PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES

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PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
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CALIFORNIA COURT REPORTING EXAM
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  1. PLEADINGS
    Pleadings are the formal allegations by the parties of their respective claims and defenses brought before the Court for judgement.
  2. ANSWER
    The Answer is the general and specific denial of the material allegations of the complaint. A typewritten response.
  3. ET AL
    et al is always lower case and means and others.
  4. EX PARTE
    Ex parte proceeding is one-sided. Only one party involved.
  5. LETTER ROGATORY
    Letter Rogatory - a letter from a judge requesting that a deposition be taken.
  6. STIPULATION
    An agreement between the lawyers or parties.
  7. SINE DIE
    means to continue at an undetermined time.
  8. JURISDICTION
    the are over which a court rules.
  9. PROPRIA PERSONA
    means appearing for oneself. Representing yourself in a case.
  10. ANNEXED
    means attached to.
  11. WORKSHEET
    a sheet which information from a deposition is transferred to.
  12. TORT
    a tort is a civil wrong, not a crime.
  13. EXEMPLARY DAMAGES
    damages that are set to punish someone.
  14. PUNITIVE DAMAGES
    damages that are set to punish someone.
  15. NOMINAL DAMAGES
    the minimal or least possible amount of damages that can be set.
  16. SEVERALLY
    means individually in legal terminology. It means one, not many.
  17. CITE
    to summon; to command the presence of a person; to notify a person to appear before a judge for the judgment on whether to answer a certain question or not. The reporter will set the date for the witness to appear in a law and motion court.
  18. CERTIFY or MARK a question
    means to note the page and line number of the unanswered question on the index page of the transcript. An attorney instructed his witness not to answer a question during the deposition. He turns to the reporter and says, "Mark the question or certify the question." He is indicating that he wants the line and page number indicated on the index page of the transcript. Very important to know the difference between cite and certify.
  19. MOTION
    a document for a certain cause that an attorney present to the Court.
  20. BRIEFS
    prepared by the attorney. It is a written argument in which they set forth citations that are in their favor. Their arguments according to the law pertaining to the case.
  21. QUASH
    means to put a stop to.
  22. EXPUNGE
    means to take out. Especially from the record.
  23. IN LIMINE
    mostly in civil cases. It is a hearing to limit the testimony of a witness because t is not relevant. It is heard outside the presence of the jury. It is usually done before the case is tried. It is called a 402 hearing in criminal cases.
  24. BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CODE
    rules governing CSRs and the CSR Board's power.
  25. CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE
    CCP covers California trial court procedures and the deposition system.
  26. EVIDENCE CODE
    outlines what questions can be asked in each type of examination by the attorney. Also contains Evidence Code 776, which deals with hostile witnesses.
  27. GOVERNMENT CODE
    covers the duties of official reporters. Also the transcript fees set for official reporters.
  28. LABOR CODE
    covers workers' compensation cases.
  29. CODE OF REGULATIONS
    rules about the CSR examination and licensing procedures.
  30. CALIFORNIA RULES OF COURT
    covers information about appeal transcripts and extensions of time.
  31. PENAL CODE
    covers crimes and punishment. Also talks about Preliminary Hearings under section 869.
  32. IN CAMERA PROCEEDINGS
    held in judge's chambers. Only the judge can order that a transcript be produced from these proceedings.

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