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  • Focus On Our Staff – Meet Bonnie!

    This blog is an easy one for me, not because I’ve known Bonnie for very long, but because she’s just a genuinely easy person to like and be around. She always has a smile on her face and heads out to each deposition or trial......

  • Welcome To Our New Website!

    Welcome to the new Stevens-Koenig Reporting website! We’re excited to share our new place here on the “interwebs” with you. The purpose of the redesign for the site really was all about you – the user. Our goal was to design a site that was......

  • 4 Steps For Legal Professionals to Stay Safe in Today’s Cyber World

    4 Steps for Legal Professionals to Stay Safe in Today’s Cyber World By Judy Stevens In the cyber world of business, they say there are three types of companies: Those that have been hacked, those that are about to get hacked, and those who......

  • A Lesson in Gratitude on the High Seas

    For our anniversary this year, my husband surprised me with a 15-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean. I knew it would be elegant and relaxing, but what I didn’t realize is that it would also be educational. Sure, they have classes on the ship......

  • Press Release: Stevens-Koenig Reporting Acquires Carpenter Reporting

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Stevens-Koenig Reporting, Denver-based court reporting firm, announces their acquisition of Carpenter Reporting, one of Denver’s premier court reporting firms. “We’re so pleased about both the acquisition of Carpenter Reporting and having Bonnie Carpenter join our team o...

  • Focus On Our Staff – Claudia Booton

    When I set the monthly goal for myself of writing an article on each of our reporters, it seemed like such an easy task. However, the months this year are just flying by (faster than any in past years it seems), and when I......

  • Organizational Steps to Prepare for Your First Trial

    One of the most critical aspects of preparing for your first trial is getting organized. In order to be able to present your case to the judge or jury in a competent and clear manner, organization is key. A trial lawyer must appear fully......

  • How to Prepare Your Client for a Video Deposition

    Attorneys are painfully aware that the wrong answer in a video deposition, or even a poor demeanor and wardrobe, can literally destroy a case. That is why it is so important for the lawyer to fully prepare the client for what is about to......

  • How Videotaping a Deposition Can Assist in Trial Preparation

    The use of video deposition testimony at trial has been developing dramatically since its introduction decades ago. Over the years, video deposition technology has changed considerably and has now even developed into a very useful and efficient process of synchronized video-deposition testimony. Wan...

  • 5 Ways to Make Sure Your Interpreted Deposition Is Accurate and Useful

    Because it’s so important in depositions that all parties understand the questions asked and the answers given, there are going to be times when an interpreter is necessary when deposing someone who doesn’t speak English.  There are interpreters who are very well trained in......

  • 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 report...

  • 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......

  • CART Captioning

    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 (...

  • 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......

  • Focus on Our Staff – Deanna Baysinger

    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......

  • 5 Considerations When Hiring a Court Reporting Firm

    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......

  • 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......

  • Core Values Say Who You Are

    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......

  • Flaws in Digital Recording

    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......

  • Realtime Reporting and Court Reporters’ Dictionaries

    Ever wonder how realtime reporting works? Here is a quick overview of the equipment and software court reporters must use in order to be effective and efficient at realtime reporting....

  • “Schooling” Our Clients

    It’s always a good day when you can teach your clients a thing or two! Here’s the scenario:  Mr. Attorney walks in the door for a video-conferenced deposition.  Deposition goes beautifully and runs into the night because we’re connecting with India and had to......

  • What is Stenography? 

    Shorthand allows court reporters—also called stenographers—to accurately and quickly record the conversations in depositions, trials, and meetings. Shorthand is an abbreviated writing technique, and it helps reporters write or type notes in a very fast and efficient manner. Think about how quick...

  • 3 Great Benefits of being a Court Reporter

    The court reporter’s profession is often misunderstood. Some people may view the job as rote and routine.  However, this is not true! While working on different types of assignments and legal proceedings, court reporters are often presented with new and different adventures every day.......

  • Freelance Versus Official Court Reporter

    When people picture a court reporter, they often think of the individuals who sit in courtrooms and type on When people picture a court reporter, they often think of the individuals who sit in courtrooms and type on those stenotype machines. However, did you......

  • A Brief History of Court Reporting & Shorthand – Infographic

    Court reporting has a rich and long history. In fact, modern court reporters can trace their history back to ancient scribes. These scribes performed a similar role to court reporters and were used to capture and record the speeches of public figures, leaders, and......

  • Court Reporters: Not Limited to the Courtroom

    When most people think about court reporters, they often picture a professional individual quietly typing on a stenotype machine in a courtroom. However, due to the court reporter’s ability to accurately and quickly transcribe the spoken word into written information, this profession has had......

  • Court Reporters & the Integrity of the Judicial System

    Whether it’s a deposition, hearing, or trial, court reporters are relied on to produce accurate and unbiased official records. This impartiality and attention to detail is key to upholding the integrity of the legal system. Someone’s life and or livelihood may be at stake......

  • 5 REASONS YOU SHOULD HIRE A PRIVATE COURT REPORTER FOR YOUR TRIAL

    As litigation attorneys know, many of the courts in Colorado are no longer providing court reporters for civil trials, hearings and conferences.  Some courtrooms have audio recording equipment that is considered the “official record.”   Though the modern equipment is usually very good and, ...

  • Hiring a Court Reporter? Look for these Characteristics

    When looking to hire a court reporter in Denver, you want to find someone who is professional, reputable, and qualified. Not all court reporters have the same set of qualifications, skills, and experience. Not hiring the properly qualified and skilled court reporter could jeopardize......

