Insights

August 17, 2017

Realtime Captioning Helps Overcome Hearing Loss

Realtime captioning, or CART, is the best form of communication access for those with a hearing loss.  Performed by a highly skilled machine shorthand court reporter, who has further training in the captioning arena, realtime captioning provides an almost verbatim, instantaneous record of what is being said in a myriad of places:  courtrooms, classrooms, training sessions, conferences...wherever someone in attendance has a hearing loss, CART can be provided, both onsite or remotely, via a...

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July 13, 2017

Baby Steps to Electronic File Display from eDiscovery

Abandoning the work of eDiscovery at the boardroom door isn't necessary - nor is printing thousands of pages of production for discovery or trial. 

 

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May 08, 2017

Using eDiscovery at the Actual Discovery!

Everyone in the legal industry is talking about using software and technology to bring the business of law into the 21st century - whether at discovery, at trial or mediation/arbitration.  The Ontario Bar Association is lobbying hard for efiling to become a reality in courts across the province.  The Superior Court has many of its judges speaking at conferences about getting rid of paper for exhibits at trial.  I think we've all commented around the table how archaic clients must think the...

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April 26, 2017

Neesons Sponsors Legal Tech Hackathon

Think hackathons only happen in Silicon Valley?  Neesons, together with their partners, bring legal problems and technology solvers together for one exciting, brainstorming weekend!

 

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April 10, 2017

Captioning for Post Production

Captioning for the hearing loss community is delivered in many formats, including streaming via the internet (remote captioning), onsite captioning (at meetings, events, etc.) and broadcast captioning (television).  But what about all those old movies, videos and visual recordings that happened way before captioning was even a thing?

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November 25, 2016

Trial by iPad: Realtime transcription in Toronto courtrooms

This article recently appeared in Advocate Daily.

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June 16, 2016

Court Reporters - Building Your Brand on Social Media

 

 Independent freelance court reporters can use social media to put themselves in front of firm owners in their area.  While this isn’t the same as traditional advertising, social media is a free way to make yourself known in your industry.  Here are some tips to building your own personal “brand” and getting positive attention of potential employers.

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October 06, 2015

Exhibit Bridge - Witness Preparation

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October 06, 2015

Dick & Jane - Trial Presentation

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September 18, 2015

Risks of recording discoveries by the masses

Counsel, witnesses or other people present in the hearing room may have all sorts of reasons for recording a private hearing, arbitration or discovery.  But there are serious risks associated with the material that is being recorded, especially by someone who is not neutral, trained and has safeguards in place to protect the record.

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