General Order Affects Court Reporters & Attorneys

Jefferson County Kentucky –                                                                                     Circuit Court Orders Original Transcripts Sealed

The Honorable Charles Cunningham, Jr., Chief Judge of Jefferson County Kentucky Circuit Court, has entered a General Order, effective February 9, 2017, nullifying and replacing a previous General Order issued on May 21, 2010, regarding the filing of deposition transcripts and video records. Both court reporters and attorneys who have cases pending in Jefferson County KY Circuit Court should be aware of this new General Order and its implications.  Read more “General Order Affects Court Reporters & Attorneys”

Successful Court Reporters Use Networking to Succeed

Court Reporters Should Network For Success

One of the most important building blocks to a successful career is networking, keeping up with old connections and building new ones.

You may be completely content in your current position, but in today’s ever-changing employment landscape networking should be one of your top priorities. Connections and opportunities are all around us, so let’s explore some different ideas we all can try. Read more “Successful Court Reporters Use Networking to Succeed”

Court Reporters, Come Work with Us!

Growing Kentucky Court Reporting Firm Could Use Your Help!

Taylor Court Reporting Kentucky is owned and operated by court reporters so we know just how hard the job of a court reporter can be. Keep reading

Kentucky Court Holidays 2017

Court reporters in Kentucky should remember these dates when planning and scheduling their calendars this year.

The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts shows the following days on their State Holiday Calendar:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 16

Spring Holiday, one-half day, Friday, April 14

Memorial Day, Monday, May 29

Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4

Labor Day, Monday, September 4

Veterans Day, Friday, November 10

Thanksgiving, Thursday & Friday, November 23-24

Christmas, Monday, December 25 & Tuesday, December 26

New Year’s, Friday, December 29, 2017 & Monday, January 1, 2018

Court Reporters Vote Online

Court Reporters Vote Your Future

Court Reporters Vote 2016

If you’re not going to Chicago for the National Court Reporters Association annual convention, #NCRA16, and you’d like to vote online for five constitution & bylaws amendments, as well as vice president, secretary-treasurer, and one director’s seat, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Follow the steps below and vote tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 4. The online vote will start within two hours after the close of the Annual Business Meeting on Aug. 4, 2016. The Annual Business Meeting takes place 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. and will be streamed live via the Internet.

Step 1. If your NCRA membership record already includes an active e-mail address, you need do nothing more to participate in the voting process. (You can verify whether NCRA has a current email address for you by reviewing your member profile or by contacting NCRA’s Member Services and Information Center by email, or by calling 800-272-6272 (NCRA). The deadline for registering any changes to your e-mail address is July 15, 2016.

Step 2. All eligible voting members will receive an email at that address within two hours of the adjournment of the Annual Business Meeting on Aug. 4, 2016, containing a link to the secure voting site.

Step 3. You will be asked to enter your NCRA ID number followed by your NCRA online password. (If you have forgotten your password, you may retrieve your password here, then enter your NCRA ID, and your login credentials will be emailed to the email address we have on record.) Once logged in, members enter the secure voting website and vote.

Good luck to all the candidates!

Getting the Best from Realtime Court Reporters

Court reporters providing realtime translation at depositions or in court are highly trained professionals, but even highly trained professionals perform better when they are prepared for the task at hand and have the help of those around them.

In order to help the realtime court reporter prepare for your assignment, and in return provide you with the most readable translations possible, prior to the deposition or trial you should supply the realtime court reporter with the following:

1. Style/caption of the case

2. Names and contact information of all counsel involved

3. List of proper names and any case-specific terminology

While at the deposition or trial:

4. Speak clearly.

5. Don’t speak when someone else is speaking; admonish the witness to do the same.

6. Don’t speak too fast; if you do, you may notice the translation lagging behind. Slow down.

7. When possible, use the same real-time court reporter/firm throughout discovery and/or trial; translation rates improve as court reporters become familiar with the case and its terminology.

And remember:

8. Know what realtime software the court reporter will be providing and become familiar with its end-user capabilities so as to maximize your efficiency.

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