31May2017

Are You Ready for Daily Copy?

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It’s Friday at 7:30 p.m.  The weekend has officially started.  You’re just kicking back to relax with a movie and some popcorn.  Then this email hits your inbox: “We need someone to cover a three-week asbestos trial starting Monday, daily copy, rough at close of each day, four realtime feeds plus judge,
31May2017

Get Realtime Capable Now: Tips for Learning Brief Forms for Court Reporters

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Being realtime capable should be the goal of every court reporter.  My realtime goal is to always strive for 99.8 percent translation rate on every job.  The prep work is essential to maintain or exceed that goal.  My writing is constantly evolving (even after 30 years of reporting).  Writing short is paramount to the success of my translation rate,
09May2017

The Reporter May 2017

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Hello, Thank you for responding to our recent questionnaire on what you would like to see in our newsletter.  In case you did not receive the questionnaire or missed it in some way, would you please click here and answer this short list of questions?  I really value your input and it would help us provide you with relevant and helpful information. 
09May2017

How to be Assertive

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Assertiveness is a direct, honest, and respectful way of behaving and interacting with others.  It is seen as one of the most desirable forms of human behaviour as it leads to honest and healthy relationships.  As a legal secretary, the ability to be assertive will help you greatly in your career to communicate effectively with your colleagues and boss.
09May2017

Fun, Healthy, and Easy Snacks

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Sometimes just getting through the day can be a struggle: Maybe you lost your shoe in the morning or the morning commute is exceptionally grueling or perhaps your printer won’t connect to your computer. On days like these, a little treat can go a long way in improving your mood. Think of an ice cream cone in the LA sun or a pop tart in the mid-morning slump.  
08May2017

The Discovery Update May 2017

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I really appreciate your recent feedback on our Discovery Update and your suggestions for topics to cover.  Thank you for taking the time to respond. This month we have selected articles on e-discovery from a variety of angles:  Rule 26 application to ESI, working with your legal team for best results on ESI,
08May2017

April Riddle Answer

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A man was driving his truck.  His lights were not on.  The moon was not out.  Up ahead, a woman was crossing the street.  How did he see her? Answer It was daylight.
08May2017

Rule 26 and How it Applies to Electronically Stored Information

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08May2017

What Lawyers are Really Asking About eDiscovery Behind Closed Doors

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I recently participated in the San Francisco Exchange program put on by Today’s General Counsel, along with Bob Little, a marketing colleague at Advanced Discovery.  While I typically learn something of interest at industry events, the insights from this meeting were a bit more surprising.  First, a little background. The Exchange is a remarkable annual program held in six cities around the country;