2019 Summer Survival Kit

The Indiana summer we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived! With a 10-day wet spell last month and continued stormy, temperamental weather, our old friend “Summer” didn’t seem to arrive until after the Fourth of July. The sun-less weeks are certainly over now, though, and the sun is compensating for its June days spent behind the clouds. Before heading outside to enjoy the rays, here are five things to include in your Summer Survival Kit:

Veritext Legal Solutions Expands Support of Court Reporting Education

Company continues its efforts to advance the profession, helping introduce stenography to a new generation of reporters and provide education in partnership with accredited colleges 

Veritext Legal Solutions, the leader in deposition and litigation support solutions, announces its expanded support of court reporter educational programs. As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to grow the profession, Veritext partners with accredited schools and programs to provide introductory classes, theory and speed-building to students interested in exploring the career and learning to be a court reporter.  (more…)

What to Know About Shorthand, Court Reporting

Shorthand reporters have traditionally been recognized as the guardians of the record. As technology continues to advance, digital recording has taken over court recording. As digital recording increases in popularity, shorthand court reporting continues to decline.  (more…)

Keys to Successful Video Conferencing with Your Court Reporting Agency

As technology advances, so does our ability to connect remotely. One of the best, and most popular, uses of technology is video conferencing. Although many of us enjoy video conferencing for personal chats, it can also be a very effective tool in court. Save the time and money of long travels by connecting via video conferencing instead. Through our experience at Connor Reporting, we offer some tips and protocols to follow when using video conferencing.  (more…)

Five Fast Facts About the Indy 500

Everybody’s heard about the Indianapolis 500, and you are probably excited for the upcoming event, but how much do we actually know about it? There are plenty of stories and fun facts to tell about the Indy 500, and those listed here are just a handful!  (more…)

Connor Employee Spotlight-Diane Zeyen, RPR

It was the end of my sophomore year at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (SIU), and I was going home for the summer. I was still struggling with what I really wanted to do in life, but since I had to select classes for the next semester, I chose accounting.  (more…)

March Madness: More than a Betting Pool

March Madness isn’t just about college basketball and brackets. It’s a cultural phenomenon that involves millions of people betting on their ability to predict the outcome of every NCAA game in the March Madness tournaments, usually through small-stakes betting pools set up in their offices. It doesn’t require an encyclopedic knowledge of players’ personal statistics, the teams involved, or even—surprisingly—the sport itself. One of the running jokes of March Madness lore is that the office bracket pool winner is, often enough, the person in the office who knows the least about college basketball.


Easter Basket Stuffers Your Kids Will Love

Easter is just around the corner, and if you’ve got little ones, you may be looking for fun and entertaining gift ideas for Easter baskets that aren’t candy or otherwise sugar-laden. Though everyone likes a little candy on Easter, too much is … well, too much, and it’s always good to encourage healthy eating habits in our kids.

Not to worry—the following lists of items contain Easter basket stuffer ideas for kids up to age 10, and there’s sure to be something your child or children will love.


Connor Employee Spotlight-Craig Williams, RPR, CMRS, CLVS, RSA

I was drawn to this profession after a conversation with an old family friend who was a pen writer working as an official and typed his transcripts on a manual typewriter. Struggling to pick a major in college and after recently getting married, he asked if I’d ever played the piano and had strong English skills.  (more…)

Indiana Rules of Trial Procedures

The Indiana Rules of Trial Procedures are the rules that govern the procedure and practice of every courtroom in Indiana. These guidelines help ensure a fair and speedy trial in all civil action cases and help promote justice across the state. That way, there are no differences within different cities or counties in the state of Indiana.