Author Archives: Lynette

Keeping abreast of technology is top of my to-do list! I constantly am on the lookout for new, improved, and enhanced products and software to help me be more productive. upgrade {noun} ~ an occurrence in which one thing is … Continue reading

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GCCRA 2014 Fall Conference Peachtree City, Georgia This past weekend, I was privileged to have been a seminar speaker at the GCCRA 2014 Fall Conference! As a guest speaker for court reporters, I am always filled with a sense of … Continue reading

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As licensed and certified court reporters, it is mandatory to obtain continuing education points.  Of course, there are many benefits, other than licensure retention, for attending learning events. Adding to existing knowledge base aids in our everyday work and transcript … Continue reading

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As court reporters, we have the occasion to upgrade our computers from time to time for various reasons. Perhaps your current computer is slow and sluggish New CAT software demands the upgrade New operating system is available Larger capacity hard … Continue reading

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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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