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Court Reporting and Deposition Ethics

January 29, 2020 12:35 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Any attorney worth their salt remembers the MPRE and the legions of ethical rules placed upon practicing lawyers. Attorneys have a duty to follow the legal profession’s standards, or risk jeopardizing their cases, clients and careers. Part of this duty includes creating and maintaining proper records of courtroom procedures, when necessary—such as hiring court reporters for legal depositions in Phoenix, AZ. While not strictly required, it’s the best way to ensure a fair and accurate legal record of the fact-finding procedure. Court reporter ethics As a court reporter, your primary responsibility is to create and protect a fair and accurate... View Article

The Future of Court Reporting

January 15, 2020 12:35 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The job of the court reporter has always been to quickly and accurately transcribe a record of legal proceedings, no matter how many people are talking at the same time—or how fast—and swear to its accuracy to the best of the reporter’s knowledge. That’s a lot of pressure, and as technology advances, many people are wondering if we can do away with court reporters altogether. The short answer, is “not yet.” Despite the advances of real-time transcription and voice-to-text technology, tech is not interfering with court reporting careers in Phoenix, AZ. Court reporting in the past Court reporting has been... View Article

Secrets Revealed: How Court Reporters Type So Fast

December 26, 2019 8:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’ve ever watched courtroom proceedings, either in person or on television, you might have wondered just how court reporters can type as fast as the people talking. Like a tennis match, an examination involves two major players, but the stakes are often far higher. How does anyone keep up with the speed and technicality of the proceedings without sacrificing accuracy? Are they superhuman? The answer is both simpler and more complex than you’d think: court reporters are trained on highly specialized machines that cut down on typing out full words in favor of sounds. If that all sounds Greek... View Article

What Not to Do During a Video Deposition

December 12, 2019 8:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As an advocate, your professionalism doesn’t just stop at motions, transcripts and words on a page. To be a truly trusted attorney, you need to ensure that not only is your written and courtroom work beyond reproach, but also that your professional attitude at all stages of the proceedings is kept to a similarly high standard. It’s all too obvious when an attorney is playing nice in front of a jury, but chose to be belligerent or condescending in a video-based legal deposition in Phoenix, AZ. Not only does that affect a judge’s and jury’s sense of your trustworthiness, but... View Article

Using Zoom for Video Depositions

November 20, 2019 2:36 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Videoconferencing technology is a huge boon to the modern legal practice. Not only is it great for attorneys who need to work remotely, but it can also be used for video depositions, eliminating the need for clients or attorneys to travel as often. Although it’s always preferable to have a witness in the room for your deposition, clients and witnesses appreciate not having to schedule additional travel. Having a live video and audio feed is incredibly useful for everyone involved. At Bartelt | Nix Reporting, LLC, we love to work with videoconferencing clients. Our goal is to embrace technology and... View Article