Back to Class: Grammar 101 – are you affected or effected?

Back to Class: Grammar 101 – are you affected or effected?

No matter what school we attended, or how long we attended it, there are some things that we just don’t get right.  Fortunately, these posts will not be examples of mistakes made in physics…   http://cadyreporting.com/cady/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Fast-Furious.mp4 Bad grammar might not have consequences as physically serious as bad physics but nevertheless, it can make you seem like you don’t know which way the apple falls. Are you effected? No. Do you have an affect? No.  These are 2 words that are continually baffling to most people.  Here is the clearest way I have found to remember them: Effect=Noun (Her testimony had an emotional effect on me.) Affect=Verb (Her testimony affected me emotionally.) As a court reporter, how can you remember that for your transcript?  At Quick and Dirty tips a pneumonic device is recommended: RAVEN – R Affect=Verb Effect=Noun If you are an attorney or paralegal, your briefs, letters, and notes need to be accurate to reflect your level of professionalism.  if you are a court reporter, you need to know which word to put into the record to make an accurate and quality transcript for attorneys and clients.  If you don’t use these terms correctly, the effect of the testimony could be lost.  Obviously, a bad record would be unacceptable from a court reporting firm.  Everyone involved in a case needs a grammatically correct transcript of the proceedings. Don’t let a bad court reporter affect your case – click here to schedule with Cady Reporting...
Resources

Resources

At Cady Reporting Services, Inc., we offer more than just court reporting and deposition services.  We offer a full spectrum of litigation support services.  We are always looking for ways to help our clients.  In this series of blog articles, we will explore the resources available to litigators and litigation paralegals and legal assistants.  There are resources that are available through litigation support firms such as ourselves, but there are also many other resources available to help you win your case.  If there is a product you have questions about, or would like more information don’t hesitate to contact me through our online chat function.  I will be happy to tell you what I can or do any research necessary to help you get the most out of your litigation support services. Stay ahead of the curve and impress your team with these valuable tools!  Click on any of the links below to learn more about Cady Reporting’s services, and stay tuned to this series of blog articles for more great resources! Court Reporting and Deposition Services In-House Legal Videography Videoconferencing Trial Presentations Subpoena Service...
Litigation

Litigation

Litigation is so much more than the term “lawsuit”.  There are so many factors that go into litigation.  In this series of blog posts, we will explore the different kinds of litigation and also share advice from litigators and judges.  Litigation support is an indispensable part of the process.  We will be covering the different kinds of litigation support (such as court reporting) and a variety of tools that can help you win your case.  If there are any questions you have about our services, or litigation in general, please don’t hesitate to contact me through our online chat function on the homepage of our website.  ...
Newsworthy and Notable

Newsworthy and Notable

There are many different aspects of the world that touch on the justice system.  In this section of the blog, we will write and also link to some newsworthy articles.  We will also strive to bring you goings-on that can affect your practice.  Our NNRC partners around the country have something exciting going on all the time, so we like to share.  When exciting things happen here at Cady Reporting, we like to share that with you also. Do you have something exciting happening in your firm or your life?  We would love to hear about it for the possibility to feature you on our blog.  Contact us through the chat function on our website and we can start the conversation!...
Fashion Forward

Fashion Forward

Do you have nothing to wear?  Or are you just short on ideas of how to put things together so they look new and fresh?  This series of blog posts is aimed at getting you back to feeling great in your clothes.  We will be posting outfit ideas and tips for the professional paralegal, court reporter, and attorney.  If you have a favorite outfit or tip, please let me know through the chat function on our website! www.cadyreporting.com Access a couple of our favorite Fashion Forward articles here: What Do I Wear to a Networking Event? Summer Style Outfit of the (Mon)Day for a Successful Week Neutral Density...
Guest Authors

Guest Authors

Guest authors bring a unique perspective to our blog. They are an invaluable part of the legal community here in Cleveland, Ohio and around the country. The guests who we have chosen know how “do the lawyering” much better than I do, and we sincerely appreciate them lending their expertise to share with all of our dear readers and enhancing the legal profession. Would you like to be featured on the blog? Sent me a message via the live chat function on our website. We would love to hear from you!   Here are some of our previous guest authors. Click to access their articles. Adrian Thompson of Taft Stettinius Richik Sarkar of McGlinchy Stafford Judge James L. Kimbler...