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The Modern Court Reporter is a podcast aimed at court reporting students, though we hope it will be helpful for court reporters everywhere. We focus heavily on topics for those in school or recently graduated, helping with the transition into working court reporter. Episodes are released monthly and are generally Q&A style, featuring interviews with both new and seasoned court reporters, scopists, proofreaders, attorneys, and other behind-the-scenes experts. Your hosts are Darlene Williams, Head of Professional Development at Planet Depos, and Dan Malgran, Head of Content. Darlene has been in the field of court reporting for over 30 years, with a background in handling complex litigation matters around the country. She has also spent the last 5 years leading professional development and quality assurance for the Planet Depos team. Dan Malgran has been working closely with court reporters for over 3 years, creating content ranging from tips and tricks to training manuals and webinars.

The Modern Court Reporter is a podcast aimed at court reporting students, though we hope it will be helpful for court reporters everywhere. We focus heavily on topics for those in school or recently graduated, helping with the transition into working court reporter. Episodes are released monthly and are generally Q&A style, featuring interviews with both new and seasoned court reporters, scopists, proofreaders, attorneys, and other behind-the-scenes experts. Your hosts are Darlene Williams, Head of Professional Development at Planet Depos, and Dan Malgran, Head of Content. Darlene has been in the field of court reporting for over 30 years, with a background in handling complex litigation matters around the country. She has also spent the last 5 years leading professional development and quality assurance for the Planet Depos team. Dan Malgran has been working closely with court reporters for over 3 years, creating content ranging from tips and tricks to training manuals and webinars.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Modern Court Reporter is a podcast aimed at court reporting students, though we hope it will be helpful for court reporters everywhere. We focus heavily on topics for those in school or recently graduated, helping with the transition into working court reporter. Episodes are released monthly and are generally Q&A style, featuring interviews with both new and seasoned court reporters, scopists, proofreaders, attorneys, and other behind-the-scenes experts. Your hosts are Darlene Williams, Head of Professional Development at Planet Depos, and Dan Malgran, Head of Content. Darlene has been in the field of court reporting for over 30 years, with a background in handling complex litigation matters around the country. She has also spent the last 5 years leading professional development and quality assurance for the Planet Depos team. Dan Malgran has been working closely with court reporters for over 3 years, creating content ranging from tips and tricks to training manuals and webinars.

Twitter:

@planetdepos

Language:

English

Contact:

888.433.3767


Episodes

Episode 6: An Interview with the StenoGamer

9/30/2020
This episode of The Modern Court Reporter focuses on court reporting school and how some students are coming together to practice in new and unique ways. We are joined by Brian Binkney, a/k/a the StenoGamer. Brian shares with us his personal journey into court reporting, as well as his unique approach to sharing his practice sessions. Interested in following Brian along his journey? You can find him around the...

Duration:00:27:25

Episode 5: An Interview with Amy Bowlen

7/22/2020
This episode of The Modern Court Reporter focuses on the scary world that is bookkeeping for court reporters. We are joined by Amy Bowlen, an accomplished court reporter with years of experience handling her own bookkeeping. Amy offers her expertise on working with QuickBooks Self-Employed, sharing highlights for getting started on the right foot with record keeping and tax preparedness. Are you a student court reporter looking for mentorship opportunities to start your career out on the...

Duration:00:23:55

Episode 4: An Interview with Jean Hammond, Proofreader

6/25/2020
This episode of The Modern Court Reporter focuses on how professional proofreaders can be critical to the success of court reporters. We are joined by Jean Hammond, a proofreader and self-described grammar girl and word nerd. Jean took her years of experience in the legal community and turned it into a successful full-time business proofreading for court reporters. Learn more about Jean Hammond's proofreading business on her website. To learn more about our court reporter mentorship...

Duration:00:27:19

Episode 3: COVID-19 And The Impact on Court Reporting

5/1/2020
This episode of The Modern Court Reporter focuses on how COVID-19 has affected court reporters and their business, what they are doing to stay relevant during this difficult time. We’ll talk with Kristina Tan and Anthony Vorndran about working remotely and how they are making themselves relevant for what our new normal will bring. Kristina will explain how she as a reporter has created her work environment to participate in Zoom depositions; and Anthony will explain his role as a monitoring...

Duration:00:35:11

Episode 2: An Interview with A New Court Reporter

4/8/2020
In this second episode of The Modern Court Reporter, you will hear from Court Petros, a brand-new court reporter and recent graduate of the Planet Institute mentorship program. Court discusses how he got into court reporting as a second career, what the mentorship program brought him that court reporting school didn’t cover, and how he transitioned from student to professional. To learn more about Planet Institute, or to apply to the mentorship program, visit the Planet Institute website.

Duration:00:22:32

Episode 1: Court Reporter Mentorship Programs

3/12/2020
In this inaugural episode of The Modern Court Reporter, you will hear from Darlene Williams, a court reporter with over 30 years of experience. Darlene discusses mentoring programs, including Planet Institute, that are designed to help court reporters bridge the gap between completion of academics and entering the real world that is court reporting. We also discuss some common mistakes that new court reporters make in the field, and whether Darlene feels this career path is worthwhile...

Duration:00:27:49