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11 Tasks That Paralegals Can Delegate To Court Reporting Firm

by Kramm Court Reporting on

Paralegals oftentimes are the engine that keeps a law firm running. They are incredibly efficient with time, resources, and know how to delegate important tasks that need to be done correctly in an expedited manner. Kramm...more

Attorneys – 8 Admonitions For Depositions

by Kramm Court Reporting on

As a court reporter, I have sat through thousands of depositions and heard thousands of variances on the admonitions attorneys give the witness at the beginning of a deposition. Many attorneys have a checklist that they use...more

Helpful Tips To Make Your Mobile Videoconference Great

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Do you have an upcoming mobile videoconference? Whether it’s for a deposition, a business event, or maybe a MLB morning meeting, these tips will help you ensure your videoconference goes smoothly....more

8 Tips to Save Time & Money on Depositions (Updated)

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Who isn’t trying to be more economical these days? It seems everyone is tightening their belts just a bit. Law firms are no different, trying to cut costs for frugal clients looking for any expenses they can cut. ...more

Tips For Telephonic Depositions For Attorneys & Court Reporters

by Kramm Court Reporting on

Everyone is looking for opportunities to save costs these days in litigation. Many attorneys are choosing to take depositions telephonically so as to not incur travel costs and to save travel time. Here are some ideas on how...more

Planning for Depositions in Spain (Updated 2017)

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Planning for depositions in Europe can be challenging for a variety of reasons. Fortunately, coordinating depositions in Spain is not too different from planning depositions in the U.S. Spain is one of the parties to The...more

Court Reporters – WARNING – Windows 10 Updates

by Kramm Court Reporting on

One of the great court reporters we work with who is on StenoCat had a HORRIBLE experience setting up in court this week and sent the following alert: “New Windows update could possibly wreak havoc on your computer...more

How Paralegals + Legal Assistants Can Benefit From Court Reporting Technology In the Cloud

by Kramm Court Reporting on

Having worked with many law firms throughout my career in the court reporting industry, I have found that leveraging technology is a powerful way to save a tremendous amount of time and create efficiencies. Using a...more

International Depositions: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Should I stay or should I go? Not only is this a catchy 1980s hit single, but it’s also a common question from attorneys and paralegals when planning depositions abroad. With the advancement of video streaming technology,...more

Deposition, My Office Or Yours? NC Business Court: Neither

by Brooks Pierce on

You probably don't think much, when you are noticing a deposition, about where it should take place. Ideally, you probably want it to happen in your own office....more

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.

by Planet Depos, LLC on

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

by Planet Depos, LLC on

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

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