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What's the nicest thing an attorney has done for you?

We've had fun bashing attorneys and their annoying practices.  Does anyone have a nice story?  I'm sure I can think of one eventually -- ju…

Started by Kelly Lee PolviLatest Reply

Court Reporting Schools - Where are the Best???

I have a niece who is looking for a on-campus (on-site) court reporting school.  She's got the skills and brains and focus and I'm thrilled…

Started by Lori Byrd BucknerLatest Reply

What annoys you most about lawyers?

Please Share.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrom

I have been reporting 21 years and have developed severe carpal tunnel that is requiring surgery on both hands.  I was wondering if anyone…

Started by Tina McComb

0 Nov 24

Experienced Scopist Available

Hello I am looking to add a reporter to my desk. I utilize Eclipse, StenoCat, and CaseCat. If interested or would like more information, p…

Started by Denise Wallace

0 Feb 10

Looking for new briefs for years 2011 on.

After being spoiled with my brief forms for the years 2000 through 2010, I am frantically searching now for new brief forms for the years 2…

Started by Jodi Lewis

8 Nov 8, 2013
Reply by Terry L. Kozakevich

CBC - Any advice on what to study for WKT?

I have signed up to take the written knowledge test for the CBC next month, and I am wondering if anyone has any advice for me of what to s…

Started by Janette Moreno

0 Sep 11, 2013

Why did you decide to become a court reporter?

Please Share.

Started by CRF

16 Jul 2, 2013
Reply by Trudie Downs

What's the nicest thing an attorney has done for you?

We've had fun bashing attorneys and their annoying practices.  Does anyone have a nice story?  I'm sure I can think of one eventually -- ju…

Started by Kelly Lee Polvi

38 Jul 2, 2013
Reply by Trudie Downs

Tips on moving to Florida and getting court reporting work

Hello -- I want to move to Tampa, Florida at the beginning of next year (2014) and start reporting, but from what I have researched so far,…

Started by Dana Shelley

0 May 11, 2013

ELAN MIRA A3 FOR SALE

Elan Mira A3 with AudioSync.  Under current contract with Stenograph.  Tripod, two batteries, AC power supply.    Selling because I am buyi…

Started by Carisa Grossman

0 Dec 26, 2012

CaseCATalyst scopist/proofreader with 16 years' experience

I am not sure if there's a page to place ads on this site.  If so, please let me know.  I don't want to step on anyone's toes. My name is L…

Started by Lilli Santaella

0 Oct 21, 2012

Fall Semester of Court Reporting School

We all have our preferences; so if you’re a visual person, how’s this for painting an image of your future? September: Start classes.Decemb…

Started by Evan Calafates

0 Sep 14, 2012

online reporting classes

Can someone recommend an online reporter course and why you would recommend that particular course over the others?  thanks

Started by Eileen Mulvenna

0 Sep 12, 2012

Experienced Proofreader Needed!!

I am searching for an experienced proofreader to cover as a backup proofer for me.  I currently use a gal over the Internet and pay a per-p…

Started by Jodi Lewis

18 Jul 24, 2012
Reply by Susan Weckbaugh

Traveling Reporters

Hello!   Does anyone travel for freelance reporting?  If so,  how far do you travel?

Started by Natasha Christie

0 Jul 10, 2012

Elan Mira A3 for Sale

FOR SALE (Burlington, NJ): Elan Mira A3 with AudioSync OTG - On The Go.  Purchased new in 2006.  Under contract with Stenograph until Janua…

Started by Janice Burness

0 Jul 3, 2012

Digital Voice Recording in the Courtroom

I am a court reporting student hearing more and more about the threat of digital voice recording to the profession. I am very concerned, as…

Started by Scott P. Keeley

16 Jun 10, 2012
Reply by David Levy

What is the most important skill for a court reporter to have?

Please Share.

Started by CRF

13 Jun 9, 2012
Reply by Trudie Downs

How long have you been a court reporter?

Please Share.

Started by CRF

40 Jun 9, 2012
Reply by Trudie Downs

Where are you from and who do you work for?

Please Share.

Started by CRF

58 Jun 9, 2012
Reply by Karen Louise Peckham

Aspiring court reporter, looking for advice!

