2016 Excitement: Building On The Past, Moving To The Future

2016 is just around the corner now and many of us are left wondering what happened to 2015. Each year seems to go by faster leaving us realizing that we’re a year older, but looking back on so many special moments that the year included.  I personally married off a daughter and now have the [...]

Clarifying Your Record (Sounds and Gestures)

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Pow. Kaboom. Vroom. Pop. What do all these words have in common? They all fall into the onomatopoeia category. “What’s onomatopoeia,” you may ask? Onomatopoeia are words that rely on a picture to make them more understandable. They are sounds that witnesses make to describe a car zooming by or a gunshot that they heard. [...]

7 Video Deposition Best Practices

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Can You See It? YES, YOU CAN! Videography is a valuable tool in the deposition toolbox. Video testimony can strengthen a case and is sometimes necessary during an actual trial should a key witness not be able to appear in person. Non-Verbals Impact Interpretation The jury will get a better idea about the demeanor of [...]

Things You Should (and Shouldn’t) Expect From Your Court Reporter

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The Colorado Women’s Bar Association recently asked me to submit a “best practices” type article for their Autumn issue of The Advocate. The following is a copy of the article that was published this month, titled “Things You Should (and Shouldn’t) Expect From Your Court Reporter,” found on page 9 of the publication. I hope the [...]

Lead Like a Girl

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Thanksgiving is fast approaching! There are pumpkin spice lattes and warm apple cider at every corner. November is a great time to reflect on all our amazing blessings. Listing everything I’m thankful for would take up more than a year’s worth of posts, so I’ll zero in on my gratitude for being a woman business [...]

Choose Your Words Wisely

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As court reporters, we spend the majority of our time diligently capturing the words of witnesses and counsel during depositions. Over the years, we’ve identified a list of commonly misused words that seem to have worked their way into many people’s vocabulary. Since witnesses represent a large cross-section of the population coming from a wide [...]

Don’t Let Bad Questions Tarnish Your Record

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As certified reporters, we spend a vast amount of time capturing the record in a wide range of cases. One detail that always makes us raise an eyebrow is the frequency with which witnesses are asked poorly worded questions, then proceed to answer without asking for clarification. It can be a dangerous trap. Poorly asked [...]

Neutral Meeting Space Improves Litigation Efficiency

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When it’s time to schedule an upcoming deposition, avoid the temptation to host at your law firm. You’re in the business of representing your client, your paralegal is busy preparing other details of the deposition and neither of you are in the business of event planning and hosting. Here are some key reasons to seek [...]

5 Tips To Ensure Timely Delivery of Your Deposition

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Time is ticking, and your client is counting on you for the best representation possible. One way to streamline your case flow is to make sure that the deposition transcripts arrive in a timely manner. While you rely on your court reporting firm for the actual delivery, there are some steps you can take to [...]