Entries by Anne McAuley Lopez

Details Matter in the Courtroom

When CNN Supreme Court reporter Pamela Brown incorrectly referenced the Third Circuit instead of the Third District in this report, we cringed a little bit. While there are other stories that are more impactful to the average American, to court reporters, the details matter whether you’re a reporter for a major news network or a […]

Preparing an Expert Witness

On first glance it may seem like an expert can be found online and just added to a schedule of depositions but the truth is that you’ve got to spend time preparing an expert witness. And please don’t just pick one from Google! Ask for referrals from trusted colleagues before heading to court for your […]

LinkedIn Tips for Court Reporters

As a Phoenix court reporter you may wonder if social media websites like LinkedIn are right for you. We think that without a doubt you should have a professional presence and strategy to not only showcase yourself as the expert in court reporting but to also attract new reporters to the field. What is LinkedIn? […]

Have you thanked your court reporter?

When was the last time you thanked your court reporter? If you’re like a lot of people, the holidays are a time to sit back and appreciate all that you have – family, friends, colleagues, and your legal team. When people feel appreciated, they often do more than is expected of them. That can make […]

Where to Find Court Reporters Online

There is an assumption that because court reporters handle confidential information that we don’t have a place online. In addition to our own experiences, there are organizations and groups where you can learn more about court reporting. While we need to exhibit professionalism when talking about cases and clients, we can also add value for […]

Office and Techie Tips for Court Reporters

Is your office chair giving you a back ache? Are you tired of trying to keep track of your passwords? Are you using space on your computer for client documents? It’s time to embrace our office and techie tips for court reporters. If you’re like us, you’re too busy running your business and taking care […]

Leadership & Law

A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them. – M.D. Arnold Congratulations to our good friend Steve Hirsch of Quarles & Brady LLP, who was recently honored at the 20th anniversary celebration of the William E. Morris Institute as one of the founding members and […]

Real-time Court Reporting and the Political Debates

“Are you getting all this?” That’s the question we’re asking the real-time captioners covering the political debates. With candidates interrupting and talking over each other, it was challenging to watch the debates, much less report in real-time! What is real-time reporting? The world is a fast moving place filled with information. The sooner it can […]