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CompuScripts Puts Words Into Action in 2019!

Third Annual Words Into Action

Based on our past success, CompuScripts Court Reporters and Legal Videographers announces Words Into Action 2019.  Words Into Action is our community involvement campaign.  Its purpose is to draw attention to the organizations we are able to support when you book a deposition or order legal transcription from us.  Our Words Into Action campaign is an addition to our regular program of charitable giving.   Continue reading

A suit is an important part of a court reporter's wardrobe.

Building a Court Reporter’s Wardrobe

Considerations for Building a Wardrobe

The Internet is full of articles with the title, “What Is Business Attire?”  You could argue that the answer depends on the business in question.  Business attire for interior designers may be different than business attire for bank officers.  The South Carolina Court Administration gives general guidance for its official court reporters in its Court Reporter Manual: “All court reporters are required to dress in a professional manner. Business attire must be worn at all times in the courthouse.”  Unfortunately, those are rather unspecific guidelines, so CompuScripts would like to offer three considerations for building a court reporter’s wardrobe. Continue reading

lunchtime meal for a court reporter

SC Restaurants for Busy Court Reporters

Busy Court Reporters Need Fuel!

It has been said that an army runs on its stomach, and CompuScripts’ army of court reporters knows the importance of a good meal.   Depositions can by lengthy, and skipping meals may result in low blood sugar.  And according to Piedmont Healthcare, “Low blood sugar causes people to feel irritable, confused and fatigued. The body begins to increase production of cortisol, leaving us stressed and hangry.”  These are not symptoms that a court reporter wants to experience during a deposition.  So today, we’d like to suggest some South Carolina restaurants for busy court reporters. Continue reading

A Court Reporter’s Tasks When the Deponent is Absent

What Do I Do Next?

Imagine this scenario: You’re an experienced, dedicated deposition court reporter.  You packed your bag the night before and scouted parking at the deposition suite.  You arrived early to set up your court-reporting equipment and to check in to your assignment.  By the deposition’s scheduled start time, everyone is present… except the deponent.  In CompuScripts’ 25-year history, our court reporters have encountered this situation numerous times.  These are a court reporter’s tasks when the deponent is absent from the deposition.  Continue reading

Three Resolutions for SC Court Reporters

South Carolina Court Reporters
Make New Year’s Resolutions

Many South Carolina court reporters will soon make resolutions for the approaching new year.  Studies suggest they’re doing the right thing.  “You are 10 times more likely to change by making a New Year’s resolution compared to non-resolvers with the identical goals and comparable motivation to change,” said Dr. John Norcross of the University of Scranton.   Some court reporters set personal goals, such as losing weight or getting more sleep.  Some goals, however, reflect a court reporter’s desire to improve as a professional.  Today we suggest three resolutions for South Carolina court reporters in 2019. Continue reading

Internet Shopping Security for Court Reporters

Court Reporters and Internet Shopping

Hearings and depositions often cancel at the last minute, or they run longer than planned.  Hearings and depositions also schedule with little notice.  One of a court reporter’s greatest characteristics is flexibility, but this flexibility is often challenged during the holidays, when social gatherings, school events, and Christmas shopping are added to the mix.  Many court reporters use their early mornings and late nights to shop online, so today, we offer tips on Internet shopping security for court reporters.

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Book a deposition to direct charitable giving

Book a Deposition to Make a Difference!

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Put Words Into Action

Based on last year’s success, CompuScripts Court Reporters and Legal Videographers announces Words Into Action 2018.  Words Into Action is our community involvement campaign.  Its purpose is to draw attention to the organizations we are able to support when you book a deposition or order legal transcription from us. Continue reading

Health Tips for Deposition Court Reporters

Deposition Court Reporters
Can Stay Healthy on the Job!

Most people are familiar with what deposition court reporters do.  As guardians of the record, they transcribe the words spoken during a deposition into a written form that can be used as litigation progresses.    Unlike logging or roofing, court reporting does not immediately come to mind as a profession with inherent risks.  Yet deposition court reporters, because of heavy equipment, irregular mealtimes, and sedentary work environments, can face real health problems.  Being mindful is always the key to making changes, so here are some health tips for deposition court reporters.
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Words into Action Charitable Donation Campaign

CompuScripts Puts Words into Action

Our Words Into Action Culture

CompuScripts has a long history of putting words into action, or community involvement, and our blog is a perfect place to draw attention to non-profit organizations and charities we support because of your patronage. We all know the best laid plans of mice and [wo]men often go awry. The heart-wrenching events occurring in our world have escalated to such a critical level that we at CompuScripts do not feel we can carry on our charitable giving as usual.  We’re upping our game and invite you to join us! Continue reading

Paperless Deposition with Exhibits in the Cloud

Remember the good, old days of depositions? After all the hassle a paralegal went through to schedule the appearance of all parties under one roof, there were the exhibits to deal with! Many a litigation attorney suffered chronic back pain from lugging around those heavy cardboard boxes full of paper. Continue reading