19Feb2021

ABI Reporter – February 2021

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Hello! In case you haven’t heard, Atkinson-Baker is now part of Veritext.   I’d like to thank you for your contributions in helping us build something truly amazing. We realize Atkinson-Baker would not be what it is today without you. The same Atkinson-Baker team you have been working with will remain on,
19Feb2021

Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Tech Setup

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By National Court Reporters Association The NCRA Technology Committee is looking out for you with great information you can use on the job. As everything has quickly changed, here are a few things you might do to optimize your setup. Technology Committee Chair Alan Peacock, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC, a freelance CART captioner and court reporter from Mobile,
07Feb2021

Tips for Work-from-Home Legal Professionals

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By One Legal Working from home sounded pretty great at first, but you’re probably finding that it’s now even more difficult to stay focused, stay organized, and complete tasks that are on your list.   Whether your firm is gearing up to head back to the office or you’re home for the long-haul,
07Feb2021

The Reporter – February 2021

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Hello! Welcome to the February issue of the Reporter.  I hope you enjoy the articles we have chosen for you. We look forward to providing you with reporters, interpreters, and videographers not only for your remote proceedings but also for your in-person ones. If you would like a wall calendar, please click here and our team will send one out to you.
07Feb2021

The Discovery Update – February 2021

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Hello! Welcome to the February issue of the Discovery Update.  I hope you enjoy the articles on e-Discovery, security, and tech support. We look forwarding to providing you with reporters, interpreters, and videographers not only for your remote proceedings but also for your in-person ones. If you would like a wall calendar,
07Feb2021

Top Four Tips for Building Resiliency Into Your Law Firm in 2021

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By Nicole Black We’ve finally left 2020 behind us and are looking forward to a new year – and hopefully a much less tumultuous one! Of course, times continue to be uncertain and until everyone is fully vaccinated it makes sense to build resiliency into your law firm in order to ensure that your law firm is able to thrive no matter what curveballs we encounter in the coming year.
07Feb2021

ESI Protocols: Planning for eDiscovery

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By Kelly Twigger The following is Part I in a multi-part series on how to draft and leverage an ESI protocol in any litigation. In conjunction with this series, eDiscovery Assistant has created a new section in Checklists and Forms titled ESI Protocols that will include new content with each part of this series. 
12Jan2021

ABI Reporter – January 2021

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Hello, Happy New Year! I hope you had a nice holiday season with your loved ones.  We look forward to continuing to provide you with resources to help you professionally. We have included articles on new technology, research tips, and other resources. Enjoy this issue. Best wishes, Sheila Atkinson-Baker    
12Jan2021

Tips for More Productive Internet Research

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By Suzanne I. Trimble
Research on the internet can uncover a treasure trove of information that can save you time, which is money, and make your transcripts fantastically accurate. I’ve put together a few tips, many free of charge, that may be a refresher to some and a time saver to others to make research time more productive.
12Jan2021

Favorite Tech Gear from 2020

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By National Court Reporters Association
Zoom was probably the biggest app of 2020; but we made it through the year with more tech gear, gadgets, and gizmos than just that one. The Technology Committee shares some of their favorites from the year. See if your list matches or if there’s something new you should check out – and if you have a favorite you don’t see here,
05Jan2021

The Reporter – January 2021

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Hello, Happy New Year! I hope your holiday season was a fantastic one! As you prepare for the new year, here are some articles to help. We continue our focus on tech tips, cybersecurity, and more. Keep us in mind for any upcoming depositions or hearings your attorney needs to schedule.
05Jan2021

Managing Your Career in Uncertain Times

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By Beth Clutterbuck Finding ways to successfully work during this pandemic has challenged many professionals. Working parents are now juggling virtual learning and completing their growing to-do lists. Meetings that used to happen organically as you passed by someone’s desk now occur via Slack or Zoom. With several months passing since the onset of remote work,
31Dec2020

The Discovery Update – January 2021

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Hello, Happy New Year!  I hope you had a very nice holiday season. As we get ready to tackle the new year and its challenges, here is a selection of articles to help facilitate that. Enjoy this issue and its articles on legal work during this time, tech tips, and more related topics.
31Dec2020

Five Tips for Litigation in the Time of COVID

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By Morgan Wiener, Holland and Hart
Back in March, when we naively believed we’d be working from home for a few weeks and then things would be back to normal, much of our litigation came to a halt.  Our group had a number of trials continued, lawyers on all sides needed filing extensions as they adjusted to working remotely,
31Dec2020

The Value of a Production Log

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By Kelly Twigger It’s no secret that we love our checklists in eDiscovery. And lists are great, but are you tracking all the elements of your process?  Last week we talked about tracking your eDiscovery timeline — those events in the case that you don’t want to have to recreate each time you need to reference them.
07Dec2020

ABI Reporter – December 2020

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Hello, Welcome to the December issue of the ABI Reporter. This issue includes articles that provide tips on productivity, field-related topics, and technology. Enjoy! As the holiday season approaches, I’d like to thank you all for your continuous support during this uncertain year. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
07Dec2020

Pay It Forward

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Tari Kramer, RMR, CRR, CPE
By National Court Reporters Association Theresa (Tari) Kramer, RMR, CRR, CPE, an official court reporter from Charlotte, NC, is founder and owner of Legal Grins, a mom-and-pop online shop that sells entertaining legal retail products like Certified Stenographic Reporter lapel pins. Recently she donated a percentage from those sales to NCRF in support of NCRA A to Z® Intro to Steno Machine Shorthand program.
07Dec2020

Eight Productivity Tools and Habits for Court Reporters

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By National Court Reporters Association When it comes to productivity, what is the one thing we all have in common?  Each of us only has 24 hours in a day. While this is obvious, it makes you wonder: How are some people so much more productive than others? There is no “magic bullet” to higher productivity.
02Dec2020

