The Discovery Update E-Letter

01Mar2012

The Discovery Update – March 2012

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March 2012 From the President To date, we have provided court reporting services for over 566,000 depositions in over 7,000 cities across the U.S. This number is so incredibly high only because you continue to allow us to provide you with our reliable court reporting services, both locally and nationwide. To us,
01Feb2012

The Discovery Update – February 2012

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February 2012 From the President This month’s feature article focuses on some best practices in predictive coding. We also reran articles about the benefits of an investigator in discovery and the “dance” of trial preparation. We will continue to provide you with useful discovery information and tools because we take a genuine interest in the legal community beyond just court reporting.
01Jan2012

The Discovery Update – January 2012

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January 2012 From the President This month, we focus on the quickly-evolving world of e-discovery, an area of the trial preparation process which is becoming more and more complex. Although lengthy, I believe these three segments will provide valuable insight into this subject. I invite you to follow Ralph Losey’s reasoning all the way to its culmination in Part Three.
01Dec2011

The Discovery Update – December 2011

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December 2011 From the President Because we know that the success of your depositions is a vital part of the litigation process, we continue to provide you with useful tips, tools and information in our e-newsletters that we hope you can use in your practice. This month, we included an article about social media and internet investigations,
01Nov2011

The Discovery Update – November 2011

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November 2011 From the President As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday this month, we want you to know that we appreciate having you as a client, and we thank you for the opportunity to serve you. We continue to strive to ensure that our services are of the highest quality because we know you have a choice when it comes to court reporting services.
01Oct2011

The Discovery Update – Sept/Oct 2011

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Sept/Oct 2011 From the President Because we know that the success of your depositions is of the utmost importance to you and your clients, we continue to focus on providing you with useful tips, tools, and information in our e-newsletters. To this effect, this month we included helpful information about how to handle “John Doe defendants,”
01Aug2011

The Discovery Update – August 2011

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August 2011 From the President This month, we are including “Advice for Lawyers Looking to Buy a New iPad,” which might shed light on some ways the iPad and its legal apps could benefit your practice. Last fall, we introduced the Mobile Transcript app which provides you with the ability to fully utilize deposition transcripts on your iPad or smartphone at no charge.
01Jul2011

The Discovery Update – July 2011

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July 2011 From the President As you know, E-discovery has become a large and complex part of litigation over the last few years, and it continues to evolve at a rapid rate. With the goal of providing information that can help you in your E-discovery process, this month we included “E-discovery,
01Jun2011

The Discovery Update – June 2011

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June 2011 From the President Our goal continues to be to provide you with relevant and helpful material in The Discovery Update that you can use in your practice or that you can share with other legal professionals or your clients. The “What You Might Have Missed” section includes informative articles from past issues of The Discovery Update that you may have missed previously or that you would find helpful again.
11May2011

The Discovery Update – May 2011

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May 2011 From the President Because we know that the success of your depositions is of the utmost importance to you and your clients, we continue to focus on providing you with useful tips, tools and information in our e-newsletters. To this effect, this month our feature article is about how to recreate a scene for a deposition by using an iPad.
01Apr2011

The Discovery Update – April 2011

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April 2011 From the President Our feature article this month centers on cloud computing, which is shifting users from traditional software to the Internet, promising a future of new ways to network everywhere. For over two decades, we have been keeping right in step with the evolution of technology in both the court reporting and the legal industries,
11Mar2011

The Discovery Update – March 2011

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March 2011 From the President As we continue to stay in step with the rate of technology’s growth in the legal industry, we have recently added Mobile Transcript to our services and will continue including a CD of your transcripts and exhibits with every hard copy transcript delivered. This month, our feature article “E-Discovery Rules Applied to Social Media: What This Means in Practical Terms for Businesses”
01Feb2011

The Discovery Update – February 2011

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February 2011 From the President Because we know that the success of your depositions is of the utmost importance to you and your clients, we continue to focus on providing you with useful tips, tools and information in our e-newsletters. To this effect, this month we have included an article which outlines the benefits of using an iPad as a legal tool and helpful information on how to work with an interpreter for your depositions.
01Jan2011

The Discovery Update – January 2011

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January 2011 From the President With the beginning of a new year, inevitably comes bright ideas for improved prosperity and decisions to make changes to existing structures. It is our intention to provide articles and tools to accommodate this. We continue to advance in the legal industry with steady momentum, in what has become a very competitive market.
01Dec2010

The Discovery Update – December 2010

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December 2010 From the President We have very much appreciated the opportunities throughout the past year to provide you with full service court reporting services nationwide. Working with you has been enjoyable and rewarding. We continue to strive to give you the best quality of service possible and to stay one step ahead of your needs.
15Nov2010

The Discovery Update – Mid-November 2010

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Fall 2010 From the President With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, we are grateful for the opportunities to serve you. We know you have a choice when it comes to court reporting services. We will continue to work to ensure that our services fill your needs at the highest quality level. This month,
01Nov2010

