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Knock-Out Depositions!

Hailing from South Philly as I do, Rocky Balboa has been a hero of mine since I was a little girl. In my tween years I became obsessed with Rocky, and boxing in general, reading up on Rocky’s own hero, Rocky Marciano (whose...more

From Passports to Hand Gestures – What You Need to Know When Traveling Abroad

Whether you’re a court reporter or an attorney, there’s a chance you will require business travel internationally. Thorough preparation is critical in making your travel less stressful....more

Stress Busters

Stress related to international depositions is a recurring topic in this blog. But stress is a daily hazard for the busy paralegal, with or without international depositions on the horizon. Deadlines, unending paperwork and...more

Giving Recognition Where It’s Due

On June 15, democratic senators took to the floor and filibustered for more than 14 hours straight over gun control reforms. As usual, social media users took to their accounts, tweeting their opinions and updates on the...more

Going the Extra Mile(s)

Have you ever had one of those days when you just knew that things wouldn’t go as planned? You just knew when you woke up that morning that the universe wasn’t properly aligned? Dallas to Houston is a long last minute...more

Breeze through International Depositions

With summer going strong, it seems everyone is on vacation or has just returned from it. Vacation travel can be stressful, so you need to choose your destination wisely. All the stress of getting there must pay off with an...more

Japan – Leader in Customer Service

After a recent trip to Osaka and Tokyo, Japan, I was struck by two things – Japan’s impeccable customer service and their public transportation systems. I had often heard about Japan’s amazing customer service – complete...more

Disproportionately Popular Jobs

Business Insider recently posted a fascinating map that shows the most disproportionately popular job in every state. In New York, it’s fashion designers. Texas’ most disproportionately popular occupation is petroleum...more

Old-Fashioned Court Reporter?

I have been a Certified Shorthand Reporter for 34 years. When I got out of school, court reporters were still dictating their notes. There were no computers. When court reporters were first giving out rough drafts, I...more

Successful Depositions

Success is never a guarantee in life. However, there are steps you can take to increase your likelihood of success in any given endeavor. Take, for instance, scheduling and taking depositions. If the goal is successful...more

Court Reporting: An Unfamiliar Industry

The College of Court Reporting recently tweeted a comedic photo of a man with a huge smile, standing in front of a whiteboard with a senseless algorithm of letters and numbers on it, and the caption was “Trying to explain...more

How Court Reporters Can WIN the Stress Game

Court reporters live with stress. Whether one has just gotten out of court reporting school and is having to deal with their first deposition, first hearing, first interpreter, whatever first, or one is a seasoned court...more

The A++, Guaranteed to Go Smoothly and Make You Look Like You Do This All the Time, Timeline and Checklist to Prepare to Take a...

The Master Deposition Timeline and Checklist - Two Weeks before Issuing the Subpoena (if you are issuing a subpoena to a non-party) - ..Please remember to run conflicts on every witness before you issue a subpoena...more

Japan Deposition Tip – Go to Hawaii

In a previous blog, we highlighted the value of local court reporters and videographers when taking depositions in Japan. Japan’s detailed and time-consuming steps for taking depositions, particularly the deposition visa...more

The First Artificially Intelligent Lawyer

Tech Insider recently published an article about the first artificially intelligent lawyer. ROSS – the name of the artificial intelligence (AI) – can search court rulings from 13 years ago, along with opinions about the case...more

Building Business Relationships: Why Finding a Good Court Reporter is Key

At the law offices of Barry P. Goldberg, we firmly believe that a finding great court reporter service and maintaining that business relationship can be invaluable. Quite simply, good court reporters can make a big difference...more

Small Town Depositions in Asia

Just like depositions anywhere in North America, occasionally you’ll go somewhere unexpected while on an assignment here in Asia. Recently I had the opportunity while in Taiwan to travel to… Douliu City? Wikipedia tells me...more

Seven Tips for Newly Licensed Court Reporters

I have the privilege of working with newly licensed San Diego California Certified Shorthand Reporters. I am extremely proud of their writing ability and the fact they are not scared to learn and use the sophisticated...more

Frankfurt Depositions

When I was in Germany many years ago, I remember being struck by the efficiency and promptness that was prevalent throughout the country. This was not the case anywhere else we went in Europe. Between strikes and that certain...more

Depositions in Paris

Taking depositions in Paris sounds like a glamorous time, until you read the fine print, that is. Your head likely will be spinning so much that you may as well be reading French. Unless, of course, you are fluent in...more

Court Reporters - What is an Oral Reply?

In certain jurisdictions and cases, attorneys hire court reporters to report an oral reply. In my experience, oral replies are typically used in union grievances especially in employment matters. The court reporter is hired...more

AlphaGo – History Captured by Live Event Subtitling

Traditionally, shorthand has been most widely used in the legal and political arenas, but did you know that stenographers also preserve the record at corporate, showbiz and entertainment events? Through the use of realtime...more

Scheduling International Depositions of an Unwilling Witness, Part Two: Letters Rogatory

In a previous blog, letters of request were discussed as a means of deposing an unwilling witness. Letters of request, however, can be used only if both the requesting authority and the granting authority are parties to The...more

Stress-free International Depositions

The additional layers involved in coordinating international depositions can act as stress triggers. Anything out of the ordinary can bring out one’s apprehensive side, and even paralegals and attorneys with international...more

Handling Stress in the World of Court Reporting

We all get stressed out and handle stress in different ways. As a court reporter, there are multiple stressors that must be handled on a daily basis. Dealing with long days – often sitting in the same position for hours,...more

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