March 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Doing Depositions in Japan

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…

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Added by Dean Harrington on March 24, 2013 at 22:49 — 12 Comments

Why doesn't my audio sync up with my notes after in-chamber conferences?

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.…

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Added by Sherron Walstad on March 18, 2013 at 12:58 — 7 Comments

Electronic Signature

Hi everyone.

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.

Thanks,  Maura

 

Added by maura johnson on March 15, 2013 at 12:09 — 6 Comments

Writer mic or laptop mic?

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.  

  Gracias!         

Added by Lora Hinch on March 13, 2013 at 9:45 — 3 Comments

Best way to get to work?!

Hello all,

I've posted once before and received very positive feedback. I am a new reporter, I've done about 7 jobs, but I would like to start working more. As of right now I'm working with one firm. I was wondering if you all could give me some advice on how to go about getting on calendar with other firms? I've made a few calls, but it seems to not get me anywhere. All feedback is much appreciated.

Added by Amanda Hall on March 7, 2013 at 9:58 — 4 Comments

Suffix help please

Hi, all.
I have endings defined as:
{Suffix}ing
{Suffix}s
{Suffix}ed

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.

Added by James Batchelor on March 5, 2013 at 5:52 — No Comments

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