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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

A Remarkable Evening – by Sara Clark, RPR/CRR/CCP/CBC

I had the unique opportunity last month to take an assignment for PRI Court Reporting at the 10th anniversary of The New Albany Community Foundation Remarkable Evening event, where former President Bill Clinton was the guest speaker.  PRI was asked to provide an overnight verbatim transcript of the President’s remarks so there could be no possible “misquotations” of him.  I, of course, was beyond thrilled to be asked to cover this job.  After I cleared the required background check (what a relief that was!), I was ready for the big event.

I was asked to arrive three hours prior to the […]

By |January 17th, 2013|General News|0 Comments

How Can We Help You?

Our tagline reads:  Prompt.  Precise.  Professional.

Those are only three of the ways we can help our clients be more successful.

The court reporters at PRI are prompt, on time and ready to report the proceedings they are called upon for.  We deliver the transcripts on or before the expected delivery date.  Timing is important to you, so it is important to us.

We are precise.  In our profession, our duty is to report the proceedings before us in an unbiased, verbatim manner.  We take that duty seriously and strive to help attorneys and witnesses understand that a clean […]

By |December 2nd, 2012|PRI News|0 Comments

USMC and PRI Founder Share the Same Birthday. Who Knew?

A man is graduating from Marine Corps bootcamp this weekend. He is a Marine today and will be forever. His name is Zachary and he is only 19 years old. Zach is on the doorstep of the rest of his life and I’m sure he is proud, happy, and scared all at the same time. The Marine Corps also celebrates its birthday tomorrow. This is a unique holiday for these warriors, who celebrate and honor the Corps and country.

Linda Sturm, the founder of PRI, is also celebrating her birthday on November 10. It took me almost 20 years to put […]

By |November 9th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Captioning is glamorous; right? But 40 degrees! In a tent. Really!

By |April 14th, 2011|PRI News|0 Comments

Streaming Text

PRI can stream your text over the Web. The participants merely log on to www.priohio.com and go to the chat room and can securely watch what is being said.

Witnesses, other attorneys in the case, or participants at seminars might find this useful. The reporter only needs an Internet connection. Call to schedule your realtime streaming text function.

By |March 18th, 2011|PRI News|0 Comments


The Ohio Court Reporters Association (OCRA – NOT pronounced okra) met 3/4/11 through 3/6/11. A good time was had by all. Besides fun we also learned much. A seminar on commas and one on the semicolon, we were in punctuation heaven. The only thing better is when National had an all-day seminar on punctuation. There were good seminars, festivities for all, and Julia from PRI was installed this year again as a district director.  Easton Columbus with OCRA, what better way to spend a rainy weekend?

By |March 8th, 2011|General News|0 Comments

PRI holiday gathering

PRI held its annual employee holiday gathering in January at Brio Polaris.  We thought it best to miss the hustle and bustle in December. We all enjoyed visiting with each other.  Gone are the days PRI hosted a client party at downtown COSI.  They were a lot of fun, but we are all not the “party animals” of the 1980s.  There are photos that will not be posted.

Attached are pictures of this year’s gathering.

By |February 21st, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Training and Learning in Warm Climates

PRI has had a busy February already with much training and learning.  Hard to believe it’s only Valentine’s Day.  Karen and Linda went to Tucson, Arizona, for the firm owners conference, and Angie Starbuck, Carmen Maley and Sara Clark went to Orlando, Florida for software training on Advantage software’s new Eclipse 5.  They just happened to be in warm climates.  Not that there’s anything wrong with Columbus, Ohio, in February.  Much was learned, and we all received a good dose of Vitamin D.

By |February 14th, 2011|PRI News|0 Comments

2010 Certification Update

Continuing to work with the Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio Court Reporters Association, Linda Sturm seeks to improve the quality of the profession in Ohio by requiring a rule that all Ohio court reporters be certified. “There are currently no minimum standards for the person charged with writing a verbatim record in a capital murder case or $15,000,000 lawsuit. The person who cuts your hair must be certified. Why not the person responsible for the record? Most attorneys and the public are unaware that court reporters meet zero minimum standards in Ohio. 32 Other states require certification or […]

By |July 15th, 2010|General News|0 Comments