Centralizing Court Reporting Needs for an Entire Case

There’s a common misconception that if one party hires a particular court reporting firm for depositions in a case, the opposing party should use a different reporting firm for their depositions. We hear this all the time and it couldn’t be further from the truth.

In fact, in many cases, especially cases that are document intensive or cases with depositions in different cities, it makes more sense for all parties to use the same firm. Doing this can alleviate scheduling headaches, improve logistics, and decrease inefficiencies. Here’s a look at five major advantages of centralizing a case with one court reporting firm.

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Connor Employee Spotlight-Tara Hudson

I was a reporting student at Northern Technical School of Business in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the first time I heard about John E. Connor and Associates.  It was from John Connor’s son, Jim, who was also a student.  While I had my sights set on an officialship, I accepted an invitation to intern in Indianapolis at the Connor firm.  I then returned to school, graduated, and six days later Mr. Connor offered me a position with his firm.  I accepted and began a career that has taught me to strive for excellence and has provided countless opportunities in return.  (more…)

How to Reduce Court Reporter Interruptions

There’s nothing more frustrating than showing up prepped and ready to go for a deposition only to be interrupted repeatedly by a court reporter. Interruptions can disrupt your flow and cause your client to think less of you. It’s a common complaint of many attorneys, and while finding the right court reporter will go a long way towards reducing or eliminating the number of times you’re interrupted, it still may happen.  (more…)

Court Reporters: Freelance vs. Official

Considering the current demand for court reporting services, it’s a great time to be a seasoned stenographer or an enthusiastic beginner looking to break into the industry. As such, Connor Reporting wants to advocate for young reporters and educate them on the many opportunities available for court reporting professionals. In this blog post, we’ll examine the differences between the two types of court reporters: freelance and official.  (more…)

Connor Employee Spotlight-Tamara J. Brown

My start in the legal field goes all the way back to high school, which had a program available for high school seniors to attend class in the mornings and join the workforce in the afternoons, which as it turns out, was a small law firm in Columbus, Indiana. Soon after graduation, my husband got stationed in Florida with the Navy, and I joined another law firm in Orlando, and worked there and went to school at nights to learn court reporting.  I actually had to be persuaded to do it by a coworker at the time who wanted a partner. I didn’t think I’d like it. She dropped out, but I stayed the course.  And I am very glad that I did!

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New Connor Reporter Spotlight-Tracy Larimore

We are very pleased to announce that Tracy Larimore has joined Connor Reporting as a Registered Professional Court Reporter.  (more…)

Are You Aware of the Recent Notary Law Changes?

The state of Indiana recently issued some revisions to its notarization laws pertaining to the verification of the truthfulness in the signer.

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Connor Employee Spotlight-Greg Dupuis

Originally from Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, I became a “Hoosier” in 1972 at the invitation of Anton (Tony) Hulman, Jr.  After having worked on Mr. Hulman’s yacht based out of Florida, he generously offered me the opportunity to come to Indiana to work in radio and television stations in Terre Haute. My experience in broadcasting there consisted of doing radio DJ work and all phases of directing and/or producing local TV shows, newscasts, commercials, and program promotions.

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A Guide to Voice Writing

Voice writing emerged alongside Horace Webb’s introduction of the stenomask in the mid-1940s. Over half a century later, following substantial advancements in voice recognition technology and digital recording systems, this reporting technique is back in vogue. In this blog post, we’ll outline the technologies and processes of voice writing and explore how the roles of voice reporters and stenographers differ.

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Connor Employee Spotlight-Amy Doman

My father, John Nixon, PE, works as an expert witness in the field of aeronautics.  So when I demonstrated an interest after the local court reporting college came to visit my high school, he was on board.  In 1991, I started working in Memphis, Tennessee, and was fortunate to work with reporters who were highly skilled and excited to pass along their wisdom to a young reporter.  In Tennessee, there were no official reporters in the court system.  So when our clients were headed to court, we went with them.  I am grateful for this time in my career for the opportunity to work with a case from deposition to trial.  It gave me insight into what happens to my transcript after it leaves my hands.

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