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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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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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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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Every court reporter remembers their first official deposition or court hearing — I certainly do! My first employer assured me she would not send me out alone to a deposition until I was ready. And, being a 20-year-old newbie, I … Continue reading

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According to Wikipedia, an email signature is defined as: “An e-mail signature is a block of text appended to the end of an e-mail message often containing the sender’s name, address, phone number, disclaimer or other contact information.” There are … Continue reading

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Court reporters are always searching for ways to produce transcripts faster and more efficiently. How technology has changed since my first days out of reporting school! Remember having your library stocked with dictionaries, Roget’s Thesaurus, medical phrase books, maps, telephone … Continue reading

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The Internet today is far more than a PC-based resource. Smartphones and tablets are surging in the marketplace and giving consumers more flexible options for obtaining and receiving their information on the go. According to Nielsen’s projections last year, it … Continue reading

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