PRI Court Reporting Administrative Spotlight: Production Manager Gary Burgard

PRI Court Reporting has a very experienced and knowledgeable team of internal office staff.  Gary Burgard is our production manager.  He is our longest tenured employee and he’s served many different roles over the years.  We’re lucky to have him!  You may have spoken with Gary on the phone when scheduling a deposition or ordering a transcript, so here’s a chance to get to know him a little better.

What are you responsible for at PRI Court Reporting?  
My primary responsibility is to get transcripts to clients, which includes files in various formats, exhibits, and a PRI Portfolio which is a […]

By |February 5th, 2014|Attorneys, Court Reporters, Court Reporting|Comments Off on PRI Court Reporting Administrative Spotlight: Production Manager Gary Burgard

Differences Between CART and Captioning

Have you ever found yourself in the position where you have a client, student, or colleague request accommodations according to the Americans with Disabilities Act, specifically CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) or closed captioning?  There are several methods of providing the spoken word to those who are deaf or hard of hearing, and in this blog article we’ll focus on CART and captioning, their differences, and what you need to know if you are confronted with this request.

Most people are familiar with captioning because they’ve seen it on their own televisions or in a restaurant that may be displaying it […]

By |December 20th, 2013|Court Reporters, Court Reporting|Comments Off on Differences Between CART and Captioning

5 Things Your Court Reporter Needs To Prepare a Complete Transcript

Whether you’re taking your first or 50th deposition, there are a few items your court reporter needs in order to prepare a complete transcript and make sure you get exactly what you need to assist you with your litigation preparation.

While you may be very focused on your outline for the deposition, please remember your court reporter is gathering this information because she is thorough and good at her job, which is probably one of the reasons you’ve hired her in the first place.

  1. Case Caption.  The court reporter needs this information for the title page of the transcript.  If you or your […]
By |December 4th, 2013|Court Reporting|Comments Off on 5 Things Your Court Reporter Needs To Prepare a Complete Transcript

Attorneys: 3 Things to Delegate to Your Legal Assistant

Many young attorneys are coming into the legal profession with increased technology skills.  This could be a double-edged sword in the legal office setting.  While it’s very helpful when an attorney can type and proficiently use word processing programs, there’s one important person that is being under-utilized:  your legal assistant.  Here are three things that you could delegate to her that will free you up to work on other tasks:

  1. Typing letters and other documents.  Most likely, your assistant has many, many templates for letters and other legal documents. Either dictate the letter for her or give her the basics of what […]
By |November 1st, 2013|Court Reporters, Court Reporting|Comments Off on Attorneys: 3 Things to Delegate to Your Legal Assistant

Benefit From Your LOCAL Court Reporting Firm Relationship

There are many small, individually-owned court reporting firms in cities dotting the United States map.  Many of these firms are owned by a former or current court reporter themselves.  They understand the business of court reporting, how to keep a record of proceedings with a great degree of accuracy.  They build personal relationships with their attorney clients and the paralegals and assistants they work with.

Local court reporting firms have to fight to keep their business and to obtain new business, and the Goliath they are competing against are “national” court reporting firms.  These “national” firms hire outside sales representatives to […]

By |September 26th, 2013|Court Reporters, Court Reporting, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Benefit From Your LOCAL Court Reporting Firm Relationship

Lessons Learned – by Angie Starbuck, RPR/CRR

As I left the blustery, cold weather of Columbus for the surfer-size waves and sunshine of Laguna Niguel, California, I anticipated all the knowledge I would gain at my first Firm Owners Conference sponsored by the National Court Reporters Association.  Little did I know I would make quick friends with other firm owners across the country and that they would be so willing to share their knowledge and experience to the newcomer.

I learned that a large networking event like Firm Owners can be like speed dating: Introduce yourself, exchange contact information and a little bit about each other, and move […]

By |February 14th, 2013|Court Reporters, Court Reporting, General News|0 Comments