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Monday, March 31, 2014

ACC Court Reporting Students Help Lawyer Training

ACC Court Reporting Students Help Lawyer Training

Four Alvin Community College Court Reporting students got to a chance to practice their deposition skills, while also helping future lawyers during a joint training session with the University of Houston Law School on March 20.

The trial advocacy training is an excellent opportunity for court reporting students to experience a real world deposition setting, ACC Court Reporting instructor Karen Downey said.

“This is invaluable experience for our students to practice what they’ve learned in the classroom,” Downey said.

Court reporting is transcribing the spoken word into a written record.  Though the profession is linked mostly to the legal system, many court reporters use their talents in other fields including writing captions for television, live events.

In the legal field, court reporters record trial testimony depositions and keep track of trial evidence.

During the training session, students reported pretrial witness examination in a mock civil lawsuit. In addition to the reporting, they also produce a full transcript of the proceedings.

“The transcripts will be used by the law students in preparation for a future mock trial in the case,” Downey said.
The UH Law School instructor John A. Buckley Jr. specifically turned to ACC court reporting students to participate in the training.

“We’ve helped them in the past, so they are familiar with our reputation for producing quality court reporters,” she said.
For more information about court reporting at ACC, call 281-756-3757 or visit

Campus Events Calendar

«November 2015»

November 9, 2015

The Art Department will host the annual Student Art Show on November 9 at the Fine Arts Gallery. There will be student works on display and for sale including drawings, paintings, ceramics and more. For more information call 281-756-3605.
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November 11, 2015

ACC will host a Veterans Day ceremony on November 11 at 12 p.m. at the Memorial Wall. Following the ceremony there will be a dedication at 12:30 p.m. for the new Veterans Center in G Building.

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November 17, 2015

On November 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ACC will bring representatives from several universities for the annual University Day event. Students will visit with recruiters to get information on how to transfer once they finish at ACC.

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November 19, 2015

The ACC Board of Regents will have their regular meeting on November 19 at 6 p.m. in the Nolan Ryan Center. For more information call 281-756-3600.
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November 20, 2015

The Foundation’s Gala on November 20 will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Manvel. All proceeds directly benefit ACC students and staff members. The event will begin at 6 p.m. For more information call 281-756-3600 or speak to Wendy Del Bello.

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11/25/2015 - 11/27/2015

November 25-27, 2015

ACC offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 25-27. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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12/5/2015 - 12/12/2015

December 5-12, 2015

Performances of the Drama Department’s The Game’s Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays) will run from December 5-12. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. in the ACC Theatre. The December 6 performance will be at 2:30 p.m. Purchase tickets at

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