Did you know you get to celebrate your favorite and (hopefully) silent partner-in-crime all week long?
The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, broadcast and CART captioners, and legal videographers, has designated Feb. 14-20 as the 2016 National Court Reporting & Captioning Week. The week-long event is designed to celebrate the court reporting and captioning professions and to help raise public awareness about the growing number of employment opportunities the career offers.Here's a helpful list of do's and don'ts when it comes to that person so critically important to the entire reason you're taking a deposition etc. (to preserve and utilize the testimony at some point in the future):
1. Remember his/her name and use it -- they're real people!
2. Have your documents pre-marked (helps build rapport with the reporter).
3. Speak clearly and slowly, especially when reading.
4. Be polite.
5. Be polite.
(I'm sure there are many others.)
1. Don't be a dick.
(There are no others.)