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Best Practices for Attorneys re the Court Reporter at Hearings

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

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

International Videoconference Testimony for Trial

Do you have a client who will be testifying in a trial overseas via videoconference from the United States? Sounds easy enough, but there are quite a few things to consider. Time Difference – If your client is testifying...more

“Take Note,” Court Reporters!

The National Court Reporters Association recently launched its 2016-2017 ‘Take Note’ Challenge. The competition started on August 8th and will run through February 18th, 2017. The friendly challenge invites state court...more

California Legislative Update: It's Now Up To The Governor

The California Legislature completed its substantive legislative work for the year in the very early morning hours of Thursday, September 1, 2016, with the usual frenetic, last-minute flurry of bill-passing, including some...more

Checklist for Depositions in Japan

As mentioned in previous blogs, there are extra steps involved when scheduling depositions in Japan. In the interest of assisting paralegals maintain well-organized information regarding all things related to international...more

Debriefing the 2016 NCRA Convention

With all the hype leading into the NCRA Convention last month, it’s now time to reflect on the events and digest all those seminars. We reached out to a few attendees and asked for their takeaways, and here’s what they had to...more

Winds of Change in the Windy City

The restaurant, Terrace at Trump, in Chicago’s downtown affords some incredible views. To the left, Wrigley Clock tower’s gothic architecture is illuminated by dazzling green lights; to the right, party-goers atop glass...more

Attorneys – Deposition Transcripts – Consciousness

A common topic at court reporting conferences around the country is attorney consciousness and how attorneys seem to be less aware or even care about the record than in the past; that there are two types of attorneys,...more

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

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