June 2013 Blog Posts (7)

Is "caint" or "kaint" a word?

I recently had a witness say:

 

A. I just woke up and moved too quick and my neck caint.

 

I don't know if it's a word or how it's spelled. Can anyone help?

Added by Crystal on June 27, 2013 at 13:13 — 6 Comments

question about a witness that you can't understand......help!

I was just wondering what a reporter should do if they are in a deposition and you simply can not understand your witness, whether it's due to accent or any other thing that might impare their speech?  This was a question on a test once, and I just didn't know the answer.  I know what I would do, but does anyone know what the "rule" is on this?  I would simply tell the attorneys that I can't understand the witness and that I'm sorry but we can't go forward.  It's my name on the certificate…

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Added by Betsy Schuster on June 27, 2013 at 8:16 — 4 Comments

Do reporters treat scopists fairly?

I am an experienced reporter who has been scoping recently for some heavy-hitter reporters, but I was wondering how the not-so-good reporters treat the scopists that help them.   Please do not name anyone personally, but feel free to vent.

Added by Rachael Louise Hall on June 22, 2013 at 12:50 — 5 Comments

Inaudible response

I had a witness give an inaudible response. Actually, there was no response given at all.

Do I have to put a parenthetical for no response?

Added by Crystal on June 18, 2013 at 21:35 — 4 Comments

Read back parentheticals

What read back parentheticals do you use?

Added by Crystal on June 14, 2013 at 10:19 — 13 Comments

O . . . M . . . G, can you say mortified?!

Editing a job. Sent out two roughs.  Just found this:

". . . it appears right now that anytime soon this dick counsel for defendants may not be . . . "

It's supposed to be:

". . . it appears right now that anytime soon this particular counsel for defendants may not be . . . "

Added by Quyen on June 9, 2013 at 22:01 — 8 Comments

Do you have the Stenograph Metropolitan wheelie bag?

If so, how do you like it?

Added by Susan Magee on June 5, 2013 at 14:52 — 3 Comments

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