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PRI Owner, Angie Starbuck, Earns Registered Diplomate Reporter Designation

The National CoStarbuck, Angie 8.15 sml IMG_0087urt Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters and captioners, has announced that Angie Starbuck has earned the nationally recognized Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR) certification, the highest credential available to stenographic court reporters. The reporters with the RDR credential are recognized as highly experienced and seasoned, and are members of the profession’s elite.

“Earning RDR credentials is a reflection of the commitment to advancement in a court reporter’s career and their professional growth. RDRs truly are the elite members of the court reporters […]

By |January 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on PRI Owner, Angie Starbuck, Earns Registered Diplomate Reporter Designation

A Career in Court Reporting: Captioning, Basketball, and March Madness

Thanks to a charismatic, talented basketball player at the University of Wisconsin, court reporting (called stenography in the press) has been placed front and center in the media during March Madness.  If you’ve ever wondered what a court reporter does or you have considered a career in court reporting, now is a great time to join this rewarding profession.

Court reporting is one of those jobs about which people usually say, “Oh, that’s a real job?” or “Oh, you’re the one who sits there and does this (typing motion with their hands)?”  Again, thanks to Nigel Hayes, hopefully that perception is […]

By |April 3rd, 2015|Court Reporting, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Career in Court Reporting: Captioning, Basketball, and March Madness

An Interview with Columbus Court Reporter – Rhonda Lawrence

PRI Court Reporting is lucky enough to have a very talented and experienced team of employees.  Rhonda Lawrence is a court reporter in Columbus, Ohio and she has been with PRI for a total of 17 years. Rhonda is a very skilled realtime writer and very upbeat and friendly.  You have probably met Rhonda at a deposition, so here’s a chance to get to know her a little better.

How long have you been a court reporter?
I have been a court reporter since March of 1988.  I can’t believe it’s been 26 years.  I hope I still have 20 years left […]

By |September 5th, 2014|Court Reporters|Comments Off on An Interview with Columbus Court Reporter – Rhonda Lawrence

Comfort Zone: A Beautiful Place, But Nothing Ever Grows There

Your comfort zone.  This phrase can be used to describe many areas of our lives, both personally and professionally.  It is a place where we are, well, comfortable.  What happens when you get out of your comfort zone?

Magic happens

By attempting something that is “outside your comfort zone,” you are able to grow and, most importantly, learn.  Learn that you are a capable human being, learn that mistakes happen, learn that you are courageous.

I saw this learning process in action personally this summer and it was very obvious to me.  […]

By |July 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Comfort Zone: A Beautiful Place, But Nothing Ever Grows There

An Interview with Columbus Court Reporter – Julia Lamb

PRI Court Reporting is lucky enough to have a very talented and friendly team of employees.  Julia Lamb is a court reporter in Columbus, Ohio.  She has been with PRI for eight  years, and we’re so happy to have someone with Julia’s skills on our team.  You have probably met Julia at a deposition, so here’s a chance to get to know her a little better.

How long have you been working at PRI?
I started with PRI in July of 2006.

How long have you been a court reporter?
I have been a court reporter for over 26 years.

What court reporting experience did […]

By |July 10th, 2014|Court Reporters|Comments Off on An Interview with Columbus Court Reporter – Julia Lamb

Quick Social Media Marketing Tips for Court Reporters

As court reporters, we typically do not think of ourselves as “salespeople.”  Yes, we try to sell our services at a deposition by offering realtime, rough drafts, and expedites, but we also need to think about marketing ourselves outside of the deposition or courtroom setting.

Social media can be a quick and easy way to let the world know about you and your unique skills and abilities!  Before diving headfirst into the social media world from a professional standpoint, think carefully about what kind of image you want to project.  Remember, how you present yourself can impact advancement of your career, […]

By |May 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Quick Social Media Marketing Tips for Court Reporters

From Baby Boomers to Millenials: Working Side by Side

Having been a court reporter for over 20 years now, and a Gen Xer, I am starting to notice myself sandwiched between Baby Boomers and Millenials (or Gen Ys) in both deposition and courtroom settings.  While I didn’t know the names of all the generations, nor that there was a name for this phenomenon, I knew that how I interacted with the different generations of lawyers I worked with varied, depending on where they fall on the generational spectrum.

Today, there are three and sometimes four generations working side by side.   This is known as generational diversity.  Understanding what drives each […]

By |May 20th, 2014|Attorneys, Court Reporters|Comments Off on From Baby Boomers to Millenials: Working Side by Side

When Should an Attorney Hire a CART Provider?

If you have ever worked with a client or witness who is deaf or hard of hearing, you both may have struggled with communication.  One of the many methods of assisting with communication for people who are deaf or hard of hearing utilizes the same process, equipment, and software that court reporters use.  That is called Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART).

Here are four tips on when and why it would be helpful to hire or request a CART provider in a legal setting:

  1. If your client is deaf or hard of hearing and they are being deposed, a CART provider could […]
By |April 28th, 2014|Attorneys, Court Reporting, Uncategorized|Comments Off on When Should an Attorney Hire a CART Provider?

No Time For Lunch?

If you often find yourself making excuses to coworkers or yourself about why you can’t get away from your desk for lunch, you’re not alone!  According to a Right Management survey* of 1,023 workers, 28% said they seldom, if ever, take a break for lunch, and 39% of those workers say they do, but usually stay at their desk.

We have partnered with an expert in this field, Kim Cox, health coach at Benefit Wellness in Plain City, Ohio, to shed some light on the drawbacks of this habit and to provide some suggestions on how to break out of this […]

By |April 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on No Time For Lunch?

An Interview with Columbus Court Reporter – Christine Woodruff

PRI Court Reporting is lucky enough to have a very talented and friendly team of employees.  Christine Woodruff is a court reporter in Columbus, Ohio, and she has been with PRI for over 13 years. Christine concentrates her work in the CART setting, but has deposition experience, also.  Christine is very professional, friendly, and talented.  You have probably met her at a deposition or CART job, so here’s a chance to get to know her a little better.

How long have you been a court reporter?
I have been a court reporter for 13 years.

How long have you been working at PRI […]

By |April 9th, 2014|Court Reporters, Court Reporting|Comments Off on An Interview with Columbus Court Reporter – Christine Woodruff