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Director of Business Development for Depo International Serving as Speaker at NALS National Conference

The National Association for Legal Professionals is hosting their National Conference in Norfolk, Virginia. This will be the 66th NALS National Conference. It will take place between October 4th and 7th.  Depo International’s DeAnne Brooks will be speaking at the event about “Creating a Culture of Gratitude in the Workplace”. Maintaining a grateful attitude is an […]

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The Human Factor of Court Reporting

Seems simple enough. Bring lawyers, witnesses, defendant, judge, and court reporter together and try a case. But some things aren’t that simple. To save the cost of salary and benefits, some courts are allowing cases to be recorded without the presence of a court reporter. The recording is then handed off to a reporter or […]

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What does a closed captioner do?

Some days I just want to watch television like it’s my job. Guess what? For Minneapolis court reporters trained in closed captioning, that’s exactly what they can do! As a closed captioner, you can transcribe any live event in real time including television shows. It takes additional training to get to the required level of […]

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Social Media Tips for Court Reporters

Have you ever wanted to rant about a client or post juicy gossip about a witness you just met? It’s happened to a lot of us but we recommend resisting the urge to share confidential or otherwise negative information online. When it comes to social media tips for court reporters, we recommend calling a trusted […]

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Court Reporter Shortage

While technology in the courtroom is changing at a rather fast pace, it’s not without concerns about the upcoming court reporter shortage. This is one industry where we still have the human factor. It is estimated that the demand for court reporters will outpace the supply especially in the next five years as more than […]

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News from the National Court Reporters Association

National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) Discusses Captioning When do you think that broadcasting captions first appeared – and for what purpose? The NCRA provides that info, plus plenty more, besides. The answers: 1972 for The French Chef with Julia Child. These captions were “open,” which meant that they could not be turned off. The following […]

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Beware: Deposition Court Reporting Scams Online

Deposition Court Reporting Scams Online Unscrupulous people find all sorts of ways to scam the unsuspecting – and this is true both offline and on. In a Snopes report most recently updated in 2015, the following scam was explained. Scammers emailed notices that claimed the receiver was scheduled to appear for a hearing and must […]

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