Tag Archives: court reporters

Resolutions for a Pandemic Year

Making the Most of 2021

Remember those resolutions we made this time last year?  We were going to do things like update our professional wardrobes, attend legal industry gatherings, and go to the gym.  With the arrival of COVID-19 in early 2020, however, those good intentions flew out the window.  So as we approach 2021, perhaps we should consider different resolutions for a pandemic year. Continue reading

Giving Back All Year Long

The SC Legal Community Gives Back

We are now in what is often called the season of giving.  It’s the time of year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve when we are reminded to give to those less fortunate than ourselves.  However, South Carolina’s legal community, including CompuScripts Court Reporters, is dedicated to giving back all year long. Continue reading

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Direct our Charitable Giving with Words Into Action 2020!

Words Into Action 2020!

Based on our past success, CompuScripts Court Reporters and Legal Videographers announces Words Into Action 2020.  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

Minimizing Health Risk in the Deposition Room

Advice for Reporters and Videographers

As a company, we pride ourselves on being responsible members of the legal community.  This responsibility extends to the way our court reporters and legal videographers conduct themselves during depositions as we face not only a difficult flu season but fear of the community spread of coronavirus. Continue reading

Court Reporting and Millennials in 2020

Millennials, Act Two

Gallup has studied the work habits of Millenials, and its analysis could be good news in the court reporting field.  Gallup reports that 60 percent of Millennials – those born between 1980 and 1996 – are open to changing jobs.  For Millenials interested in court reporting, their prior experience may be valuable in many areas of litigation. Continue reading

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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

Court Reporting for Military Spouses

Military Spouses Seek Employment

A military family will experience a permanent change of station, or PCS, on the average of every two years.   And as hard as this is on service members, it also hard on military spouses.   Frequent moves make it difficult for them to build their résumés or to advance in their professions.  If you know a military spouse looking for a transferable career, CompuScripts suggests court reporting!  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

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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

Court Reporter Stress and How to Minimize It

Court Reporters Experience Stress Too!

Whether you’re a lumberjack or a yoga instructor, no line of work is without stress.  Individual occupations have their own specific stressors, and court reporting is no different.  Last month, CompuScripts presented the health challenges faced by court reporters.  Today we’d like to discuss court reporter stress and how to minimize it. Continue reading