Just a quick warning: this got really long really quickly!  The long part is a rundown of my current situation and then I asked some questi…

Started by sara

2 Jun 9, 2012
Reply by Karen Louise Peckham

What is the craziest thing that has ever happened in a court room that you were in?

Please Share.

Started by CRF

4 Jun 9, 2012
Reply by Karen Louise Peckham

Video Depositions - Does absolutely everything go in the transcript?

Hi.  Has anyone ever reported a video deposition where the attorney and/or witness constantly said, "uhm" or "uh" while they were speaking?…

Started by Patriotic1

1 Jun 9, 2012
Reply by Karen Louise Peckham

Court Reporting Schools - Where are the Best???

I have a niece who is looking for a on-campus (on-site) court reporting school.  She's got the skills and brains and focus and I'm thrilled…

Started by Lori Byrd Buckner

13 Jun 8, 2012
Reply by Steve Hubbard

Case CATalyst reporter looking for scoping work

Hi.  I've move to Utah recently and am not certified here, so I'm looking for scoping work using Case CATalyst to do in the meantime. I wo…

Started by caroline tschannen

0 Jun 6, 2012

Question about word used in dep

Hello Everyone!  I am new to this forum.  I hope this is a common thing done on this forum.  I need help figuring out a word an attorney us…

Started by Linda

5 Jun 6, 2012
Reply by Linda

transitioning from court reporter to real time reporter to closed captioning reporter

i would like to know if someone can tell me how to become a closed captioner reporter. if you go from court reporter to real time court rep…

Started by doris a russell

0 Jun 6, 2012

What annoys you most about lawyers?

Please Share.

Started by CRF

98 Jun 6, 2012
Reply by L. Marie Splane

Earning CEUs

So starting this year, I have to earn an annual 5 CEUs. If I earned them all through NCRA online, I calculated about $2,000 a year for my C…

Started by Laura

7 Jun 6, 2012
Reply by Lisa Dove

Party responsible for paying court reporter's fees?

Last November I reported a deposition.  Great job, long depo, O+4.  After months of politely attempting to collect my invoice to one of the…

Started by Corrine Belliotti, RPR, FPR

1 Jun 5, 2012
Reply by Doug Ackerman

CART & Captioning

Are there any CART providers and/or captioners on the Court Reporting Forum?

Started by Jennifer M. Bonfilio

29 Jun 5, 2012
Reply by Jennifer M. Bonfilio

Realtime fee for criminal court cases

I need feedback as to what official reporters in CA charge for hooking up attorneys to realtime feed during a criminal jury trial. They lea…

Started by Cary Blue-Stewart

0 Jun 4, 2012

Looking for an older version of CaseCatalyst.

Hello, I am looking for an older version of CaseCatalyst.  Thanks.

Started by Lilien Luege-Long

0 Jun 4, 2012

Elan Mira A3 For Sale

Elan Mira A3 Good machineRegular keysAll standard accessoriesKept under continuous maintenance contractRefurbished August of 2010Maintenanc…

Started by Kelly Lee Polvi

1 Apr 30, 2012
Reply by Sonia Garden

Punctuation qusetion re: periods and parentheticals

Hi.  I have seen the period go inside the parenthesis and outside the parenthesis in parentheticals such as (Off-the-record discussion.) an…

Started by Marcy Llewellyn

0 Apr 15, 2012

Mira v. Diamante

I am considering moving from a Mira to a Diamante.   I was wondering if anyone who made the switch could share some of the pros and cons, e…

Started by Tammy Stuckey

0 Feb 29, 2012

Increasing Volume from Audio Recordings

If you looking to boost the volume of our recordings we suggest you try out our Boostaroo Audio Amplifiers. With 2-4 times the volume, they…

Started by Boostaroo

0 Feb 15, 2012

Southern California's Best Proofreader - Now Accepting Clients

ProoferDean keeps it simple. E-mail me your ASCII file and I'll proof it and send you back a clean, easy to understand errata sheet. Rates…

Started by Dean Woodward

0 Feb 14, 2012

Eclipse Software for Sale

Total Eclipse 5.  Translation and convenience keys.  $2000. 

