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Please see some common questions and answers below:
  • What is a court reporter?
    • Court reporters typically create verbatim transcripts of speeches, conversations, legal proceedings, meetings, and other events when written accounts of spoken words are necessary for correspondence, records, or legal proof. Court reporters play a critical role not only in judicial proceedings, but also at every meeting where the spoken word must be preserved as a written transcript. They are responsible for ensuring a complete, accurate, and secure legal record. In addition to preparing and protecting the legal record, many court reporters assist judges and trial attorneys in a variety of ways, such as organizing and searching for information in the official record or making suggestions to judges and attorneys regarding courtroom administration and procedure. Increasingly, court reporters are providing closed-captioning and real-time translating services to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.

  • How many years is my LSR good for? The licensing period for all freelance reporters is three years, but depending on when you receive your license will depend on when you need to renew. All licenses will expire at the end of this cycle, which is Dec. 31, 2010.
  • I am trying to find the official ruling on how CT transcripts are handeled. I am being told different ways to handle the O+2.  What is applicable is the Connecticut Practice Book.  See specifically for reading and signing Section 13-30 "Deposition Procedure." It says in part: 13-30 (d)  "Any changes in form or substance which the deponent desires to make shall be entered upon the deposition by the officer with a statement of the reasons given by the deponent for making them.  The deposition shall then be signed by the deponent, unless the parties by stipulation waive the signing or the witness is ill or cannot be found or refuses to sign.  If the deposition is not signed by the deponent within thirty days after its submission to the deponent, the officer shall sign it and state on the record the fact of the waiver or of the illness or absence of the deponent or the fact of the refusal or failure to sign together with the reason, if any, given therefor; and the deposition may then be used as fully as though signed unless on a motion to suppress under Section 13-31 (c)..."   It goes on and on.                                                                                                      

..."The person shall then securely seal the deposition in an envelope endorsed with the title of the action, the marked "Deposition of (here insert the name of the deponent), shall then promptly deliver it to the party at whose request it was taken and give to all other parties a notice that the deposition has been transcribed and so delivered.  The party at whose request the deposition was taken shall file the sealed deposition with the court at the time of trial."

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