13May2019

The ABI Reporter – May 2019

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In May’s edition of the Reporter, we have included information to help you improve reporting skills, an article on online safety basics, as well as reviews of some specialized reporter software. As always, let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to see in your newsletter. Enjoy! Sheila
13May2019

Earn Your RPR and Show Off Your Skills

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By NCRA Join the numbers of NCRA members who have already earned their Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) certification and be recognized for your commitment to enhance your skills and the services you provide to your clients and customers. To be recognized as an RPR, candidates must pass a Written Knowledge Test on industry best practices and a Skills Test that combines a challenging threshold of both speed and accuracy.
05May2019

The Reporter – May 2019

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Hello, For this month’s collection of articles, we included interesting articles to help you stay organized and to excel in the workplace. If there’s anything else you’d like to read about in the Reporter, feel free to let me know. As a reminder, our 2019 wall calendar with all legal holidays is still available from our website.
05May2019

The Discovery Update – May 2019

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Hello, For the month of May we have included articles to keep you updated on eDiscovery and legal tech trends. As always, let me know what else you’d like to read about. As a reminder, our 2019 wall calendar with all legal holidays is still available.  You may order it from our website.
05May2019

Riddle – April 2019

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I have a little house in which I live all alone.  It has no doors or windows, and if I want to go out I must break through the wall. What am I?
05May2019

Shifting the e-Discovery Paradigm from Documents to People

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By Ann Marie Lane TV defense attorney Ben Matlock is one of the most well-known fictional characters in American pop culture.  A folksy, bad-tempered southern attorney, he has a penchant for calling out perpetrators in a dramatic courtroom scene. While it has been over 20 years since the final Matlock episode aired,
05May2019

The Pros and Cons of Ditching Law Firm Servers in Favor of the Cloud

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By Nicole Black Compared to years past, cloud computing is now a concept that’s familiar to most lawyers. And with that increased familiarity comes trust. For evidence of this you need look no further than the results of the latest ABA Legal Technology Survey Report. According to the Report, a full 31 percent of lawyers surveyed advised that the primary reason that their firms made the move from premise-based software to cloud-based software in 2018 was because it provided better security than they were able to provide in-office.
30Apr2019

Paralegal-Client Privilege: Does It Exist?

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By Jan Hill Most people are familiar with the term attorney-client privilege, which is to protect all confidential communications exchanged between a client and their lawyer. While a paralegal is not a lawyer and is instead required to work under the supervision of a licensed attorney, there are still ethical obligations that must be followed by all legal professionals with regard to their dealings with clients and hold attorneys accountable for the conduct of their employees. 
08Apr2019

The ABI Reporter – April 2019

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Hello, Our articles this month highlight the value of a live reporter in legal proceedings. Thank you for all your hard work! Plus, we’ve included tips that will help you in this challenging professional environment. I hope you find these articles inspiring and interesting to read. Let me know what you would like to read about.
08Apr2019

Ever Have Difficulty with Background Noise at Depos?

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Here’s an interesting gadget for reporters, a sound amplifier that reduces background noise. The size of a deck of cards, it also comes with headphones or a single earbud. Turn it on when you’re at a location where you are having difficulty with air conditioning hiss, construction noise, or the like.
01Apr2019

How to Tell if an Email is a Scam

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By Computer Hope E-mails come in many forms, and it sometimes can be difficult to tell the difference between a genuine message and a scam. Here are some of the many indicators that the e-mail you’ve received is fraudulent. Incomplete/misspelled words One of the indications of a scam e-mail is poor spelling,
31Mar2019

The Reporter – April 2019

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Hello, This month we present articles about legal tech tools for small, mid-size, and large firms. There are useful tips for everyone. As a reminder, we are here to make it easy for you to schedule court reporters, interpreters, videographers, and conference rooms. Best, Sheila Atkinson-Baker
31Mar2019

The Discovery Update – April 2019

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Hello, This month we present articles about legal tech tools for small, mid-size, and large firms. There are useful tips for everyone. As always, we are here to help! I hope you enjoy the read. Best, Sheila Atkinson-Baker
26Mar2019

