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Questions to Ask When Hiring a Court Reporter

August 13, 2021 12:20 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Over the course of your legal career, you’ll need to hire a court reporter for various proceedings. Do you know which questions to ask to ensure you’re getting a great one? Since court reporters can have such a huge impact on your case—especially when it comes to preserving a written record for appeal—you need to hire a court reporter who is fast, accurate and reliable. Even if you have established relationships with a few great court reporters, they may not always be available. Here’s what to ask when you need to hire someone new: Licensing and certifications: The first thing... View Article

The Importance of Having a Court Reporter for Your Case

March 2, 2021 11:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s hard to adequately prepare for a case or litigate a trial without a written record. That’s one of the reasons having a court reporter in Phoenix, AZ is so crucial. Today, budget cuts and short staffing means many attorneys have to secure their own court reporter. However, they’re well worth the cost. They create an unbiased, thorough legal record that can help test witness credibility, preserve witness testimony and make a note of all judicial rulings. If your case moves on to trial later or has to be appealed, your transcript is practically worth its weight in gold. Here... View Article

Best Data Security Practices for Court Reporters

December 10, 2020 7:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As a court reporter, you’re privy to a great deal of sensitive, confidential information. Keeping that data and the record secure is one of the most important parts of the job. The National Court Reporters Associations’ Code of Professional Ethics states that court reporters must “preserve the confidentiality and ensure the security of information, oral or written, entrusted to the Member by any of the parties in a proceeding.” This includes work product stored or sent from your devices. Today, most court reporters use digital devices, which means that if the devices are compromised, that sensitive data could be exposed.... View Article

Transcriber vs. Court Reporter: What’s the Difference?

November 19, 2020 1:13 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Court reporters and transcriptionists are both responsible for transcribing spoken word to text. Court reporters, however, are specifically trained to transcribe live court proceedings, while transcriptionists often take dictation. Even the machinery is different—court reporters have their own special keyboards that enable them to type sounds and keep up with proceedings in real time. Here are the major differences between transcription vs. court reporting in Phoenix, AZ: How and where the transcription takes place: As noted above, while both transcribers and court reporters transcribe spoken word to written text, there are major differences in how they do their jobs. Transcribers... View Article

Important Ethical Considerations for Court Reporters

September 22, 2020 10:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Court reporters are a vital part of legal proceedings, which means they have to adhere to high standards of ethics to ensure court reporting integrity in Phoenix, AZ. As impartial court staff, they must produce an accurate and unbiased written transcript of the proceedings. The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) has come up with a code of ethics for all American court reporters. These rules help ensure fair and impartial records are created and preserved. At Bartelt | Nix Reporting, LLC, we require our court reporting staff to adhere to these ethical guidelines. Read on to learn more about ethics... View Article