Court Reporter Word Fun – Palindromes

Court Reporter Word Fun – Palindromes As court reporters, transcripts and words are the core of what we provide for clients. Knowledge of words, and their meaning, is a significant part of ensuring accurate creation of transcripts for discoveries, depositions, trials and hearings. The better we understand the meanings of words, the easier it makes our jobs. That’s why we are always fascinated with words, or word games. Take for example, palindromes. Palindromes are character-units that read the same backward as forward. Palindromes is derived from the Greek words, “palin,” meaning again, and “drom” – from “dramien,” meaning, to run. Now here are some examples. Many of these you will say, Geez, I should have been able to guess a bunch of these without seeing them. But just for fun, here they are. Racecar – bet you didn’t guess that as one of your words to start! Civic – relating to a city or town, especially its administration. Deified – to treat or worship. Level – pretty self explanatory. Lemel – a small shaving of metal, such as gold or silver. Usually used relating to jewellery. Madam – used to address or refer to a woman in a polite, formal, or respective way. Minim – measurement used to describe one drop of liquid. Murdrum – is the act of killing someone unknown. The act is very secretive. Mom – OK, too easy! We should all know this one! Noon – this one is pretty easy as well. Radar – system that sends out pulses to detect distance, speed and direction of objects. Refer – to mention or allude to something....

iHuman Kick It Up 2018

The iHuman Youth Society is a wonderful group that works with traumatized youth who live in high-risk lifestyles. The team at iHuman works with these young people to help them find their creativity and a sense of belonging in society. This year the Edmonton office of Independent Reporters is partnering with this great organization and sponsoring the Candy Bar at the Kick It Up 2018 event being help on May 9, 2018, at the ATB Arts Barn. Click here to learn more about this fantastic event and get your tickets to this years festivities. And when you’re there, make sure to stop by, meet some of our team, and fill up on the assortment of candy we will have available! Learn more about iHuman and all the work they do by visiting their website...

Court Reporters With Community Spirit

Each year the team at Independent Reporters gives back to the community. Usually our main drive is at Christmas, but we know that many organizations need useful items all year. With that in mind, our team of court reporters and staff gave back in a different way this year. Instead of just one season, we spread it down over the entire year.  From clothing to food donations to fresh vegetables and fruit from our gardens, the team at IR provided various items throughout 2017.  Here’s what we gave back to various organizations: Bissell Centre – 150 pairs of socks – 50 pairs of underwear – 20 T-Shirts – 5 pairs of shoes – 2 jackets WIN House – 20 pairs of children’s socks – 20 pairs of children’s underwear – 30 children’s shirts – 30 toothbrushes – 30 tubes of toothpaste – 20 bottles shampoo – 20 bottles conditioner Edmonton Food Bank – 75 cans of soup – 30 cans of pork & beans – 40 boxes Kraft dinner – 25 jars spaghetti sauce – 50 lbs of pasta Meals on Wheels Over 500 lbs of fresh produce from the gardens of our staff which included tomatoes, zuchinni, cucumbers, carrots and...

Pets and Hot Weather

Now that we’re seeing some really nice, hot weather, one thing to keep in mind is if you’re travelling with your pets in your vehicle.  The Calgary Humane Society has a great article on things to keep in mind if you leave your pet in your car.  And remember, they are using temperatures of 26 celcius.  This week we are expecting 30+, so these numbers increase that much more. Not only is it cruel to leave your pet in a parked vehicle in these temperatures, worst-case scenario could also leave you with some legal issues, fines, or even criminal charges. So, be smart, read this article, and then have a better understanding of what you should and should not do. Did you know that Independent Reporters provides donations to both the Calgary Humane Society and the Edmonton Humane Society.  Each year we track the number of online bookings our clients make through our web site and donate $1 for each day clients schedule court reporting services.  Next time you are looking to book a court reporter, do keep us in mind and book online. That way we can continue to provide yearly support to these two great Humane...

Edmonton Independent Reporters is Moving!

Effective August 1, 2017, Edmonton Independent Reporters (IR) will move to our new premises located at: 730, 9707 110 Street NW Edmonton, AB T5K 2L9 Phone numbers remain the same The new facilities will provide clients with modern amenities and enhanced services in a very comfortable environment. Getting to our new office is easier as well. Located in the Government District, this will provide easier access to clients coming from the downtown core. Underground paid parking as well as street and surface parking are easily accessible. And to make it even easier, clients can take the LRT and have a short walk from the Grandin LRT Station to our new building. Updated access for clients with enhanced video and realtime court reporting services will be just some of the added improvements that will benefit litigators when they host services in our new Edmonton office. The team of experienced and professional court reporters we continue to provide to litigation counsel in Edmonton will continue to provide top-notch services as we always have. You can continue to call or schedule court reporting services online. Here is a map of our new...