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Herder & Associates Founder Recognized at Final Meeting of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission

Arizona-based Marty Herder, founder of the court reporting firm Herder & Associates, was recently recognized at the final meeting of the AIRC.

The AIRC was created when voters approved Proposition 106 which amended the Arizona Constitution to create a bipartisan commission independent of the state legislature that would be tasked with redrawing congressional and legislative lines following the decennial census, and was mandated to be in compliance with the U.S. Constitution and the Voting Rights Act.

Along with the Commission, its counsel, and the AIRC administrative staff, covering each twist and turn of this historic process was Marty Herder, a certified professional court reporter and owner of Herder & Associates.   Herder is a past president of the Arizona Court Reporters Association and long-time member of the award-winning Chandler Horizon Rotary Club.

The AIRC for the 2011-2020 cycle started administrative meetings in March 2011. It has held 58 business meetings and 43 public hearings in locations in every corner of the state, for a total of over 359 hours.

The media and thousands were in attendance at these public meetings, and 2,350 speaking requests from the public were granted. Mr. Herder, President of Herder & Associates Court Reporters, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, diligently reported over 10,000 pages of verbatim transcripts of each meeting, which often times included contentious issues and public protest matters. The commission streamed almost every meeting to the Internet, with the eyes of the country watching.

At the final meeting on April 28, 2017, everyone shared a personal thank-you and goodbye. AIRC Commission Chairwoman Colleen Mathis kindly presented Mr. Herder a Commission Medal of Freedom, sharing “I also want to recognize Marty Herder, who also is going to be receiving one of these Commission Medal of Freedom medals. He’s a really great guy. On the back of his medal, I put, “Always ready.””

Herder was recognized for being dedicated to the Commission and the process 24/7 and remaining at the ready for each meeting of the Commission.

After being presented with his award, Herder responded, “If we are lucky in life, once or twice in our career we are blessed with a moment, a moment feeling a part of something far, far bigger than anything we ever imagined, while surrounded by passionate, bright and engaging new characters and new friends. AIRC has been that moment for me.”

To schedule or inquire about the Always-Ready professional court reporting services offered by the elite team at Herder & Associates, call 480-481-0649 or E-mail: [email protected]

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At Herder & Associates, we specialize our services to fit your every need.   Let us streamline your scheduling challenges of your next deposition by calling us now at (480) 481-0649, and you will know the peace of mind that comes with relying on the most professional and respected court reporting and litigation support services available.

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Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015

Another epic week here in the Grand Canyon State.

Another epic week here in the Grand Canyon State.

 

Another epic week here in the Grand Canyon State.

WM Phoenix Open 2015. 

Tiger, unfortunately, finishes the day dead last  

@+11 (82)   

Worst round ever on PGA Tour.  

(Remember: Golf is flog backwards.)

Still a beautiful day, and great to be a Zonie.

 

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to Hold Oral Arguments in Arizona

The Ninth Circuit Oral Arguments come to the University of Arizona

The Ninth Circuit Oral Arguments come to the University of Arizona

 

Here is an exciting opportunity!

As part of its statewide public education effort,

the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

will hold oral arguments during an upcoming visit to University of Arizona,

James E. Rogers College of Law, Ares Auditorium, January 29, 2015

This judicial visit will include arguments in 3 cases:

Adobe Systems v. Joshua Christenson,

Arizona Libertarian Party v. Ken Bennett,

Mauricio Margain v. Elsa Ruiz-Bours.

Join us.   Don’t miss this chance of a lifetime to see the very finest of the legal profession argue.

http://www.law.arizona.edu/events/court_of_appeals_us/court_of_appeals.cfm

 

 

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Local Court Reporter Marty Herder Contributes to New Book Court Reporter Survival Guide

Local Court Reporter Marty Herder Contributes to New Book

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country's leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, broadcast and CART captioners, and legal videographers, today announced that Marty Herder, a freelance court reporting firm owner of AZ Litigation Support in Phoenix, Az., is a contributor to the recently released book Court Reporter Survival Guide: School Success Stories, a collection of essays and tips about making it through court reporting school written by freelancers, officials, CART captioners, and current students.

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, broadcast and CART captioners, and legal
videographers, today announced that Marty Herder, a freelance court reporting firm owner of AZ Litigation Support in Phoenix, Az., is a contributor to the recently released book Court Reporter Survival Guide: School Success Stories, a collection of essays and tips about making it through court reporting school written by freelancers, officials, CART captioners, and current students.

Court Reporter Survival Guide features heartfelt collection of stories for professionals and students

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, broadcast and CART captioners, and legal videographers, today announced that Marty Herder, a freelance court reporting firm owner of AZ Litigation Support in Phoenix, Az., www.CourtReportersAz.com,  is a contributor to the recently released book Court Reporter Survival Guide: School Success Stories, a collection of essays and tips about making it through court reporting school written by freelancers, officials, CART captioners, and current students.

