The ABI Reporter E-Letter Articles

19Aug2016

Just Do It

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“Knowing I am a competent reporter is one thing, but wondering if I could hang in there with those who have participated in the contests is what motivated me to enter. It’s something I had always wanted to do and I found myself at a time and place in life where I could go for it.” 
29Mar2016

Reporter’s Certificate on Federal Cases

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Reporter’s Certificate on Federal Cases Did you know the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure require that the reporter’s certificate state whether or not the witness’s review of the transcript was requested? Rule 30 (e) (2): “Changes Indicated in the Officer’s Certificate. The officer must note in the certificate prescribed by Rule 30(f) (1) whether a review was requested .
27Dec2013

Staying at the Top of your Field

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The U.S. Open Golf Tournament is always Tiger Woods’ time to be the overwhelming favorite to win. At just 29 years old, he has already established himself as the best player ever, and what he can achieve over the next twenty years is mind boggling. After winning the Masters Tournaments, and becoming the first person ever to win all four Majors in a twelve-month period,
01Feb2012

The Value of Certification

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By Joyce Z. Casey, RDR, CRR, CBC, CCP
In times of economic downturn, it may be tempting to let your certification lapse or to reduce your continuing education aspirations. But with high unemployment rates and fierce competition for available jobs, you may now need your credentials more than ever before.
01Mar2010

If I Knew I Couldn’t Fail

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By Jane Faulkner for KNOW Magazine
What would you do if you knew you could not fail? We invited lawyers at a recent CLE to answer this question, repeatedly, until they connected with their creative sides. They were surprised at what opened up. One lawyer said, “Suddenly it dawned on me that if I stay true to who I am,
01Feb2010

When to Say No to Your Dream Job

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Have you ever wondered what might have happened in your life if you had chosen one road over another?  I mean, what really might have happened?
I don’t make a habit of writing about my own experiences but…..a few years ago while minding my own business (literally), I was approached by a major staffing organization (big players – cool $5+ billion a year in revenue) to head up their $50 million legal staffing division.
01Nov2009

The Importance of Setting and Achieving Goals

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By Elena Fawkner
With rare exceptions, nothing truly worthwhile in life happens by accident. Sure, you may win the lottery but what are the odds?  What if you could achieve everything you ever wanted without winning the lottery?  What if it was as simple as deciding where you wanted to go and planning the route to get there? 
01Apr2009

Your Chance to Save Your Career

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Supporting our organizations is key.
The National Level
The world of digital recording is obviously here, and while it is a great advance in court reporting technology, it also serves as a constant threat to the very existence of the human court reporters. You may be aware that there are courts in downtown Atlanta that have already replaced court reporters with digital technology,
01Jan2009

Getting Your Financial House in Order

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By Peter Kozak, CFP®, Kozak Financial Advisory, Camarillo, CA
As we begin the New Year, it is the traditional time to review the past year and make some resolutions to improve aspects of our lives in the coming year.  In addition to the perennial favorites of losing weight and getting more exercise,
01Oct2008

Focusing on the Goal

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By Pamela G. Weyant, RMR, CRR
As freelance reporters, we all know that the ultimate goal is to get the transcripts out the door and delivered to clients in a timely fashion and with accuracy.  But what do you do when you’ve been out every day this week and now the pages are piling up,