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Mentorship: Cloning Your Work Ethic, Vision and Values

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Leadership: Building Leaders of Tomorrow

Did you start as a clone of an excellent leader from your past? ?We all have that one mentor that completely changed the landscape of our career path.? Have you run with that assistance and become an average or excellent leader?? Which do you believe will bring you the most success?? What defines the two?? Quickly the conversation turns to mentoring.

Excellent team members, (future leaders) are no accident.? They are also?not the result of being led by tyrants, bullies or self-serving misogynists.? The strongest team members are groomed by those who take the time to be excellent leaders.

Rising stars are rarely created by senior leadership that is too vested in barking out directives, duties and deadlines week after week, but rather by superiors who invest the time to engage in an interpersonal relationship with a team member’s professional success.?? You’ve seen it time after time, a leader that rules without positive reinforcement and coaching falls short of his peers, is unliked, and often miserable.

If your objective is to lead a dynamic team of successful rising stars, like yourself, start with the objective to clone yourself, one person at a time. ?Define your own strengths and gifts, what you bring to the table, as well as the pitfalls that you’ve had to maneuver through to get to where you are today. ?Focused talent development is an efficient and effective tool to drill down on each teammate’s strengths, and takes a selfless leader, willing to care about those he is charged with leading.

Bringing 35 years/4000+ proceedings to your team: Marty Herder, CSR, CCR,

President Az Litigation Support, LLC.? [email protected]

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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

 

 

In Arizona, 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.??https://www.courtreportersaz.com/

Conference rooms, experienced certified reporters and videographers throughout Arizona.??? We are your cost-containment specialists.

 

 

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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.

In Arizona, for all your?court reporting and conference room?needs, visit:? ?https://www.courtreportersaz.com/

For Scheduling:? [email protected] or phone:? 480-481-0649

“Whatever you need, whenever you need it.”

 

 

 

 

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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.?? https://www.courtreportersaz.com/

Conference rooms, experienced certified reporters and videographers throughout Arizona. We are your cost-containment specialists.

 

[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.]

Sen. Kimberly Yee honors the Arizona Court Reporters Association for National Court Reporting and Captioning Week

Arizona Court Reporters AssociationEarlier this year Sen. Kimberly Yee (10th LD) presented the Arizona Court Reporters Association a Senate Proclamation?on the Arizona Senate Floor in honor of National Court Reporting and Captioning Week. ACRA leadership was then also introduced and recognized In Session before the full Senate body, as Sen. Yee generously praised the historical significance of court reporters and captioners in American society.

We are deeply humbled and grateful to Sen. Yee and her staff, and to the extraordinary membership that we serve.

“It’s a great day to be a court reporter!”

(Shown L to R:? Sen. Kimberly Yee, Pam Griffin, VP ACRA, Marty Herder, President ACRA, Jen Shuck, Captioning Chair, ACRA)