Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr 17

Stenspiration™

“We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to …

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Apr 16

Week 15: 13,000 Words in 2013 Dictionary Challenge

Week 15: 507 Week 14: 280 Week 13: 264 Week 12: 265 Week 11: 680 Week 10: 307 Week 9: 266 Week 8: 248 Week 7: 292 Week 6: 390 Week 5: 578 Week 4: 258 Week 3: 252 Week 2: 274 Week 1: 470 Entries Total Tally: 5331 Entries Happy dictionary building! Love, Speed …

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Apr 16

Legal Vocabulary: Acquittal & Exonerate

Acquittal is “the verdict that declares one innocent of a crime.” Exonerate is “to prove or declare a person innocent of the charges made against him or her.” Machine Briefs: Option #1: acquittal= KWIL Option #2: acquittal= A/KWIT/AL Option #3: acquittal= A/KWIT/A*L Option #1: exonerate= XON Option #2: exonerate= XONT Option #3: exonerate= XON/RAIT

Apr 15

Things I Learned During My Court Reporting Internship: The Judge Designation

In school I was taught to write the designation for the judge as KORT/KORT. This is a great method. However, when I was interning I found that I was more comfortable using both the Q and A bank simultaneously as the designation for the judge. Although a teacher had mentioned this method before as an …

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Apr 15

Medical Monday: Fibrosis

Fibrosis is “the development in an organ of excess fibrous connective tissue.” Machine Briefs: Option #1: fibrosis= FAOI/BROESZ Option #2: fibrosis= FAOI/BROEZ Option #3: fibrosis= FAOI/PWRO/SIS Option #4: fibrosis= FAOI/PWROE/SIS

Apr 13

Practice Video: Madden Jury Charge

Here’s an actual jury charge from a trial. This is great practice! I usually practice Q & A on Sundays. However, since it is almost midnight, and this video is over a half an hour long, it is safe to say that I will be getting a little Sunday jury charge practice as well. Happy …

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Apr 12

Friday Phrases

once in a while= WHUS hostile witness= H-NS interested witness= TR-NS is that all= STHAUL make a finding= MAFG motion denied= MOD motion granted= MOGD motion to dismiss= MODZ motion to strike= MOTS move to strike= MOFTS side-view mirror= S-FM rear-view mirror= R-FM

Apr 11

Random Briefs

culprit= KPRIT curbside= KURBDZ curriculum= KLIM decelerate= DLERT or SDLERT insignificant= SNIG significant= SIG ordinance= ORNS organ= GORN surgical= SURL postsurgical= PURL practitioner= PRAR practice= PRA precede= PRAOEFD

Apr 10

Stenspiration™

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” -Nora Roberts Love, Speed & Accuracy, Elsie Villega

Apr 09

Week 14: 13,000 Words in 2013 Dictionary Challenge

Week 14: 280 Week 13: 264 Week 12: 265 Week 11: 680 Week 10: 307 Week 9: 266 Week 8: 248 Week 7: 292 Week 6: 390 Week 5: 578 Week 4: 258 Week 3: 252 Week 2: 274 Week 1: 470 Entries Total Tally: 4824 Entries Happy dictionary building! Love, Speed & Accuracy, Elsie …

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