Our Court Reporter Blog

Too many people make the mistake of thinking that the court reporter industry is one that is static and plodding in terms of its changes and its innovations. The truth of the matter is that this industry, much like the legal world overall, is one that is constantly changing and moving forward. Those who make sure to remain up-to-date with regards to these changes will provide themselves with clear professional advantages. They will see forthcoming trends and they will stay ahead of the curve with regards to how they provide their services.

As such, the team at Elizabeth Gallo Court Reporting, LLC is writing a court reporter blog that will focus on news and events that could affect you and your career. We will provide regular updates with stories that relate to what court reporters do and any trends that should be noticed. We hope that you will continue to check back regularly to see what’s happening in the court reporter world. You’ll only have to look in one place for this news and you’ll stay on top of everything that’s happening.

Federal Court Says Georgia Must Have Paper Ballots

On August 15th, Federal Judge Amy Totenberg issued a 153-page ruling saying that the “long and twisted” saga of the State’s voting systems was nearing a conclusion. Georgia remains one of five status in the U.S. that uses touchscreen voting machines with no paper back up mechanism or record keeping ability. However, earlier this year,. Continue reading…

Closely Divided Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia’s Habitual Drunkard Law

A Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting en banc, held that a Virginia habitual drunkard law was unconstitutionally vague. In its 8-7 opinion, the court noted the law raised concerns about violations of the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Virginia’s Law The state law makes it a crime for individuals labeled as. Continue reading…

Things to Consider When Deposing an International Witness

Deposing a witness is a headache. There is coordination, fees, preparation, and numerous other things to consider. Deposing an international witness can be even worse. In addition to the standard procedures you have to undertake, there are other things to consider as well. What are the internal laws of the witness’s home country? Do you. Continue reading…

Going to Your First Trial? How to Succeed in the Courtroom

No matter if you are a young attorney or one with years of experience, it is always best practice to freshen up on your legal and courtroom skills. While below are some tips on how to help you succeed in the courtroom in your first trial, many of these concepts can be applied outside of. Continue reading…

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