Court Reporting Q&A: The Deposition


Question & AnswerA Bryan University Open House Event

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013

5:30 p.m. PDT

Cost: FREE

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Bryan University instructor and certified shorthand reporter Melinda Nelson takes the stand to set the record straight on what is expected of the court reporter throughout the deposition process.  During this live virtual event, Ms. Nelson will be questioned by William Hamilton, Dean and Chairman of the Department of E-Discovery at Bryan University, with the hopes of providing behind-the-scenes insights into the life of the court reporter.

  • What is the role of the court reporter and how is it changing?
  • How can a court reporter prepare for a deposition, and what kind of cases are covered?
  • What does it take to be successful as a court reporter?

Melinda NelsonMelinda Nelson has worked as a court reporter for more than a dozen years, inside the courtroom for public hearings as well as depositions. She received her associate’s degree from Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif., before earning a bachelor’s degree in court reporting from Humphrey’s College in Stockton, Calif. She is certified through the National Court Reporters Association, and stays current with rules and regulations governing court reporting through a close working relationship with the California Court Reporters Board.

Bill HamiltonMr. Hamilton is a 30-year trial attorney with expertise in business litigation and intellectual property. He is a partner with Quarles & Brady LLP as well as the Bryan University Provost, Vice Chancellor and Director of Legal Services.

Founded in 1940, Bryan University is the premier court reporting institution in the United States.  The school was initially opened as a school for stenographers by Dr. Mildred T. Bryan, who fostered stenography and the advancement of the court reporting industry. Today the university continues to graduate more court reporters than any other institution, in addition to offering accredited degree and certificate programs in e-Discovery, personal training and fitness, and health information management.

For more information, visit or call 888.768.6861.

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