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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…

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5 of the Most Famous Court Cases in US History

Our culture has a fascination with litigation, particularly litigation involving contention, controversy, tragedy or celebrities. Such legal cases shake our society by disrupting our news cycles, creeping into our small…

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5 of the Most Expensive Court Cases in US History

Complaints about litigation costs have likely existed for as long as litigation itself. The fact remains: legal disputes, whether commercial or civil, are expensive.  Countless factors influence cost, and the…

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Are Cameras Allowed in Courtrooms?

Our world seems to have surrendered to photo-documentation of nearly every second of every day. People walk around with cameras in their pockets ready to record at any moment. Our…