Focus on Our Staff: Jessica Benson


In our newest tradition of introducing you to our team of talented reporters, I’d like to tell you about Jessica Benson.  Jessica was born and raised near Houston, Texas and proudly announces that she’s just entered the fourth decade of her life.  She was first introduced to court reporting in the 7th grade through one of her sister’s friends who was [...]

Becoming a Court Stenographer

Becoming a Court Stenographer

Court stenographers, also called court reporters, play an integral part in our nation’s court systems as well as in other events where speech must be recorded word-for-word into written text. Court stenographers use a variety of keystrokes on a stenotype machine in order to record the speech that occurs during trials, depositions, meetings, and other [...]

CART Stenographer [Infographic]

CART copy

CART is an acronym for “Communication Access Realtime Translation.” It involves the converting and displaying of verbatim speech-to-text in realtime to either one person or to an audience. It is usually accomplished by a stenographer, who uses a stenotype machine and computer-aided translation (CAT) software to convert the steno notes into English text. The text [...]

Focus on Our Staff: Deanna Baysinger

Deanna Baysinger Denver court reporter

I’d like to introduce you to Deanna Baysinger.  You may have known her as Deanna Lovelace of Lovelace Court Reporting.  That was the firm she started in 1994 when she began court reporting.  She attended Ferris State University in Michigan and received an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences for court reporting. As soon as she [...]

Interactive Realtime Saves Lawyers Time and Money

Interactive Realtime Saves Lawyers Time and Money

Time is money.  In your legal practice, how much time and money could you save by viewing and interacting with a court reporter’s transcript instantaneously in real time at the very moment the words are keyed into the stenographic machine?  Lots of time.  Lots of money.  How much better could you do your job?  Lots [...]

5 Considerations When Hiring a Court Reporting Firm

hiring a court reporting firm in Denver

When looking for court reporting services, you certainly don’t  want to select a firm based solely on price. Choosing the cheapest option is usually not the wisest choice. In fact, choosing an experienced firm with a good reputation for providing quality services is really more important. It may make the difference for your case. When [...]


core values for court reporters

Some Core Values are pretty general and generic.  Friendliness, courtesy, respect, quality… you’ve seen them. Court reporting firms, however, need to be a bit more specific so you can make a wise decision when you’re putting your clients’ cases in their hands.  Stevens-Koenig is very specific in their core values, and that specificity trickles down [...]

How Deposition Errata Sheets Affect Court Reporters

How Deposition Errata Sheets Affect Court Reporters

Everyone working in the litigation field knows the purpose and uses of an errata sheet to a deposition and the reasons that a deponent is offered the opportunity to “read and sign.”   Rule 30(e) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure states that all deponents are allowed 30 days in which to review their transcript [...]

Flaws in Digital Recording

flaws in digital recording in courtrooms

In many states across the country, the state governments are spending millions of dollars to install digital recording technology in courtrooms. This switch to digital technology is an attempt to save money “in the long run,” but doesn’t come without problems. If digital recordings are made of a trial and someone needs that file transcribed, [...]