Posts From the monthly archives: "February 2013"

Paradigm Court Reporting & Captioning was proud to attend Barnes & Thornburg’s 2nd Annual Women in Leadership Conference: Exploring Pathways: A Program for Women in Law and Business at the Edina Country Club.  Keynote speaker and Minnesota Lynx Head Coach Cheryl Reeve shared her inspiring journey to success in the WNBA and focused on…(Read More)

It is National Court Reporting & Captioning Week!  Paradigm Reporting & Captioning is a proud provider of closed-captioning and CART services.   CART is an acronym that stands for Communication Access via Realtime Translation.   These services benefit the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing communities by capturing the spoken word, instantly translating it into text, and…(Read More)

Paradigm President Jan Ballman returned to her alma mater today, St. Agnes High School in St. Paul, Minnesota, to talk to students about considering court reporting as a career in conjunction with the first-ever National Court Reporting & Captioning Week. Court reporting, it seems, is a rather misunderstood profession.   For the life of some…(Read More)

Welcome to Court Reporting Week 2013


By:  Jan Balllman, RPR, CMRS In May of 1981, I started my career in court reporting in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Back then, we read off of that little skinny strip of paper that spits out of the steno machine and typed up transcripts using onion-skin paper with carbon stuck in between each copy.   Our…(Read More)

Dana Point, California:  Jan Ballman, Registered Professional Reporter / Certified Manager of Reporting Services, attended the National Court Reporters Association’s Annual Firm Owners Executive Conference, where court reporting firm owners from around the globe gathered to network and share best practices.   Ballman is a Trustee on the National Court Reporters Foundation Board as well as…(Read More)

By: Angie Ballman Punton Breaking News!  Minnesota is experiencing another COLD winter.  Today is well below freezing again.  Last week we experienced “high” temperatures below zero.  That’s right…there was a minus-sign in front of the high temperature. As I was walking to meet a client three blocks away this afternoon, I peered…(Read More)

By:  Sheila Ford –  RPR, CRR, CLR Minneapolis, MN:  For the last 25 years working as a court reporter I have always done my own taxes.  Unfortunately, I was audited this past summer because of an honest mistake.   I want to make it very clear — I was not trying to pull a fast…(Read More)