12Sep2018

The ABI Reporter – September 2018

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Hello, For this issue, we have rounded up some personal interest stories about reporters. Plus, the “Computer Tips and Tricks” should help make your work life more efficient.  I hope you find this inspirational and helpful! As always, I’d love to hear your feedback, one reporter to another. Best, Sheila Atkinson-Baker
06Sep2018

The Reporter September 2018

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Hello, As summer moves into the past and work issues begin to ramp up, remember that our court reporters, conference rooms, videographers, and interpreters are globally available to you for depositions and other legal proceedings. We will save you precious time in scheduling these services. Please enjoy this collection of articles we have compiled for you this month.
06Sep2018

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Take Control of Your eDiscovery

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By ZyLAB eDiscovery is one of those tasks nearly everyone is happy to hand off to someone – anyone – else. “It’s too complicated,” they say. “Too expensive! And too time-consuming!” Granted, all that used to be true. But if you haven’t looked at eDiscovery lately, you may have missed how it’s evolved.
04Sep2018

The Discovery Update September 2018

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Hello, As summer 2018 moves into the past and work issues begin to ramp up, remember that our court reporters, conference rooms, videographers, and interpreters are globally available to you for depositions and other legal proceedings.  We will save you and your staff precious time in scheduling these services. Please enjoy this collection of e-Discovery articles we have compiled for you this month.
04Sep2018

The Most Important eDiscovery Cases of 2018 (So Far)

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By Casey Sullivan 2018 has been an unusually quiet year for eDiscovery cases. Usually by this point, we would have at least a few blockbuster cases, with big sanctions and big controversy to make a big deal over. While we have had a few big fines, the jurisprudence in eDiscovery seems to have settled down greatly since the enactment of the 2015 amendments to the discovery rules in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
14Aug2018

The ABI Reporter – August 2018

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Hello, Welcome to our August ABI Reporter!  I hope you find these specially selected articles valuable (and fun), as we continue to become more efficient in this busy marketplace. If you missed the New Orleans convention last weekend, click here for award winners, voting results, and more. Best, Sheila
08Aug2018

The Reporter August 2018

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Hello, In our August edition of the Reporter we feature, “12 Hacks for an Office Summer Refresh,” plus some relevant tools for your professional use. I hope you enjoy the read, as well as the remainder of the summer August days! Best, Sheila
07Aug2018

The Discovery Update August 2018

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Hello, In our August edition of the Discovery Update we are featuring tips on the use of eDiscovery, as well as some relevant tools for your professional use. Enjoy the read, as well as the remainder of the summer August days! Best, Sheila
19Jul2018

The ABI Reporter – July 2018

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Hello! Here are two inspirational stories from reporters who revitalized their drive and purpose for reporting, one by educating young students and one by educating clients about our technology. Enjoy! Best, Sheila
11Jul2018

The Reporter July 2018

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Hello, This month in the Reporter we feature, “Two Quick Tips to Improve Your Legal Writing,” as well as a couple of app reviews that I believe you will find useful. Have a great July! Best, Sheila
10Jul2018

The Discovery Update July 2018

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Hello! For our July issue of the Discovery Update we have chosen articles covering several different legal perspectives on e-Discovery issues, as well as a couple of app reviews that I think you will enjoy. Have a great July! Best, Sheila Atkinson-Baker
20Jun2018

The ABI Reporter – June 2018

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Hello! I hope to see you at the “Jazz it Up” annual convention in New Orleans.  There will be lots of socializing, hundreds of reporters from around the nation, as well as amazing educational seminars, for rookies and for experienced reporters alike.  Let me know if you plan to attend so we can plan to connect!
12Jun2018

The Discovery Update June 2018

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Hello! Here are some great articles to help with organizing and streamlining your e-discovery document production and for utilizing technology to make this job easier. As always, we are here to help with easy scheduling of court reporters, interpreters, videographers, and conference rooms.  Let us hear from you this summer! Best,
11Jun2018

Email Threading: One of the Most Overlooked Gems in eDiscovery

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By Kelly Twigger Almost every event I attend has a session on eDiscovery analytics, and with good reason.  When you’re facing a database of several thousand to millions of documents, you need ways to figure out what’s there without reviewing every single document. Let’s face it, that’s pretty much every case these days.
11Jun2018

6 Keys to Consider When Evaluating eDiscovery Review Platforms

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By Kelly Twigger Technology of review software is constantly evolving, and many platforms are moving to the cloud. Firms that have purchased behind-the-firewall solutions are re-evaluating their expenditures, and in-house departments are looking to leverage their own tools to reduce costs with outside counsel. Firms that have had Summation and Concordance in the past are reassessing their options.
07Jun2018

The Reporter June 2018

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Hello! Here are some great articles to help with organizing for production and for utilizing technology to make our jobs easier. As always, we are here to help with easy scheduling of court reporters, interpreters, videographers, and conference room.  Let us hear from you this summer! Best, Sheila
09May2018

The ABI Reporter – May 2018

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Hello! We are all feeling the effects of less reporters in the marketplace and the need to protect our profession from alternate technologies. As you know, we are working closely with you to develop ways to ease this crunch. One way is to streamline transcript production so that you not only can report more but so that you also create more leisure time.
08May2018