How Legal Technology is Impacting the Modern Solo/Small Firm

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By Jennifer Anderson It used to be the case that if you wanted to practice law at a firm with all the latest technological bells and whistles, you had to go to one of the mega-firms. Small firms largely didn’t have the resources to absorb the great costs associated with fledgling (yet undeniably effective) technologies. 
12Mar2019

That Pesky Participle

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By Margie Wakeman Wells A participle is the “-ing” or “-ed” (which might be irregular) form of the verb that is being used as an adjective. Because it comes from a verb, the participle represents an action or a condition. The word the participle modifies is always doing that action or is in that condition.
12Mar2019

2019 Court Reporting and Captioning Week Celebrated Big

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By the National Court Reporters Association NCRA’s seventh consecutive Court Reporting and Captioning Week event was celebrated across the nation by state associations, individual members, students, and firms, via an array of events ranging from open houses to contests to time spent with lawmakers. At the national level, U.S. Rep. John Shimkus from Illinois recognized the week in a written speech submitted for the official record of the U.S.
12Mar2019

The ABI Reporter – March 2019

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Hello, National Court Reporting and Captioning Week may be over, but you can still join in on the fun by reading this month’s articles on the celebration that took place throughout the nation. We have also included articles to help expand your vocabulary and knowledge. Don’t forget to follow our company page on social media to stay updated on our latest news!
04Mar2019

The Reporter – March 2019

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Hello, I hope you’ll find this month’s articles an interesting read.  We have chosen ones which we believe will raise awareness of recent technology developments.   As we head into March, keep us in mind for your deposition services needs:  scheduling a reporter, interpreter, videographer, or conference room.  Also, we do still have some 2019 wall calendars available,
04Mar2019

Building a Cooperative Culture On and Off Your Legal Team

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By Sam Bock We recently covered a Relativity Fest panel on the importance of cooperation in the modern practice of law. Put simply, good collaboration is critical to effective case strategy, and that means collaborating with both sides of the aisle. But what does that mean, and how do you start?
04Mar2019

Supercharged Document Review For Everybody

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By Jenny Roberts Creating precise searches to narrow down a massive trove of documents into a corpus of evidence is a process essential to litigation. And we’re passionate about enabling people to investigate complex issues thoroughly and quickly, whether they’re first-time users of our product or power users. So we dedicated our last two releases on core search functionality,
04Mar2019

Loving Location Histories

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By Craig Ball I give dozens of talks each year on electronic evidence where I discuss geolocation data and its transformative potential as evidence in criminal prosecutions and civil litigation.  Smart phones constantly track our movements using gyroscopes, accelerometers, global positioning features, geolocation apps, cell tower triangulation and three independent radio systems.
04Mar2019

The Discovery Update – March 2019

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Hello, I hope you’ll find this month’s articles on eDiscovery an interesting read.  They are written by attorneys with years of experience in the specialty — and written with the simplicity to get even the most novice up and running. As we head into March, keep us in mind for your deposition services needs:  scheduling a reporter,
12Feb2019

The ABI Reporter – February 2019

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Hello, Here is our February collection of articles for your enjoyment and use.  Interested in a game to improve your writing speed?  We have partnered with an excellent online group, Realtime Coach.  Check it out here.  Then email me to get more information about our AtkinsonBaker-specific login, where we can provide personalized,
12Feb2019

Great Briefs for Common Phrases

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By NCRA Dear Techie,
I’ve heard so much lately that court reporters need to write shorter to keep up with the fast talkers and to save stress on their hands. I’d like to see if the Tech Committee members have some good one-stroker briefs for some common phrases that come up during depositions on a regular basis.
11Feb2019

NCRA Members Gear Up for 2019 Court Reporting and Captioning Week

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By NCRA Nationwide, NCRA members are beginning to share what they plan to do to celebrate 2019 Court Reporting and Captioning Week February 9-16. From securing official proclamations to hosting Veterans History Project events to participating in career fairs, the activity that will mark the seventh year of this national, week-long event is expected to top that of previous years.
05Feb2019

