Backup Your Files to Avoid Disaster

A house fire is one of the most devastating disasters that can affect a family. Imagining someone’s home, possessions and memories going up in smoke is a horrible, sobering thought….


The Advantages of Exhibeo: A Paperless Exhibit System

The days of court reporters and litigators lugging around heavy binders and shipping large boxes filled with paper documents are over. In the past, it was impressive to perform a…


BAM: Backup Audio Media Guidelines for Court Reporters

Did you know that court reporters may record the audio of a deposition? Technology developed for computer-aided translation (CAT) software allows for the simultaneous digital audio recording of judicial proceedings,…


Picture-in-Picture Video Depositions

There some instances in depositions when a deponent must view and discuss many exhibits. Typically in these situations, legal videographers will zoom in on the exhibit(s) in order to capture…


Photo and Video Evidence: Always Admissible in Court?

Photo and video evidence can be extremely effective in legal proceedings. Potential evidence is everywhere and readily available with the proliferation of surveillance cameras and smartphones in everyone’s pockets. With…


International Court Reporting: This Career Will Take You Places

Court reporting is not always advertised as the most thrilling career. A career in court reporting can be both personally and professionally fulfilling, but individuals looking for adventure do not…


Top 5 Courtroom Movie Scenes

Our culture is endlessly fascinated with courtroom drama. Our legal justice system is the subject of countless great television shows and films. Full of intensity and intrigue, these scenarios wrestle…


How Fast Is the World’s Fastest Court Reporter?

For a court reporter, extreme speed and accuracy are simply part of the job description. For reference, the average person types between 38 and 40 words per minute, and professional…


The First Major Court Decisions in Indiana, the U.S. and the World

Last month, Halloween had us reflecting on the infamous Salem Witch Trials. Now, as Thanksgiving approaches, we’re reminded of the origins of our country and our legal system. This line…


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…