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Spring 2022 BerkeleyLaw Mock Depositions
March 15 @ 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Learn how to own your authority as one of three reporters of record at mock depositions at BerkeleyLaw in Berkeley, CA.
These opportunities are for steno and voice court reporting students and newly licensed court reporters. Limited to 12.
Dates: March 8 & 15 and April 12 & 19, 2022
Each day, three simultaneous mock deposition Q&A sessions will be reported by advanced court reporting student apprentices or new reporters.
Unlike traditional internships, where a reporting student shadows a working reporter, my apprentices learn how to be THE REPORTER: state their Reporter’s Admonition before going on the record; speak up as often as needed to get the best record they can; and produce rough draft transcripts.
These mock events are win-win opportunities for all participants:
• Law students and lawyers benefit from a reporter interrupting them to ensure the integrity of the record when they mumble, speak too fast, or talk over one another. Later, by reading my apprentices’ rough drafts or final transcripts, they learn how to improve their questioning and defending skills and future performance.
• Reporting students and new reporters learn breathing techniques to manage fear, nervousness, and anxiety; how and when to speak up; and how to create, edit, and produce rough drafts. As a result, they develop self-confidence and are able to immediately utilize the lessons from these extra-curricular practical skills events in their training and career.
Visit my Mock Woman Apprenticeships page for more details.