Off the Record to Request a Protective Order

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By Atkinson-Baker Court Reporters Generally reporters must remain impartial and avoid doing anything which has the appearance of taking sides.  But we all know that situations can arise where the reporter is asked to do something by one attorney and it is objected to by opposing counsel. Requests to go off the record is one such scenario. 
17Apr2018

The ABI Reporter – April 2018

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Hello, Thank you for your recent feedback about how we can help you do your job better!  At your request, we have a new and improved job worksheet, and we are working on the other suggestions from you.  These will be rolling out over the next few weeks. I hope you enjoy this selection of articles,
10Apr2018

The Reporter April 2018

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Hello, This month we have gathered up articles with some great organizing ideas. I hope you enjoy them and find them useful. Don’t hesitate to give us your feedback and to let us know what subjects you would like to read more about. Best, Sheila
10Apr2018

The Discovery Update April 2018

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Hello, This month we take a look at the pros and cons of storing data in the cloud and using predictive coding to locate responsive discovery.  If you don’t yet use TranscriptPad to organize your deposition transcripts, you may be interested in the app review. I hope you find this information useful,
09Apr2018

The Dark Side of Cloud Computing

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By Sharon Nelson and John Simek We have said for many years that the cloud will generally protect a law firm’s data better than the law firm would itself. As more and more law firms adopt Microsoft Office 365, thereby moving to the cloud, we have come to the conclusion that a few words of caution are in order when law firms entrust their data to the cloud.
18Mar2018

The Reporter March 2018

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Hello, This month we have collected ideas about how to remain efficient and productive in this world of digital distractions.  There is guidance on spotting and correcting common grammatical mishaps, as well as tips on beautifying your work space. Enjoy! Best, Sheila
18Mar2018

The Discovery Update March 2018

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Hello, Included this month are articles about the trends in e-discovery, both in the near and the more distant future.  With regard to the ever-changing legal tech apps front, please enjoy recommendations on how to stay relevant from attorneys and vendors who are proficient in them. Enjoy! Best regards, Sheila Atkinson-Baker
12Mar2018

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – March 2018

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Hello, Here are some heartening articles about writing realtime, some healthy suggestions for standing up to our sedentary lifestyle, tips on identifying phishing emails, and a true success story about a reporter who learned the profession by studying online. I’m sure you’ve experienced the increase in demand of our services.  Streamlining our efforts is one approach to increasing our income and buying leisure time. 
14Feb2018

The Reporter February 2018

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Hello! This issue of the Reporter covers lots of ideas for organizing, planning, and efficiency.   I really hope you find them useful.  There is advice for everyone, from the novice to the expert legal professional. As a reminder, click here for your 2018 hard copy wall calendar, which highlights the court holidays.
13Feb2018

The Discovery Update February 2018

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Hello, This issue of the Discovery Update covers e-discovery trends to watch for in 2018.   I really like this selection of articles, curated specifically for you.  There is advice for everyone, from the novice to the expert in e-discovery matters. As a reminder, click here for your 2018 hard copy wall calendar,
01Feb2018

Teamwork and the Changing Role of Legal Secretaries

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WHAT IS TEAMWORK?
Teamwork is the ability to work together towards a common vision  It is less “me” and more “we.” Teamwork improves efficiencies and manages workflows. It also builds camaraderie, which makes a cohesive unit. Teamwork affords an opportunity to meet and work with new lawyers, paralegals, and other staff.
16Jan2018

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – January 2018

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Hello! Here are some articles that I hope help with ideas for changes and improvements in the coming year. As a reminder, February 10 through 17 will be Court Reporting and Captioning Week.  Let’s all take this opportunity to promote and celebrate our profession.  Click here for ideas for things you can do,
09Jan2018

The Reporter January 2018

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Hello, In case your attorney hasn’t tried it yet, let me remind you about our web conferencing service. This service facilitates conducting depositions remotely from the convenience of a laptop, desktop, or a mobile device in your own office. See our lead article below for the details.  I think you will find this useful.
08Jan2018

The Discovery Update January 2018

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Hello, In case you’ve not tried it yet, let me remind you about our web conferencing service. This service enables you to conduct depositions remotely from the convenience of a laptop, desktop, or a mobile device in your own office. The witness is located at the same location as the court reporter,
08Jan2018

A Quick Reference Guide to Understanding eDiscovery Pricing

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By Kelly Twigger One of the biggest challenges in purchasing ediscovery services is trying to make an apples-to-apples comparison between providers, platforms, and services, including their pricing. It’s a feat that’s next to impossible. Buying ediscovery services is a lot like buying a car — when you walk away from the deal,
08Jan2018

Why I Love Predictive Coding: Making Document Review Fun Again

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By Ralph Losey Many lawyers and technologists like predictive coding and recommend it to their colleagues. They have good reasons. It has worked for them. It has allowed them to do e-discovery reviews in an effective, cost efficient manner, especially the big projects. That is true for me too, but that is not why I love predictive coding.