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March 15, 2013

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The AODA - Making life better for those with hearing loss

 

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February 18, 2013

Neeson's "Say It Forward" program featured in Canadian Lawyer/Law Times

After being frustrated with the "inappropriate" gift giving that occurs in the profession, a member of the legal community says she has the answer.

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February 03, 2013

Say It Forward

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January 31, 2013

Neeson Announces the Launch of “Say It Forward”

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July 25, 2012

Top Questions Frequently Asked by Prospective Court Reporting Students

Since posting my last blog on the topic of court reporting certifications, I have been inundated with calls from prospective students looking for answers to a number of the same questions. I thought it might be helpful to put them into a blog for easy reference.

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July 25, 2012

The Importance of Association for Court Reporters

Dictionary.com defines “association” in many ways:

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April 18, 2012

Overcoming Fear

Recently I had the opportunity to do an hour and a half presentation at the National Court Reporters’ Association’s TechCon 2012 conference in Reston, Virginia. It was a real honour to be asked to present, and my topic was Realtime Internet Streaming, stemming from a large class action trial my firm reported over an 18-month period (Andersen et al v. St. Jude Medical, Inc. et al). It’s a pretty daunting task, speaking in front of your peers for that length of time, and it got me to thinking...

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April 02, 2012

One Tip for Becoming a Great Court Reporter

I’ve been preaching technology for years now, and as the world unfolds with voice recognition software, digital recording quality and the like, it’s never been clearer to me that a shorthand reporter’s biggest asset is their skillset to provide services like rough draft, realtime, internet streaming, transcripts for video syncing, and the provision of a large array of file formats. Those court reporters who continually educate themselves, who never stop learning – they’re also way ahead of the...

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January 20, 2012

Quality vs. Quantity: The art of speaking clearly for court reporters

Recently, a law clerk called the office to discuss a transcript. She was concerned about the way a couple of undertakings had been expressed in the transcript. (Undertakings is a term in Ontario which brings legal effect to a promise to do something on the record during Examinations for Discovery or Cross-Examinations, which are akin to Depositions in the US context).

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December 06, 2011

Court Reporting on the Andersen v. St. Jude Medical Trial

Neeson & Associates recently completed realtime streaming court reporting services on Canada’s longest-running class action trial, styled Andersen et al v. St. Jude Medical Inc. In 1997, St. Jude Medical began to coat the sewing rings of mechanical heart valves and annuloplasty rings with a product called Silzone®. This product was intended to reduce the risk of bacterial infection. However, by January 2000 a world-wide recall was announced by St. Jude, and by August 2000 the class action...

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