Category: Chaos In The Courtroom

A Court Reporter Loses It On The Floor Of The House. And your point?

For nearly 30 years now, I’ve borne witness to batshitcrazy behavior in the legal industry.  If I even remotely believed that using the words “batshitcrazy” and “legal industry” in the same sentence had the potential to offend attorneys, I’d strike them from my vocabulary.  Alas, every attorney (judge, paralegal, legal assistant, law firm receptionist, law... Read more »

Les Estats-Unis Is Closed! C'est la vie!

OMG, these days living in Les Etats-Unis is almost like living in France.  Without an Eiffel Tower.  Or Italy.  Without La Scala.  And tonight, I’m experiencing a crazy back-to-the-future moment. It was the summer of 1998.  THE love of my life and I were traveling in France.  Our trip started in Paris just a week prior... Read more »

Finding Inspiration: How To

My fiftieth birthday is fast approaching.  That means I’ve now spent more than half my life in the legal system.  No, not the penal system, although at times I do feel as though I’m a lifer, with no parole date on the horizon. Those of you familiar with my blog know that I’m a court... Read more »
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Syria, Let's Talk About It

I haven’t blogged in a while now.  Why?  I’m freakin’ busy here, man.  And not with court reporting.  Polling.  I’ve been swamped with polling.  Political polls.  And they’re very tricky.  Why, you ask?  Because political polls involve math.  And math is a very complicated sport for me. What, you ask, is the topic of my political poll?  Syria. ... Read more »

10 Things A Court Reporter Can Do While Proofreading...

Shave her legs.  Or one leg as I recently learned by reading a Facebook post of a court reporter friend.  (Thanks, Lisa!)
Shhhh.  I’m about to share a deep, dark court reporting secret.  Ready?  Okay, here it is:  Court reporters are expert multitaskers.  Well, that’s it; cat’s out of the bag.  Now the whole world knows.  So here are 10 things a court reporter can do while proofreading a transcript…