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How to Interrupt Lawyers When They’re on a Roll

The idea of halting lawyers in their tracks during depos when they’re on a roll or speaking at supersonic speed to “save time” can feel be intimidating. But if your goal is to produce high-quality indecipherable-free transcripts that leave everyone happy – learning to professionally and respectfully interrupt parties is vital, especially with issues with …

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New Norm for Depos – In-Person, Remote, or Hybrid?

A recent survey found that 40% of Americans preferred working from home, with 25% looking to return to the office, and another 35% hoping for a home-office hybrid. The Global COVID-19 pandemic forever changed the deposition process almost overnight.  While lawyers, witnesses, and court reporters pre-pandemic occasionally met via video conference, it was usually because …

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Best Practice for Deposition Exhibits

Do you have a protocol in place for preparing and using exhibits in remote depositions?   No one imagined the many challenges there would be with handling of exhibits for remote proceedings. Below are some helpful clarifications and/or tips:   First and foremost, please remember that potential documents provided before the proceedings are not considered …

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Why You Should Choose a Licensed Court Reporter

Hello. I’m Jeri Kusar, Founder & CEO of Kusar Court Reporters. For nearly 40 years Kusar has been covering your cases with stenographic court reporters and providing litigation support services and solutions. Why you should choose a licensed court reporter? In our state, certified shorthand reporters – commonly referred to as court reporters – are …

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Court Reporting & Captioning Week 2020

Hello all you incredibly talented stenographic reporters. I’m Jeri Kusar, owner of Kusar Court Reporters. On behalf of CCRA, myself, and the many independently owned/CSR owned firms, we want to wish you an amazing Court Reporting and Captioning Week. We have made many strides in bringing awareness to our profession with our passion for court …

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The “SoCal Stip” Practice

Dear Counsel: We would like to share some information regarding the movement among the independent court reporters in Southern California to decline the SoCal Stip: The reporter’s transmission of an original deposition transcript to a non-noticing attorney for reading, correcting, and/or signing. The “SoCal Stip” practice is contrary to CCP 2025.510 & 2025.520. In part, …

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