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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: , , , , , |

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 [...]

Court Reporters: Are They Old Fashioned?

We live in an era where there are more technological innovations than we can keep up with. Modern technologies, ranging from wireless charging systems to self-driving cars and virtual reality, make our world a completely different place from what it was two decades ago. It is therefore rather surprising that with all the modern IT [...]

Promoting CCRA-NJ’s Rebuttal to ‘Could Automation Be the Antidote to the Court Reporter Shortage’

July 8, 2019 Re: Promoting CCRA-NJ’s Rebuttal to Could Automation Be the Antidote to the Court Reporter Shortage Dear Colleagues: As many of you by now may very well be aware, on May 23, 2019, the New Jersey Law Journal published a damaging article captioned: Could Automation Be the Antidote to the Court Reporter Shortage? [...]

July 8th, 2019|Categories: News & Updates|Tags: , , , , , |

Creating Professional Power Points Presentations for Trial

When it comes to working as a certified court reporter, you probably see a lot of PowerPoint presentations. Professional presentations come up on a daily basis, and having a slide show that's professional can help a case by bringing a point home and having a big impact. Humans are able to be influenced, and there [...]

Voice Recognition Tech Versus Human Court Reporters

When it comes to being a certified court reporter, there is no doubt that they are an important and integral part of the legal system. But could this job be done by technology, computers and the like now or later on? Automated tech is being integrated in a lot of places now, from the grocery [...]

The Necessity of Court Reporters

If you don't work in the legal system, you may not think about the position of court reporter or what they do much. You may know the basics but think that a reporter may be an afterthought, as they sit quietly and type what goes on. However, anyone familiar with law knows a certified court [...]

Our Top Tips for Becoming a Great Student and Court Reporter

If you want to be a court reporter, you probably already know that you need to get training before starting it as a career. Court reporting school can be a challenging and rewarding experience. Here are a few tips that can lead you in that direction, help you graduate, and help you be successful in [...]

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|Categories: Court Reporting|Tags: , |