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Should Page Rates Be the Only Consideration?

Court reporting is a competitive business. Page rates are the cost per page that a court reporting firm charges for their services and rates differ from one court reporting firm to the next. There is pressure to select the lowest page rate but this is not the best way to select a court reporting firm. […]

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3 Myths About Transcription

          1. Transcription is easy and fast This is a myth because transcribing audio depends on several factors. Some of the things that influence the ease of transcription include: format required  the quality of the audio how clear the voice recorded is (for example – an accent) the number of persons […]

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New Technology Rules for Journalists in Massachusetts Courts

The highest court in Massachusetts has updated its rules for news coverage of trials and other court proceedings.   The goal of the change is “to recognize the changes in technology and journalism” the court said. The rules permit electronic devices such as laptops in the courtroom, but require anyone seeking to use high tech gear to register […]

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A Hospital’s Mistake: A C-Section is Performed on a Not-Pregnant Woman

Recent depositions show that a Manhattan hospital may have made some colossal medical mistakes.  Dr. Suarna Mehulic is indicting New York Downtown Hospital of performing a C-section on a patient who was not pregnant. This information was revealed in videotaped depositions during a lawsuit Dr. Mehulic filed for wrongful termination.  Mehulic had described dangerous practices […]

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Mobile Transcript: the Lawyer’s Lifesaver

The Mobile Transcript is a novel app that is very useful for all legal professionals.  A lawyer, paralegal, court reporters or legal assistant can employ this app to review court transcripts or depositions.  This device even allows a person to annotate their files! Lawyers often work with court reporters who upload the transcripts to the […]

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Office Solutions Plus Offers Meeting Recording

There are many different areas within our local government.  Each area has regular meetings that must go on record.  This means that all sorts of different councils, boards and committees need someone to accomplish their meeting recording.  Did you know that Massachusetts by itself has over 350 cities and towns?  And each of these towns […]

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Outsourcing Transcription Helps Lawyers

Court transcripts are vital documents for lawyers and legal professionals.  Without transcripts of previous court cases, a lawyer would have a hard time understanding how a jury may vote or what evidence is vital to a case.  With transcripts at hand, a lawyer can research similar court cases and learn which witnesses and evidence made […]

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Massachusetts Open Meeting Law

Not long ago, a new section to the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law was added.  Beforehand, a lot of town business was taken care of without as much input from the citizens of the town.  There wasn’t much announcement on the specifics of each town meeting and citizens did not know what would be discussed at each meeting.  […]

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Historical Significance of Transcriptions

 Transcription is the process of recording speech into written form.  Machinery may be used to perform this.  A court reporter has the sole occupation of producing this written form of speech in the form of court transcriptions, depositions or other official documents.  In the past, court transcriptions were done with tape recorders and by hand.  […]

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