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NCRA submits letter supporting freelance and official court reporters in Arizona

NCRA President Steve Zinone, RPR, submitted a letter on May 20 to the Arizona Supreme Court opposing the proposed petition to amend Rule 30. The letter also supports a previous petition made by the Arizona Court Reporters Association (ACRA). The letter clarified that, even though they are not all full-time employees of the court system, both freelance and official court reporters share the same technical qualifications as well as the same respect … [Continue reading...]

Important considerations when using videotaped depositions

A blog posted May 23 on Lexology offers tips for making effective videotaped depositions, including how to best preserve the record of excerpts from the video played at a trial. Read more. … [Continue reading...]

Seven tips for newly licensed court reporters

A blog by Kramm Court Reporting posted May 23 on JD Supra Business Advisor offers seven tips for newly licensed court reporters to avoid confusion over providing good transcripts. While the blog addresses issues specific to California, the tips could apply to other parts of the country. Read more. … [Continue reading...]

Top 20 app recommendations from NCRA’s Tech Committee

NCRA’s Technology Committee offered the following 20 apps as their favorites for work. From email to receipt management, these apps can keep reporters, captioners, and legal videographers on the go and on the record. DriveMode (Android) Apps that read text messages while driving are easy to find, but DriveMode reads incoming emails and lets drivers reply hands-free. (This is not "AT&T DriveMode.") Recommended by Adam D. Miller, RPR, … [Continue reading...]

In memoriam: Nathaniel Weiss

Nathaniel Weiss, a polymathic court reporter in the New York City courts for 70 years, passed away on Dec. 21, 2015, at the age of 95. Nat won the NSRA Speed Contest three years consecutively (1958-60). He dominated the competition, which included a number of state speed champions. Nat was so good a stenotypist that in winning the 1958 Speed Contest, he made a total of 8 errors on all three takes (220 wpm literary, 2 errors; 230 wpm legal … [Continue reading...]

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Advancements in court reporting technology: Synchronized video depositions

By Todd Mobley As experienced litigators know, there is no substitute for thorough trial preparation. Knowing which details to present, and when to present … [Read More...]

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NCRA submits letter supporting freelance and official court reporters in Arizona

NCRA President Steve Zinone, RPR, submitted a letter on May 20 to the Arizona Supreme Court opposing the proposed petition to amend Rule 30. The … [Read More...]

Order in the court: ‘VatiLeaks’ trial testifies to unique legal process

An article posted on May 12 by the Catholic News Service about the latest “VatiLeaks” trial provides a glimpse inside the Vatican courtroom, including … [Read More...]

Captioning the moment: UTRGV spring grads will see their names on the big screen

An article posted by the Valley Town Crier on May 12 about the spring commencement ceremonies at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley showcases … [Read More...]

Personnel cuts would not allow courts to work

Walter Braud of the 14th Judicial Circuit, Rock Island County [Illinois], addressed officials about a proposed budget that would entail a possible 116 … [Read More...]

NCRA member finds pet buffalo new home

The Denton Record-Chronicle posted an article on May 12 about NCRA member Karen Schoeve’s quest to find a new home for her housebroken pet buffalo, … [Read More...]

Arbitration ground rules may change in California

The California State Senate has passed a pair of bills to make the binding, private arbitration process fairer for California workers and consumers by … [Read More...]

NCRF announces deadline for student scholarship and grant

Nominations are now being accepted by the National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF) for the Student Intern Scholarship and Robert H. Clark … [Read More...]

Delays in court cases lead to class action suit

The Amsterdam News, New York, N.Y., reported on May 10 that several attorneys have filed a class action lawsuit against officials as a result of … [Read More...]

Depositions in Paris

A blog by Suzanne Quinson from Planet Depos offers tips on taking depositions in Paris. JD Supra Business Advisor posted the blog on May 11. Read … [Read More...]

Nuremberg trials court reporter honored

The Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, N.Y., reported on May 11 that the courtroom located at Fort Drum was rededicated in honor of Henry V. Cumoletti, … [Read More...]

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