Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 29

Friday Phrases

could you please= KOUP could you plesee tell= KOUPT could you please tell us= KOUPTS could you tell= KOUT

Jun 29

New York’s Note Retention Requirements

According to the New York State Court Reporters Association, a freelance reporter should retain their notes for a time period set forth by a court order or statute, or for no less than 5 years. For officials, the New York State Court Reporters Association’s website, has the following time periods for note retention listed for …

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Jun 27


“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” -Mark Twain

Jun 26

Video: The 100 Most Common Words (Audio & Video)

The following video contains the top 100 words used in the English language. The words are given in order from the most used to the least used. It’s great practice because it contains both the audio and the visual. It’s great practice for everyone, but it’s especially great for theory students. Happy practicing, Elsie Villega

Jun 25

Interview With A Court Reporter

Angela E. Denmark, owner of Denmark Court Reporting Agency discusses: Realtime, networking as a small business owner, owning an agency, the RPR, transcript accuracy, CART, captioning, depositions, specializing, and the use of translators in legal proceedings.

Jun 22

Friday Phrases

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for the record= FRORD for the record, please= FRORDZ

Jun 21


“Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don’t hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people.” -Zig Ziglar

Jun 20

Reporter Cindy Brown Discusses The Greatness Of The Court Reporting Profession

Jun 20

Requirements For Practicing Court Reporting In New York State

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According to the New York State Court Reporting Association, there are no official license requirements for court reporting within New York State. However, reporters may voluntarily obtain licensing via the CSR. Court reporters must be notary publics in order to swear in witnesses. The same is true for freelancers; although they may be given a …

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Jun 19

RPR Requirements

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The RPR is a certification test given by the National Court Reporting Association. The Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) examination consists of skills test and a written knowledge test. The written knowledge test is comprised of 105-110 questions that is based on the following four categories (with accompanying percentages of the questions): Reporting (48%) Transcript production …

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