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Videoconference Depostions

Videoconferencing is a popular alternative to traditional face-to-face depositions because it is cost-effective and eliminates the need for expensive, inconvenient and stressful travel. While face-to-face interaction is most certainly preferred, video conference depositions can be a smart option, especially when you consider the travel cost and lost time for attorneys and other staff. The Diamond ...

How to Make the Most of Synchronized Video Transcript

Multimedia presentations have become essential to today’s litigation. Attorneys now frequently rely on the power of sight, sound and motion to create lasting impressions on judges, juries and opposing counsel. Synchronized video transcript is one such type of multimedia presentation that can be used in trials, mediations, arbitrations and other legal proceedings. Diamond Reporting’s synchroniz...

Court Reporters Volunteer to Preserve Stories of Holocaust Survivors and Veterans

While stenographers are most well known for their prolific use in the legal field as court reporters, they also share their talents with other fields such as government, industry, education, business and scientific arenas, as well as closed captioning for media. In addition to these many paid jobs, stenographers also volunteer their time for various [...]

What to Expect from your Court Reporter

Court reporters are highly trained professionals who flawlessly record legal proceedings noting each and every word that is spoken. Because the job of court reporters is to observe and record proceedings without themselves having a direct effect on the deposition or trial, they tend to blend into the background. Even though much of their work is [...]

How Deposition Questions and Responses Affect the Clarity of the Record

The fastest way to a clear, concise record is asking carefully-worded questions of deponents. Conversely, records can be muddled in no time due to ambiguous, poorly-formulated questions or when attorneys allow deponents to answer without asking for clarification. Since all of this can have such a major impact on the clarity of the record, we [...]

Guide to Working with Exhibits

In addition to capturing the record by typing 300+ words per minute, another key duty of court reporters in depositions is marking exhibits. While it might not seem like a big deal, it can make a huge difference in the outcome of a deposition and a case. Working together, court reporters and attorneys can ensure [...]

Famous Court Reporters

Court reporting is a profession that, while indispensable, does not usually make stenographers common household names. Because the job of court reporters is to observe and record proceedings without themselves having a direct effect on the deposition or trial, they tend to blend into the background. That is except for these famous court reporters. Read [...]

Many Talents of Stenographers

Stenographers are highly trained professionals who flawlessly record proceedings noting each and every word that is spoken. Stenographers are most well known for their prolific use in the legal field, but also share their talents with other fields such as government, industry, education, business and scientific arenas, as well as closed captioning for media. Stenographers [...]

Best Practices for Working with a Court Reporter

Court reporters are trained professionals who produce a verbatim, accurate record of the words spoken during a deposition. Stenographers can accomplish what no recording device can currently do; they turn speech into text regardless of tempo, accents, garbles or mumbles. In order to do this, court reporters spend years learning the skill of writing machine [...]