The Discovery Update – February 2019

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Hello, This month we present articles on some projected legal trends for the coming year regarding e-discovery and use of the technology. As a reminder, you can order our hard copy 2019 calendar with all legal holidays by clicking here. Don’t forget to contact us for your court reporter, interpreter, and legal videographer needs.
04Feb2019

The Reporter – February 2019

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Hello, I hope you enjoy our article selection this month about legal trends for the coming year regarding e-discovery and use of the technology. As a reminder, you can order our hard copy 2019 calendar with all legal holidays by clicking here. Don’t forget to contact us for your court reporting,
04Feb2019

Law Firms are Switching to Cloud-Based Software in 2019

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By Nicole Black Earlier this month, I shared the top signs that it’s time to upgrade your law firm’s law practice management software. In case you missed it, here are a few surefire indications that your law firm’s software is due for an upgrade: You’re cobbling together several systems instead of one You still have endless stacks of paper around your office Your software looks like it was designed in the ’90s (and probably was!) You still have to maintain a server (probably located in your office’s closet) to run your software Support for your law practice management software has been discontinued Your software doesn’t leverage new technologies such as online billing and instant credit card payments Your software doesn’t have automatic updates that include new features.
03Feb2019

Is the Future of E-Discovery Really in the Cloud?

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By Keely McKee “Cloud-based hosting for many still seems like a black box, and it is the unknown that makes customers hesitate,” said Josh Hass, eDiscovery and Structured Data Solution Leader at CRA, on The Relativity Blog last spring. Often, teams simply don’t know just how much security this solution offers.
14Jan2019

The ABI Reporter – January 2019

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Hello, As we move into the new year, we have included in this month’s edition a fun read about a reporter who received accolades from a celebrity.  There are also some helpful articles about words and punctuation. I hope you find this newsletter helpful and interesting to read! As always, I welcome your feedback so we can continue to provide you with excellent service.
13Jan2019

Actor Tom Hank “Hearts” Captioning

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By National Court Reporters Association NCRA member Jo Gayle, RPR, CRR, CRC, a freelance captioner from Chicago, IL, recently earned a shout-out from actor Tom Hanks for her captioning skills during an event held by the Chicago Humanities Festival.  The JCR Weekly reached out to Gayle to find out more about being recognized by an international celebrity for her skills. 
07Jan2019

The Reporter – January 2019

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Hello, Here are some articles which I hope will help you in streamlining efficiency in the coming year. As a reminder, if you haven’t yet ordered our hard copy 2019 calendar and would like us to mail you one containing all court holidays, please click here. Best wishes for productive 2019 planning!
07Jan2019

2018 Word of the Year

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By National Court Reporters Association Current events seem to play a big role in this year’s decisions by dictionary makers for a word of the year. Merriam-Webster Merriam-Webster chose “justice” as their word of the year. The company cited a variety of reasons the word won the top spot. According to Merriam-Webster,
07Jan2019

Building Professional Confidence: Why and How

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By Jennifer Anderson Perhaps more than any other profession, the legal industry requires a certain degree of confidence. Want to convince a supervising attorney that you can handle a greater degree of responsibility? You’ll need confidence. Want to convince a client that your firm is the best one to handle their legal matter?
07Jan2019

Legal Tech’s Predictions for 2019 in E-Discovery

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By Zach Warren Many now consider e-discovery to be a mature market, but that doesn’t mean the pace of innovation is necessarily slowing down. On the contrary, 2018 saw the adoption of new technologies like beginning-of-EDRM analytics at a wider scale, a focus on expanding e-discovery technology into adjacent spaces like information governance,
07Jan2019

The Discovery Update – January 2019

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Hello, Here are some articles which discuss the relevance of social media in e-discovery and some e-discovery predictions for 2019. As a reminder, if you haven’t yet ordered our hard copy 2019 calendar and would like us to mail you one containing all court holidays, please click here. Best wishes for productive 2019 planning!