Court reporting has been often been viewed as a dead art. Dead?! Not even just a dying art? Nope, dead as a dodo, especially given that stenographers were phased out of English and Welsh courts by 2012 Back in the day, court reporters used to tap away on stenographers, using their special keyboards that don’t contain all 26 letters of the alphabet (what?!) and draw on their own dictionary of shortforms to transcribe court proceedings. For example, in the language of court…
Second Circuit Court of Appeals Extinguishes Municipality’s Tax Lien
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Court Reporting How it Works
How the court reporting machine, stenotype, stenograph machine works, that the court reporter, stenographer, uses.
Chapter 20 Bankruptcy Approved by 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
If you have second mortgage on your home and have already filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy, filing a Chapter 13 is called a Chapter 20.
What a break-up of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals could mean for California
According to a recent article by The Hill, Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake is planning to introduce a law that would break up the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
VICTORY: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rules against Planned Parenthood in Texas case
The court overruled a district court decision that blocked the state from removing the abortion provider's services from Medicaid.
U.S. top court says 2nd mortgages on 'underwater' homes cannot be void
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a win to Bank of America Corp by ruling that a second mortgage on an "underwater" home - one with a mortgage balance exceeding its current value - cannot by voided during bankruptcy.
Inside the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals: How Collegiality Works
When courts write strident dissents that conflict with the majority opinion, some might think there is interpersonal tension among the judges. But that isn’t always so—and disagreement isn’t always a bad thing, US Fourth Circuit Judge Pamela Harris told Law School students recently.
Learn How We Produce Court Reporting Transcripts
This video blog entry provides an overview on how DepoTexas court reporting service produces high quality transcripts for our legal clients
How to WIN BIG in the court room!
Attorney Arnold Reed is a Detroit-based trial lawyer whose impact is felt around the nation. His clients range from Hollywood royalty to prominent politician...
First Circuit Court of Appeals has questions about changes to PROMESA
They examined the consequences of invalidating appointments
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Offers Tips on Appellate Advocacy
I recently attended a CLE presented by Catharina Haynes, the only federal appellate judge with chambers in the Dallas - Fort Worth area. Judge Haynes offered a number of valuable tips on appellate advocacy: 1. The table of contents is often the first part of your brief read by an appellate judge.
Subject of 10-day manhunt appears in circuit court
Three days after his capture and being taken into custody, Joseph Jakubowski, the Janesville man who was the subject of a 10-day manhunt after stealing weapons from a gun store, made his initial appearance in Rock County Circuit Court Monday. Jakubowski's charged with burglary, felony theft, and possession of stolen items. He's also accused of mailing a 161-page manifesto to President Donald Trump
Lessons On Organization From A Court Reporter
By: Sheila Ford – RPR, CRR, CLR Minneapolis, MN: For the last 25 years working as a court reporter I have always done my own taxes. Unfortunately, I was audited this past summer because of an honest mistake. I […]
How Manufacturers Can Win . . . With Mobile
Have you ever misplaced your phone and had someone call it for you? I will admit to having done this a few times. It is usually at the worst possible moment and I have something that really needs to be attended to. The last time I did this, I started to go through a mental list of all the t
Eighth Circuit to Decide Viability of Bringing Class Action Claims Under the ADA
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit will soon be deciding a case that may have important implications on the viability of class actions...
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals: Public Employers with Less Than 20 Employees Are Covered By The ADEA
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) prohibits covered employers from discriminating against employees and applicants who are age 40 or older. All private employers are subject to the ADEA unless they have less than 20 employees. States, and their agencies, instrumentalities and political subdivisions, also fall under the ADEA. However, courts have split on … Continue Reading
Circuit Court docket: May 20
Court action that took place May 20 in Livingston County Circuit Court
What to Write: A Year of Publishing Strategically
A strategic content publishing plan requires knowing your targets' needs and issues — and how you can enter their orbit as a potential problem-solver.
How to Become a Court Reporter
Court reporters — often referred to as stenographers or short hand reporters — are the professionals called upon to ensure that all spoken words and gestures of a proceeding are recorded to produce an accurate transcript. These courtroom professionals, who are often referred to as guardians of the record, must be impartial, responsible, and reliable, and they must be properly educated, trained, and certified to expertly…