August 30, 2013

Good Working Relationships Crucial to Reporter-Attorney Relationship

The Ministry of the Attorney General’s new model means that attorneys will have the same Canadian court reporters from discovery through trial. This means that having a good working relationship can make a difference through out the process.

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July 17, 2013

Leveraging Technology to Make Law More Affordable

As with so many other industries, technology has impacted court reporting and the ancillary services firms such as Neeson & Associates provides. Below are a few such examples where time, money and access have been greatly improved and enhanced by the court reporting firm and technology working hand-in-glove.

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July 13, 2013

Canadian Court Reporters are Vital to Legal Community

Court reporting requires a professional team to support all of the demands of the legal profession here in Canada, and Canadian court reporters provide the important services needed to keep attorneys supplied with vital material they need to best serve their clients.

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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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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 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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June 27, 2011

Realtime captioning: A letter from Rosanna…

Neesons is well known for providing CART (communication access realtime translation) services throughout Canada, it being the largest service provider in the eastern part of our country.  Voice-to-text realtime translation is mostly commonly used to provide communication access for those with a hearing loss.

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