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When I started getting into trouble I became pretty acclimated to legal procedures. Calling my attorney and working out bail was just another way to spend a Saturday night. Unfortunately, the stiffer the charges, the more difficult it was to talk my way out of a bad situation. After so many charges, I found myself slapped with a long jail sentence, and I realized that I wanted to turn things around. Fortunately, my lawyer was able to walk me through yet another process, so that I could make the right changes. My blog discusses how to emotionally cope with legal issues so that you can start living a good life.



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Thinking About Becoming A Court Reporter? 3 Things You Might Not Know About The Career Field

by Lillian Wheeler

If you're looking for a new career field, but you want something that provides you with a wide variety of options, it's time to look into court reporting. Court reporting provides plenty of room for growth. Not only that, but it doesn't require an advanced degree. Here are three things you might not know about court reporters.

They're Freelance Workers

If you're looking for a career that allows you to make your own hours, and be your own boss, court reporting is an excellent option for you. Court reporters aren't hourly or salaried employees. They're actually freelance workers, which means they're free to make their own hours. That means that they can work as much, or as little, as they want to each month. Once you become a court reporter, you can choose to line up court cases to work throughout the month, or you can choose to work one or two big cases, and then take an extended vacation.

They Own Their Court Reports

If you're ever involved in a court case, and you need a copy of the court transcripts, you'll need to purchase them from the court reporter. That's because court reporters own the reports that they transcribe during a trial. Throughout each trial, a court reporter will document what is spoken. Once the trial is over, those documents will be transcribed into a detailed report that will contain everything that was spoken during the trial. These court reports become part of the trial records.

They Don't Just do Court Reporting

If you thought court reporters only document trials, you were mistaken. Court reporters can work at a variety of tasks. In fact, many court reporters provide their services for home owner's association meetings, or even city counsel meetings. However, there are other situations where a court reporter's talents can be utilized.


During depositions, attorneys utilize someone to document the testimony that's provided. In most cases, the person documenting each session is a court reporter. Once the deposition is completed, the court reporter will provide a detailed report of the testimony.


If you've ever watched a television show that provided closed-captioning, that service was provided by a court reporter. Because court reporters are trained to transcribe the spoken word, they're uniquely suited for closed-captioning work.


Court reporters often conduct webinars regarding their professions. One of the benefits of this service is that they can be conducted from anywhere – as long as there's a WiFi service. That means that court reporters don't need to live in any specific location.