Last Minute Holiday Tips

(Let me just clarify, I know this photo has nothing to do with a healthyChristmas palm trees
lifestyle, but it’s got a holiday feeling and they’re palm trees –
what’s more relaxing than seeing those in your inbox?!?)

There are some “holiday tips” that can be used year round.  The challenge is trying to remember them on a regular basis!  This blog post features some tips we gained at a luncheon seminar put on by the Women Lawyers of Franklin County which featured a presentation by two Columbus attorneys, Stephanie Hanna (OSBA) […]

By |December 22nd, 2017|Attorneys, Court Reporters, Court Reporting|Comments Off on Last Minute Holiday Tips

Would You Jeopardize Your Case?

 

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Many attorneys and paralegals across the country get calls, e-mails, solicitations from large court reporting firms with an offer of great perks if the attorney will agree to allow that firm to cover all of their depositions.  Perhaps you personally have been the recipient of these efforts.  Your client, whether a large corporation or insurance company, may also be the recipient of these efforts.  These offers always sound beneficial in one way or another.  It may be a reduced rate on the transcript order.  It may be a waived appearance fee.  […]

By |November 14th, 2017|Attorneys, Court Reporters, Court Reporting, PRI News|Comments Off on Would You Jeopardize Your Case?

Jury Duty and CART

Recently PRI was contacted to provide CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) services to a potential juror in Franklin County, Ohio, who was hard of hearing.  This individual (consumer) has used CART services in the past and was very familiar with the benefits and impact of CART.

CART is accomplished by having a court reporter listening and taking down what is being said and transmitting the feed to a laptop for the consumer to view and read.  It is the position of the National Court Reporters Association that, “A CART provider should refrain from working in the dual capacity of official reporter […]

By |July 1st, 2016|Attorneys, Court Reporting, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Jury Duty and CART

My Experience with Jury Duty – by Rhonda Lawrence

16140571199_fddf693906_z (1)I have been called to jury duty twice, and both times I was released immediately for the mere fact that I am a court reporter, being told I know too much about the legal process and know too many attorneys.  So you can imagine my excitement when I was asked to be a CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) provider for a hearing-impaired juror.  Not only was it my first opportunity to sit with a jury, but it was also my first murder trial.  Working as a freelance reporter, generally all of […]

By |June 21st, 2016|Attorneys, Court Reporting, General News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Experience with Jury Duty – by Rhonda Lawrence

Are YOU Your Toughest Competitor?

“The individual who only does enough to get by seldom gets much more than “by.” – Napoleon Hill

We’ve all heard the sayings, “You get out what you put in,” or “Garbage in, garbage out,” but this quote that I received in my daily e-mail from the Napoleon Hill Foundation freshened up this principle for me.

If you want to get more than “by,” how about applying these principles to your career, your faith, and your personal relationships in the coming year?  Not a New Year’s resolution, but a commitment to yourself to do your personal best every day.

The phrase that struck […]

By |February 16th, 2016|Attorneys, Court Reporters, Court Reporting, General News, PRI News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are YOU Your Toughest Competitor?

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

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?

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

Steps a Court Reporter Takes to Prepare a Transcript for Production

Do you ever wonder about how a court reporter gets such a great transcript to you after your deposition and the steps she takes to accomplish this?

Imagine this:  You’ve just completed an all-day deposition of the expert witness in your case and you’ve lightened the load in your briefcase by giving all your exhibits to the court reporter.  You’ve told her that you need the transcript expedited.  You’ve been watching the realtime screen all day, so you know how clean the transcript is.  It can’t be that difficult or take that long to get the transcript ready for delivery, right?

While […]

By |March 25th, 2014|Court Reporters, Court Reporting|Comments Off on Steps a Court Reporter Takes to Prepare a Transcript for Production

Questions to Ask When Hiring a CART Provider

If you are an individual who is deaf or hard of hearing, or you are working with someone who is, you may be faced with a situation where you need to locate and hire a CART provider.  Here are some helpful questions to ask a potential CART provider to give you confidence that they are qualified to provide the services you need. You can keep this list handy while doing your research to help you remember all the details.

1.  Are you a certified CART provider?
The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) offers certifications that court reporters can obtain […]

By |February 11th, 2014|Court Reporting|Comments Off on Questions to Ask When Hiring a CART Provider