The Reporter Newsletter – June 2009

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The Reporter Newsletter – June 2009

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June 2009

From the President

Because our goal is to use The Reporter as a way to bring you helpful information that you can utilize, we publish articles, tips and tools that can hopefully help you work more efficiently.

As e-discovery, technology and electronic information continues to grow at a rapid pace in the legal field, this month we included one article about e-discovery pitfalls and practice tips and a second article that focuses on how to effectively handle privileged email.

I am sure that managing multiple tasks simultaneously is a challenge. We strive to complement that complexity by giving you service in every area of court reporting – service you can rely on, 24/7.

I hope you are taking full advantage of it.

Best regards,
Sheila Atkinson-Baker

After 58 years, Las Vegas court reporter sees no good reason to give up her pen

By Carri Geer ThevenotLas Vegas Review-Journal

Stella Butterfield’s business card carries the slogan “fastest pen in the west.”

At 83, the Las Vegas resident is the only remaining court reporter in Nevada who uses a pen.

“Shorthand’s archaic,” she willingly admitted during a recent interview. “They don’t even teach it in the schools in the States anymore.”

While her workload may have slowed this year, she insists her hand speed hasn’t. She attributes this to her regular exercise regimen, which includes meeting with a personal trainer twice a week.

Butterfield doesn’t actively solicit business anymore, but she maintains a listing in the Yellow Pages and works an average of three days a month. Many of her regular clients have died or retired.

“I honestly thought I’d quit reporting after 50 years, and now I’m going into 58 years,” Butterfield said.

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