 

“This collection is a true Chicken Soup for the Soul type book that offers advice and insight from the only people who really understand the ins and outs of court reporting: other court reporters and captioners,” said Jim Cudahy, executive director and CEO of NCRA.
“Professional court reporters engage in a rigorous training that includes both educational components and skill development-much like learning to play a new instrument-with a high degree of skill and accuracy. As such, court reporters share a common pride and sense of accomplishment for having completed their professional training. This collection serves as a good reminder to court reporters that despite the sometimes difficult road to earning their place in this unique profession, the ultimate achievement of becoming a ‘keeper of the record’ was worth it,” Cudahy added. According to a recently released report by Ducker Worldwide, demand for court reporters will exceed supply within five years, yielding a nationwide shortage. By 2018, there will be 5,500 new court reporter jobs available in the United States. Further, the average starting salary for court reporters is $43,000. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the growth rate for court reporting salaries is expected to increase by 14 percent through the year 2020. The softcover book – which includes the eight chapters: Superheroes in Training; The Road Less Taken; Motivation; Learning to Juggle; Lean on Me; Practice, Practice, Practice; Testing Our Limits; and A Few Extra Briefs – is filled with rich content direct from the trenches. Insight and advice range from small snippets to essays that recalled the inspiration offered by friends, family, and mentors, as well as coping with the anxiety created by drills, tests, and hours of practice each day. The book also contains numerous testaments from contributors sharing the many benefits, rewards, and opportunities court reporting has offered them.

 

Herder is one of more than 60 of working court reporters, CART captioners, and students to have provided input. The content is often humorous and always thoughtful, and it includes an abundance of motivation for any reader.

“I was very fortunate that a respected professional reporter was selfless enough to mentor me at a very young age. I get so much out of paying it forward, and strive to live by Rotary International’s motto of ‘Service Above Self’,'” said Herder, the immediate past president of the Arizona Court Reporters Association.

 

He currently serves as the Arizona Delegate for the National Committee of State Associations, as well as current president of the Arizona Litigation Support Court Reporters in Phoenix.

The Court Reporter Survival Guide: School Success Stories is available for purchase from NCRA’s online store. For the full 2013-2014 NCRA Industry Outlook Report, or to learn more about the court reporting profession visit crTakeNote.com, or visit NCRA.org for career information about the court reporting profession-one of the leading career options that do not require a traditional four-year degree.
About NCRA The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is internationally recognized for promoting excellence among those who capture and convert the spoken word to text for more than 100 years. NCRA is committed to supporting its more than 16,000 members in achieving the highest level of professional expertise with educational opportunities and industry-recognized court reporting, educator and videographer certification programs. NCRA impacts legislative issues and the global marketplace through its actively involved membership. Forbes has named court reporting as one of the best career options that do not require a traditional four-year degree and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the court reporting field is expected to grow by 14 percent through the year 2020.

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Local vs. National

Local vs. National

Local vs. National

 

Why are you letting your client pay Wall Street page rates in, say, the Grand Canyon State, when the most experienced, highly respected professional court reporters own businesses in your back yard?   Insist that your personally-vetted, LOCAL court reporting professional be present at your deposition.

Locally owned companies with a vested interest in the community, in fact, do create a greater economic impact, indirectly supporting more jobs, payroll and output locally.

National “body brokers” of court reporting services, by their very nature, are controlled from central headquarters – which could be anywhere in the world.  In many instances, they do not even have a brick-and-mortar business in your state, and they blindly throw a dart into an unknown pool of anonymous reporters. Sound familiar? They are making decisions based on factors which might not have anything to do with what is right, or legal, for one particular location, business or community. Any cost-containment or savings promised by a national firm is illusory, as rates from all over the country much higher than local rates are calculated into their price matrix.   In many cases, you are simply throwing your client’s money away.

Several of these national firms who procure exclusive third-party contracts with carriers, have a history of suing individual states (taxpayers), practicing in gross violation of local codes, and even bankruptcy, leaving local vendors, consumers and property owners holding the bag for unpaid services, payroll and leases.

Think of your client first.   Operating under an exclusive contract with a supposedly-neutral officer of the court doesn’t even pass the sniff test of impartiality.   Does it?   You and your client are being charged more for the layers of administration for like or inferior customer service.

Locally-owned, community active, with all the litigation-support services a national agency offers; Arizona Litigation Support, LLC. National certification and experienced, with personalized owner-operated service.   http://www.courtreportersaz.com/

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[Statements on this blog reflect the author’s personal opinions and may not reflect the views or policies of any other organizations or institutions with which the author is affiliated, and are not intended to malign any ethical and code-abiding organization, company, or individual.]

Alex Rodriguez Wants To Keep Video Deposition Uncirculated

Alex RodriguezA-Rod’s lawyers want to ensure privacy of the Record as he is being questioned about personal medical issues.  Rightfully, the judge has indicated, as with EVERY witness, that there are valid concerns about sensitive medical queries becoming public, as A-Rod’s counsel seeks to avoid leaks of his testimony.
But what about your client’s transcript?  Or, is your client making you an accomplice to violating Federal HIPAA compliance?

What if the reporter works for a national, third-party contracted firm that, like most, are completely unregulated by the host state in which the deposition is being taken?

Once that …reporter “turns in” the electronic file of the transcript to his/her out-of-state contractor, (shares custody/control), what protection or prohibition is there from that testimony & private personal information going public once it resides in the massive database of the out-of-state, unregulated, third-party contractor and their carrier clients?

These are the issues that state leadership across the country demand that we in the legal and reporting community address and shore up, in spite of all the feigned indignation that we would dare impugn the Great and Powerful Oz, who publicly market and advertise that they pass around data with their other clients like Chiclets at a border crossing.

Alex Rodriguez Wants To Keep Video Deposition Uncirculated