12Nov2018

The Discovery Update November 2018

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Hello, In our November edition we present some articles about “soft copy” discovery data, its preservation and methods of review. There are also some cybersecurity tips written by an attorney for attorneys. Our 2019 wall calendars are now available. If you would like us to mail you one which contains all California and federal holidays or one which contains federal holidays only,
12Nov2018

The Reporter November 2018

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Hello, I hope you will find our collection of articles this month not only informative but also enjoyable.  Let me know! Our 2019 wall calendars are now available. If you would like us to mail you one which contains all California and federal holidays or one which contains federal holidays only,
12Nov2018

Check Out Some Secure Communication and Collaboration Tools for Lawyers

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By Nicole Black Regular communication with clients is one key to effective legal representation. Clients have to be regularly apprised of the status of their cases, and lawyers have an ethical obligation to do so. Of course, as is the case with most aspects of practicing law, technology has necessarily impacted the means and methods of client communication.
12Nov2018

Mobile to the Mainstream

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By Craig Ball Once you’ve preserved the contents of a mobile device, how do you extract responsive content in forms that are searchable and amenable to review? Most information items on mobile devices aren’t “documents” that can be printed to a static format for review. Instead, much mobile content is fielded data that must retain a measure of structural integrity for intelligibility.
27Oct2018

The ABI Reporter – October 2018

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Happy Fall! As we settle in after the summer fun, you should know that we have been busily streamlining and improving how we get things done.  While there is more in the works, we have rolled out some helpful improvements for you, so if you haven’t checked us out for a while and would like to find out more,
22Oct2018

Five Ways to be a Standout Employee in Your Law Firm

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By Jennifer Anderson, One Legal People who have never worked in the law firm environment have no idea how stressful it can be.  In addition to all the normal work pressures, law firms are filled with people who are innately competitive.  Regardless of your practice area, the stakes are high on every project you touch. 
21Oct2018

The Reporter October 2018

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Hello, This month we look at ways to be a standout employee and some tips for iCloud and Android users. I hope you find this edition helpful. Our 2019 wall calendars are now available.  If you would like us to mail you one which contains all California and federal holidays or one which contains federal holidays only,
15Oct2018

The Discovery Update October 2018

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Hello, This month we take a look at the GDPR from the viewpoint of e-discovery, as well as working with your IT department to take control of e-discovery. 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,
15Oct2018

The GDPR: More a Collaboration Opportunity than a Data Hindrance?

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By Zach Warren, LegalTech News Editor-in-Chief The GDPR was front and center at the “International e-Discovery and Data Protection” session of Relativity Fest 2018, where panelists said it can be an opportunity to bake privacy into the discovery workflow. It’s a radical concept, but stay with me here. Perhaps, in spite of the extremely large potential fines and the headaches it has caused IT teams worldwide,
09Jan2018

Videoconferencing vs. Web Conferencing

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Videoconferencing vs. Web Conferencing Fortunately, attorneys have options when it comes to deciding the best way to make a deposition accessible and efficient for all parties involved. Videoconferencing and web conferencing are two great options for achieving these goals. Key Differences between Videoconferencing and Web Conferencing Web conferencing assists the taking of depositions with attorneys and/or the witness in remote locations from each other.
10Oct2017

The Reporter October 2017

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Hello, In this issue of The Reporter we have curated a collection of light-hearted and informational articles just for you.  I hope you enjoy them. You should also know that our 2018 wall calendars are now available.  If you would like us to mail you one which contains all California and federal holidays or one which contains federal holidays only,
10Oct2017

The Discovery Update October 2017

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This issue of The Discovery Update includes a variety of excellent articles about some facets of eDiscovery, written by experts in the field. I hope you enjoy them. You should also know that our 2018 wall calendars are now available. If you would like us to mail you one which contains all California and federal holidays or one which contains federal holidays only,
10Oct2017

What to do After an Inadvertent Production

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The inadvertent production of privileged discovery can be a significant challenge both legally and technically. Was the privilege waived with the inadvertent production? How can the production be technically clawed back? The answers to these questions and best practices are explained in my new guest post What to Do After an Inadvertent Production: Clawback Requirements of Federal Rule of Evidence 502 on the Everlaw Blog.
19Sep2017

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – September 2017

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Hello, Here is our collection of articles selected for you, some enjoyable and useful ones, written by and for court reporters.  Enjoy! To stay connected with other reporters, be sure to join and support your local court reporter association.  In addition, as a member of NCRA you will receive the periodicals (paper and electronic),
19Sep2017

The No Excuses Guide to Conquering your Fear

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Being nervous or fearful of displaying your realtime screen the very first time is very normal.  Feeling nervous about doing just about anything for the first time is normal, particularly if you are doing it in front of a highly educated audience. Here is some great advice from some very qualified realtime reporters that I received with suggestions on how to overcome the fear of someone reading and critiquing your work.
11Sep2017

