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Giving Back With A Grateful Heart

Giving Back with a Grateful Heart  As a business owner, I will always be grateful to my first cheerleaders – the friends and family who supported my decision to start Donovan Reporting over 25 years ago. Adele Grubbs was my … Continue reading

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Celebrate America’s Freedom and the System That Protects It

Celebrate America’s Freedom and the System That Protects It   This month, we as Americans celebrate independence. Over the past 241 years, our country has grown from just a small group of revolutionary patriots to leaders of the free world.  We … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Why Exhibeo™ Is Right for Your Next Deposition

How much time do you spend preparing for the average deposition? All that copying, sorting, stapling, and shipping can leave little time for else – like quality control. But what if I told you there was a better way? Donovan … Continue reading

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It’s National Administrative Professionals Week!

National Administrative Professionals Week

With National Administrative Professionals Week fast approaching, I wanted to take a few moments out of my increasingly frantic schedule to share some words of homage to all of our hyper-organized, always helpful, multi-tasking friends on the front lines of … Continue reading

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Whistle While You Work: Tips For a Tidy Work Space

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I just love that scene in the classic Disney movie when Snow White tidies up the dwarfs’ cabin. She and her woodland creature friends take a dirty, disorganized space and make it sparkle – all in the length of time … Continue reading

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Help Wanted: A Profession Worth Considering

Do you like suspense novels? Are crime dramas your TV addiction? We may have a job for you! Last week was the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) 2017 Court Reporting and Captioning Week. The organization celebrates the hard work c … Continue reading

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Tune In to What Really Matters

  Last week was unseasonably warm in the South. It was so nice I didn’t even need a coat – in January! What a wonderful way to start a new year. The sun was shining as I drove to the … Continue reading

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Cooking Up Holiday Cheer at Donovan Reporting

While there are many wonderful “ingredients” to a perfect Christmas holiday, one of my favorites is preparing those special, delicious, tried-and-true recipes for my family and friends! So the other day, when I stopped by my daughter Erin’s house, I … Continue reading

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5 Secrets to a Smooth Deposition

    If there’s one thing we all appreciate, it’s when our day runs smoothly. I can’t tell you how many times I wake up with a thoughtfully planned course of action, only to have my day take a completely … Continue reading

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Take Action During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Means Action I’m willing to wager that each of you know or are aware of someone affected by this frightening and     life-changing disease. Either way, a wake-up call is in order!  Did you know?  About one … Continue reading

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Ethics Take Center Stage

Do you know who I wouldn’t want to be right now? A candidate for the President of the United States of America.  I mean, it’s hard enough to be a voter in these tumultuous times! As the election approaches, the … Continue reading

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Words to the Wise: Common Grammar Mistakes to Avoid

  What was your favorite subject in school? Was it history? Maybe science? What about grammar? While grammar may not be the most glamorous subject, don’t underestimate its importance. Words are powerful, and when used incorrectly, they can send an … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons Why Cross-Examination Works! -From a Court Reporter’s Perspective

#5: Cross-examination provides the opportunity to paint a picture using your version of the facts. It allows you to, in effect, testify for the witness, demonstrate your knowledge of the facts, and potentially create a no-way-out situation. Real-Life Example: “Mr. … Continue reading

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Cameo™ Brings Flexibility to Your Schedule Imagine this:  You’re sitting on the beach, enjoying a few more hours with your family before you head back home for a critical deposition. Sound familiar? What if you didn’t have to go? What … Continue reading

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Donovan Reporting Tees Up for Families in Need

On Friday, April 29th, we were privileged to partner with the Cobb County Bar Association as a silver sponsor of the fourth annual Law Day Classic Golf Tournament. Benefitting their Children’s Emergency Fund, the tournament has quickly become a highlight … Continue reading

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Donovan Reporting wishes all of our clients and the legal community at large a HAPPY LAW DAY!

May 1 is National Law Day. Donovan Reporting salutes all the lawyers out there who work hard for social justice! Over the years, I’ve noticed that when the general public speaks about lawyers, whether it’s a social setting, business meeting, … Continue reading

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Celebrating 25 Years with a New Adventure

In 1991, I was in need of a job.  The Honorable Tom Cauthorn, for whom I had served as official court reporter for the preceding 12 years, announced he was leaving the bench to enter the world of private practice, … Continue reading

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