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Why do attorneys give reporters a hard time?
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A common peeve among reporters in many forums is attorneys.  Why are attorneys harsh to reporters?  Doesn't law school teach respect and professionalism when requesting readbacks or when asked to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kerry F Jul 24.

 

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Chelsea Adams replied to Abda Laurent's discussion Why do attorneys give reporters a hard time?
"It's so sad to hear about how reporters are treated sometimes! There have been posts here about how to handle when an attorney speaks too quickly because they don't like being told to slow down. But that helps the record come out cleaner,…"
Jul 18
Jacqueline McKone replied to Abda Laurent's discussion Why do attorneys give reporters a hard time?
"The worst is when the attorneys make snide remarks about how much reporters earn.  Sickening!"
Jul 17
Lindsay Pinkham replied to Abda Laurent's discussion Why do attorneys give reporters a hard time?
"One reason is because we are women (most of us).  It's even harder when you're a very young woman.  I find now that I have gray hair, and looking around the table I see that most of the time the attorneys are young enough to be…"
Jul 16
Kellie Zollars replied to Abda Laurent's discussion Why do attorneys give reporters a hard time?
"Hi.  Wish I knew.  Kelli is right about higher end cases, though I've had my share where they think they will just plow through without any breaks.  Court reporters are not covered in law school unless they're lucky…"
Jul 13
Kelli Combs (admin) replied to Abda Laurent's discussion Why do attorneys give reporters a hard time?
"It's certainly a tragedy.  Luckily I work with a lot of high-end professional law firms and I don't have this problem. I think when you deal with the lower end ambulance chasers or not all that high-end work, you come across this…"
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Why do attorneys give reporters a hard time?

A common peeve among reporters in many forums is attorneys.  Why are attorneys harsh to reporters?  Doesn't law school teach respect and professionalism when requesting readbacks or when asked to slow down or repeat something?  Maybe the topic of court reporters isn't covered much in law school?  And why don't they like giving them breaks?  Aren't they hungry too? See More
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"Having another set of eyes is essential to a cleaner transcript.  I'm dedicated to seeking and combating errors with diligence. Allow me to assist you in preparing your job so you can gain the freedom to do what matters most. …"
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"No problem! :)"
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Abda Laurent replied to Christina Boutin's discussion PDF Editing Programs in the group Proofreaders
"Another program would be PDF-XChange Editor.  The free version has most of the normal annotation features you would use, but if you want to flatten the annotations, you must get the Pro version.  The Pro version is $43.50.  To…"
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