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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

What is CART?

Perhaps you’ve heard of CART captioning but you don’t really understand what it is. You are not alone. I once had a prospective client call me, wondering how much room the CART took up! That brought a smile to my face,...more

Vetting Court Reporters, Videographers, and Interpreters for International Depositions

Retaining certified and highly experienced court reporters, videographers and interpreters when taking depositions abroad will save money and ensure that the proceedings run smoothly. The following questions should be asked...more

Beware – Witnesses Unintentionally Waive Right To Read/Sign At Their Deposition

Under Federal Rule 30, Depositions by Oral Examination, the court reporter has an obligation to certify not only that the witness was duly sworn and that the deposition accurately records the witness’ testimony, but also the...more

Great Court Reporters – Use Your Trade Associations for Success

Once a court reporter is licensed, a decision needs to be made: “Do I go work in court? Do I want to work in a freelance setting and report depositions? Is it possible to do both?” There are many factors that would go into...more

American Arbitration Association – Consumer Arbitration Rules – Who Pays for the Court Reporter?

Even for binding arbitrations, a record of the proceedings may be important for the attorneys and the arbitrator, especially when there are many witnesses and the subject matter is complex. Having computers or tablets with...more

Conducting Depositions in Sweden

One of the jewels of the Scandinavian region of Europe, the Kingdom of Sweden,is a highly frequented country for taking depositions. Not only is the country full of interesting history and breathtaking beauty, it is also a...more

Be Mindful of U.S. Time Changes when Taking Depositions Abroad

For many people in the United States, the first weekend in November brings mixed emotions. It’s time to “Fall Back!” The time changes to Standard Time effectively deleting an hour of sunlight for an entire four months. ...more

Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript

When you’re taking a deposition, you know that ensuring a complete and accurate record is vital. So don’t take the person who’s dutifully taking down the proceedings for granted: Assisting the court reporter is not only...more

Can A Court Reporter Swear In A Witness Anywhere In The Usa? Federal Rules

Deposition court reporters will often travel with cases throughout the USA and the world. Attorneys require technologically savvy court reporters with expertise in complex subject matters. In my previous blog about the...more

Should I Become a Court Reporter in This Modern Day?

Throughout the years, I have received emails from people all over the USA, people in their 30s, 40s, and 50s, asking, “Should I become a court reporter? Will there be a job when I get out? Is there work? Is technology going...more

The Intersection of Budget Cuts and Due Process

Due to budget constrains, the Los Angeles Superior Court no longer provides a court reporter for most law and motion matters. Instead, parties must prearrange and privately pay for a court reporter to transcribe a hearing. ...more

Court Reporters and Legal Videographers – using PH.D. or M.D. rather than Dr.

When finalizing a deposition transcript and corresponding with law firm clients, I believe it is a best practice to use a person’s credentials, i.e., M.D., Ph.D., behind their name, rather than the title of “Dr.” before their...more

USPTO – Great Information for Court Reporters and Attorneys – Swearing in a Witness

As court reporters in the patent and trademark litigation world, we are often asked to report depositions in foreign countries. One of the requests that frequently comes up is, who is going to swear in the witness? Certain...more

Court Reporters and Codes, Rules, and Geographic Stipulations – We Have to Know It All

Court reporters don’t have the luxury of assuming different states and regions all operate in the same way or have the same rules and laws that apply. When reporting a deposition in a matter that is in a jurisdiction that is...more

Why You Need a Court Reporter To Set the Record Straight

Court reporters—who used to be a regular presence in every courtroom in the state, preserving every word for the record—are now conspicuously absent from many California courtrooms. This change is widespread throughout...more

Court Reporters and Legal Videographers – Beware of Address Searches on the Internet

Filling out an appearance page for a deposition or court transcript takes time and concentration. Everything has to be correct. Getting an attorney’s card is the best way to ensure you have the correct information, but as...more

Put Chambers Chat on the Record

Right before the trial begins, trial judges routinely invite counsel into chambers to explore areas of agreement and disagreement, anticipated trial objections, and how certain matters will be handled at trial. These...more

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