The ABI Reporter – August 2018

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The ABI Reporter – August 2018

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IN THIS ISSUE:
  • 10 Things Scopists Want Reporters to Know
  • Guidelines for Conduct as an Officer of the Court
  • We Use Sports Terms but Where Do They Come From?
  • 10 Reasons I Love My Career as a Court Reporter
  • Stretches to Ease Desk-Related Shoulder, Arm, and Wrist Pain
  • Word of the Month: Tape Measure Home Run
  • Reporters in the News

From the President

Hello,

Welcome to our August ABI Reporter!  I hope you find these specially selected articles valuable (and fun), as we continue to become more efficient in this busy marketplace.

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Sheila

10 Things Scopists Want Court Reporters to Know

By Sabina Leigh

A lot of court reporters turn over a lot of transcripts to scopists. This is a good thing. It gives the court reporters more time to earn more money making more transcripts of testimony at legal proceedings which they can give to more scopists who can then also earn more money by scoping more transcripts. This can be a quite lucrative circle of work.

After court reporters send scopists their work and they transcribe it, that is unfortunately it. Scopists rarely (actually, never) tell court reporters what they think, how they feel, what they like and what they don’t like. And court reporters never ask. I’ve been on both sides of the transcript, both as a scopist and a court reporter, so I’ve got a good idea of how scopists think and feel. Unless a court reporter does scoping on the side or knows a scopist in their personal life, they may not have any idea. Communication is one of the most important things in the world, so I’ve written up 10 things scopists want court reporters to know.

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Guidelines for Conduct as an Officer of the Court

By Donna Cascio

“A fair and independent court system is essential to the administration of justice.” That is the first sentence of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Code of Conduct for Employees of the Unified Judicial System.

How can official reporters, as officers of the court, convey the values of impartiality and fairness that promote the integrity of the judicial system with “the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct”?(1)

We, as officers of the court, have the obligation to promote justice and assist in the effective operation of the justice system.

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Word of the Month: Tape Measure Home Run

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