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Why Court Records Are Important Public Records

October 25, 2019 10:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Court reporting records in Phoenix, AZ are formed in real time and reflect a witness’ or party’s actual statement. There is no doubt that they are a vital part of court records. The Freedom of Information Act and various state information acts made these records public to encourage transparency and accountability. Here are four reasons why this is important and a vital part of our democratic system of government: Accountability: A secretive justice system is likely to be an ineffective one. There would be no deterrent effect in fair criminal sentences, but also no accountability if rulings are not in... View Article


The Court Reporter’s Role in Wrongful Termination Depositions

October 11, 2019 10:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The relatively recent spate of right-to-work laws has actually had a surprising effect on wrongful termination cases by increasing rather than reducing their number. Basically, by not being required to state specific reasons for termination, former employees find it easier to make discrimination claims. This often means court reporters are endlessly busy with workplace depositions in Phoenix, AZ. This is an important role, and here are five elements that define it: Accurately document company policy: A company’s policy is often the foundation of a wrongful termination defense. Employees may argue discrimination or ill treatment, but many employers argue that the... View Article


Why Should I Consider Recording My Arbitration?

September 21, 2019 2:16 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Not all legal proceedings require court reporters—but maybe they should. Court reporters are highly trained professionals who are sworn to provide a true, accurate and precise record of proceedings, including arbitrations. Arbitrations don’t require court reporters, and one will not be appointed to your case, but the smart lawyer will make sure they have a court reporter available. Why? Human memory is faulty, and notes taken during the proceedings are no substitute for a verbatim written record of everything that was said. In addition to making sure there’s clarity during the actual proceedings, it can help in case the parties... View Article


The Different Types of Court Reporter Certifications

September 7, 2019 2:16 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Court reporters are an important part of the legal process. They are highly trained stenographers who transcribe court proceedings verbatim. This includes depositions, arbitrations and jury trials. Their records are relied upon during a case as a true and accurate portrayal of the proceedings, and can be entered into evidence—so it’s important to not only pick a skilled court reporter, but also make sure that you’ve chosen a reporter with the right kind of court reporting certification in Phoenix, AZ for your needs. Education and Training The training requirements for a court reporter vary, depending on their specialization. On average,... View Article


Accurate and Timely Transcript Delivery in Phoenix, AZ

August 19, 2019 10:27 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Attorneys and other officials count on accurate and timely transcript delivery in Phoenix, AZ for their proceedings. A transcript isn’t worth having if it isn’t completely accurate. It’s also unhelpful if it is not delivered in a timely manner. So how can services that provide transcript delivery in Phoenix, AZ ensure these qualities? The service must exhibit several characteristics: Intensive training: Court reporters must be properly trained to produce accurate transcript delivery in Phoenix, AZ. They must have a strong grasp of the English language, the software they must use and court proceedings. This combination of skills creates a reporter... View Article