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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 www.alvincollege.edu/courtreporting.

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July 10, 2014

The Alvin Live Summer Concert Series continues with Kelly McGuire on July 10 at the K-219 Studio. For tickets call 281-756-3600 or visit www.alvincollege.edu/alvinlive.
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The Summer Children's Theatre Festival will continue with performances of Thumbelina on July 28-31. Performances will be at 10 a.m. on Monday through Thursday. There will be a 7:30 p.m. performance on July 31. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.alvincollege.edu/Drama or call 281-756-3606.
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July 31, 2014

The Alvin Community College Board of Regents will have their monthly meeting on July 31 at 7 p.m. in the Nolan Ryan Center. Call 281-756-3500 or visit the ACC website.
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