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Online Court Reporting – Education and Benefits

Posted on June 2, 2019 in Uncategorized

A court reporter is a stenotype, stenomask or voice writer who transcribes verbal speech in a courtroom to produce official transcripts of court proceedings. This is usually done through the use of machine shorthand, voice silencers and digital recorders. Machine shorthand and voice writing are the major methods of used for the transcription of court proceedings in North America. Court transcripts are word for word copies of everything spoken out in a courtroom by any of the participants in a trial or any other legal proceeding.

In the US, the court reporter is also usually a notary public, that is, a legal officer who is capable of administering oaths and who therefore certifies their own court transcripts as being genuine and accurate. The skills required of a court reporter are attention to detail, the ability to focus, often for long periods of time and an excellent command over the language being spoken in the courtroom (which can often also be multilingual). License requirements vary widely across the US.

Online Education in court reporting

Court reporting programs take up to an average of three years to complete for most states is the US, and there may be other requirements. Some states require court reporters to be certified notary publics while some others require court reporters to complete a certification such as CCR (certified court reporter). Court reporting education programs are either associates or bachelors degree programs and cover legal and medical terminology, business law, legal procedure and electronic aided transcription techniques as well as real-time reporting. There are several online institutions as well as traditional institutions which offer court online reporting courses individually for people already in the criminal justice industry and associates or bachelors degree for new entrants in a variety fully electronic to blended methodologies. Blended courses require some participation and a variety of delivery methods are used.

In today’s fast paced society, issues like lifestyles and schedules, commuting and accommodation costs can prevent many potential earners from the benefits of becoming a court reporter. The benefits of completing this education online are that people from any field of work can keep their regular jobs while studying the courses online from the comfort of their own homes and study around their own schedules.

The Work:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics about 27% of court reporters actually work in courts for the legal system. Some of the rest are freelance reporters who are regularly hired by attorneys to transcribe dispositions by potential witnesses. Many also work in law offices or third party businesses which are hired for services by attorneys and courts. Also, according to the bureau, the job sector is growing at average rates of employment growth while there is a shortage of trained professionals to work with the judicial system and law firms, improving the employment prospects for those entering this field of work.

Another interesting aspect about gaining an online court reporting education is the alternative employment options that the training would open up. Trained reporters may work in media and entertainment as well, transcribing dialog in speeches and live performances and even write captions for televised broadcasts, etc.

The Pay Scale:

Court reporters can earn between 30,000 to 60,000 dollars per year, with the average being over 45,000 dollars as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many court reporting professionals supplement their income a great deal by undertaking additional assignments as freelance reporters as well.


1- Us dept. of Justice

2- Bureau of Labor Statistics

3- Wikipedia

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Financial Education Means Jumping Outside the Credit Card Debt Box Where Few Have Ever Been

Posted on May 31, 2019 in Uncategorized

A few lucky individuals living in the credit card debt box will accidentally educate themselves as they struggle to find a way out of financial poverty. Discovering money secrets known only to the rich will make torrents of cash flow in their direction. The very card that was their ball and chain is actually the key to total financial freedom.

It is strange indeed that a small piece of plastic can bring such misery and financial slavery into one’s life when all that’s needed is knowledge of how the system works for the rich. Their system for taking your money is based on fraud, deception and operating outside the legal system. So, all that’s needed to make their river of cash run in your direction is truth and the American legal system.

Financial education is painful but if you ever hope to think outside the box then you must experience the secrets the banks and Wall Street insiders use against you. At first you will resist, then become sickened and finally experience outrage as you learn the truth. Having been warned of the consequences of your actions, use the search term “the gig is up – money, the Federal Reserve and you” if you choose to continue.

Outrageous isn’t it? Using money created from thin air to “loan” to you without actually loaning you any money or extending credit is a complicated scheme but it is easily ripped apart and you’ll have money being dumped on you when you expose the truth and use the laws of our land to expose them as the lawless thieves they are.

