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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

Court Reporters Need Strong Passwords

My bank recently sent me a document with “Techniques for creating strong passwords.” Reading through it my first thought was, “This would be great information for my colleagues.” Court reporters protect private, sensitive...more

Court Reporters – Tips To Keeping Your Identity Secure

Court reporters, like everyone else on the planet, want to keep their identity secure. Here are eight tips. My next blog will be tips on creating strong passwords. - Keep your personal information safe and...more

Court Reporters, Transcriptionists – Tips for Transcribing Audio Files

From the beginning of time, the world has been in need of transcripts. Cavemen drew on cave walls trying to capture the events of their time. Egyptian Pharos had scribes that wrote on papyrus their thoughts, edicts, and...more

Court Reporters – Suggestions on When and How to Interrupt

Court reporters have the job of writing down everything anyone says in a legal proceeding while on the record. How a court reporter is able to write down anything anyone says is by writing everything phonetically. ...more

My Nine Tips to Pass the California Certified Shorthand Reporter Speed Test

The experts say that if you experience an event with emotion, you will remember that event forever. Taking the California Certified Shorthand Reporter speed test was an event I will never forget. I took the test in May of...more

Court Reporters and Legal Videographers – On and Off the Record – Federal Rules v. CA CCP

Court reporters and legal videographers need to know when to be on and off the record. The first thing the court reporter needs to know is what jurisdiction the deposition they are reporting falls under. Is it a California...more

Court Reporters And Legal Videographers – Outsourcing The Transcription Of Transcripts Offshore

Scrolling down through the stories in a court reporting industry Facebook page, I came across some dialogue between court reporters about depositions being offered at an extremely low cost with the use of only audio being...more

Freelance Court Reporters in Court

When I began my court reporting career in 1981, I was interning in criminal court and found myself face to face with alleged murderers, rapists, and angry people. One day I cried in front of a jury feeling empathetic towards...more

Rosalie’s Perfect So Cal Stip – Re: California Code Of Civil Procedure 2025.520

For a witness that is represented by counsel: We will stipulate that the court reporter may be relieved of her duties under the code; that she will forward the original transcript to witness’ counsel for...more

Court Reporters, Attorneys, and Interpreters – Best Practices

Court Reporters: When working with interpreters, court reporters have certain added responsibilities, and there are best practices that a court reporter can adopt to be more efficient. The first duty the court reporter has...more

Great Court Reporters = Impeccability

I attended the STAR conference in Washington DC this month, and one of the speakers was Steve Dorfman who spoke on impeccability as it pertains to court reporters. Impeccability is defined, “An expression of the highest...more

Court Reporters – FINRA Arbitration – Rule 12606

My firm recently stenographically reported a two-week FINRA arbitration in Boston. Typically, there is no court reporter present for FINRA arbitrations. The official record is a simple cassette tape recorder that is turned...more

California Court Reporters – Minimum Transcript Format Standards

Court reporters in the State of California have minimum transcript rules that California Certified Shorthand Reporters must adhere to as regulated by the Court Reporters Board of California. Over the years I have heard...more

Court Reporters – Marking An Exhibit After a Deposition Finishes

A young court reporter asked me this week what I would do if a deposition ends, and then one of the attorneys says, “Oh, I have the doctor’s CV that I forgot to mark as an exhibit....more

San Diego Superior Court – “Court Approved” Court Reporters – Choosing the Right Court Reporter

As I have written about in past posts, the San Diego Superior Court has laid off all civil litigation court reporters. Attorneys need to make arrangements to bring in their own court reporter for hearings and trials....more

Court Reporters – California CCP Section 2025.32(c) – What if an attorney asks you to characterize the demeanor of a person at a...

The job of the court reporter is to take down every word that is said while parties are on the record. Invariably, at sometime in our careers we are asked by an attorney or percipient person to sign a declaration or write a...more

Court Reporters and Interpreters – Wonder if You Understand the Language and the Interpretation is Not Quite Right?

Court reporters are known to be “guardians of the record.” Our sanctified job is to write down the spoken words in a proceeding. We are not to characterize what is said. If someone asks after a deposition, “Was the...more

Fast Five - Rhode Island Appellate Practice: June 2013

This edition of the Fast Five on Rhode Island Appellate Practice features the final chapter of the case that is commonly known in Rhode Island as the “Lead Paint Case.” Two decisions issued by the Rhode Island Supreme Court...more

Court Reporters and Premarked Exhibits – What to do?

In a previous blog I wrote about basic marking of exhibits by court reporters at depositions, but as we all know, attorneys have different styles. Every so often an attorney will come to a deposition so very prepared with...more

Google Glass and Court Reporting

Last month I had the opportunity to meet Sergey Brin at Google HQ. My court reporting equipment was set up, including my pink Diamonte steno machine. Sergey walked in the room and made a beeline to my machine wearing his...more

Happy, Healthy Court Reporters – Health Initiative Bonanza

At our holiday party this year, I appointed Linda Pool, one of our great San Diego realtime court reporters, with the task of putting together a Health Initiative Bonanza Program for Kramm Court Reporting. The reason I chose...more

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