overcoming ETHICAL court reporting dilemmas



Digital reporters and legal transcriptionists must be ready to navigate successfully through various dilemmas that challenge the lines of ethics and professionalism.  Regardless of the venue, trying situations are bound to pop up.  How will you respond to remain neutral, professional, and sweat-free?

In this webinar, our panel of experts pair hypothetical and real-life scenarios with core concepts, professional responses, and tips, tricks, and techniques so that you can approach your next job with the confidence you need to overcome any ethical dilemma. 

Please Note: AAERT CEU credit is not awarded for watching this ondemand recording.


Tips to Think Your Way Through



  • Conflict on whether to go on or off the record
  • What authority does a party have in deciding what is omitted from the record
  • How to handle off-the-record conversations with parties
  • When to interrupt and when to persist
  • Working with interpreters and videographers
  • Navigating through equipment challenges


Tamara (Tami) Candeloro | BlueLedge Enrollment Manager


  • Merritt Gilbert, CER, CDR, FPM | Director, BlueLedge
  • Rosalie Kramm, CA CSR, RPR, CRR | Principal, Veritext Legal Solutions
  • Sandra Munoz, CER, CDR, CET | Independent Digital Reporter and Legal Transcriber
  • Sandra Wilson, CA CSR, FPR, CER, CDR | Senior Director of Litigation Technology, Planet Depos

BlueLedge is an AAERT approved training center, preparing students for national certification in digital court reporting and legal transcription. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the job opportunity?

There is a growing demand for court reporters and transcribers in the court systems as well as by private firms across the United States and the world. The nature of the court reporting and transcribing industry is that you truly can work anywhere, as there are always needs.

What defines a good digital court reporter?

Court reporters should be professional, ethical, customer-service focused, organized, capable of conducting different work in a variety of environments with people from a diverse background and capable of utilizing the legal knowledge gained through BlueLedge.

What does AAERT approval mean?

BlueLedge has passed a rigorous evaluation process by the nationally recognized governing association for digital/electronic reporters and legal transcribers to ensure the highest quality education for our students.

What defines a good legal transcriptionist?

Legal transcriptionists should be detail oriented, have a firm grasp of the English language, organized, capable of sitting in front of a computer for long periods of time while listening to audio with the legal knowledge gained through our training courses.