The ABI Reporter E-Letter Articles

01Jul2008

Realtime in the Classroom

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By Lisa M. Rollins, RPR
As I begin this article, I am reflecting on a late night not so long ago when I was studiously working on my “homework.” That particular evening it was necessary for me to preview a videotape entitled “Enchanted Cities of Europe” and enter any new words into my steno dictionary.
01Jul2008

The Importance of Continuing Education

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Over the last few years, the number of adults who are continuing with their education has increased tremendously. This term “continuing education” describes the opportunity and process of learning new skills and acquiring knowledge that is far superior to what we are taught during our formal schooling years.
Most people opt for continued education to further their knowledge base and even their employability.
01Jul2008

Fine Tune Your Skills and Expand Your Knowledge

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We know how hard you have worked to become a professional, and we want to help you become the best Reporter you can be. Here are some resources that can help you reach your potential and even exceed your own expectations – and, at the same time, broaden your knowledge of the Court Reporting industry.
01Jul2008

The Court Reporter’s Brain: “A Miracle”

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Here is an excerpt from a neuro-psychologist’s deposition which we think you will find very interesting! The neuropsychologist is describing the intricacies of the human brain. Neuropsychologist:  May I give an example of this? Counsel:  Sure. Neuropsychologist:  Okay.  If you look — and the example is this: Our brains are a miracle. 
01Jun2008

Are You an Information Front-Seater or Back-Seater?

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By Gary Simpson, Author and Motivational Speaker, World Conferences
During my never ending quest for knowledge on business, investment, motivation, personal development and other topics that interest me I have attended countless seminars. Some were excellent and some were – well, let’s just say… interesting. Something always strikes me at these seminars.
17Feb2008

The Evolution of the Paralegal and Their Future Sophistication

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By Sterling Wheeler Dixon,
CBA, Certified Bankruptcy Assistant/Certified Paralegal I am a paralegal. To be more precise, a litigation paralegal, but a paralegal just the same. My first legal job was for Orange County back in the early 1980s, and once I started in the legal field it did not take long for me to determine that was exactly where I wanted to be.
01Jan2008

Who Says Long Distance Relationships Don’t Work?

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Two Women Prove a Home Business Partnership is Possible Living in Two Different States A mother from Florida and her friend from Texas team up and create a successful partnership running a unique and viable home-based business! Back in 1994, after over 20 years in the corporate environment, Cathy Watson resigned from a job in Houston,
01Jan2008

Making More for Your Time

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EFFICIENCY TO THE RESCUE Time is a very important commodity, especially to a Court Reporter. The management skills involved are stressful at best, and as we all know, there are never enough hours in the day to accomplish all your tasks. There are a few different ways a Court Reporter can make more income for time expended.
01Dec2007

ECF: Everything’s Event-ual

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A while back, opposing counsel in one of my cases electronically filed two documents in federal court — both within a week of each other — using the same incorrect event. First one document, and then a second, were filed using the “motion” event, which wasn’t even close to what they really were.
17Oct2007

How My Legal Experience Changed Lives

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By Karen Renee Gomez, Bullivant, Houser & Bailey, Las Vegas
Looking back over my last 27 years in the legal field, I can see clearly how instrumental my legal experience has been in my life and how it has changed others’ lives for the better. Because of my own experience with a closed-head injury and how later I helped my husband through his,
17Aug2007

A Legal Secretary’s Pioneering Spirit

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Have you ever, out of the blue, felt like you needed a big change in your life?  And, if so, did you ignore it or did you do something about it? Ellen Collins, a legal secretary from Texas, felt she needed a change and she did something most people only dream about – she sold her house and moved to Alaska!