The Discovery Update – Mid-November 2010


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, we are introducing the Mobile Transcript app which delivers transcripts to your smartphone at no charge. Be sure to read the first article below which describes the features of the app and its benefits to your practice.

You can sign up one time and receive a Mobile Transcript anytime you schedule a deposition with us. You will be notified by email when it’s ready for viewing on your smartphone.

Please let us know how we can help you or your staff start using the Mobile Transcript app or any of our services.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Sheila Atkinson-Baker

Want Your Transcripts Delivered to Your Smartphone at No Charge? No Problem.

Mobile Transcript is an app that provides you with the ability to fully utilize deposition transcripts on your smartphone. We upload your transcripts to the Mobile Transcript website, which in turn downloads the transcripts to your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Blackberry devices. And it doesn’t cost you anything.

Mobile Transcript allows you to:

  • highlight and flag text;
  • bookmark;
  • jump to next highlight;
  • keyword search;
  • jump to page number;
  • e-mail transcripts from within the transcript;
  • e-mail transcript in PDF with or without your yellow highlights;
  • finger swipe feature to move from page to page;
  • use enlarged page arrow keys which are repositioned under user’s thumbs when holding the device horizontally; and
  • increase the screen viewing area to review and annotate the transcript.

How can Mobile Transcript benefit your practice?
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Embracing the Technological Age of Document Management

By Christi Koch, Inserra & Kelley, Omaha, NE

Paralegals spend enormous amounts of time dealing with organization, discovery, and other methods of trial preparation. As technology advances, so does the need for increased organization, planning and focus in litigation. Our role continues to evolve with the development and implementation of case management software. The key to case management success is acknowledging that managing each case is similar to managing a complex project and demands the same attention.

From programs dealing with discovery, such as Easy Bates, to trial presentation software, such as Sanction, there are a number of resources available to help build your case and expand your organization. As the case progresses, it is our job as paralegals to assist the attorneys in “building” the case which will be presented at trial. Assume that every case will go to trial and you will be prepared and fully organized. This can be done by a number of methods, including the hard file, scanning documents into an electronic file, or utilizing legal software such as Time Matters, Summation, Concordance or Case Map.
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Want Your Transcripts Delivered to Your Smartphone at No Charge? No Problem.

Embracing the Technological Age of Document Management

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Courtroom exchange recorded by a Texas Judge:

Raise Your Right Hand

Q. Do you understand what you are to swear to?

A. Yes, sir. I am to swear and tell the truth.

Q. That’s right. And do you know what will happen if you don’t tell the truth?

A. Well, Your Honor, I expect the other side will win the case.