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Thanksgiving Checklist for your International Depositions

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, reminding us to count our blessings in all areas of our lives. There are blessings tucked into our professional as well as personal lives, whether it be the good fortune to work with...more

Gastronomic Benefits of International Depositions

As mentioned in previous blogs, international depositions provide prime opportunities to expand your cultural horizons and tap into your inner Magellan. If you aren’t attending your depositions overseas via videoconference,...more

Benefits of Social Media for Court Reporters

It’s no secret that social media has become a basic tool for survival – personally as well as professionally. It has certainly changed our lives dramatically over the last ten or so years. For instance, I’m 25, so I started...more

Realtime Reporting – A Mutual Benefit

In a previous blog I had mentioned that there is a need for court reporters. At the same time, it is also very important for the reporters on duty today to stay up to date with technology to serve the constantly evolving...more

Rough Drafts – Does Quality Really Matter?

Planet Depos is fortunate to work with some highly sophisticated clients. Many of them appreciate the fact that Planet Depos court reporters are equally sophisticated in their craft in that they can offer valuable services...more

Oops! The Court Reporter Didn’t Swear In the Witness

The Court Reporters Board of California periodically receives calls from frazzled court reporters who realize they forgot to swear in the witness, and the deposition had started. I know sometimes when an attorney says, “Let’s...more

The Latest Writers and CAT Software Technology – Part 4

Parts 2 and 3 of this blog featured the latest and greatest in technology for your writer. Now, just as important, let’s discuss the newest technology in CAT software. When is the last time you upgraded versions of your...more

The Latest Writers and CAT Software Technology – Part 3

In Part 2 of this series, we highlighted the features of the Luminex writer. Perhaps it piqued your curiosity that it may be a good fit for you? Before you make the financial commitment, however, you owe it to yourself to be...more

International Depositions and Visa Requirements

When planning international travel, visa requirements can sometimes throw a monkey wrench into the process. This is bad enough when planning a highly anticipated vacation. When planning international travel for business,...more

Court Reporting: An Under-Marketed Profession

It’s clear why we need doctors, dentists, teachers, and researchers. But what about the professions that don’t get the spotlight? What about the jobs that require amazing mental processing skills that are often overlooked...more

3 Tips for Taking Depositions in Hong Kong

It’s likely that coordinating international depositions can take extra planning and will usually cost significantly more than taking depositions in the U.S. Here are several tried-and-tested tips for saving money for your...more

Writer and CAT Software Support – a Must for Every Reporter, Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog we discussed why your writer and CAT software support agreements are so important. But just because you have a current support agreement for your writer doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider all that a...more

Writer and CAT Software Support – a Must for Every Court Reporter, Part 1

Court reporters are very busy people. Traveling is a part of an active reporter’s schedule. Whether you’re just traveling a few miles to a law firm or all the way around the world to cover depositions overseas, your tools...more

Beware Attorneys, Court Reporters, and Legal Videographers “Sitting is the New Smoking”

At a lecture on health by Angel Chelik of Sea Level Workouts, Angel made the statement, “As you’ve probably heard, sitting is the new smoking.”  The audience was made up of court reporters. Angel had everyone’s attention....more

Productivity and Motivation: Make the End of 2015 Count!

Can you believe that we are in the last four months of the year? Not to mention, today is the halfway point of September? I know I can’t! 2015 sure seems to be flying by! When it comes to the homestretch of the year, I know...more

The Necessity of Trial Transcripts in Appellate Proceedings

A COMPLETE TRIAL RECORD is essential to presenting an effective appeal because appellate courts have no independent means of obtaining knowledge of the cases brought before them for review. The California court of appeal...more

White Paper: Inter Partes Reviews and Court Reporters

What have we learned about Inter Partes Reviews (IPR) since its inception on September 16, 2012? Since the September 16, 2012, effective date of the AIA trial provisions, 3,277 IPR petitions have been filed through July...more

5 Tips for a Successful International Mobile Videoconference Deposition

Last month a paralegal called Kramm to inquire whether we could set up a Skype-like deposition (mobile videoconference) to depose a witness in Moscow. The attorneys would be in San Diego. The paralegal had questions about the...more

The Value of Experience

Realtime court reporters provide more than just an accurate transcript of your deposition. With use of the latest in technology, they provide an immediate, verbatim record of the testimony which you and your team can view...more

Established Industries; Reverse Approach

You know that ultra-confusing quote that states “the more things change, the more they stay the same?” Think about it for a minute in terms of stenography and marketing....more

International Arbitration in Asia

As a result of the globalization of cross-border business, more commercial relationships than ever before exist between businesses and states. When a dispute arises, it is becoming more and more common for international...more

9 Networking Tips & Tricks = Conventions, Meetings, Conferences

Having belonged to a multitude of state and national court reporting trade associations, as well as being a member of attorney, paralegal and legal secretary associations, I have had the great opportunity of attending...more

Depositions in London

London has produced several literary giants, among them Chaucer, Shakespeare, and my own personal favorite, P.G. Wodehouse (great light reading for a long plane ride). London is home to well-known historic sites: the House of...more

Court Reporters – Who Is Proofing Your Work?

I have the privilege of working with a new California Certified Shorthand Reporter who passed the exam in November 2014.  She wrote me asking if Kramm had any work we could send to her.  My reply was, yes, but I would proof...more

Court Reporters – Four Tips on What to Expect at an I.M.E.

Attorneys need Individual Medical Examinations to be reported and certified from time to time. An Independent Medical Examination is conducted by a doctor, chiropractor/physical therapist whom has not previously been...more

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