“EXCUSE ME!” Court Reporters and Interruptions: The Bad, The Ugly…and The Good!

August 31, 2017

By:  Jan Ballman, RPR, CMRS, FAPR Interruptions!  Let’s face it, no one likes them.   Interruptions have a reputation for making people inefficient and irritable.   They break our train of thought.   They disrupt our flow.  They make us forget what we were locked in on pre-interruption.   No wonder they are often met with disdain….including by attorneys […]

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“She’s a Jolly Good Fellow!”

August 15, 2017

Las Vegas, Nevada:  Congratulations to Paradigm Reporting & Captioning’s President & CEO Jan Ballman, RPR, CMRS, and now FAPR, on her induction as a Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters as the 2017 Class at the National Court Reporters Association’s Annual Convention. Fellowship in the Academy of Professional Reporters is a national designation that peer-nominated […]

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Busy Week in Las Vegas for Paradigm Leaders at NCRA17

August 13, 2017

Las Vegas, NV:  Paradigm President and CEO Jan Ballman, RPR, CMRS, and Director of Reporter and Relations & Technologies Merilee Johnson, RMR, CRR, CBC, CCP, RSA, attended and presented at the National Court Reporter Associations Annual Conference and Expo at Caesar’s Palace this week.  NCRA17 is largest annual gathering of court reporters, captioners, CART providers, […]

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It’s Official: Fourth Graders Find Realtime “Real Cool”!

July 27, 2017

By:  Anne Hegerman I was recently asked to give a demonstration to my son’s fourth grade class during their Fairytale Crimes Trials, which gave me the opportunity to break realtime down to its very basics, which, in a nutshell, was simply placing a screen in front of the kids without going into the hows and […]

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How Do Court Reporters Keep Up? Good Question

June 27, 2017

By:  Angie Ballman Punton Wednesday, June 21st started out like any other busy day at Paradigm Reporting & Captioning.  But it turned more interesting than most Wednesdays around 10 AM when I got buzzed by our receptionist Erin stating WCCO News was on Line 3; could I take the call?  “Absolutely!” I said.  Holding was […]

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The Five Year Question

May 30, 2017

By: Lisa Knisley If you had asked me five years ago where I saw myself now, I can guarantee you the answer would not have been, “Close to finishing court reporting school.”  At that time, I was working behind the bar of the same restaurant I had worked at for the previous nine years.  Part […]

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