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For Your Enjoyment: The 10 Strangest Indiana Laws

In our recent blog post, we look into the antediluvian legal proceedings of the Salem witch trials. As it turns out, Indiana still has some antiquated laws on the books…

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The Salem Witch Trials: When a Legal System Fails

In this autumnal season, we Americans tend to reflect on our colonial past. Our favorite heart-warming legend is of course the Pilgrim’s Thanksgiving — a story of generosity, community and…

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What’s New for Court Reporting in 2018?

Fall is already upon us, and 2017 is speeding by. As we move toward the end of the year, it is time to start looking ahead to 2018, to anticipate…

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Videoconferencing in Federal Courts: Merits and Challenges

The court system serves to uphold justice, but fulfilling this purpose with finite resources can often be quite challenging. Tight budgets and limited time place serious constraints on what can…

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3 Famous Courtroom Sketches That Sparked Public Controversy

This week, Taylor Swift engaged in a countersuit against ex-radio DJ David Mueller for sexual assault. Swift won this contentious case and was awarded the symbolic $1 in damages she…

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The Veterans History Project: How You Can Contribute

The National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF) and the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) have partnered with the United States Library of Congress in a project to record the personal narratives and histories…

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Court Reporter vs. Legal Transcriptionist: What is the Difference?

Transcription is the process of recording the spoken word as written word. While it may seem to be a straightforward skill, transcription is a versatile ability that can be applied…

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Will Technology Replace Court Reporters?

Workers in almost all industries experience some anxieties when facing the onset of technology — and understandably so. Replacing human jobs with technology has become an increasingly common occurrence and…

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Profile: College of Court Reporting in Valparaiso, Indiana

As discussed in our recent blog post on the Court Reporter Shortage, the court reporting industry needs an influx of new, young professionals. Luckily, the industry boasts many advantages that…

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Court Reporter Shortage: What This Means for the Industry and for Reporters

2017 has seen the onset of the “war for talent.” Recruiters are struggling to find qualified candidates across all industries. Specifically, jobs that require specialized skill sets are suffering these…