Here are some useful thoughts and practices to assist you in the upcoming historical celestial event.
First, be sure to put on your calendar that CompuScripts’ offices are closed all day Monday so that our reporters, videographers, and staff can enjoy totality with their friends and family. We look forward to working with you on Tuesday. Of course, you can always get in touch with us for an urgent matter.
Eclipse viewing glasses distributed by CompuScripts were manufactured by American Paper Optics, L.L.C. They are included on American Astronomical Society’s Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters and Viewers.
Read User Instructions & Warnings printed on the inside of eclipse glasses & viewers. Discard the glasses or viewer if damaged, torn, punctured or separated from frame.
Avoid the temptation to look at the sun without proper eye protection. If you don’t have or don’t trust your eclipse glasses, you can use the classic projection method to view the eclipse with no direct eye contact. Have your children join in the fun of constructing this pinhole camera, a safe way of viewing the eclipse.
NASA covers a wide breadth of issues related to the eclipse. Here are two samples of the valuable information you can find there. Eclipse 101 Safety for Viewing lists essentials that individuals and parents will want to review. NASA provides this explanation for how to use your glasses during the solar eclipse.
Science and Safety
Astrophotographer Hap Griffin makes a guest appearance on “Making It Grow.” He shares insights into the Total Solar Eclipse, including tips on how to have a safe and enjoyable experience.
CompuScripts court reporters and legal videographers are going to be sporting their shades this Monday. Don’t miss out! Time is running short. Get your free pair of NASA-approved viewing glasses for the total eclipse taking place Monday, August 21 by scheduling a court reporter or legal videographer for your South Carolina deposition.
We offer three convenient ways to schedule your sworn testimony: online, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us to speak to our scheduler.
Offer good while supplies last or the end of business Friday, August 18, 2017, whichever comes first.
What It Is and What To Do About It
Communicating with clients, scheduling depositions, and meeting deadlines have always been sources of stress in the law office. Ironically, rapid development in the very technology that was designed to make legal work easier has led to law practice technostress. The Oxford Dictionary defines technostress as “stress or psychosomatic illness caused by working with computer technology on a daily basis,” and neither lawyer nor paralegal is immune.
A quality court reporter takes intentional actions to achieve excellence. This requires the professional court reporter and her court-reporting support team to implement Quality Assurance safeguards. It’s these safeguards that provide stenographers a necessary ingredient in providing excellent customer service.
Reading and Signing Practices in South Carolina
Deposition rules that govern objections, stipulations, and practices also direct the way a court reporter processes a transcript for submission to witness for review. As South Carolinians, time-honored traditions are embraced and celebrated, but some traditions need to be changed, or at least updated, because court rules and technology have evolved.
CompuScripts Court Reporters has often been asked, “What makes a good court reporter?” In our 24 years serving the legal community, we’ve assembled a host of resident court reporters in South Carolina and a network of court reporters across the United States. Below are six soft and hard skills that make a good court reporter.
One trend that is popping up within the court-reporting profession in South Carolina is for the court reporter to provide minimal verbiage on the transcript certificate for a deposition. Whether your record is for the purposes of the presentation of evidence or impeachment, you should expect the testimony you are securing to be reliable, and that trustworthiness is established by the transcript certificate attached by the court reporter before whom the deposition was taken.
Before you go to trial, it’s important to have the right team in place to support you. While runners, law clerks, and paralegals are indispensable, one of your greatest allies during discovery is the right court reporting firm. From court reporters to legal videographers to videoconference hosts, a full service court reporting firm can provide you with critical resources you need during discovery.
The good news for residential builders in 2017 is that Forbes Magazine expects small but continued growth in new builds during the first half of the year. The bad news is that increases in residential construction are often followed by increases in construction defect lawsuits, and both homeowners and builders who previously only watched legal drama on television are finding themselves embroiled in construction litigation, whether in the mediation room or the courtroom.
Our new deposition scheduling and transcript production associate Stephanie Pendergast joins us to kick off 2017. If you are a new client, Stephanie will process your requests for court reporters to cover hearings, trials, or depositions as well as handle the production and distribution of your transcripts and exhibits. If you’re a current client, you will be receiving the same friendly, efficient service with prompt turnaround you’ve come to expect from CompuScripts — with a different accent.