  • Excellence in Court Reporting and Video Conferencing – Worldwide Branding

    On January 11, 2017, Judy Stevens, CEO and President of Stevens-Koenig Reporting in Denver, CO, was recognized by Worldwide Branding for her dedication, leadership, and excellence in court reporting and videoconferencing. Worldwide Branding has added Ms. Stevens to their distinguished Registry of E...

  • Video Conferencing – A Time-Saving Deposition Option

    It’s predicted to be 10 degrees in Denver on the day you’re supposed to fly to Milwaukee for a four-hour deposition.  You’re going there because you want to see the deponent, analyze their demeanor, their body language, their fidgeting or lack thereof.  However, the......

  • The Power of Synchronized Video Depositions

    Videotaping a deposition can be very valuable. Unlike a written transcript, a video will capture much more than what was said. Video depositions capture a witness’s body language such as facial expressions and posture. They even record a witness’s tone of voice. Such details are......

  • Tips for Setting Up a Successful Videoconferenced Deposition

      Sometimes a witness lives in a different city or state and cannot make it to a specific location for a deposition. Traveling, of course, can be very expensive, stressful, and time-consuming for a witness and for counsel. Fortunately, with advancements in technology, we......

  • Lead Like a Girl

    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......

  • When Should a Court Reporter Hire a Bookkeeper or an Accountant?

    As a freelance court reporter, your freelance work is essentially a small business. You go out and find your own work, and you are responsible for managing your own finances.  In the beginning of your freelance career, you may be able to track all......

  • Organizing Court Reporting Expense Receipts for Tax Time

    As a freelance court reporter, you’re in full control of your financial situation.  This means you’re responsible for paying your own taxes every year.  Filing your taxes is not a difficult task as long as you understand what records you should be keeping throughout......

  • How to Choose a Community Service Organization for Your Law Firm to Support

    Being involved in a community service organization can be a very rewarding but confusing process for law firms, but finding a successful match may result in a long-term partnership, potentially benefiting both parties. Choose the wrong organization, and it might just turn out to......

  • Steps to Choosing Case Management Software for Your Law Firm

    Many small and mid-sized law firms are contemplating the switch to using case management software. These technologies can be a great benefit in managing cases, clients and firm matters. If you have made the decision to move to case management software, now comes the......

  • 9 Legal Technology Blogs You Don’t Want to Miss

    Technology touches every industry. And law is no exception. But as a busy attorney, how are you supposed to keep up on all of the new gadgets and software available? Thankfully, there are other attorneys and legal professionals writing about the latest trends, issues......

  • 6 Benefits of Legal Case Management Software

    Case management software (CMS) can help a law firm manage cases, clients and firm matters. While CMS has been around for some time, many law firms still are not yet using this tool.  The trend continues that more and more law firms are finally......

  • 6 Resources for Using Video Testimony for Trial Purposes

    Video depositions can be a great tool for the litigating attorney.  More and more attorneys understand the advantages they can provide such as showing the demeanor of a witness or capturing an expert’s testimony who is not able to attend the trial in person. ......

  • Advantages of Cloud Computing Hosted Services for Law Firms

    Everyone is talking about the “cloud” these days. Most of the larger court reporting agencies have either already made the switch or are in the processing making the switch to the cloud for many of our in-house processes. Repository access for obtaining your copy......

  • 7 iPad Apps for Attorneys

    iPads are quickly becoming an indispensable tool in the legal arena.  More and more attorneys are using their iPads during trials and depositions every day.  After you make sure your iPad data is secure and start using it, you’ll probably start looking into what apps you would like......

  • Humble Beginnings to Award Winning Growth

    This blog will be a bit “out of the box” for me and probably only one of its kind.  I prefer writing informational blogs, things that might help you with some task during your day.   But last month, I was proud and humbled when......

  • Humble Beginnings to Award Winning Growth

    This blog will be a bit “out of the box” for me and probably only one of its kind.  I prefer writing informational blogs, things that might help you with some task during your day.   But last month, I was proud and humbled when......

  • 4 Easy Ways Attorneys Can Secure iPad Data

    In the internet age, securing data has become a high priority for law firms. When it comes to computers and equipment, most law firms have policies for locking and securing computers and laptops when not in use.  But how about your iPad?  Considering the......

  • 3 Additional Ways Attorneys Can Use Videoconferencing to Save Time and Money

    Videoconferencing is now convenient and affordable due to the advancement of technology.  There are several ways, outside of the traditional out-of-state deposition setting, to use videoconferencing to your advantage.  We’ve taken a look at some of these uses and want to share them with......

  • Colorado Legal Technology: Streaming Realtime Video and Transcription

    Streaming Realtime Video and Transcription:  Definition:  The term for transcription by court reporters to deliver computer text, audio and video of speech within seconds of the words being spoken. Realtime used to be transmitted by text only. Technology advancements now allow realtime transcripti...

  • Is Your Court Reporter Providing a VERBATIM Transcript?

    I recently received a phone call from an attorney with whom we had worked only a few times.  He apologized at the very beginning of the call because he had a strange request.  His request was for us to re-transcribe a deposition from the......

  • How to Find a Conference Room in Colorado

    If you’re scheduling a deposition in Colorado and need to find a conference room, there are many ways your court reporter can assist in recommending some options for you.  If you’re from outside the State of Colorado, there could be occasions when you need......

  • How to Find a Denver, Colorado Court Reporter For Your Deposition

    If you’re scheduling a deposition in Denver, Colorado, you’ll want to hire a highly qualified court reporter in the area.  Here are a few simple things to take into consideration before you call to schedule a deposition. What type of court reporter will you......