The Discovery Update – November 2010

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November 2010 From the President This month’s issue includes three very informative articles on depositions. One focuses on the use of technology in a deposition, and the two other articles can help guide your clients through preparing for their first deposition, to help them succeed. The Discovery Update has been published electronically now for over three years,
01Oct2010

The Discovery Update – October 2010

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October 2010 From the President In the court reporter and legal news recently, we have seen debate on the use of the stenographic realtime court reporter versus the use of digital audio recording technology. “Judges and Litigators Explain Why They Prefer Realtime Reporters to Recording Devices” covers why stenographic realtime technology is the superior method —
01Sep2010

The Discovery Update – September 2010

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September 2010 From the President We are honored to be on this year’s Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies again. Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list is their “most complete portrait of the universe of growing private companies ever assembled,” and we are grateful to have been recognized three times since the list’s inception four years ago.
01Aug2010

The Discovery Update – August 2010

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August 2010 From the President Because litigation testimony is an important element in the discovery process and can be complex by nature, utilizing new technologies is very valuable. Not every court reporting agency provides deposition management tools for their clients. But that is one of our main goals, so that your trial preparation process goes smoothly.
01Jul2010

The Discovery Update – July 2010

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July 2010 From the President We know that discovery is an extremely important part of trial preparation, and that is why our highest goal is to stay ahead of your deposition planning so it can be more convenient and efficient for you. Our feature article this month is an interesting piece on why delegating e-discovery duties to your client might be counterproductive.
01Jun2010

The Discovery Update – June 2010

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June 2010 From the President This month’s feature articles focus on the benefits of an investigator in discovery and the “dance” of trial preparation. We also reran an e-discovery survival guide that can help you prepare for possible e-discovery challenges. We will continue to provide you with useful discovery information and tools because we take a genuine interest in the legal community beyond just court reporting.
01May2010

The Discovery Update – May 2010

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May 2010 From the President With the landscape of litigation discovery always evolving, we understand how critical it is for you to stay informed and position your practice accordingly in order to best serve your clients. We continue to strive to provide you with useful discovery information and tools, which we hope not only benefit you,
01Apr2010

The Discovery Update – April 2010

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April 2010 From the President Because one of the most important stages in the litigation process is the discovery deposition, we have included a couple of articles this month about depositions in particular. Our lead article, “The Reason Storytelling Works,” emphasizes reasons that presenting a case in story format is much more beneficial than presenting a case as a set of isolated facts. 
01Mar2010

The Discovery Update – March 2010

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March 2010 From the President We are celebrating this week, having set a record for reporting the most depositions in one week since our inception in 1987. This milestone is solely attributed to you, our client, because you continue to allow us to provide you with court reporting services, either locally or nationwide.
01Feb2010

The Discovery Update – February 2010

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February 2010 From the President Our goal continues to be to provide you with relevant and helpful material in The Discovery Update that either you will use in your practice or that you will forward to other legal professionals inside or outside of your firm. In this issue, our feature article focuses on preparing your client for deposition and offers suggestions on ways you can work with your client to make it a smooth process.
01Jan2010

The Discovery Update – January 2010

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January 2010 From the President I hope that you had a happy holiday season and that 2010 is prosperous for you in every way. Entering a new year provides an opportunity to reflect on the past year and identify ways to improve ourselves professionally. In the court reporting industry, we are looking at how to be more accurate,
01Dec2009

The Discovery Update – December 2009

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December 2009 From the President This holiday season, we thank you for allowing us to provide court reporting services for you in hundreds of cities nationwide. Being able to fill your needs with the full spectrum of court reporting services has been very rewarding to us. You are the reason for our continued success.
01Nov2009

The Discovery Update – November 2009

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November 2009 From the President As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we want you to know that we do appreciate the opportunity to serve you. Because we know you have a choice when it comes to court reporting services, we will continue to make sure our services fill your needs at the highest quality level.
01Oct2009

The Discovery Update – October 2009

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October 2009 From the President This month, our feature article talks about how to best schedule and plan for out-of-town depositions – which, if not planned properly, can disrupt the flow of the litigation process of any one case. The article also references specific out-of-town depositions tips that we think you will find useful both in the planning and execution stages.
01Sep2009

The Discovery Update – September 2009

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September 2009 From the President We are honored to be on this year’s Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies again. Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 list is their “most complete portrait of the universe of growing private companies ever assembled” and we are grateful to have been twice recognized.
01Aug2009

The Discovery Update – August 2009

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August 2009 From the President As the business technology landscape quickly evolves, we are seeing faster computer capabilities, we are using software that handles our tasks more efficiently, and we are witnessing social media such as Twitter™ become popular. What also is evolving is the way legal professionals are relying on new technology to assist them with their everyday workload.
01Jul2009

The Discovery Update – July 2009

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July 2009 From the President With the landscape of litigation always evolving, we understand how critical it is for you to stay informed so you can best serve your clients. Since its inception over two years ago, our goal for The Discovery Update has remained intact to continue to provide you,
01Jun2009

