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Training for Stenography and Training for Total Eclipse Software


I am a working court reporter and also getting into training.

I started my career in 1981.  I have worked as a freelance reporter,

CART Provider, Federal Official Reporter - today I work as a deposition

court reporter and CART Provider.

You can learn about me from my Facebook group.  I have created videos there and share information about court reporting and sharing a day in the life of a court reporter by sharing what the environment looks like and…


Added by Teri C Gibson on October 18, 2018 at 18:00 — No Comments

Grammar and Punctuation: Dependent Clauses and Introductory Words

A dependent clause is a group of words that have a subject and verb, but do not form a complete thought and cannot stand alone. Introductory words change an independent clause (a complete sentence) to a dependent clause. Take the sentence "I ran." There's a subject and verb, but the absence of an introductory word allows it to be an independent clause. If you add an introductory word like "after," you get "After I ran." That's not to say a fragment like that won't ever wind up in a…


Added by Matthew Villegas on September 14, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

Grammar and Punctuation: Subject and Verbs

This is the first of a series of posts I'd like to use to start detailing proper use of grammar and punctuation. It is crucial in our line of work that we know not only how to use grammar and punctuation, but also that we can properly identify the different parts of a sentence. Much like mathematics, grammar builds on itself and assumes you know the basics. If you understand the basics, knowing the correct punctuation and grammar becomes much easier. With that said, let's get…


Added by Matthew Villegas on September 13, 2018 at 14:31 — No Comments

Recycling VHS, VCR's, and old tech

Recently I went fishing in a storage closet in my house to find an item I thought my daughter would enjoy playing with, and found 4 medium sized boxes busting with VHS tapes that I had forgotten about. They are not old movies or family videos, no, they are legal video depositions. Each tape consists of a legal case of some kind being told from the…

Added by Chris on August 23, 2018 at 18:48 — 1 Comment

The Necessary Differences Between Deposition Setups.

The necessary differences between a Legal Video Deposition Set Up and a Court Reporter Deposition Set Up might not seem like a big deal till one realizes the importance of optimum comfort for everyone in the room for the next 2 to 10 hours, give or take.

Comfort is welcomed when one is at work. Court Reporters like to sit at the head of a table so they can see and hear everyone. However, when legal video arrived at the party the set up had to…

Added by Chris on August 23, 2018 at 18:43 — No Comments


Puget Sound Reporting is hiring for court reporters in the Seattle / Tacoma / Olympia area. If you are looking for a firm to work with either full or part-time, we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us either calling us at 253-627-7129 or via emailing…


Added by Angela Anders on August 15, 2018 at 13:29 — No Comments



PLEASE CALL US (831) 649-3110


Added by Jenna Osborn on July 31, 2018 at 16:45 — No Comments

New Mexico needs court reporters!

New Mexico is a great place to work!  It's a lower cost of living and great salary.  We are short-handed and are in need of more great court reporters in New Mexico and will be in greater need next year.  If you are interested in chatting more about making a move to NM, please e-mail Ana at

Added by Ana Maria Gallegos on November 8, 2017 at 5:36 — 4 Comments


Looking for an office person to book jobs, answer phones, print and bind transcripts, make copies,

help attorneys when depositions are being held in the office, etc.

Added by Jenna Osborn on October 31, 2017 at 8:02 — No Comments

Insurance for your equipment/writer

I'm looking for new insurance for my writer/laptop.  I saw the NCRA had sent some information. Does anyone have any recommendations for good and reasonably-priced equipment insurance?  

Thank you.

Added by Stacy Lozano on September 26, 2017 at 22:14 — No Comments

San Joaquin Superior Court is hiring two reporters!!!

Hi Reporters!

San Joaquin County Superior Court is looking for two reporters to join our team.  Deadline for applications is August 21, 2017.  Please check it out!

Added by Tami Brown on August 16, 2017 at 16:12 — No Comments

DigitalCAT scopist

Hello.  I'm looking for a DigitalCAT scopist long term.  Is there anyone available?

Added by Michelle Gonzalez on May 5, 2017 at 8:40 — 4 Comments

Court Reporting Scheduler in San Antonio

If you know anyone looking for a position with a court reporting firm, please send them our way.  We are looking for an experienced court reporting scheduler in San Antonio, Texas.

Contact Lorree Castile

Added by Lorree Castile on March 13, 2017 at 8:02 — No Comments

Brand new self-taught scopist....

Hi all.  I'm brand new to scoping.  I've been transcribing legal court proceedings for five years now, and wanted to try something new.  Are there any court reporters out there who may be willing to work with me on a training basis?  Please email me at  It would be much appreciated.

Added by Eileen Dhondt on January 31, 2017 at 16:59 — 2 Comments


I am a former official living in Redlands, California. I am looking for a trainer for CaseCatalyst. If anyone could recommend anyone, please contact me @ Thanks! Kathy Ferguson

Added by Kathy Ferguson on January 17, 2017 at 11:15 — No Comments

Windows 10 and Windows 7

I just bought a new laptop with Windows 10 - and too late I'm wondering - can Eclipse files written on the laptop be brought into my desktop with Windows 7???? 

Thank you!

Added by Ellen J. Frankovitch on December 4, 2016 at 18:11 — 1 Comment

how do I import an RTF file into Eclipse from Case Catalyst?

I'm trying to have a friend proof for me.  The problem is I am on Case Cat and she is on Eclipse.  I converted the file to an RTF file and my friend hasn't been able to import the job into Eclipse. We are told this should be easy, but when she imports and opens the file it's blank??? 

Does anyone know the steps to importing a file into Eclipse that was created from another software?

Added by Angela Hartsock on October 13, 2016 at 20:07 — 1 Comment

Looking for reporter Sally Wilson, 11399

Hello, does anyone know a reporter Sally Wilson CSR# 11399?  If so, please contact

Added by Barkley Court Reporters on October 11, 2016 at 15:02 — 2 Comments

Has anyone worked for EcoScribe

Has anyone worked for EcoScribe?

Added by Suzanne Stotz on September 15, 2016 at 10:11 — 5 Comments

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