A Celebration of Life and a Life of Service

Five years ago, I purchased PRI from my longtime boss and mentor, Linda Sturm.  Five years ago, I wrote a blog article to celebrate her birthday.  This November, I attended a Celebration of Life service to honor, remember, and celebrate the life of Linda, who was no ordinary woman.  Her friends, family, coworkers, and employees all gathered to celebrate her life and her journey in this world.  I feel honored and fortunate to have shared 20 years of my career with Linda.  I am a better person, court reporter, and firm owner because of her.

Below is the blog article I […]

By |November 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Celebration of Life and a Life of Service

Introducing Sarah Tsekretsidis, PRI Court Reporting Office Administrator

Webp.net-resizeimagePlease join us in welcoming Sarah Tsekretsidis to the PRI team.  Sarah is our office administrator and handles our invoicing, scheduling, payroll, accounting, and office administration.  Sarah has picked up very quickly on the court reporting industry and she is able to provide solutions to our clients’ challenges. She is very thorough and has excellent customer relations skills, working to resolve client requests promptly.

Here’s an opportunity to learn a little more about Sarah:

How long have you been working at PRI Court Reporting?
I have been with PRI since April 2017.

Describe what you […]

By |November 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Introducing Sarah Tsekretsidis, PRI Court Reporting Office Administrator

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?

Inside Look at PRI Court Reporting

_dsc3326editedThe PRI court reporters are definitely the face of our company.  They are the people who are out in the field daily, working with attorneys, expert witnesses, consumers of CART, etc.  They represent the best of our brand here at PRI and each one of them embodies the traits we list in our tagline:  Prompt.  Precise.  Professional.

But we would be remiss if we didn’t mention our fantastic office staff. Gary and Gina are the behind-the-scenes staff that work hard to meet all of our clients’ needs.  They handle scheduling, […]

By |February 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Inside Look at PRI Court Reporting

An Interview with Columbus Court Reporter – Amy L. Miller

Amy Miller recently joined the team at PRI Court Reporting.  Amy is a court reporter in Columbus, Ohio and she has been a court reporter for over 20 years. Amy is very friendly and cares a lot about her work and her family.  You’ll meet Amy at a deposition soon, but in the meantime, here’s a chance to get to know her a little better.

How long have you been a court reporter?
I started reporting 21 years ago this month!

How long have you been working at PRI Court Reporting?
I am thrilled to have started PRI Court Reporting in November of 2015

Did you have other court […]

By |January 13th, 2016|Court Reporters, Uncategorized|Comments Off on An Interview with Columbus Court Reporter – Amy L. Miller

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

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