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

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-04-15
  • Publisher: Pearson

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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. For court reporters, freelance reporters, closed captioning reporters, and CART providers.

Table of Contents

General Information for Anyone Interested in Court and Realtime Reporting
Considering Reporting as a Career
A Self-Test to Determine Your Interest in Reporting
The Reporting Profession Defined
Official Court Reporting
The Working Environment of the Official Court Reporter
Terminology of the Official Court Reporter
A Typical Criminal Jury Trial
A Typical Civil Jury Trial
Things to Consider before a Trial Begins
How to Administer the Oath, Witness Setup, and Speaker and Examination Identification
How to Report Parentheticals
How to Report Motions
How to Report Objections
How to Mark Exhibits
How to Read Back and Testify
How to Produce the Transcript
How to Invoice and Deliver the Transcript
How a Trial Transcript Looks
Freelance Reporting
The Working Environment of the Freelance Reporter
Terminology of the Freelance Reporter
Reporting a Typical Deposition: General Information
Deposition Reporting: Things to Consider
The Deposition Transcript: Transcribing, Invoicing, and Delivery
How the Deposition Transcript Looks
The Working Environment of the Captioner
Terminology and Legislation
A Day in the Life of a Captioning Reporter
Communication Access Realtime Translation
What is CART?
The Terminology of the CART Provider
CARTndash;Up Close and Personal
Helpful Information for the Reporting Profession
Ethics of the Reporting Profession
Professionalism, Associations, Testing, and Continuing Education
Research for the Record, Internet Research, Citations of Authority
Finding Employment
The Office Environment
The Court System in America
The Technology of the Reporter
Hardware and Software Considerations, CAT, and Litigation Support
The Technology of Transcript Production
Tomorrowrsquo;s Technology: Computer Integrated Courtrooms and Beyond
Alternative Reporting Careers
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