...]

January 31st, 2017|Court Reporting, Trial Tips|

Understanding the Basics of Deposition 

What is a deposition and why does it matter? When it comes to a deposition, understanding what you're dealing with is the key to success. Does that make sense? A good deposition can help legal professionals win their cases. A good deposition can help a case, while a bad one will hurt it. We've gathered [...]

January 17th, 2017|Court Reporting, Trial Tips|

Why You Should Pursue Realtime Court Reporting

Are you taking advantage of realtime court reporting? Do you know why you should be using it? It may just make your professional life a whole lot easier. Read on to find out why! Get access to verbal testimony immediately. Reporting in realtime lets everyone from the counsel and more to get access to rough [...]

December 30th, 2016|Court Reporting|

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|

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|