The Discovery Update – December 2020

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Hello, In our December issue of the Discovery Update, we present articles on remote depositions, technologies that the legal profession is using to collaborate, plus other technology-related tips. As we quickly approach the holidays and new year, I’d like to remind you that our 2021 Federal and California calendars are now available.
02Dec2020

What Lawyers and Their Clients Should Do to Be Webcam Ready

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By Scott Brennan, CEO, Lexicon COVID-19 has upended the day-to-day professional lives of most lawyers, including an abrupt shift to video conferencing. While this new way of communicating with colleagues and clients, along with making court appearances, may seem daunting, it doesn’t have to be.  By paying attention to just a few key things,
30Nov2020

The Reporter – December 2020

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Hello, As we quickly approach the holidays and new year, I’d like to remind you that our 2021 Federal and California calendars are now available. Click here if you’d like us to send you one. I hope our articles continue to provide useful and worthy reading content. Thank you for your support during this challenging year.
30Nov2020

Exceptional Client Service, Inside and Out

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By Sam Bock Today’s client is sophisticated. They have high standards, good working knowledge of the legal services they require, and in-house capabilities like never before. They expect partnership and shared insight, not a wizard attorney who works behind a curtain. This is a positive development. It drives innovation and cooperation,
30Nov2020

How Lawyers are Communicating Online in 2020

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By Nicole Black If you’re interested in learning about how lawyers are using technology, then the ABA’s annual Legal Technology Survey Report is exactly what you’re looking for. In this Report you’ll find timely statistics regarding the technologies that lawyers are using and how they are being implemented in law firms.
10Nov2020

ABI Reporter – November 2020

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Hello, 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
10Nov2020

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

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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,
10Nov2020

COPE: Remote Depositions

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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,
04Nov2020

The Discovery Update – November 2020

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Hello, Welcome to our Discovery Update newsletter. We continue our focus on tips to help you work through the pandemic. Whether working remotely or in the office, I hope you continue to find our article selection useful and informative. As the end of the year approaches, make sure to revisit or catch up on any Discovery Update issues you might have missed throughout the year by visiting our website.
02Nov2020

The Reporter – November 2020

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Hello, This month’s Reporter covers relevant topics in your work life. Whether you’re working from home or are back in the office, these tips can help you prosper. If your attorney is looking to schedule reporters, videographers, or interpreters, our team would be happy to help. Call our office today to speak with one of our representatives.
02Nov2020

The Ethics of Secure Communication During the Pandemic and Beyond

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By Nicole Black Like most lawyers, you’ve likely worked remotely on more than one occasion since March, when quarantines were put in place due to COVID-19. Since then, lawyers across the country continue to work remotely from different locations at least part-time, while others continue working remotely full-time. Of course, when lawyers work remotely,
13Oct2020

ABI Reporter – October 2020

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Hello, Welcome to October’s ABI Reporter. Our newsletters are curated with you in mind. This month’s issue includes resources, reporter recognition, and tech advice to help you cover all your bases when working from home. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do during these uncertain times. Best wishes,
13Oct2020

Celebrating National Punctuation Day

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By National Court Reporters Association What punctuation mark is misused the most? Comma 52.9 percent Semicolon 31.6 percent Quotation marks 3.8 percent Hyphen 3 percent Exclamation mark 2.7 percent Colon 1.9 percent Dash 1.5 percent Parentheses 0.8 percent Question mark 0.8 percent In honor of National Punctuation Day on September 24,
13Oct2020

Preparation, Preparation, Preparation

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By Sandra Mierop Last October on a conference call to come up with ideas about what the Technology Committee was going to accomplish over the next year, I volunteered to participate on the “Realtime Tips” project. It was right in my wheelhouse. Of all the things that I do as a stenographic reporter,
06Oct2020

The Reporter – October 2020

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Hello, Welcome to this month’s Reporter.  To assist you to conveniently and securely work remotely, we have included helpful articles about Zoom and other technology. If you have any questions or would like more helpful tips, all of our past newsletters are filled with information and are on our site for you to revisit.
06Oct2020

Technical Considerations for Legal Professionals Working from Home

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By Jan Hill
As more and more firms establish policies and procedures for employees working from home due to the pandemic, legal professionals must always employ secure methods of communication. Technology both makes communication easier and security more of a challenge. Here are some technical considerations for the most frequently used platforms that law firms and their employees should keep in mind.
05Oct2020

The Discovery Update – October 2020

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Hello, Welcome to another issue of the Discovery Update. This collection of articles covers technology and know-how related to working remotely.  Whether you are working from your home office or at your law firm, I hope you continue to find our newsletter relevant and helpful. Our team is here to help make it easier when scheduling in-person or remote court reporters,
05Oct2020

Jury Trials during COVID: A Will to Get it Done is Essential

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By James Waldenberger I recently tried one of the first jury trials of the COVID-19 era. Having done so, I’m happy to report that a jury trial may be readily accomplished if the court and counsel have one essential ingredient: the will to get it done. There was no playbook for what a jury trial during a pandemic would look like.
05Oct2020

Legal Collaboration Technology: Opportunities and Challenges

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By Jennifer Betts It is no secret that the way lawyers practice law has, in many ways, dramatically changed during the coronavirus pandemic. One such change is the way in which lawyers collaborate and communicate. A critical element of the effective practice of law has always included collaboration and communication internally within law firms and externally with clients and courts.
20Sep2020

ABI Reporter – September 2020

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Hello, This month’s ABI Reporter is packed with tips and useful information for you. We included articles on remote depo tips, training opportunities, and more. Make sure you stay up to date on all news relevant to your job with our newsletter. Best wishes, Sheila Atkinson-Baker