Court Reporters & Legal Videographers – Team Work Makes the Dream Work
By Rosalie Kramm, CSR, RPR, CRR
Principal – Kramm Court Reporting, A Veritext Company
As many of you might know, I am married to a legal videographer, Chris Jordan. Naturally, we met at a deposition, and it was a doozy of a depo. It took place at a witness’ home. His two angry Rottweilers greeted us at the door. That deposition took place on August 2nd, 1994. Every year on August 2nd, we send a thank you note to the noticing attorney, and Chris and I celebrate that deposition.
One of the things I learned from Chris Jordan is that great videographers genuinely want the court reporters they work with to succeed and produce a great transcript. And I believe great reporters respect their videographers and want them to succeed as well.
What are some of the things videographers do for court reporters?
What are some of the things court reporters do for videographers?
I have had the privilege of listening to videographers’ and reporters’ conversations around the office or during social events. Videographers talk about depositions and court reporters and how much they like the reporters, respect the reporters, can’t believe what court reporters are able to do, and brainstorm new ideas about how to help reporters with different kinds of wav files, compressing files, new software…
I believe legal videographers “go to war” with court reporters, and they get it. I am grateful for their professionalism and kindness and am glad we are on the same team.