The ABI Reporter – July 2018

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The ABI Reporter – July 2018

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IN THIS ISSUE:
  • What a Room Full of Girls Taught Me About the Profession
  • Speak Up About What We Can Do for Our Clients
  • Your Password Has Probably Been Stolen
  • Proposed Name Change to Bring Greater Attention to Steno
  • Don’t Miss Your Chance to Vote
  • Reporter Recommended for Neck Relief
  • Capitalization Tip

From the President

Hello!

Here are two inspirational stories from reporters who revitalized their drive and purpose for reporting, one by educating young students and one by educating clients about our technology.

Enjoy!

Best,

Sheila

What a Room Full of Girls Taught Me About the Profession

By Merilee Johnson

As I looked out at the expectant, inquisitive eyes of a room full of 8- to 12-year-old girls, I came to the realization this was going to be a challenge more difficult than I had anticipated. Presenting to professional colleagues can be intimidating enough, but what could I offer these young minds whose only image of a court reporter (if they had one at all) is of a person sitting to the side of the action, “typing” quietly in the corner?

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Speak Up About What We Can Do for Our Clients

By Sandy Bunch VanderPol

Every day, day after day, when we set up our steno machine, we do what we are trained to do: report the proceedings; create a verbatim record; and provide the record to the client. We are the “Guardians of the Record;” we are often the only neutral, disinterested person in the proceeding; we are trusted by all parties to be a professional in the room, a protector of their record. This is our job. We all understand the importance of our job and why we are an integral part of the judicial process. But what if there’s more to our job? Is there even more to our job? I think there is, and this other part of the job is truly why I’m passionate about court reporting.

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