I shadowed Lisa today again on a case! Yay! To my surprise, the case was only 48 minutes lol. We started at 10 a.m. sharp and before we even had any sort of break at all, the lawyer announced he was done questioning. To date, this is the shortest case I’ve been on. I’m not complaining, of course; I got to spend the rest of my day completing things on my to-do list.
One thing I learned today was that the court reporter doesn’t have to be the one who marks the exhibits. The questioning lawyer today, because he had worked in the U.S. and had done it this way before, stamped all of the exhibits. This allowed the court reporter to continue on with the case and not have to disrupt the flow of questioning by stamping the exhibits. I wasn’t aware that this was possible in an examination for discovery, but I guess as long as everyone is fine with it, it’s okay.
The case was fairly fast today. Lisa mentioned that at times they were at 150 wpm and other times, her wpm meter reached up to 300ish wpm. Sheesh lol. Now that I’m more comfortable with the procedure of how examinations go, I’m getting more worried about what I know about transcript production and how to punctuate and word certain sentences. I know I can do it; it’s just a matter of approaching the learning curve. I guess I’ll cross that bridge when I actually start reporting.