The Reporter Newsletter – November 2011


The Reporter Newsletter – November 2011

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November 2011

From the President

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday this month, we want you to know that we appreciate having you as a client, and we thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

We continue to strive to ensure that our services are of the highest quality because we know you have a choice when it comes to court reporting services.

Please send us any feedback you may have about this e-letter or our services, as we always want to hear from you.

Best regards,
Sheila Atkinson-Baker

Reporting the Michael Jackson

Trial: Part One

By The National Court Reporters Association

NCRA has been in touch with the official court reporters who are covering the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor. They are Mavis Theodorou and Patricia McNeal, official reporters for the Los Angeles Superior Court. They have agreed to keep us posted on the news that court reporters want to know about the case.

Here’s what we’ve heard so far.

September 23, 2011

The attorneys and court developed a lengthy questionnaire that was distributed to prospective jurors on September 8 and 9, and today those who were not excused are returning to continue with the voir dire process. The trial will actually commence with opening statements and the evidentiary portion next Tuesday, 9/27.

The courtroom has been wired for world-wide coverage, and our stomachs have butterflies. With the advance of technology, our hopes for having multiple copy orders have disappeared. The news agencies have two captioners — one on the east coast, one on the west coast — and each news agency has a slew of affiliates with whom they’re sharing their coverage.

We’ve been in touch with a “repository” service,, that for a nominal fee will upload our transcripts into their server and distribute at our direction in ASCII format, pdf, condensed, and include a word index. We will forward to them our ASCII files and they’ll handle the rest. We’re elated about working with them. Until then, we’ve had some interesting motions on the case and we’re gearing up for the trial!

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Reporting the Michael Jackson Trial: Part One

Reporting the Michael Jackson Trial: Part Two

Ten Things that Trouble Judges About E-Discovery

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Reporting the Michael Jackson Trial: Part Two
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Ten Things that Trouble Judges About E-Discovery
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1) Who initiated the Great Awakening?
Brigham Young
George Whitefield
Jonathan Edwards
John Peter Zenger

2) Who said “I will fight no more, forever”?
George Washington
Robert E. Lee
William Tecumseh Sherman
Chief Joseph

3) Who wrote the “Letter from Birmingham Jail”?
Frederick Douglass
Malcom X
Martin Luther King Jr.
W.E.B. DuBois

4) Which battle happened in the South in July of 1863?
The Second Battle of Bull Run
The Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Vicksburg
The Battle of Antietam

Click here for the answers.