Came across this great BLOG post. This blogger offered some tips for Incoming Students. Not all tips are going to apply, but there are some great take aways. It’s always nice to hear how others deal and prepare for new ventures… Do you have anything words of wisdom for new students? I would add: sit closer to the front, it’s not like high school where the “cool kids” always sit in the back. You’re paying for this now; get as much as you can out of your classes, your teachers and your school’s resources. Which leads me to the next point, don’t skip classes, especially if you are in a program that is accelerated, it is too easy to fall behind. Another tip, don’t be afraid to ask questions, again that’s what you are paying your instructors for – to provide you knowledge that you couldn’t get else where. You have to take advantange of all of your resources because it’s a competitive job market out there, you want to shine and rise above the rest, and you have the ability to do that. It just takes a little time and effort, and you’ll reap the benefits.
Interesting article written by Charita Goshay, writer at the Canton Rep in Canton, OH. She wrote the following as it pertains to the role of a Court Reporter in trials. It looks like what spurred this article was the recent verdict of the Casey Anthony case.. interesting nonetheless
“If you want to know how court reporting should be done, read the brilliant coverage that my colleague Shane Hoover and former Repository reporter Ben Duer produced during the murder trials of Bobby Cutts in 2008 and James Mammone III in 2010.
Most reporters who have covered a trial will have a personal opinion about a case because, as humans, it can’t be avoided. And nothing is worse than covering case involving a child’s death. But it isn’t our job to pass along our judgment in print. It’s our job to tell you what happened in court, period.
The problem is, the public does not always differentiate between straight court reporting, and punditry — and it hardly occurs to those doing all the shouting to make that distinction.
But justice isn’t a video game or a “judge show.” Because lives are at stake, the real-life procedure is a thorough, exhaustive and deliberate process. It isn’t supposed to be sexy or exciting or “entertainment.”
To get around this elephant, cable networks recruit armchair lawyers who have no hesitancy in condemning defendants before a case is even completed. As a result, you get pitchfork justice in the form of a Nancy Grace, a former county prosecutor once sworn to uphold the Constitution, and the patron saint of those who have threatened both Anthony and the jurors, who were only doing their civic duty.”
Read more here…
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