The Reporter September 2017

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Hello, As we settle back in after the summer fun, I would like to remind you that our court reporters, conference rooms, videographers, and interpreters are globally available to you for your deposition needs.  You will benefit from the time we can save you in scheduling these services. Please enjoy the collection of articles we have compiled for you this month.
11Sep2017

The Discovery Update September 2017

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Hello, As we settle back in after the summer fun, I would like to remind you that our court reporters, conference rooms, videographers, and interpreters are globally available to you for your deposition needs. You will benefit from the time we can save you and your staff in scheduling these services.
11Sep2017

Time To Change Your eDiscovery Mindset

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Well, it’s happened.  ATL has asked me to write about ediscovery, a topic that many lawyers are tired of hearing about but continues to loom large. Electronic discovery is the most substantive change to the practice of law in more than 100 years, yet many relegate it to the backseat by equating it simply with data and deeming it a litigation support issue.
08Aug2017

The Reporter August 2017

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For over 30 years Atkinson-Baker has had the pleasure of providing the legal industry with trusted and reliable court reporting services. I hope you find this collection of articles on successful career tips a welcome addition to our services.  Let us know how our deposition services can help you directly or benefit one of your colleagues.
07Aug2017

The Discovery Update August 2017

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Hello, Ediscovery challenges are becoming more and more prevalent in our professional lives.  This issue of The Discovery Update covers different facets of this.  I hope you enjoy the articles, written by experts in the field, and that you find some information you can utilize for the discovery aspect of your current cases.
04Aug2017

July Riddle

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A man sees a boat that is full of people. And yet there isn’t a single person on the boat. How is this possible? Answer Everyone on the boat is married. So there isn’t one single person.
04Aug2017

eDiscovery Processing: Seven Tips for Reducing Stress (and Spend)

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In eDiscovery good processing decisions early on can make a big difference. The collection is done and you finally have the data. Now what?  What’s the best way to tackle processing without breaking a sweat, the bank, or your timeline? Alongside early case assessment (ECA), this phase of eDiscovery presents an opportunity to undertake a defensible reduction of data and pass along only the material that will ultimately be necessary to review. 
06Jul2017

The Reporter July 2017

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Hello! We have included articles this month which cover several technical approaches to making your life simpler as a legal secretary or legal office manager. Also, here is an article from our blog on “electronic” deposition exhibits.  This is a concept (and a service we currently provide) that you can share with your attorneys.
06Jul2017

The Discovery Update July 2017

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Hello, This month we feature the article, “Five Tips to Avoid Mistakes in Electronic Document Review.”  This is an interesting read by an experienced litigator in the field.  He knows his subject and speaks in common, understandable language.  I know you will enjoy these useful, down-to-earth tips. Best, Sheila
06Jul2017

Proud to be a Legal Secretary

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A voice on the telephone recently asked me, “Are you his secretary, or do you prefer to be called his administrative assistant?”  I told him, “I am his secretary and very proud of it.”  You could hear the relief in his voice as he replied, “Thank goodness.  I can deal with a real person,
06Jul2017

Five Tips to Avoid Mistakes in Electronic Document Review

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These tips are based on a long life of litigation legal practice, including thousands of document reviews going back to 1978.  I have seen hundreds of mistakes over the years, especially in the last decade when my work as a lawyer has been limited to electronic discovery.  Many of these blunders were made by “the other side.”  Some were funny and made me smile. 
05Jul2017

June Riddle

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You were headed down the wrong way on a one-way street. An officer saw this but did not pull you over. Why weren’t you stopped?
13Jun2017

The Reporter June 2017

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I hope you continue to find the articles, tips, and tools in The Reporter helpful.  This month, we’ve included articles on use of some newer technology to help increase efficiency in the firm. You are the reason for our continued success, and we thank you for the opportunity to serve you.  
12Jun2017

The Discovery Update June 2017

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I hope you continue to find the articles, tips, and tools in The Discovery Update helpful.  This month, we’ve included articles on several aspects of e-discovery, as well as newer technology, for your consideration. You are the reason for our continued success, and we thank you for the opportunity to serve you.  
12Jun2017

E-Discovery: A Primer for Litigators

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12Jun2017

Stop Equating eDiscovery With Data. It’s Not That Simple

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There’s a fairly common theme to those who dislike electronic discovery:  It’s too expensive and just ramps up the cost of litigation. I do understand that costs of discovery are more upfront now, but I would argue that the “enormous costs” of discovery are because lawyers still aren’t doing it right.  
05Jun2017

The ABI Reporter E-Letter – June 2017

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Hello, We know there are many reasons to get those transcripts turned around efficiently:  to increase our hourly pay for the time invested, to buy some relaxation time, and to service the legal profession are some of them.  We also know that utilizing our CAT system technology can help with this. 
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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