Author Archives: Lynette

In the March JCR, I collaborated with Keith Lemons and Sandy VanderPol on the best apps for court reporters using the iPhone/iPad, Android, and Windows 8 platforms. It was amazing to hear from court reporters across the nation regarding their … Continue reading

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It’s Court Reporting & Captioning Week!  Each year the National Court Reporting Association honors the unique professions of court reporting and captioning by showcasing to the public the large impact court reporters have had, and do have, on capturing history … Continue reading

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Backup audio media (BAM) is the term used for any audio recording and can include the audio synchronization tool built into a court reporter’s computer-aided transcription (CAT) software. Below are three best practices related to audio backup: It is the … Continue reading

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Dr. Seuss’ last book, Oh, The Places You’ll Go, a book intended to serve as a guide to help children face life with a positive attitude, is most definitely an inspiration for court reporters as well.  The protagonist in the … Continue reading

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Keeping abreast of technology can be daunting and intimidating at times. Just when you think you have your “groove” and your workflow is flawless, everything can change in the blink of an eye. It happens to everyone sooner or later! … Continue reading

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Covering court proceedings in Tennessee falls to the freelance court reporter at times. Occasionally, I am also called upon to cover preliminary hearings at 201 Poplar in Memphis, a/k/a criminal court. Apprehension: anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant … Continue reading

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The National Court Reporters Association, the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters and broadcast captioners, has announced that February 17-23 has been deemed National Court Reporting and Captioning Week. The awareness week pulls together a nationwide effort to highlight … Continue reading

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This article was written for the Journal of Court Reporting, January 2013 Issue. Productivity is defined as: “the quality, state, or fact of being able to generate, create, enhance, or bring forth goods and services.” As a busy professional, I … Continue reading

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This past weekend, I discovered the popular PBS series, Downton Abbey. My daughter said, “Mom, we are having a Downton Abbey marathon so you can catch up before Season 3 starts.” After viewing 15 hours of this show, I have … Continue reading

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Have you noticed a change in your Facebook News Feed recently? Facebook is constantly making changes and updating its app. It seems hard to keep up at times! I manage TCRA’s Facebook Page, and it seems that some of our … Continue reading

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