Atlanta Court Reporting Blog

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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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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Nationwide Scheduling with Local Expertise

Scheduling Out-of-State Depositions Can be Tricky. Here are a few important factors to consider: Is the remote reporter adequately certified? Will the venue be to your client’s liking? Can you trust that the transcript will be accurate and arrive in … Continue reading

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3 Important Ethical Responsibilities of Every Court Reporter

Star Wars is coming! Good versus evil… Right versus wrong… Those both make interesting fodder for Hollywood blockbusters; most of us rally for the good guy (or gal) because he respects the norms of society and seeks justice for cultural … Continue reading

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Save Time & Money With Deposition Summaries

In the legal field, most attorneys charge by the hour. Meanwhile, clients expect the best possible return on their legal investment.  For that reason, Donovan Reporting is now offering Deposition Summaries to those who are seeking ways to save their … Continue reading

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Ethical Court Reporting in a Big Box World

March is Ethics Awareness Month. As a court reporting firm owner, this is reason to celebrate and educate regarding ethical court reporting! Celebrating Reporter Excellence Since the dawn of transcription, court reporters have had two primary roles in the legal … Continue reading

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7 Strategic Benefits of Realtime Court Reporting

When it comes to litigation effectiveness, whether in the deposition room or courtroom, savvy lawyers agree that realtime court reporting offers a strong strategic advantage. Important note: Realtime is NOT “business as usual.” If realtime is preferred, work with experienced … Continue reading

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How Ethical Is Your Court Reporting Firm?

Court reporters serve a critical role in maintaining the integrity of the judicial system by serving as an unbiased officer of the court. If your court reporter isn’t providing ethical excellence, it is definitely time to work with one that … Continue reading

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Video Conferencing Saves Time and Money

Video Conferencing Saves Time and Money Do you ever feel the need to be in two places at once? Donovan Reporting & Video Conferencing may not be in the business of cloning; however, thanks to video conferencing, it is now … Continue reading

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7 Timesaving Tips From Your Court Reporting Firm

  Happy New Year! As a court reporting firm owner, a new year brings a whole host of action items and goals. It can be challenging to prioritize and tackle our ever-growing list. These days, it’s passé to say that … Continue reading

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Deposition Gratitude – Winter Wonderland

“Once again, the holidays came so fast!  And there’s so much to do!” I’m not sure about you, but I feel the end-of-year pressure all around… From family and friends to colleagues and clients, everyone is taking care of holiday … Continue reading

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Atlanta Court Reporting Firm Launches New Blog

I’m so excited! As we approach the end of 2014, Donovan Reporting is improving our successful communication efforts with the legal community by providing ongoing updates, education and helpful deposition best practices via our newly polished blog. Welcome, and thanks … Continue reading

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