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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

Court Reporters and Legal Videographers – What is the Witness’ Name?

Court reporters have the responsibility of getting the names of deponents, witnesses in court, and attorneys. It might be surprising, but getting the spelling of a witness’ name can be challenging....more

Location, Location, Location: Conference Rooms for International Depositions

The logistics of scheduling depositions overseas can easily overwhelm even the most seasoned paralegal. Besides preparing the usual Notices and other paperwork, there is travel coordination, tracking down a local U.S. –...more

Court Reporting – What’s it Really all About?

Why is court reporting such an underrated profession? I think one of the main reasons is that the general public is both uninformed and misled. Here are just a few mistaken beliefs of the court reporting world....more

A Snapshot of Depositions in Europe

International depositions sometimes involve extra planning and consideration. Europe encompasses several countries imposing certain requirements or restrictions on the process of discovery – over 20, in fact. In addition,...more

Finding Your ‘Major Key’ to Social Media Success

If you’re a millennial social media junkie like me, chances are you’ve seen the DJ Khaled ‘Major Key’ campaign. It’s been going on for a little while now, but it’s still a conversation in the social world. ...more

Court Reporters, Videographers – Financial Literacy 101

A few weeks ago, while chatting with Bronwen Drummond, a financial advisor, and it hit me hard that court reporters and videographers, independent contractors, need to have a financial plan to protect their future and...more

Court Reporting in Popular Culture

As a new employee here at Planet Depos, I’ve learned a lot in the last few weeks. Before I took this position I knew very little about court reporting. I am an avid Law and Order SVU fan, so I was aware of court reporters...more

Out-Of-Town Depos: Let Us Take the Weight Off Your Shoulders

Scheduling depositions out of your town can be time consuming and expensive and often ends with disappointment and frustration. Choosing an international court reporting company with local court reporters and affiliates...more

Perks of Being a Court Reporter

Before working at Planet Depos I had almost no idea what a court reporter was. I knew my aunt was one when I was younger, but that meant almost as much to me as when Rachel thought Chandler was a “transponster” on an episode...more

Motion GRANTED re Court Reporters’ Page Rates

Government Code Sections 69950 and 69954 regulate page rates an official court reporter may charge for transcripts in California Superior Courts. A lawsuit was brought by attorneys against an independent court reporting firm...more

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