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What Attorneys Need To Know When Using A Realtime Court Reporter

by Kramm Court Reporting on

When an attorney participates in a deposition with a realtime court reporter providing instantaneous translation of the testimony, there are best practices that an attorney can use to create a better record and get the most...more

CA CCP 2025.510(a) Court Reporters Transcribe Depositions

by Kramm Court Reporting on

Last month I was a court reporter for an all-day deposition. At the end of the day, as I was packing up, I overheard an attorney mention the case might settle. In an effort to do the right thing, I offered to hold my notes...more

California Rules of Court – 2017 Reporter’s transcript

by Kramm Court Reporting on

Reading through the 2017 California Rules of Court regarding court reporter’s transcripts, there are some provisions that are particularly interesting relating to timeliness, the cost of transcripts, and the appellant’s...more

Court Reporting: An Under-Marketed Profession (Updated 2017)

by Planet Depos, LLC on

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

Ensuring Easy Depositions in the U.K.

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Depositions in the U.K. are, in many ways, simple and straightforward. There is no language barrier with which to wrangle, should your depositions require travel, nor are there any visa requirements. The U.K. is a party to...more

Why I Became A Court Reporter

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This week marks NCRA’s National Court Reporting & Captioning Week, and on the 12th of February the Association inquired of its membership, “Why I Became a Court Reporter/Captioner.” Planet Depos followed suit and asked some...more

Jean Hammond, Proofreader

by Planet Depos, LLC on

In keeping with the celebration of NCRA’s Court Reporting & Captioning Week, it seemed only fitting that we shine a light on an integral behind-the-scenes component of transcript preparation — proofreading. Jean Hammond is a...more

Make Sure You Have A Complete Transcript For Appeal

The appealing party has the burden of providing the appellate court with the record to support his/her argument on appeal. Sometimes you will need the entire transcript to support your argument – for example, if you want to...more

Court Reporter Mentoring – Back to the Future

by Planet Depos, LLC on

In February of 2016, in conjunction with NCRA’s Court Reporting & Captioning Week, Planet Depos announced the launch of Planet Institute, a program developed to bridge the gap between student and career....more

Six Tips for Taking Depositions in India

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Certain countries have a few extra or different steps when it comes to scheduling depositions. Depositions in Germany can be taken only at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, for example, while Honduras requires a letter...more

9 Tips Attorneys/Realtime Reporting

by Kramm Court Reporting on

Having access to the instantaneous transcript provided by a court reporter during a deposition, arbitration, or trial has great value to attorneys. Court reporters can provide the realtime transcript text to attorneys in the...more

Impacting the Jury with Multimedia Depositions

by Planet Depos, LLC on

With improving technology, it’s becoming more and more common for attorneys to display their exhibits on a projector at trial so that the jury can see and better absorb the testimony that accompanies each exhibit. But when...more

Court Reporters and Legal Videographers = Team

by Kramm Court Reporting on

As many of you might know, I am married to a legal videographer, Chris Jordan. Naturally, we met at a deposition, and it was a doozy of a depo. The deposition took place at the witness’ home. His two angry Rottweilers...more

Five Tips for Taking Depositions in South Korea

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Are you heading off to South Korea for the first time on a mission to take a deposition and not sure where to start? Here are a few quick tips to help avoid international pitfalls: 1. Location, Location, Location! Need a...more

Make Sure You Have A Complete Transcript For Appeal

The appealing party has the burden of providing the appellate court with the record to support his/her argument on appeal. Sometimes you will need the entire transcript to support your argument – for example, if you want to...more

Six Tips to Save You Money on Court Reporting Services

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Litigation is expensive, and few clients are of the “money is no object” mentality, so finding ways to save them money is imperative. Below are suggestions for reducing court reporting costs....more

California Attorneys – Who Files Original Deposition Transcript?

by Kramm Court Reporting on

Recently I read a stipulation by Southern California attorneys that the court reporter was relieved of his duty to file the original deposition transcript with the court.   Filing the original deposition transcript with the...more

Deposition Horrors!

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By Suzanne Quinson Image from thefw.com Halloween is fast approaching, meaning zany costumes, yummy treats, Linus awaiting the Great Pumpkin, and horror stories! All attorneys, paralegals, and court reporters have a few of...more

Aristotle and Depositions

by Planet Depos, LLC on

In my freshman year in college, Philosophy 101 was a required course. I tolerated Socrates and Plato, but Aristotle was someone I could actually read and enjoy. Mind you, I didn’t pore over his Nicomachean Ethics as I do...more

Hangeul Proclamation Day

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October 9th marks the date that Hangeul (meaning great script) was originally proclaimed the writing system for the Korean language, departing from the use of Chinese characters. The holiday was officially designated in 1945...more

Court Reporter’s Transcript

by Kramm Court Reporting on

Upon occasion our attorney clients are asked by opposing counsel to provide a copy of a transcript that our client had purchased from the court reporter. Our client doesn’t want to feel obligated to give the transcript to...more

Play it Again

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Over the weekend, I took myself to the Great Frederick Fair to see and hear the incomparable Vince Gill. I had wanted to see him for years, and I was not disappointed! He played all his hits, engaging his audience with his...more

New California Law Certified Shorthand Reporters at Arbitrations – CCCP 1282.5

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Governor Brown approved Senate Bill 1007 which gives a party to an arbitration the right to have a Certified Shorthand Reporter transcribe any deposition, proceeding, or hearing as the official record. The bill was authored...more

Best Practices for Attorneys re the Court Reporter at Hearings

by Kramm Court Reporting on

In many county courthouses throughout California, Friday is law and motion day. Every hour a new calendar is called by the judge with approximately 10 matters. Attorneys will hire a court reporter to report their hearing if...more

Redacting Confidential Portions – After the Fact

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A recent blog highlighted the benefit of designating confidential portions to be redacted while at the deposition. Portions designated as such are redacted at no cost. So, depending on the size of the case and the extent of...more

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