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Need your opinion. Our family hasn't been on vacation in years. We need a vacation. We used to go to Cozumel, Mexico and loved it. Is it too dangerous there? Does anybody have any insight? Am I worrying too much?
Is there a list of court reporters available to have people sit out with them? I'm not sure which forum I saw that in, but I'm looking to sit out with someone in Orange County, CA. Any help is much appreciated!
Recently, I responded to a call for an independent court reporter on CSRNation who may reside in Japan or be in Japan on a visit to engage in a deposition in Tokyo. I sent a note to Kelli Combs clarifying the situation in Japan for depositions. I thought I would share this with others on this site.
Japan has a set of specific laws regarding Depositions that everyone must be aware of before deciding to have one in the country. Additionally, to the best of my knowledge, there are no…Continue
I've been a deposition reporter for 23 years, was out of reporting for almost two years, and now am an official for the first time in the courtroom. Let me just say I have great admiration for all of you officials. Holy Cow - the speeds, especially on L&M days. :) I'm also just learning CaseCatalyst. I will be getting training in a few weeks but have a couple bells and whistles I'm concerned about till then.…Continue
I am on Digicat software which does not support electronic signature. Does anyone know how I can apply an electronic signature to my certificate page using a free software? I hear Adobe Acrobat will do the trick, but at a cost of $395.
I am a CR student and am looking at pro writers and laptops. I have a good desktop that I will use at home so only need a laptop that is "good enough" for jobs. Any suggestion on laptop brands? Also, which is preferred, a laptop mic or a writer mic? I'm thinking used writers, possibly a Steno Fusion, and will definitely use CaseCat.
I have endings defined as:
Yet when I write them, occasionally I get them not attaching to the root word, particularly if I pause on that second stroke. Is there anything I can do to get them to attach to the root word even with the pause?
Thanks for your help in advance.
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So the other day, I had to stop the depo bec. there was this very loud beeping noise coming from God only knows where. Oh, yeah, it was me. What's going on? Am I about to crash? Nope. My disk was full and I had to end job soon!!!!
Okay. So I say, I just need a quick second to change out my floppy, at which all the attorneys in the room mocked me for using floppies. So there's one reason to get a new writer.
Second reason - I am on Eclipse and I will be…Continue
I have a brand-new Think Pad with one port for the microphone / headphone.....and I can't get the computer to record from the microphone.....will only record from laptop speakers. I just ordered a USB microphone for $300+, hoping that will solve it. In the meantime, anyone else have this problem and know how to resolve????????????????
I am new to CSR Nation, have been accepting jobs and working for different folks. Have you ever had that gut feeling that you won't get paid for that $1500 job you just labored over and turned in? What recourse do reporters have, short of small claims court, to make sure they are paid for their hard work from the agencies they help out through CSR Nation? How can I find out what agencies are ethical and which are not? Yelp, maybe? Just putting it out there to have an open dialogue with…Continue
I guess it's too much to ask to be paid the approx. $50 owed to me by a certain reporter from LA for scoping. I'm not even getting responses to my e-mails. Initials are L.T-W.
It's been incredibly slow in So. Florida! I had a depo. call in for me today! The attorney said he had to move to cut his monthly expenses because business has been slow. Whenever I complain about not working, my friends ask how it can be true and aren't people sueing, etc. I work for two agencies and both have been very slow!
So my first job as a working reporter is a hearing. I've heard that hearings are generally short, and that's about all I know. What should I expect in a hearing? Is there anything "special" I need to do beforehand to be prepared? Thanks in advance for all your help.
After talking to the prez at CCR and my teacher and financial aid person, here's the plan from now till June:
1. I don't enroll at CCR next semester.
2. I work, work, work, work, (and did I mention work?) on my theory until then.
3. I will have an instructor from CCR helping me.…
I assume this happens more than any of us want to know. I have been taking multiple depositions over the last few months in one case involving multiple defense attorneys. I was asked today by one of the defense attorneys to compromise my invoices to her because - I find out - the group of defense attorneys (whoever gets the complimentary copy of that witness) has been scanning in that transcript and passing it around to…Continue
I am officially out of money for school. After I pay for tuition for next semester, the savings account that I put all my financial aid refunds into will be empty. My husband does not want me to borrow any more money. He is thinking about refinancing the house in order to pay back the loans I have already taken out.
It's been a while. Don't know if anyone is listening or reading. But here's a thought. Instead of my annual rant and rave about the tax man coming, how about I tell you how I keep track of stuff so that when I have to go into the tax man (or THE MAN) as I'll be calling him from here on out (as in don't let the man get you down). Anyhoo, I digress.
So you've got your Depobook. You have your shoebox full of receipts. You've got your mileage written…Continue
Free Wi-Fi, gotta love it. I use it all the time for work. I use it when I get a call from an agency or attorney while I'm out on a job, I didn't get that file, can you re-send it. I use it when I've decided to work remotely, i.e., not from home.
The important word here is "free." I am outraged that the cell phone companies want you to pay $60/month so that you can buy one of those wi-fi cards. Don't do it, I say. There are plenty of places you can get wi-fi for free.…