The Reporter Newsletter – May 2012


The Reporter Newsletter – May 2012

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May 2012

From the President

Because we know you have a choice when it comes to court reporting services, we appreciate the opportunity to serve you and we will continue to make sure our services fill your needs at the highest quality level.

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We hope this issue provides you with useful information. Don’t forget to send us articles you’d like to include which you think would benefit other legal professionals.

Best regards,
Sheila Atkinson-Baker

Big Time Small Town: Creating a Road Map to Success

By Maggy Gregory
Contributing Writer for

This month, I’m going to show you how to make a road map to reach your goals in fifteen minutes or less.  Maps are important both for driving to physical destinations and for reaching your personal destinations.  While I might, possibly, eventually be able to drive to Portland, Oregon, from the East Coast without a map, I can nearly guarantee that I can get there faster and easier with a map.  The same goes for career and professional goals.

Early in my professional career, a mentor suggested making a map of my goals, to hold on to and pull out every year for reflection and revision. I’ve found it to be a wonderful way not only to motivate me to achieve my goals, but a great way to chart how I’ve developed and how my priorities have changed over time. I prefer to make two separate maps for both my personal and my professional experiences, and then bring the two maps together to see how, especially in the next year, I can make my goals work together best. Here’s what I do, and what you can do, in less than an hour:

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Big Time Small Town: Creating a Road Map to Success

Converting Self-Criticism to Compassionate Support

How to Cite Federal Rules of Civil Procedures

Converting Self-Criticism to Compassionate Support
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How to Cite Federal Rules of Civil Procedures


1) The laws of the United States of America are fundamentally founded on which established set of laws?
General Civil Law
English Common Law
French Civil Law
The Law of the Founding Fathers

2) Who was the only Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S. to have ever been impeached?
John Marshall
Robert C. Grier
Harlan Stone
Samuel Chase

3) In the United Kingdom, what kind of a lawyer wears a wig in court?