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  • Why I Became A Court Reporter
    Posted by Planet Depos on February 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    This week marks NCRA’s National Court Reporting & Captioning Week, and on the 12th of February the Association inquired of its membership, “Why I Became a Court Reporter/Captioner.” Planet Depos followed suit and asked some of our court reporters why ...Continue Reading The post Why I Became A Court Reporter appeared first on . […]

  • Jean Hammond, Proofreader
    Posted by Planet Depos on February 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    By Darlene Williams In keeping with the celebration of NCRA’s Court Reporting & Captioning Week, it seemed only fitting that we shine a light on an integral behind-the-scenes component of transcript preparation — proofreading. Jean Hammond is a proofreader living ...Continue Reading The post Jean Hammond, Proofreader appeared first on . […]

  • Court Reporter Mentoring – Back to the Future
    Posted by Planet Depos on February 13, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    By Kathy DiLorenzo In February of 2016, in conjunction with NCRA’s Court Reporting & Captioning Week, Planet Depos announced the launch of Planet Institute, a program developed to bridge the gap between student and career. Some of our “senior” generation ...Continue Reading The post Court Reporter Mentoring – Back to the Future appeared first on . […]

  • Six Tips for Taking Depositions in India
    Posted by Planet Depos on February 8, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    By Suzanne Quinson Certain countries have a few extra or different steps when it comes to scheduling depositions. Depositions in Germany can be taken only at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, for example, while Honduras requires a letter rogatory requesting ...Continue Reading The post Six Tips for Taking Depositions in India appeared first on . […]

  • Five Crucial Considerations for Your Videoconference Deposition
    Posted by Planet Depos on February 2, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    By Suzanne Quinson A videoconference deposition is a great cost saver for deposing a witness overseas, or even a few states away. Once you’ve determined that it’s in your (and your client’s) best interest to attend the deposition remotely, here are ...Continue Reading The post Five Crucial Considerations for Your Videoconference Deposition appeared first on . […]

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    Director's Forum: A Blog from USPTO's Leadership Deputy Director: Michelle K. Lee

    • More New Ways to Explore Patent Data
      Posted by echu on January 12, 2017 at 3:51 pm

      Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Making patent data accessible to the public has been a cornerstone of this agency’s policy since its inception. I’m pleased to announce yet another step we’ve […]

    • MyUSPTO: Your Personalized Homepage for USPTO Tasks
      Posted by echu on January 9, 2017 at 7:51 pm

      Guest blog by Chief Information Officer John B. Owens II The USPTO recently launched a new tool to improve how you manage your intellectual property portfolio. With one single sign on, you can now track your patent and trademark applications, receive alerts when they are updated, […]

    • USPTO Releases its 2016 Performance and Accountability Report
      Posted by USPTO on January 4, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      Guest Blog by Chief Financial Officer Tony Scardino I’m pleased to announce that the USPTO has published its Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) for fiscal year (FY) 2016.  The PAR serves as the USPTO’s annual report, similar to what private sector […]

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    • ACA Program Isn't An Improper Tax On States, 6th Circ. Says
      Posted on February 17, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      The Affordable Care Act’s reinsurance program doesn’t amount to an improper tax on states or violation of the Tenth Amendment, the Sixth Circuit ruled Friday, affirming an Ohio federal judge’s dismissal of the state’s lawsuit challenging the program. […]

    • DOL Notches Win Against Insurer's Fiduciary Rule Challenge
      Posted on February 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

      A Kansas federal judge on Friday sided with the U.S. Department of Labor in upholding a new fiduciary rule for retirement account advisers related to fixed indexed annuity sales, finding the agency did not exceed its authority in ushering it in. […]

    • Anthem Wins Rush On Cigna Merger Appeal
      Posted on February 17, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      The D.C. Circuit on Friday granted Anthem Inc.’s bid to speed up its appeal of a lower court’s ruling blocking its proposed $54 billion acquisition of Cigna Corp. in a short order Friday, setting oral arguments for the case for March 24. […]

    Above the Law A Legal Web Site – News, Insights, and Opinions on Law Firms, Lawyers, Law School, Law Suits, Judges and Courts

    • Test Case: Who Am I To Judge? I Score Mock Trial Performances At My Alma Mater.
      Posted by Allison Peryea on February 17, 2017 at 11:52 pm

      The only thing I felt confident about that day was my knowledge of the nearest Starbucks location. […]

    • Non-Sequiturs: 02.17.17
      Posted by Kathryn Rubino on February 17, 2017 at 11:30 pm

      * Greeeeeaaaaat. Now it's easier for states to defund Planned Parenthood. [Slate] * Scott Pruitt is the new EPA chief, but his open records issues continue. [Huffington Post] * Finding new job opportunities as you age. [Law and More] * Justice Breyer is an optimist. [Harvard Magazine] * Law school scholarships and market forces. [TaxProf Blog] * Kate Spade is exploring her options. [The Fashion Law] * Randy Maniloff interviews Karen Korematsu, daughter of the late, great Fred Korematsu. [Coverage Opinions] * RBG's legacy. [YouTube via How Appealing] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chLdAKe9ADw […]

    • David Boies: The Politics Of The Hank Greenberg Case Were ‘Maddening’
      Posted by Kathryn Rubino on February 17, 2017 at 11:15 pm

      Was the AG trying to avoid 'public embarrassment'? […]