The Nerves Of A New Court Reporter – Court Reporters

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On our Kramm Court Reporting Facebook page, my friend Terry posted a request that I blog about being a new court reporter and getting nervous at depositions.

Remembering back (circa 1981) I was super nervous when I first started out as a court reporter. Every morning I woke up scared and excited. I loved being assigned to a deposition, having a law firm or doctor’s office to go to, swearing in a witness, and pounding on my steno keys. But then I was at the same time scared. I worried that I would get lost, not find a place to park downtown, miss a word, or drop a phrase.

Here are 9 tips to help squelch the nerves:

1. The first rule I adopted was “the two-hour rule.” I always set my alarm clock to wake me up at least two hours before my deposition/hearing was scheduled to begin. In the early days I remember running late because of bad traffic, not finding a good place to park, a broken heel… I believe everyone can relate, if you are running late, your day is probably not going to be super great, and you will be on edge before you get to your job. So my first bit of advice to Terry is get to your job 30 – 45 minutes early.

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