Trial Tips

Court Depositions: What to Do and What Not to Do

Are you doing everything you need to to make your depositions count? Depositions are valuable tools when it comes to litigation. They provide attorneys with clues that can often predict how a case will turn out. Like them or hate them, depositions can have a huge impact on how a case turns out. Cases can [...]

November 21st, 2017|Trial Tips|

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 [...]

September 19th, 2017|Technology, Trial Tips|

Top Tips For Professional PowerPoint Trial Presentations

When it comes to PowerPoint presentations that are going to trial, you want them to be professional at all times. A professional PowerPoint presentation is witnessed every day at work by a certified court reporter. When you see put-together PowerPower presentations done every day in court, a presentation that is put together poorly or doesn't [...]

September 12th, 2017|Trial Tips|

Important Traits to Develop as a Court Reporter

Certified court reporters provide a valuable service to the courts. If you currently work as or want to be a certified court reporter, you already likely know the importance of this field to everyday operations of government agencies. Whether working on the local, state, or federal level, reporters are vital to the court system running [...]

June 20th, 2017|Court Reporting, Trial Tips|

Our Guide To Being a Witness in Court

When it comes to being a witness in court, there's not exactly a guide on how to do that. Pair this fact with the fact that most people have never been a witness, and it can be tough to know how you're going to do it. Well, we've put together a makeshift guide and are [...]

March 16th, 2017|Trial Tips|

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|

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|

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|