While you’re on a roll, use the search term “FTC debt video” to see the government cartoon version of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act which describes your legal rights about any debt. You need not pay what you do not owe and having this knowledge will put you totally outside the box!

You’ll need a pen, paper and a digital voice recorder to legally eliminate the debt and get the river of money flowing in your direction. By far debt collector phone calls are the easiest way to fast cash. You saw on the government video collectors walk very tight rope on what they can and cannot say to you over the phone.

A great way to get the debt collector’s violating mouth opened up is to tell him you won the lottery and are going to pay everyone you owe so you’re recording this call and need all the payment information so you can send the cash. You will probably be able to hear him slobbering at the thoughts of stealing your money. After you get all the information about him and his company say something like you’re just a thief and I’m not going to pay you a penny! With every violation he will be spitting out $1000! Hope that you get really a foulmouthed collector and the sky is the limit!

Use search terms like “man wins $1.5 million from collector” or “woman sues collector wins $8.1 million” to see exactly how easy it get rich from their deceptive system. Answering written collection notices with a demand for “proof of debt” returned to the collector by registered mail with return receipt will only get you the alleged amount of debt you owe so be sure every card you have is maxed out before you stop paying the account.

While others smother in the box of credit card debt, you have seen the educational light which will guide you to financial freedom. Share your new knowledge with your friends to help them escape the box and share the wealth!


3 Legal Tips for Teaching Kids How to Drive

Posted on May 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

The American culture is full of all kinds of family traditions that are handed down from generation to generation. Sunday dinners, family reunions, summer camps, and secrete recipes are some of the most time-honored customs practiced around the country; but one of the most influential and memorable American customs is teaching your teenagers how to drive.

Unfortunately, letting your teenager get behind the wheel of a car may be illegal under certain circumstances, even if it’s just a few innocent laps in an empty parking lot. In fact, many parents and guardians are breaking the law when they first allow their child to drive, all the while, unaware that they are putting themselves at risk of being charged criminally. If your child is still too young, not legally permitted, and uninsured, you could face criminal charges if you allow them to drive.

So before you decide to teach your teenager how to drive, be sure you have all the information you need to stay legal while doing it. After all, it is a time that should be thoroughly enjoyed, and a memory that should be revered. Continue reading to learn 3 tips that will help you make your moment permissible under law.

1. Obtain Legal Driving Certification

If you are teaching your child how to drive before they take a drivers’ education course, be sure to get them legally licensed to drive. Under a certain age, a teenager can receive their Learners’ Permit, which allows them to legally drive as long as there is a licensed adult who is at least 25 years old (varies depending on state) in the vehicle with them at all times. The age limit and requirements for obtaining a learners’ permit varies from state to state. Check with your local DMV for information specific to your city of residence.

For example, In Indiana:

  • 15 year olds who are enrolled in a drivers’ education program can obtain a learner’s permit;
  • 16 year olds who are NOT enrolled in a drivers’ education program can obtain a learner’s permit;
  • Teenagers who are 16 years and 90 days old, and have completed a drivers’ education program, can obtain a probationary drivers’ license;
  • Teenagers who are 16 years and 270 days old, and have NOT completed a drivers’ education program, can obtain a probationary drivers’ license;
  • An 18 year-old can obtain a full unrestricted driver’s license.

Source: Indiana DMV

2. Get Insurance Coverage

After your teenager is permitted to driver under law, you still need to obtain proper insurance coverage through a valid automotive insurance provider. The policy must be active for it to be legal. Although many states do not require coverage during the learners’ permit phase, it is mandatory everywhere once a provisional license is obtained. Check with your local DMV for specific insurance requirements in your state.

3. Get Your Traffic Laws Straight

The driving laws have changed quite a bit since you learned how to drive, most likely anyway. So before you begin teaching your young one how to drive, be sure to brush up on the current traffic laws. Not only have traffic laws changed, but restrictions for certain types of driving licenses have too. Know all of this information so that you do not pass on inaccurate driving knowledge to your teen driver.