Title: How to Educate Attorneys 2hrs (120 Min)
Presenter: Anita Paul Johnson, CSR-CCR-CRR-CRI-CPE-CCP-CBC-CSP
In this 2-hour interactive, fun presentation, Anita shares her wisdom from decades of dealing with attorneys and not going crazy.
To offer essential strategies to court reporters how to effectively interact with attorneys who are non-cooperative, how to interrupt often enough and not to overdo it, and how to build a strategic alliance to be most effective. Learn what is acceptable interrupting versus irritating (attorneys asking that that court reporter not return). This is an interactive presentation wherein participants contribute their scenarios, ask questions, and enjoy feedback from the participants. Building successful relationships is vital.
- How to interrupt effectively when attorneys are not record-conscious and of course, you are
- How to gain control of superfast talkers, people who mumble, people with difficult foreign accents
- Create a checklist to determine what line items need to be addressed
- Key points for attorneys to educate their witnesses and/or paralegals
- 3 Essential Tips for them to look good in front of a jury and a judge
- What their legal opponents would really like that makes our lives difficult and how they should avoid it
- What is expected of the court reporter’s role
Court reporters will learn proven successful techniques to either encourage cooperation with attorneys or how to handle themselves when attorneys choose not to cooperate. Court reporters can learn to enjoy their workday instead of being frustrated over inconsiderate behavior.