The Discovery Update – June 2009

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June 2009 From the President Because our goal is to use The Discovery Update as a way to bring you helpful information that you can utilize, we publish articles, tips and tools that can hopefully help you be more efficient and/or cost-effective in your practice. As discovery-related expenses continue to take up the majority of the litigation budget,
01May2009

The Discovery Update – May 2009

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May 2009 From the President As you know, e-discovery has become an engrained part of litigation in our country and it continues to evolve at a rapid rate. The spectrum of e-discovery has gone way beyond email and has expanded into new technologies very quickly. Instant and text messages, blogs, voicemails,
01Apr2009

The Discovery Update – April 2009

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April 2009 From the President Our goal is always to serve you better and your answer to this question will help us do just that: What one thingbothers you the most about the deposition process or court reporting? We hope you take a quick minute to respond, as it will help us tailor our services to better fit your needs.
01Mar2009

The Discovery Update – March 2009

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March 2009 From the President Since starting Atkinson-Baker over twenty years ago, we have kept ahead of technology in the legal field in many ways. We were one of the pioneers of online scheduling, realtime reporting, e-transcripts and more, and we won an award for our client-accessible database. One of our commitments we made many years ago,
01Feb2009

The Discovery Update – February 2009

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February 2009 From the President Because we received a lot of feedback from you last month letting us know what types of information you’d like to see in The Discovery Update, we can hone in more on specific areas and continue to give you material that is relevant and helpful to you.
01Jan2009

The Discovery Update – January 2009

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January 2009 From the President Because of you, our client, ABI continues to grow in the court reporting industry with increased momentum, in what has become a very competitive market. We sincerely hold our relationship with you in high regard, and we will continue to do all we can to serve you in the best possible way.
01Dec2008

The Discovery Update – December 2008

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December 2008 From the President Happy Holidays to you and your staff and we hope that, as we enter into a new year, your firm continues to prosper and grow. We have enjoyed having you as part of our ABI family. As another year comes to an end, and we look toward the New Year,
01Nov2008

The Discovery Update – November 2008

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November 2008 From the President Because we encourage feedback from you, our clients, we are able to create new, or improve on, our services and products based on what you need. To that effect, we recently made a change in our litigation support product lineup and we are now sending a single CD with every transcript called Transcript Plus!
01Oct2008

The Discovery Update – October 2008

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October 2008 From the President Our reporters have been serving many of your firms for over twenty years and collectively they have transcribed 377,839 depositions in 7,691 different cities nationwide – what an accomplishment! What follows is a recent letter from one of our reporters which echoes feedback from many of our reporters.
01Sep2008

The Discovery Update – September 2008

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September 2008 From the President Our electronic The Discovery Update has been published now for over a year, and, thanks to your positive feedback, we are even more determined to make it a very useful source of information for you. We want to provide you only with the information that you find valuable,
01Aug2008

The Discovery Update – August 2008

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August 2008 From the President Every year, Law Technology News (LTN) recognizes leaders in legal technology. This year Atkinson-Baker Court Reporters has been nominated for the LTN Technology vendor award in the following categories:  “New Product of the year,” “Docket & Calendaring Application” and “Records Management Software.” We can only win if our clients,
01Jul2008

The Discovery Update – July 2008

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July 2008 From the President Because we know that the success of your depositions is of the utmost importance to you and your clients, we continue to focus on providing you with useful tips, tools and information in our e-newsletters. To this effect, this month we included helpful information about the handling of exhibits,
01Jun2008

The Discovery Update – June 2008

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June 2008 From the President Because we know that the discovery deposition is one of the most important stages in the litigation process, we included a couple of articles this month about depositions in particular. Our lead article, “Focusing a Deposition,” emphasizes the importance of depositions and how to get as much as you can out of them by focusing on certain factors.
01May2008

The Discovery Update – May 2008

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May 2008 From the President In addition to the tips in the article below (Tips for Taking an Out-Of-State Deposition), we want to remind you that we can get you a reporter anywhere in the U.S. – and we mean anywhere. Have you heard of Gardiner, Montana? Gardiner is tucked away in Montana’s Gallatin Wilderness at the original entrance of Yellowstone National Park and,
01Apr2008

The Discovery Update – April 2008

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April 2008 From the President This month, our feature article talks about the advantages of using video depositions at trial – which can transform an ordinary deposition into a compelling piece of testimony. The article also offers ways to conduct and produce video depositions most effectively. Videographers can be scheduled along with court reporting services in any city nationwide.
01Feb2008

The Discovery Update – February 2008

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February 2008 From the President Happy New Year! We hope that 2008 brings you and your firm new business development opportunities and prosperity in every way. With the landscape of e-discovery continuing to change at such a quick rate, we understand how critical it is for you to stay informed and position your practice accordingly in order to best serve your clients.
01Jan2008

The Discovery Update – January 2008

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January 2008 From the President Happy New Year! We hope that 2008 brings you and your firm new business development opportunities and prosperity in every way. With the landscape of e-discovery continuing to change at such a quick rate, we understand how critical it is for you to stay informed and position your practice accordingly in order to best serve your clients.