A companion textbook for students of court reporting and practicing court reporters focusing on basic and advanced theories and principles of machine shorthand and speed-building techniques employed by deposition and official court reporters in the verbatim reporting of judicial, legislative and convention proceedings.
A comprehensive listing of basic and advanced machine shorthand principles with keyboard drills and exercises on advanced writing techniques.Contents include a presentation of Classic Courtroom Vocabularies: Accident, Medical, Criminal, Domestic Relations, Jury Instructions, Legal Opinion & Argument and Foreign Legal Vocabulary. Appendices include a Dictionary of Courtroom Words and Phrases with computer compatible machine shorthand outlines.
(Currently in update and revision protocal and scheduled for re-release in late 2014)
PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUE
Study carefully your practice notes outline-by-outline with an alert mind and a critical eye to develop the art of "squeezing" sounds.
prior: PRAOIR not PRI/OR
escrow: SKRO not ES/KRO
scaffold: SKAFLD not SKA/FOLD
circumference SKUM/FRENS not SIR/KUM/FER/ENS
ACTUAL COMPETITIVE TEST DICTATION
FOR APPOINTMENT AS OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER
THE SUPERIOR COURT, STATE OF CALIFORNIA
PART I - GENERAL TESTIMONY
PART II - MEDICAL TESTIMONY
Since its First Printing release in 1966, countless court reporting students and "new" professional court reporters throughout the United States and England have made "Courtroom Success" their First Chair textbook.
Courtroom Success II is scheduled for release in late 2012.