The Role of Court Reporters in Mediation and Arbitration

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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods, such as mediation and arbitration, have gained prominence in recent years as effective alternatives to traditional courtroom litigation. These methods emphasize collaboration, confidentiality, and efficiency. While the spotlight often shines on the skilled mediators and arbitrators facilitating these processes, the court reporters are playing a crucial role behind the scenes. […]

Court Reporting Ethics and Professionalism

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During legal proceedings, court reporters are key players responsible for accuracy and fairness. This blog explores the ethics and professionalism that guide their work, focusing on key principles they must uphold to protect the integrity of their work. Remaining Impartial Court reporters must remain impartial during court proceedings. Allowing personal biases or opinions affect the […]

3 Major Challenges of a Court Reporter

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The world of court reporting offers unique advantages and disadvantages that should be considered before pursuing the career. Some benefits include positive job growth projections, less extensive academic requirements, and flexible opportunities to freelance. [1] With these benefits come challenges, both mental and physical, that many are unable to avoid. Physically and Mentally Exhausting Sessions […]

Top 7 Skills of a Successful Court Reporter

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Being a court reporter requires a unique set of skills and specialized education. While it is attainable, it requires practice and hard work. 7 Skills of a Successful Court Reporter Speed and Accuracy Keeping up with the pace of a courtroom can be a challenge, which is why court reporters should be able to type […]

The Evolution of Court Reporting Technology

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Court reporting and stenography have origins that date back to 63 B.C. when a man named Marcus Tullius Tiro, who worked as a personal secretary, would take shorthand notes for the Roman philosopher Cicero. [1][2][3] He developed a system that used a combination of 4000 abbreviated Latin letters, Greek symbols, and other signs, that would […]

Honing Your Court Reporting Skills in 2023

Court reporting is a specialized field that requires a unique set of skills and a keen attention to detail. In the digital era, technological advancements have significantly impacted court reporting practices, offering both opportunities and challenges. To excel in court reporting, individuals should possess excellent listening and concentration skills, exceptional typing speed and accuracy, and […]

The Importance Of Networking For Court Reporters

The court reporting industry in Canada is a challenging and rewarding profession that requires continuous learning and development of skills. One of the critical success factors in this industry is building and maintaining professional relationships through networking. In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of networking and building relationships in the court reporting […]

Avoiding Burnout As A Court Reporter

Court reporting demands much from those who choose this as a career. The stress of large workloads makes burnout a common occurrence among court reporters so here is a list of things court reporters can do to prevent burnout from happening: Prioritize Go over your tasks and arrange them in such a way that you […]

Health Tips For Court Reporters

The career of a court reporter is not one that demands strength and athleticism so one can easily fall into the trap of living an over-sedentary lifestyle. Spending your day sitting in courtrooms and typing at a desk can deteriorate one’s health by causing poor blood circulation, poor posture, tight muscles, and other undesirable physical […]

The Pros and Cons of AI Court Reporting

Since the onset of the pandemic in 2019 our industries have undergone profound transformations. The emphasis on social distancing, remote working, and contact-free payment systems has facilitated the digitization of our economy and court reporting was not exempt from this trend. Part of this digitization process involves an increasing reliance on artificial intelligence for recording […]