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CFR United States Department of Labor OSHA Deposition Guidelines

Reading through the Code of Federal Regulations, OSHA guidelines regarding depositions, there are many differences from Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30 when it comes to the court reporter and videographer. The provisions are set out as follows: 2200.56(a) General. Deposition of parties, intervenors, or witnesses shall be allowed only by agreement of all parties, […]

CALIFORNIA OFFICIAL COURT REPORTERS SHALL DELIVER PDF COURT TRANSCRIPTS

AB 1450 was approved by Governor Brown and filed with the Secretary of State on October 6, 2017.  What does this mean for attorneys and judges using court transcripts? The law prior to October 2017 would authorize a court, party, or other person entitled to a transcript to request that it be delivered in computer-readable […]

ATTORNEYS – WHAT to PROVIDE the COURT REPORTER FOR HEARINGS or a TRIAL

Court reporters prepare for hearings and trials building their dictionaries with specific names and subject matter.  Before getting into the courtroom, a court reporter will have created their caption and appearance page. To build their steno dictionary and create abbreviations for names, phrases, and subject matter that is unique to a case, the court reporter would […]

Finding Work Life Balance – Attorneys and Court Reporters

If one decides to live a better life with work life balance and Googles, “How to achieve work life balance,” one would get over 150,000 hits with advice from psychologists, life coaches, and a myriad of other types of people. After studying the question, and reading a ton of articles, I finally found the answer. […]

11 TASKS THAT PARALEGALS CAN DELEGATE TO COURT REPORTING FIRM

Paralegals oftentimes are the engine that keeps a law firm running.  They are incredibly efficient with time, resources, and know how to delegate important tasks that need to be done correctly in an expedited manner.  Kramm Court Reporting looks for opportunities to support our paralegal clients. Below are 11 of the most common tasks that […]

ATTORNEYS – 8 ADMONITIONS FOR DEPOSITIONS

As a court reporter, I have sat through thousands of depositions and heard thousands of variances on the admonitions attorneys give the witness at the beginning of a deposition.  Many attorneys have a checklist that they use so as to not forget any particular admonition.  These eight admonitions are the most common: 1. All testimony is […]

TIPS FOR TELEPHONIC DEPOSITIONS FOR ATTORNEYS & COURT REPORTERS

Everyone is looking for opportunities to save costs these days in litigation. Many attorneys are choosing to take depositions telephonically so as to not incur travel costs and to save travel time.  Here are some ideas on how to make the telephonic deposition go smoothly. Have the court reporter with the witness. The reporter is […]

Court Reporters – WARNING – Windows 10 Updates

One of the great court reporters we work with who is on StenoCat had a HORRIBLE experience setting up in court this week and sent the following alert: “New Windows update could possibly wreak havoc on your computer settings. “My computer updated last night, and this morning all my drivers were erased, my Bluetooth was […]