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Understanding the Power of Video Depositions

April 3, 2019 9:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In an age where cameras are everywhere, it may not be a surprise that they are commonplace in courtrooms across the country. One way video is used in court proceedings is for depositions, or oral statements a witness makes under oath. Depositions are a key part of the legal process, and more are being recorded offsite on video, rather than simply in the courtroom via a stenographer. So why would lawyers use video depositions in Phoenix, AZ? Read on for more information: The power of the moving image: One thing many lawyers try to do during a trial is discredit... View Article

Witnesses and Social Media: A Potentially Damaging Combination

March 25, 2019 5:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If attorneys had their way, their clients and witnesses would never use social media of any kind—it would make their jobs significantly easier. However, the reality is that Facebook has nearly 2 billion active users, and Twitter processes nearly 340 million tweets per day. What is particularly dangerous about social media postings is that they are much more permanent than a phone call or a comment made in person, and can easily be made public. Anyone involved in ongoing legal matters, including witnesses, must be careful about what they post on their social media platforms, as any information they share... View Article

Why Punctuation Matters in Court Reporting in Phoenix, AZ

March 11, 2019 5:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As you are likely aware, accuracy in court reporting isn’t just important—it’s mandatory. This goes for everything from the words said by a person in a court setting to the punctuation used in a sentence. As tempting as it can be to try to correct the grammar in transcriptions, everything must remain exactly as the person spoke it. Here’s some information about the importance of punctuation in court reporting in Phoenix, AZ. Navigating the challenges of written versus verbal communication One of the many difficult aspects of a court reporter’s job is figuring out how to accurately transcribe exactly what’s... View Article

Frequently Asked Questions of Legal Transcriptionists

February 21, 2019 12:55 am Published by Leave your thoughts

At Bartelt | Nix Reporting, LLC, we are pleased to provide our legal transcription services in Phoenix, AZ for a wide variety of legal processes, including depositions, court hearings, trials and more. We frequently have potential clients call in to ask about our services, and for this reason we have compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions our legal transcriptionists receive. Here are the answers to a few of those questions. Q: Do your transcriptionists understand legal jargon? Yes, our transcriptionists have a significant amount of experience in a wide variety of court cases and practice... View Article

Tips to Help You Prepare for Interpreted Depositions

February 7, 2019 12:55 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Occasionally it is necessary for court officials to bring in language interpreters and translators into legal depositions. This most commonly occurs when the person being deposed either does not speak English or speaks very limited English as a second language and is more comfortable speaking in their native language. If you are called in to serve as an interpreter for a legal deposition in Phoenix, AZ, here are some tips that can help you get through it smoothly: Prepare: Before you head to the courtroom (or wherever the deposition is taking place), make sure you take some time to learn... View Article