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Category Archives: Helpful Info for Reporters

STAR – Scottsdale

STAR, a Stenograph users group which represents Stenograph, Technology, Agencies, and Reporters, held STARCON16 last week in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The conference was chaired by Wood & Randall President Christine Randall and Rosalie Kramm of Kramm & Associates.  One track of sessions focused on Case CATalyst training while the other track offered a myriad of subject matters including […]

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New CSRs – Smile and Stay Organized!

I think we all start this career with an idea that we sit behind a machine and diligently take down the spoken word and very competently transcribe that into the perfect record. There’s no question it’s a difficult job. To accomplish this task, we spend years with our focus on speed building, learning new briefs […]

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Court Reporters, The Keepers of the Record – Part 4

This is our last blog post in our “Keepers of the Record” series.  I wanted to finish up with a couple of other code sections that are often discussed when a client is setting up a deposition or at a deposition. Let’s start with CCP 2025.310 which addresses telephonic depositions or remote electronic depositions.  I […]

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Court Reporters, The Keepers of the Record – Part 3

Continuing on, let's talk about the rough draft and its use and CCP 2025.540(b). Technology and the use of computer-aided transcription in the court reporting community years ago made it faster than ever to see and capture realtime testimony during a deposition or to easily have a rough draft of the transcript available to litigators at the end of the deposition […]

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Court Reporters, The Keepers of the Record – Part 2

Now, this next scenario has come up several times in my 30-plus years of court reporting.  Let’s say that a court reporter goes on a deposition and the witness is sarcastic, argumentative, or just simply awful during the deposition.  We’ve all been there! Also assume that the deposition was not videotaped and the transcript does […]

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