ABI Reporter – November 2020


ABI Reporter – November 2020

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  • Zoom Depos and Reporters: Seven Lessons We’ve Learned Since March
  • COPE: Remote Depositions
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  • Sign of the Times
  • When to Use a Colon
  • Two Questions Joined by “Or”

From the President


Welcome back to the ABI Reporter. Our November issue highlights tips for reporters on remote depositions, technology, and grammar. I hope you find these interesting.  I think you will find some very useful suggestions!

Best wishes,

Sheila Atkinson-Baker

Zoom Depos and Reporters: Seven Lessons We’ve Learned Since March

By Lynette Mueller

Your NCRA Board of Directors and Technology Committee were hard at work at the beginning of this 2020 COVID-19 pandemic by creating and presenting webinars and content for our members regarding remote depositions and best practices. Speaking as a member of the Tech Committee, we felt strongly that information, resources, and tools needed to be dispensed quickly to the membership to get court reporters up to speed with our changing environment and our “new normal.”

Here’s a list of some of the articles written about remote depositions that are still relevant today:

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COPE: Remote Depositions

By Dannielle Copeland and Liz Harvey

As the world adjusts to the ramifications of COVID-19, so does our profession. Zoom and other videoconferencing platforms have allowed us to continue our work throughout the pandemic, but the nature in which these remote proceedings began required us to act fast. As the months have passed, questions about process and procedure have been posed by our colleagues and our clients. On August 20, Magistrate Judge Sunil R. Harjani of the Illinois District Court issued an order on one such question, addressing whether or not a court reporter may use the record function on Zoom and certify the recording. He states in his conclusion: “Defendant’s Motion for Ruling on Parameters on the Recording of Depositions Proceeding via ‘Zoom’ [262] is granted in part and denied in part. Plaintiff may only record the upcoming remote depositions using the Zoom record function with a stipulation that she will not use the video recording as evidence in the case.”

Absent court orders in the majority of jurisdictions on the issuance of video or audio recordings by the meeting host, we rely on existing advisory opinions issued by the Committee on Professional Ethics.

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