• Court Reporter for Arbitration

    Benefits of Having a Court Reporter Record Your Arbitration

    A Complete Record for Complete Options: Why You Need a Reporter for Your Arbitration Session Court reporters are required to transcribe accurate and verbatim reports of litigation proceedings to capture precise records for the court. However, [...]
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    Guidelines for Protecting Young Witnessess

    Child testimonies can be extremely compelling and influential for jurors and judges alike. Child witnesses are seen as unlikely to deceive, so they have high credibility. In addition, adults empathize with children on a deeper level than with [...]
  • Attorney Avoiding Burnout

    Avoiding Lawyer Burnout: Keeping Your Flame Burning Bright

    Lawyer burnout affects hundreds of attorneys and paralegals worldwide. Although it is nothing to be ashamed of, it is something to guard against. Unmanaged stress can be detrimental to your career, to your professionalism, and to your overall [...]
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    Lawyer Burnout: Signs and Risks That You’re Overwhelmed

    Unless your job entails playing with puppies all day, binge-watching Netflix, and eating ice cream for quality assurance, no job is 100% fun, 100% of the time. Consequently, any job can cause a person to become disengaged and both physically and [...]
  • Vocal Exercises to Ensure Clearly Understandable Depositions

    Practice Exercises to Help Prepare Your Witness’s Voice for the Stand It doesn’t matter whether you’re a public speaker, being able to express your thoughts clearly is essential to be understood. Unfortunately, not everyone has the same skill [...]
  • Witness Diction and Articulation for Deposition Clarity

    The purpose of a deposition is to procure a clear record of a particular witness’s account of events dealing with your case. However, for a record to be as useful as possible, it must be as clearly understandable as possible. Now, of course [...]
  • Public Record Expungement: Deleting Court Records

    In order to keep the public well-informed and keep the judicial system in check, the records, documentation, transcripts, videos, etc., that pertain to a hearing or trial should be made accessible to the public…although a few exceptions [...]
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    Exceptions to the Right of Public Trial Proceedings

    Closed Court: When Court Proceedings Are Deemed Worthy of Privacy Thanks to multiple traditions in American jurisprudence, both civil and criminal trials are open to the public. This means that almost anyone has the right to… Be a spectator [...]
  • Public's Right to Witness and Access Court Proceedings

    The Public’s Right to Witness and Access Court Proceedings

    Although defendants may believe that their court trial should be confidential to preserve anonymity and privacy, the majority of the time the law disagrees. A key insight in the American political system was that transparency in the courts is [...]
  • When Are Court Records Sealed Against Public Inspection?

    As a result of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), court records are considered a matter of public interest and are therefore mandated as public records. Transcripts from a court trial can be accessed and read by anyone—including those not [...]
  • The Importance of Court Records As Public Records

    Freedom of Information Acts Makes Court Records Nationally Available to the Public One of the fundamental aspects of any court case is its ability to teach the public about law, accountability, and consequences. If all cases were tried behind [...]
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    Deposition Benefits of Witnesses Dressing Professionally

    A lot of details need to be addressed when preparing for a deposition. One of the more important of these is advising the deposition witness on how to prepare himself. A deposition—especially a video deposition—could wind up being the feather in [...]
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    Advice to Brace Your Witness for a Strong Video Deposition

    As with any testimony, video deposition witness prep is essential to controlling—as much as possible—how a testimony will play out. The preparation period lets the witness get comfortable with how you will question him; at the same time, you’re [...]
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    Three Tactics to Avoid During Video Deposition Questioning

    As a lawyer, you want to ensure that your video depositions are not only clear and concise but also professional enough to be seen by the court. After all, a deposition is only helpful if the judge and jury can understand and follow what is [...]
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    Enrollment Continues to Fall at Top Law Universities

    Back in the day, the answer to the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” was generally limited to four things: lawyer, doctor, firefighter (boys), and princess (girls). Although many girls across the world grew up [...]
  • Tips to Encourage More Organized Court Reporting

    A good sense of organization is valuable in almost every workplace. A heightened sense of organization and efficiency, though, can give you a reputation around the office as somewhat obsessive. For court reporters, however, painstaking [...]
  • A Court Reporter’s Vital Role in Promoting Law Firm Success

    There’s a classic puzzle in philosophy that you probably have heard before: if a tree falls in the forest but there’s nobody around to hear it, does it make a sound? Let’s look at a modern retelling of that conundrum that may be a little more [...]
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    Advantages of an Online Court Reporting Program

    Currently, Virginia does not have any certified court reporting schools open for enrollment. That is to say, it doesn’t have physical campuses for students to attend. However, just because Virginia doesn’t have college campuses doesn’t mean [...]
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    Quality Disadvantages of Online Court Reporting Programs

    No matter what your career path, you need to commit yourself to a good education in order to begin on a high note and showcase your skills. The same holds true for establishing a good foundation for a court reporting career. There are dozens of [...]
  • Peer Advice to Help Strengthen Your Court Reporting Efforts

    One of the most underappreciated players in a courtroom is the court reporter. Ironically, she is also among the most important. Without the skill, attentiveness, and diligence of a court reporter, attorneys wouldn’t have a leg to stand on. In [...]