In an effort to cut spending, many courts are attempting to replace certified court reporters with digital recording devices, or a combination thereof. By cutting the expense of hiring a stenographer, the courts have to…more
Last month I had the opportunity to meet Sergey Brin at Google HQ. My court reporting equipment was set up, including my pink Diamonte steno machine. Sergey walked in the room and made a beeline to my machine wearing his…more
At our holiday party this year, I appointed Linda Pool, one of our great San Diego realtime court reporters, with the task of putting together a Health Initiative Bonanza Program for Kramm Court Reporting. The reason I chose…more
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO -
GUIDE FOR OFFICIAL REPORTERS PRO TEMPORE -
The San Diego Superior Court does not provide court reporters for certain proceedings (see Policy Regarding Normal …more
Streaming deposition and trial testimony by realtime court reporters to remote locations is now becoming a norm. Having access to the internet is becoming easier all of the time with most law offices providing wireless internet…more
Court reporters are the “guardians of the record.” The question is, when does the “record” start and stop?
The answer might seem straightforward when a court reporter reads the Federal Rules or the California Code of…more
Some days I can’t believe I am so lucky to be a court reporter. If it weren’t for Ms. Garcia so many years ago while I was in high school letting me know I had a talent (typing fast), I wouldn’t get to experience the joy I feel…more
In complex litigation, and particularly trademark, patent litigation, court reporters often are asked to designate portions of transcripts as CONFIDENTIAL and/or ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY. The procedure to take out the designated…more
I have been writing 250+ pages a day for the past week in a binding arbitration with three arbitrators. As a deposition reporter, I don’t do court work, and I don’t do a lot of arbitrations.
The attorneys are calling…more
And the responsibility of a court reporter/legal videographer is not only to be on time, but to be 30 minutes/one hour early. The legal videographers I work with consistently arrive an hour early and start their setup. Unless…more
2012 was the year of the hot spot, new streaming software options, and briefing.
Briefing: I was at the Mark Kislingbury seminar on “writing short” at the February Deposition Reporters Association of California convention…more
A court reporter’s job is to take down, verbatim, every word spoken for hours at a time, which can be a pain in the neck. I have written thousands of pages the last couple of weeks, all expedited, and my neck has a constant…more
John Wenclawski, president of Stenograph, LLC, wrote a letter to firm owners across the USA and Canada asking everyone to spread the word to young people about how great court reporting is as a profession. I asked John if I…more
Court reporters have an obligation to know the rules that pertain to transcribing deposition testimony and the procedure for reading and signing/waiving signature. What happens to the original? When is a penalty of perjury…more
I. Purpose -
Parties have the right to arrange, at their own expense, for the presence of court reporters if the services of an official court reporter are not available for a proceeding (Gov. Code § 68086 & Cal. Rules of…more
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