The Reporter E-Letter – February 2013

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The Reporter E-Letter – February 2013

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February 2013

From the President

Our goal is to provide you with relevant and helpful information that you will use in your daily work or that you will forward to other legal professionals inside or outside of your firm.

We continue to consistently provide first-class reporters and customer service to you all over the U.S. And because we want to improve in any way we can, we encourage you to send us feedback about how we can better serve you in existing and new ways.

Best regards,
Sheila Atkinson-Baker

Court Reporters have a Front Row Seat to History

By Diana Greenburg

The job of transcribing court proceedings looks very different today than when Charles Dickens was a cub court reporter. Back in 1828, when the author took up court reporting at the age of 16, his tools of the trade were pen and paper.

But today’s court reporters have many new tools that both aid and challenge the profession.

From television and film, we’re used to the image of the court reporter quietly typing at the front of the courtroom, seen but not heard. The reporter types a kind of shorthand into a specially designed steno machine with an abbreviated keyboard, sometimes striking several keys at once to record words and phrases.The shorthand enables a much faster recording of speech, allowing the average court reporter to reach 225 words a minute — and even up to the industry record of 375.

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HEAD SCRATCHER

On a Saturday, everyone is doing something. The children are playing outside. The dad is getting the mail. The mom is knitting. But the dog is starving.

The next day, everyone is doing the same thing but the dog is fed. Who fed the dog?

Email us the right answer and you could be randomly drawn as the winner of a $25 gift card!

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