Entries by Marty Herder

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Losing a Legend

Very early in our careers in the legal industry we realize that not only do we all work together, but we also learn together, we grow together, we celebrate together, and we mourn together. Sadly, we lost an American legend and true trailblazer today.  A skilled and dedicated attorney, that in spite of facing discrimination rose […]

Court Reporting and Technology: Throw Away Your 8-Track Tapes (Part Two)

At personal risk of being the target of attack, I respectfully address court reporting leadership’s campaign of sending out a woefully outdated 16-year-old Advisory Opinion on court reporters who video record Zoom depositions. I first wrote about this issue in Court Reporting and Technology. First, let’s recall that this is a pre-Zoom, pre-pandemic, 2006 outdated […]


Are your deposition transcripts falling short of the promise of being true and accurate? Start by looking at the certificate page.

Automated Speech Recognition (ASR) isn’t new, but now your record is in peril with its use.  Additionally, ASR companies (digital reporters) are not bound to the state and federal guidelines, skills, and code that stenographic court reporters are.  The myriad of pitfalls with digital reporting includes not only accuracy, but also reliability, unauthorized disclosure/dissemination of […]