Started by Shirley Koch

0 Dec 18, 2011

Make beautiful Christmas presents for court reporter friends

If anyone wants to make beautiful presents for their court reporter friends, I can send you an 8 1/2" x 11" scanning of the court reporter…

Started by Bill Parsons

0 Dec 16, 2011

Digital Signature

  Has anyone been successfully using digital signatures for your transcripts?  With the price of gas, I'm trying to eliminate as many car t…

Started by Betty Pierson

6 Dec 8, 2011
Reply by Cheryl L. Haase

HOW DO WE GET YOUR BP CLAIMS PAID

You are assigned to a BP Claims Expert who is knowledgeable in the BP Claims process, they will even give you their personal cell number so…

Started by James Galindes

0 Dec 8, 2011

How tired do your fingers get after a day of court reporting? Is carpal tunnel syndrome an occupational hazard of court reporters?

How tired do your fingers get after a day of court reporting? Is carpal tunnel syndrome an occupational hazard?

Started by Kelly

2 Nov 26, 2011
Reply by Kelly

Anybody familiar with the Martel DM-246?

  The four-channel digital recorder from Martel Electronics?  It's the same as the Edirol R-44.  I'm considering getting one and would like…

Started by Terri Bretch

0 Nov 18, 2011

Court reporters in Atlanta

The job market isn’t the same as it was 20 years ago.  Workers want the flexibility to work their own hours to have time with their familie…

Started by Bob Landy

0 Nov 14, 2011

Court Reporter Patron Saint's card enlargements available

I have several laminated really beautiful enlargements of the court reporter's patron saint's card if anyone is interested.   The enlarged…

Started by Bill Parsons

0 Oct 27, 2011

Accurate Court Reporting

I am planning on moving to SW Florida before the end of the year. I am looking for reporters that work for Accurate CR so I can inquire reg…

Started by Beatriz Fefel

0 Oct 15, 2011

Caption Colorado

Does anyone know anything about Caption Colorado?  They have offered me a part-time job based on a 30-minute assessment and want me to go t…

Started by Nancy Delaney

0 Oct 11, 2011

From military court reporting to civilian court reporting:

I am trying to decide which schools are best to consider for a civilian certification and am not even sure if I should go the stenotype or…

Started by Kelly Beaudot

10 Sep 29, 2011
Reply by Patricia Babits

What is the best way to study for the RMR WKT test?

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to study for the RMR WKT test?  

Started by Tina Bjerke

4 Sep 27, 2011
Reply by Lorrie L. Marchant

SueLynn Morgan

(Lisa Michaels, DRA President):  I am extremely disappointed that not only has Sue Lynn decided to work for a company that sells electronic…

Started by Lorrie L. Marchant

0 Sep 27, 2011

Considering a career in court reporting? Any advice?

I already type 100 words per minute with a normal computer keyboard. I discovered the court reporter profession and thought that it might b…

Started by Kelly

0 Sep 19, 2011

How hard is it for a new graduate from a court reporting/closed-captioning school to find a job?

I am interested in going to court reporting school and pursing court reporting or closed-captioning as a career. However, how hard is it re…

Started by Kelly

0 Sep 19, 2011

How do you letter-by-letter spell?

I have been working on cleaning up my dictionary lately in hopes of taking the CRR test soon.  Since I have old-school theory, we learned t…

Started by Jodi Lewis

3 Sep 12, 2011
Reply by Kelly Lee Polvi

School for teenagers with ADHD

My son got troubled in school. I think because of his behavior. When he was playing with his friends ad classmate he easily get angry and g…

Started by Adel Maja

0 Sep 7, 2011

Reporting Agencies in North or South Carolina?

Hello,    I am just wondering if anyone here knows of any reporting agencies in North or South Carolina. My father is in North Carolina rig…

Started by Ken Himmel Jr.

