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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

Some Fun Facts About Court Reporting

November 6, 2019 2:36 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Court reporters have a difficult job: they’re trained to transcribe hundreds of words per minute in real time. This is impressive enough on its own, but when you consider that they’re required to stay focused no matter how interesting the proceedings become—or how dull they happen to be—these professionals can start to seem superhuman. Court reporters play an important function in legal proceedings. They help keep a written record of everything that’s said out loud in court so that the attorneys and judges involved can refer back to it later. While attorneys and judges get most of the credit for... View Article

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