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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…