The Complete Court Reporter's Handbook and Guide for Realtime Writers

Paperback | April 15, 2009

byRobert W. Mccormick, Mary H. Knapp, Melissa H. Blake

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Completely updated in a new edition, this practical, real-world guide serves as a complete “how to” reference on the different aspects of court reporting. It uses easy-to-understand language to introduce both the basic and advanced concepts of court reporting across a wide range of court and legal procedures. The book is packed with general forms, sample written knowledge tests, and review questions designed to give learners an excellent source of information concerning how the court reporter functions in the real world, as well as actual issues they face.

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Completely updated in a new edition, this practical, real-world guide serves as a complete “how to” reference on the different aspects of court reporting. It uses easy-to-understand language to introduce both the basic and advanced concepts of court reporting across a wide range of court and legal procedures. The book is packed with ge...

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Completely updated in a new edition, this practical, real-world guide serves as a complete “how to reference on the different aspects of court reporting. It uses easy-to-understand language to introduce both the basic and advanced concepts of court reporting across a wide range of court and legal procedures. The book is packed with gen...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 10.8 × 8.3 × 0.9 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0135049563

ISBN - 13:9780135049563

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

SECTION A: GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN COURT AND REALTIME REPORTING

 

1.      Considering Reporting as a Career

2.      A Self-Test to Determine Your Interest in Reporting

3.      The Reporting Profession Defined

 

SECTION B: OFFICIAL COURT REPORTING

4.      The Working Environment of the Official Court Reporter

5.      Terminology of the Official Court Reporter

6.      A Typical Criminal Jury Trial

7.      A Typical Civil Jury Trial

8.      Things to Consider before a Trial Begins

9.      How to Administer the Oath, Witness Setup, and Speaker and Examination Identification

10.  How to Report Parentheticals

11.  How to Report Motions

12.  How to Report Objections

13.  How to Mark Exhibits

14.  How to Read Back and Testify

15.  How to Produce the Transcript

16.  How to Invoice and Deliver the Transcript

17.  How a Trial Transcript Looks

 

SECTION C: FREELANCE REPORTING

18.  The Working Environment of the Freelance Reporter

19.  Terminology of the Freelance Reporter

20.  Reporting a Typical Deposition: General Information

21.  Deposition Reporting: Things to Consider

22.  The Deposition Transcript: Transcribing, Invoicing, and Delivery

23.  How the Deposition Transcript Looks

 

SECTION D: CAPTIONING

24.  The Working Environment of the Captioner

25.  Terminology and Legislation

26.  A Day in the Life of a Captioning Reporter

 

SECTION E: COMMUNICATION ACCESS REALTIME TRANSLATION

27.  What is CART?

28.  The Terminology of the CART Provider

29.  CART–Up Close and Personal

 

SECTION F: HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR THE REPORTING PROFESSION

30.  Ethics of the Reporting Profession

31.  Professionalism, Associations, Testing, and Continuing Education

32.  Research for the Record, Internet Research, Citations of Authority

33.  Finding Employment

34.  The Office Environment

35.  The Court System in America

 

SECTION G: THE TECHNOLOGY OF THE REPORTER

36.  Hardware and Software Considerations, CAT, and Litigation Support

37.  The Technology of Transcript Production

38.  Tomorrow’s Technology: Computer Integrated Courtrooms and Beyond

 

SECTION H: ALTERNATIVE REPORTING CAREERS

39.  Alternative Careers Using Reporting Skills

 

SECTION 1: ENTREPRENEURSHIP

40.  Starting a Business