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Voice-to-Text and Machine Learning

Flaws remain in voice-to-text and machine learning technology.  One of the biggest flaws is the replacement of words that have vastly different meanings. Many were captured by the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, and yet the proceedings were subjected to words made up by computer-generated subtitles, “Yeomen of the Guard” displayed as “Human of the Gods,” and “Equerries” became “Aquarius.” Words have meaning.  The above-stated errors may […]

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Upcoming Conventions and Seminars Fall 2022

There are many upcoming events for court reporters and legal videographers! CCR Seminars Fall Program, Saturday, September 10th, 9AM to 7:30PM Eastern Time New Mexico Court Reporter Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 10th NCRA Town Hall, September 17th, 11:00 to 12:00 MAVRC, Minnesota Association of Verbatim Reporters and Captioners Annual Convention, Rochester, Minnesota, September 17th […]

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Summer Recap

eCourt Reporters has been busy! Here’s some highlights of recent activity: PODCASTS: * The Savvy Entrepreneur – Doris Nagel interviewed Karen Renee on Lakes Radio 101.5 FM.   Doris Nagel wrote: “Karen Renee, CEO of eCourt Reporters, says that she and her business partner Judy Gerulat run their business the same way they ride their Harleys — full-speed […]

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Digital Recording in the News, and it’s Not Good!

Digital recordings in the legal field continue to make the news, and it’s not good. Law360 published an article April 7, 2022, discussing the many glitches in digital court reporting tech. StoryCloud was recently shut down in Texas when a complaint was filed by a local court reporting agency. The headlines are no surprise to the court reporting industry; however, law firms […]

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Legal Technology Products & Buyer Resources

LawNext is a comprehensive directory for law firms to learn about legal technology products. With so many legal tech companies on the market, LawNext compiled a detailed list for law firms to have the ability to filter products by ratings and information provided. Categories listed include contracting, litigation, practice management, legal research, discovery, and so […]

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Oklahoma Paralegal Association Webinar

Join the 2022 Spring Webinar and earn CLEs! Saturday, March 19, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/mwbmbp2h Electronic Document Execution presented by Steve Johnson of Signix Let’s Set the Record Straight presented by Karen Renee of eCourt Reporters, Inc. The Down and Dirty of the Oil and Gas Industry presented by Ron […]

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No Record Exists of Court Hearing

As prayers go out to the Waukesha families affected by the Christmas parade tragedy, yet another revelation has been brought to the forefront. A previous court hearing of the alleged attacker has no record of the proceeding. A “technical issue” was cited as the reason for the lack of available transcripts. This type of travesty […]

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Love Your Lawyer Day Winners!

Congratulations to the following winners: Attorney Brandy Manning with Alston & Bird Court Reporter Esther Van Blarcom had this to say about Attorney Brandy Manning, “I love how Ms. Manning does everything she can to help me get a good record. She pays for the record promptly and expresses her appreciation.” Michael Leonard, Esq., with Boyle, Leonard & […]

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Nominate Your Lawyer! “Love Your Lawyer Day” is November 5th.

Lawyers often get a bad reputation, but we know there are many good, kind, respectable attorneys out there. Let’s give them recognition! For law office staff, nominate the lawyer that has proven to be an advocate for the firm and supports hard-working paralegals and legal assistants. For legal support services, nominate the lawyer that supports […]

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Where can you find eCourt Reporters?

Find eCourt Reporters on multiple social media sites. Connect and share! Our goal is to provide important information regarding the many benefits of law firms working directly with legal support service providers. LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Reddit Beacons Download eCourt Reporters’ app to your phone! iPhone instructions Android instructions ________________________________________________________________________ Your feedback is important to us.  For […]

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Voice-to-Text Not Ready for Prime Time

A Risk Too High for Litigation! WORDS MATTER! WHAT VOICE-TO-TEXT TRANSLATED   —   WHAT WAS ACTUALLY SAID An admissible evidence   – Inadmissible evidence I wouldn’t know   – I would note Priceless   – Price list You pee on other countries   – UPL and other countries Working as an illegal   – Working as a paralegal He was absolutely thinking   – […]

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Law Firms Lack Utilization of Marketplaces

Technology continues to flourish in the legal community.  Online marketplaces are providing impressive transparent legal support services to law firms.  There are service providers such as process servers, stenographers, virtual receptionists, interpreters, document creators, and more that are all valuable for the discovery process in litigation, and all those services are now easily accessible through […]

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The LeXFactor and eCourt Reporters

Click Here to Listen to the LeXFactor Podcast now! In this episode of The LeXFactor, a lawfully good podcast, our podcast studio is once again populated with special guests. Special guest hosts Randy Schorfheide (Lexicon Sr. Manager of PR & Communications) and Scott Brennan (Lexicon CEO) welcome Karen Renee, President, and Judy Gerulat, Vice President, from eCourt Reporters to talk about “adapting and […]

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Texts, Phone Calls, E-Mails, Social Media Blasts…THERE’S A BETTER WAY!

Tired of the endless search for certified court reporters? THE PROBLEM: Phone Calls Text Messages E-mail Blasts Social Media Posts Unknown Charges at Time of Booking Lack of Communication with Court Reporter Unknown Qualifications of Court Reporter There is a better way! Stop the madness and take advantage of efficiency! THE SOLUTION: Search Our Database […]

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Search for Certified Court Reporters by Name!

Have you received outstanding service from a court reporter or legal videographer in the past? Find their services again instantly with our custom search-by-name feature! eCourt Reporters is the only platform of its kind to provide paralegals and attorneys the ability to search and schedule court reporters by name. You’ve established a great relationship with a court reporter, and now with […]

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Where in the World are the Deposition Transcripts?

HAVE YOUR DEPOSITION TRANSCRIPTS BEEN SENT AROUND THE WORLD WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE?  As more local court reporting firms are acquired by large corporations, knowing who has access to deposition transcripts is becoming crucial for client-centered law firms.  Outsourcing transcription services for legal proceedings is risky business as sensitive, confidential client information can be compromised. In attempts to […]

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Pro Bono Court Reporting Services

Pro bono is a shortened Latin term meaning “for the public good.” Every lawyer, regardless of professional prominence or workload, has a responsibility to provide legal services to those unable to pay. Stressful times encourages Americans to do good and personal involvement in the problems of the disadvantaged can be one of the most rewarding […]

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Are Your Deposition Transcripts Certified?

Deposition transcripts are a record of legal proceedings, but more importantly, they are crucial tools in court cases.  With rapid market changes in technology, certified transcripts are at risk. Simply put, the authenticity of a transcript requires certified court reporters.  Anything less than certified court reporters risk admissibility of transcripts in court. Rules of professional […]

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Paralegals Say It Best

As lawyers get back to pre-COVID levels with civil cases, family law cases are still lagging behind. The nationwide trend is taking shape, but so much more needs to be accomplished. Law firms are now utilizing many different tools to complete tasks that were available previously but not considered ideal. Conducting legal proceedings via video […]

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Court Reporting & Captioning Week!

WHEREAS, court reporters and captioners are preserving members’ words and actions; and WHEREAS, court reporters and captioners are responsible for the closed captioning seen on television, at sporting stadiums, and other community and educational settings, bringing information to millions of deaf and hard-of-hearing Americans every day. February 6th through the 13th is 2021 Court Reporting […]

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