We are very pleased to announce that Tracy Larimore has joined Connor Reporting as a Registered Professional Court Reporter. (more…)
The state of Indiana recently issued some revisions to its notarization laws pertaining to the verification of the truthfulness in the signer.
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.
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.
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.
Having a court reporter is a necessity. It’s important to find a court reporter that’s accurate, fast, reliable, organized, and friendly. It can take some time to find a person who has all of these qualities and works well with you. What do you do if you have to hire a court reporter quickly, though? In some cases, you may not be able to work with your regular court reporter. When that happens, you’ll need to find someone else and usually quickly. Here are some tips for helping you find a quality court reporter.
You often hear entrepreneurs, business gurus and consultants talk of the importance of ethics and integrity in the workplace. While this topic is regularly touched on in professional circles, court reporters don’t as often hear these topics discussed. While it’s important for everyone to work with ethics and integrity in mind, it’s especially true for court reporters.
Think back to your first encounter with quadrilaterals in math class. Remember how a square is always a rhombus, but a rhombus isn’t always a square? A similar rule applies to court reporters and stenographers.
Both court reporters and stenographers produce verbatim transcriptions of legal proceedings, be it in court, for a deposition, or during a business meeting. Despite the apparent congruence between the two professions, court reporters generally have additional duties and more career options outside the courtroom. Thus, a court reporter is always a stenographer, but a stenographer isn’t always a court reporter. In this blog post, we’ll detail the differences between these two legal careers.
Don’t let the moniker fool you. Nowadays a career in court reporting isn’t limited to the courtroom. Court reporting services are in high demand across a variety of industries, meaning that young professionals can create freelance careers in diverse fields. From captioning television programs to providing communication services for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, a strong stenographic skill set can lead to numerous exciting opportunities. In this blog, we’ll explore a few of the most common options for professional court reporters—because not all court reporting positions are identical, but each of them holds an equal place in our hearts.
As we’ve discussed at length in a previous post, Court Reporter Shortage: What This Means for the Industry and for Reporters, the legal and court reporting industries are experiencing a shortage of approximately 5,500 qualified court reporters.