5 Tips for Offering an Effective Closing Argument

As court reporters, we have sat through many court cases, and we have heard many different closing statements from many different attorneys. Let’s just say, that some closing arguments have been effective, and some have not… The closing statement is the most important part of an entire court case. It is going to

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3 Tips to Help Your Deposition Reporter

When you are in a deposition, it is vital that you have an accurate transcript. We want to help you build a strong case, so helping us can actually help you. It is likely that what is said in that deposition will be used in court, so it needs to be absolutely

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FAQ’s About Your Deposition Court Reporter

FAQ’s About Your Deposition Court Reporter Answered Look at some of these common questions that we hear about court reporters. How Do Court Reporter Keyboards Work? We all know that court reporter keyboards are different than standard keyboards. We have actually already done a blog on this. Basically, when court reporters are

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Depositions 101: What You Need To Know

Are you nervous about your upcoming deposition? Or perhaps you know someone who is going to a deposition and are looking for answers. No matter the reason, we are here to help you understand what a deposition is, why it’s important and why you shouldn’t be nervous about it. It may sound

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3 Features of a Reliable Court Reporting Agency

When you want to use a court reporting agency to hire a court reporter, there are a number of things that you need to think about. You want to choose the best agency so that they can meet your needs. An unreliable agency can be a headache. It is important to use

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3 Habits of Attorneys That Can Ruin a Deposition Transcript

When you are questioning during a deposition, you want the transcript to be as clear as possible. Your transcript may be used in court which means that it needs to be easy to understand. Your deposition court reporter needs to take down everything said in the deposition word for word. This transcript may

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4 Tips to Become a Client-Wise Lawyer

Lawyers often have mental checklists of what they need to be a good lawyer. Some of the traits include: Legal Knowledge Public Speaking Skills Research Skills Self-Teaching Creativity While these more technical traits are vitally important for any lawyer’s success, our years of court reporting have taught us that one trait makes

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Feeling Stressed? How Lawyers Can Avoid Burnout

Everyone knows that lawyers have a stressful profession. It is astounding how many attorneys leave the profession. The ABA did a longitudinal study that was published last year that showed that about 24% of attorneys that passed the bar in 2000 were not practicing by 2012. Many attorneys argue that the main

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How to Prepare Your Client For Their Deposition

We know that you have the experience and knowledge to handle any deposition, but you need to remember that this is the first time your client or witness has been in a deposition. There is quite a bit of stress on them, and as the attorney, it is part of your job

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