Is Your GPS Set to the Right Destination?

Every year the National Court Reporters Association holds a Business Summit for court reporters and firm owners to network with other firm owners and gain business tools to help with their success.  Photo by capnsnap on Unsplash

While attending the Business Summit this year, we attended a session that was presented by a very engaging speaker by the name of Karim Ellis.  He was full of personality and was able to present his ideas and message in a very relatable way.

One of his sessions was called “GPS Your Success.”  Here’s the […]

By |March 4th, 2020|Attorneys, Court Reporters, General News, PRI News|Comments Off on Is Your GPS Set to the Right Destination?

Protect Your Client. Protect Your Record.

Can we have a word?

You may be receiving marketing materiSteno machine standardals and sales pitches from national court reporting firms about alternative ways to preserve testimony at your depositions, namely “digital reporting.”  They are suggesting you change the language of your deposition notices to “broadly reflect variable methods  of capture.”  Perhaps you haven’t heard a thing about this yet.  Either way, it’s important that you are fully aware of some of the complications of this emerging practice.

These national firms are suggesting that digital reporting at a deposition is comparable to having […]

By |February 11th, 2019|Attorneys, Court Reporters, Court Reporting, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Protect Your Client. Protect Your Record.

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?



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?

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 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

In Memory of Linda Sturm


Our hearts are very heavy today after the passing of one of the co-founders of PRI, Linda Sturm. Linda co-founded Professional Reporters, Inc. (PRI) in 1980 and worked tirelessly to advance the court reporting field as well as the CART/captioning field. She was a leader in Columbus in both areas, which is demonstrated by being one of the first to provide realtime translation in depositions and developing and providing closed captioning for WCMH.

Linda had the opportunity to work alongside some of the best attorneys the city of Columbus has had. She often […]

By |October 18th, 2017|General News|Comments Off on In Memory of Linda Sturm

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

An Interview with Columbus Court Reporter – Andrea Crago

PRI Court Reporting is lucky enough to have a very talented and experienced team of employees.  Andrea Crago is a court reporter in Columbus, Ohio and she has been with PRI for 23 years.  While Andrea has concentrated her work in the CART setting for many years, she also has deposition experience as well.  Andrea is very professional, knowledgeable, and talented.  You may have 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 reporter for over 35 years, but […]

By |March 3rd, 2016|Court Reporters|Comments Off on An Interview with Columbus Court Reporter – Andrea Crago