The ABI Reporter Newsletter – January, 2009


The ABI Reporter Newsletter – January, 2009

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What’s a CRR Anyway?
Court Reporting Gains Popularity
Getting Your Financial House in Order
Which Backup Solution isRight for You?
From the President

After 21 years, ABI continues to grow, which could not be achieved without your hard work and great service.

In these highly competitive and challenging times it is even more important that we go the extra mile in providing the best possible service to our clients and to each other. As you know, your promptness, accuracy and turnaround is extremely important and highly appreciated by our clients and will continue to help us stay on top.

We thank you for all that you do, as you are truly an instrumental part of the team. Your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed and we are very grateful for your valuable skills and for your attention to every detail.

We wish you the best in 2009 and we hope you continue to prosper and grow.

Best regards,

Sheila Atkinson-Baker

What’s a CRR Anyway?

By Sandy Bunch VanderPol, RMR, CRR, CSR

What does CRR mean? As court reporters, we all know CRR stands for Certified
Realtime Reporter – that coveted certification that allows us to shout with pride that we

possess skills such as writing realtime at speeds of 180 words per minute on literary
material for five minutes at 96% accuracy; writing conflict-free theory; writing numbers,

roman, cardinal, ordinal; using flag alphabet to spell words letter by letter, and much

But what really does CRR mean to you as a professional? What does it mean to
you as a firm owner? What does it mean to you as a freelance reporter? What does it
mean to the courts? What does it mean to the official court reporter? I’d like to explore
each one of these questions in an attempt to perhaps encourage at least one reader of this
article to challenge him or herself to strive to this level of professionalism – obtaining

your Certified Realtime Reporter designation.

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Valuable Information at Your Fingertips
Court Reporting
Gains Popularity
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“Getting Your Financial House in Order”
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Smarter Tools
The Lighter Side of Legal

Those Appealing Lawyers


A litigant’s lawyer needs zeal

When he argues a

client’s appeal.

Court reversals are healing

For parties appealing,

But cause their opponents

to reel.

From Our Reporters

“Sheila, your agency has made good on its representations to work me for whatever day and time opening I have available, and it’s been a godsend to me as a single mom in supporting my family and helping to take care of my parents who live across the street from me. My mom has dementia, but knowing that I have full-time work with you has lessened the strains I feel, especially as my parents’ needs increase

and they look to me for help and support.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to take care of my family. I’m eternally grateful to you and all your amazing staff.

“God bless you and grant you prosperity beyond your wildest dreams in 2009!”


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