Jury Trials 101: What is Remittitur? What Court Reporters Need to Know

  Skilled court reporters know the ins and outs of trials, so they can navigate situations that might otherwise be confusing with ease. Even when a court reporter isn’t directly reporting on a matter, understanding the context surrounding an issue is extremely helpful. Did you know that in most states there are mechanisms in the law that allow a trial judge, in certain cases, to change a jury’s verdict?  In this post, we’ll discuss one of those: Remittitur.  This procedure allows a trial judge to… Read full post

What is a Deposition, Mediation, Trial and How the Differences Impact Your Legal Case

Being a party to a lawsuit is perhaps one of the most stressful and confusing events a person will face in life.  Often you will be faced with having to pay out potential large dollar amounts, incurring criminal penalties or other serious repercussions that have major impacts on your day to day life.  Even when represented by legal counsel you will encounter terms, proceedings, and requests phrased in unfamiliar or intimidating legal jargon.  Not having a thorough understanding of these various proceedings and official labels… Read full post