BlueLedge Celebrates Digital Court Reporter and Transcriber Day 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BlueLedge supports the industry by offering discounted courses to new and existing court reporters and transcribers TAMPA, FL. – September 30, 2021 – BlueLedge, the largest provider of digital court reporting and legal transcription training in the country and an American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers-approved …

5 legal careers for tech-savvy professionals

This article was reposted from The Job Network article “5 Legal Careers for Tech-savvy Professionals, by Merritt Gilbert. Legal support services are an integral part of litigation today. There are many careers in this space that are vital to the practice of law and can be a great opportunity for technology-savvy professionals looking …

The Digital Answer to the Court Reporting Shortage

This article was reposted from the July 7, 2021 edition of Law Technology Today: The Digital Answer to the Court Reporter Shortage, by Benjamin Jaffe. Can you imagine a day when court reporters are not readily available? When you call an agency to schedule a proceeding and they tell you they don’t have …

Essential Tools for Becoming a Digital Court Reporter Part 2: Remote Proceedings

When first becoming a digital reporter, it is essential to make sure you have the right equipment for the job. Buying high-quality, professional-grade, equipment is critical to creating a clear record and making sure the equipment lasts.  Since the COVID-19 pandemic, a significant portion of proceedings have gone remote (also called virtual), using videoconferencing technology to connect the parties. …

Changing Course: Careers that Transition into being a Legal Transcriber

Transcription jobs were at the cornerstone of “work-from-home” culture in the United States preCovid-19. Now, with many states opening up, with the legal system getting back on its feet, and a surge in digital court reporters, there has never been more of a need for well-trained and certified legal transcribers. …

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Practice Makes Permanent… Not Perfect

The proverb “practice makes perfect” can be traced back to its Latin roots “Use maketh mastery’ in the 1500s and as it first appears in the United States in the Diary of John Adams from 1761.  You may have heard this as a kid when practicing an instrument or when …

Sounding Good: How Better Sound Leads To A Clearer Record

In an industry currently being bombarded with new technology, competing methodology, and a shortage of manpower to cover the ever-increasing number of legal proceedings, the end product to the client is what really matters. No matter how their legal transcript is created, the client wants it accurate, readable, and admissible …

How Certification Can Improve Earning Potential

Having letters after your name is a true honor and often illustrates months, if not years, of hard work, commitment, and mastery of a skill. For instance, I am a Certified Electronic Reporter (CER).  These letters, and the certifications or degrees that go with them, can open opportunities and give …

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Not Quite Working From Home in Your PJs

The idea of working from home conjures up images of staying in your pajamas all day, treating your pets as coworkers, and having the TV on in the background. However, when working as a digital reporter, professionalism and the right environment is key. Digital reporters, also known as digital court …

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The Integrity of the Record

This article was reposted with permission from Lisa Dees, Program Manager, JAVS  Let’s talk a bit about the integrity of the record and what it means.   The record’s integrity begins with an impartial officer of the court duly held to take down a verbatim record of the proceeding, maintain a …

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Press Release: BlueLedge and ed2go Announce Strategic Partnership

BlueLedge and ed2go Announce Strategic Partnership to Expand Court Reporting and Legal Transcription Training Nationwide Partnership brings certification training for job seekers looking for a high-demand, flexible, technology-driven, remote career at a time when over 15 million people are unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic TAMPA, FL. – AUGUST 25, …

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TIPS FOR ONLINE LEARNING (PART TWO)

Thanks to advances in remote technology, online learning programs now offer the flexibility to learn wherever, whenever, and however works best for you.  If you’re new to online or distance learning, you might be simultaneously excited by the flexibility of working at your own pace, and also apprehensive about the …

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Tips for Online Learning (Part One)

Thanks to advances in remote technology, online learning programs now offer the flexibility to learn wherever, whenever, and however works best for you.   If you’re new to online or distance learning, you might be simultaneously excited by the flexibility of working at your own pace, and also apprehensive about …

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LEGAL TERMS EVERY DIGITAL REPORTER & TRANSCRIPTIONIST SHOULD KNOW

Here are the legal terms every digital reporter, transcriptionist, and legal professional should know. ANNOTATION Notes typed by the digital reporter while on the record in their digital recording software. Used in a sentence: The reporter included speaker designations, key words, proper nouns, and specific events in her annotations. APPEARANCES …