0 Sep 2, 2011

Help from Advantage Software - Eclipse users

Hi, I just had hard disk failure and had to reload CD from back in '05.  I have run into some glitches and since I hve no service contract…

Started by Patricia Williamson

0 Aug 16, 2011

myView -- Realtime for the iPad

Advantage Software has released myView, a revolutionary realtime-viewing system that is compatible with a wide variety of devices, includin…

Started by Greg Seely

1 Jul 24, 2011
Reply by Anita Paul Johnston

What editing font do you use on Eclipse

I'm using Courier New, 14, but it just seems so small for proofreading. If I try to make it larger I get the warning about changing margins…

Started by Brenda

5 Jul 12, 2011
Reply by Lorna Tyndall

Best Recorder??

I use the Olympus for my recording device,  does anybody have any suggestions for recording equipment in court?  Sometimes the rooms are bi…

Started by Jessica Lyn Magyari, RPR

0 Jul 10, 2011

Elan Mira A3 For Sale

Elan Mira A3:  Excellent condition and reconditioned back to factory specifications.  Also includes carrying case, EasyLock tripod, USB rea…

Started by Christina Diaz, CRR, RMR,CSR,CLR

0 Jun 23, 2011

CART and/or Captioning Training Workshops

Hi, all.It's been a while since I've offered live training. I have decided to take it on the road! If you are interested in attending a two…

Started by Jennifer M. Bonfilio

1 May 31, 2011
Reply by Goldy

How fast do you type?

Please Share.

Started by CRF

6 May 26, 2011
Reply by Lisa Indelicato

Court Reporting School

I recently graduated from the Court Reporting Program at Arlington Career Institute! It was such a great experience. I am now working as a…

Started by Kelly Well

0 May 20, 2011

What is the biggest issue facing court reporters today?

Please Share.

Started by CRF

1 May 19, 2011
Reply by Cindy Benner

elan Cybra For Sale

$850 or BO (needs cleaning and maintenance), includes tripod, battery, realtime cable and case (no power cord; you can get one from Stenogr…

Started by Jennifer M. Bonfilio

0 Apr 26, 2011

Iowa Legislature holding up indigent defense fund. What are your thoughts?

As a freelance reporter in Iowa, we are often faced with reporting depositions for indigent clients.  We submit our bills to the State, and…

Started by Jodi Lewis

0 Apr 14, 2011

Blue Soleil issues and Diamante

I'm so excited to have learned about this forum to have a chance to discuss issues with other court reporters.  I've been having an issue w…

Started by Mary R. Sullivan

2 Apr 12, 2011
Reply by Mary R. Sullivan

Is the legal support field undergoing good or bad changes?

Hello to everyone, unlike most people in this forum, I am not a court reporter. I shoot legal video and I am a CLVS. I am just getting star…

Started by OJ Corral

1 Apr 11, 2011
Reply by Kelly Lee Polvi

Prepping for the Written Skills Test portion of the RPR

I am preparing to take my "written skills test" soon for the RPR and am fully prepared besides the "court procedures" section.  I noticed t…

Started by Laura

2 Apr 10, 2011
Reply by Laura

Newest version of SmartCat and now my realtime isn't working properly. Need help.

I recently purchased a new Dell laptop and also installed the newest version of SmartCat and now my realtime isn't working properly.  It my…

Started by Jessica Bow

0 Apr 6, 2011

What's the strangest thing that ever happened to you in a depo?

My strangest experience was reporting about the 12th session of a deposition of a man with Parkinson's disease.  It was a very contentious…

Started by Kelly Lee Polvi

0 Apr 1, 2011

What is the best sitting position to limit fatigue?

Just joined "Court Reporting Forum" and am interested in some feedback and reading some discussions.  I've been a court reporter in the L.A…

Started by Lynn Marshall

0 Mar 31, 2011

What tools or web apps do you recommend for freelance court reporters and how do you use them?

Please Share.

Started by CRF

0 Jan 25, 2011

What conventions or seminars do you go to?

Please Share.

Started by CRF

0 Jan 25, 2011

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrom

I have been reporting 21 years and have developed severe carpal tunnel that is requiring surgery on both hands.  I was wondering if anyone has had the carpal tunnel release and how the results of the surgery have been for you.  I have been told by the physical therapist that I need to quit my career because I already have nerve damage.  He also said that surgery is an absolute for me and PT afterwards.  But unless I quit this career, I will have the same problems I am currently having.I am very…See More
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