What It Takes; Court Reporting

Being a court reporter is actually an exciting profession. What exactly are court reporters though and how do you become one? Court reporters create transcripts of legal proceedings and other events where words need to be recorded. The two types of court reporters are stenographers and voice recorders. Stenographers write what is said at events […]

The Art of Quick Typing

You may be wondering how court reporters type so fast. They are actually trained to dictate at 225 words per minute with a 98.5% accuracy rate. There are some secrets to their typing methods which I’ll elaborate on in this article. The court reporting machine is a keyed machine with 22 unmarked keys representing sounds […]

What is a Notary and When Do I Need One?

  A notary public is a person appointed by a state government, whose primary role is to serve the public as an impartial witness when important documents are signed.   Notaries help deter fraud and verify the authenticity of important documents.  The notary also makes sure that the signers are entering into agreements knowingly and willingly. […]

Happy Independence Day!

Since tomorrow is Independence Day, we are taking a break from our normal genre of topics to bring you a little history lesson in honor of our great Nation. Why do we celebrate Independence Day? The short answer is that on July 4, 1776, the 13 colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which […]

Legal Research Tips

A positive legal outcome depends on a well-researched case.  But how do you make sure your research is both efficient and effective?  Here are a few tips: “Just the facts, ma’am”.  Know the facts of your case and define what you need before you dig.  Knowing how your research will be used in court is […]