The Reporter Newsletter – October 2008


The Reporter Newsletter – October 2008

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October 2008

From the President

Our reporters have been serving many of your firms for over twenty years and collectively they have transcribed 377,839 depositions in 7,691 different cities nationwide – what an accomplishment!

What follows is a recent letter from one of our reporters which echoes feedback from many of our reporters. I share this with you so you can see how rewarding it is for our reporters to serve you in the court reporting industry through our agency.

Dear Sheila and Atkinson-Baker Court Reporters:

I wanted to tell you, Sheila, that I absolutely love Atkinson-Baker the company, for reasons I tend to forget — until I happen to work for another company! It’s only when I have to do an assignment for another agency (hopefully rarely) that I really see the commitment of Atkinson-Baker to the working reporter, just all those little things that really add up big when comparing reporter agencies.

Whenever I have the opportunity, I put in a good word for Atkinson-Baker strictly for my own selfish reasons because I wish more attorneys would use Atkinson-Baker exclusively!

I’m glad to see that Atkinson-Baker is not merging into a humongous conglomeration like the rest of them. Your leadership will hopefully stay intact as long as I have the privilege of working for Atkinson-Baker.

With Best Regards,
Debbie Mayer, RPR CRR CRP

Our reporters are loyal and continue to be of the highest quality in the nation. Working for you gives them the drive to diligently work at improving their craft and for that, we thank you!

Best regards,
Sheila Atkinson-Baker

Baker & McKenzie and the San Diego Legal Secretaries Association Share a Sincere and Courageous Leader

By Barbara Lynch, Staff Writer

Former President George H.W. Bush, Sr. has made it a tradition to do it on his birthday the last few years. Actor Bill Murray just did it last month as sort of a “cleansing” after weathering an emotional divorce recently, and golf sensation Tiger Woods and TV star Chuck Norris did it with a group sponsored by the U.S. Army known as the Golden Knights. Not only that, Michelle Tice also did it several times before becoming a wife and mother, at which time she knew she couldn’t  continue her “extreme” habit.

So, I bet you’re not only wondering what they all did, but you’re asking, “Who is Michelle Tice?”

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Baker & McKenzie and the SDLSA Share a Sincere and Courageous Leader

A Futuristic View of the Auto-Coding Industry

“That’s Not My Job!” (It May Not Be for Long)

Effective Tools for Managing Stress in the Law Office

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A Futuristic View of the Auto-Coding Industry
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That’s Not My Job! (It May Not Be for Long)
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Effective Tools for Managing Stress in the Law Office
Here are some actual questions from lawyers and exchanges with witnesses that took place in the court room:Q: “Now doctor, isn’t it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn’t know about it until the next morning?”Q: “Were you present when your picture was taken?”

Q: “Was it you or your younger brother who was killed in the war?”

Q: “How far apart were the vehicles at the time of the collision?”

Q: “How was your first marriage terminated?”

A: “By death.”

Q: “And by whose death was it terminated?”

Q: “Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?”

A: “No, this is how I dress when I go to work.”