Many high-profile cases and trials require expedited transcripts. Some may even necessitate real-time captioning. Advanced technologies now allow court reporters to instantly transform their shorthand notes into real-time transcripts. The text of these real-time transcripts can then be displayed on courtroom projection screens and computer monitors. The text can even
The main responsibly of a court reporter is to create the written transcripts of a court proceeding or deposition. These written transcripts are considered the official record. Since people’s lives and livelihoods are at stake, these transcripts need to be accurate and impartial. Therefore, it is important for court reporters
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Our previous blog post discussed the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) Code of Professional Ethics. One of the main highlights from that code of ethics involves the topic of gift giving. Incentive gift giving or rewards programs are prohibited by the NCRA. According to the code: “A member shall refrain
Over a decade ago, Todd Combs started Combs Reporting with his father Ken Combs. Ken, a pioneer in the court reporting industry, has many experiences to share from his career. One experience in particular involved the Marin County courthouse incident—in which a 17 year-old named Jonathan Jackson attempted to negotiate
Technology is quickly advancing and finding its way into court rooms and legal proceedings. Many court reporters have found themselves competing with computers, software, and electronic recording technology. However, despite these advances, there are still limitations with this technology.First of all, technology can and often does malfunction. These technical failures may