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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.
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 essential to creating a clear record and making sure the equipment lasts. Most digital reporters who buy their own equipment will be loading, unloading, setting
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.
Read Part One A few weeks ago, I wrote about a class I took in 8th grade, which was special to me because I was able to select my own classes. For my science class, I settled on Mr. Baldwin’s Marine Biology and Human Biology class, which was an homage
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Part one in a two part series. When I was in middle school, 8th grade was special. It was the first time we were able to select our own classes. I was a bit of a nerd, which is no surprise for those of you who know me, so I
digital court reporter practice
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
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
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
team of professionals considering changing course and careers that transition into become a digital reporter
Although the career of digital court reporting may be new to many, digital court reporting has been around for over 25 years. The American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers (“AAERT”) met for the first time in 1994 when 75 industry representatives met to formally inaugurate AAERT. Since then it
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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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September 29, 2020

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
Smiling young freelancer girl working remotely as a certified aaert and blueledge digital reporter and transcriptionist at a cafe
This article was reposted from the November-December 2019 issue of Legal Management | The Magazine of ALA: “5 Innovative Legal Support Careers” by Benjamin Jaffe, BlueLedge Litigation is on the rise. Legal support services is a multibillion-dollar industry — one that often uses technology to enhance the practice of law.
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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,
one guy wearing headphones working remotely from home as a digital court reporter
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
young woman wearing headphones working on laptop remotely from home as a digital court reporter and transcriptionist
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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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
Photo of man uses digital tablet in lounge airport
This article is republished with permission from the April 16, 2020 edition of Law Technology Today: Moving Forward in the Wake of Travel Restrictions, by Mike Murray, Veritext Legal Solutions. COVID-19 is causing a disruption in the way we travel, work and attend events. Being in close quarters with people,
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Understanding the courts’ experience with digital reporting adoption can provide important insights into what to expect in the deposition market. This article is republished with permission from the January 15, 2020 edition of Legaltech News: Digital Reporting is Going Back to the Future, by Steve Townsend, TheRecordXChange. Credit: shutterstock.com Technological
Digital Court Reporter
There has been a lot of back-and-forth lately about the different methods of court reporting and how well they can take down the record and produce a transcript. These exchanges have included misunderstandings, half-truths, and anger on all sides. I first want to establish the facts that almost everyone accepts