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. (more…)Read more..
Litigators are familiar with the presence of the court reporter in the deposition room, listening intently to testimony and objections while recording it all on the steno machine. But a lot goes on between the deposition room and the delivery of the deposition transcript. More professionals work behind the scenes than you might think. So today, CompuScripts would like to outline the four steps of deposition transcript production. (more…)Read more..
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. (more…)Read more..
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.Read more..
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. (more…)Read more..
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.
If you’re trying to plan a meeting with participants from a many locations, it’s hard to beat successful teleconferences. Travel time is eliminated, attendance is greater, and more is accomplished. But none of this matters if the audio isn’t clear. CompuScripts regularly hosts teleconferences at our Columbia Videoconference Center, so we’d like to explain how teleconferencing works and give you some tips for successful teleconferences. (more…)Read more..
You don’t have to be a litigator to know what a court reporter does. If you’ve ever watched Law and Order, you’ve seen a courtroom stenographer transcribe spoken speech in real time. But the work of a legal transcriptionist is every bit as important. The transcriptionist transcribes recorded audio and video for criminal and civil cases. So as CompuScripts expands its legal transcription services, we explain how certified legal transcripts can help the trial lawyer. (more…)Read more..
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.
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 enjoys introducing you to attorneys and paralegals who make a difference in the legal industry. Today, we introduce you to a young man at the very beginning of his law career, a University of South Carolina School of Law student, A. Elliott Barrow, III, who has just completed his first year of study. (more…)Read more..