Stenography Briefs

The following database was developed for NCRA member CART captioners so they can share ways to write briefs and phrases that are common, and not so common, to their areas of expertise. Please note that these briefs are suggestions only.


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Submitting briefs

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*Briefs noted with an asterisk are most applicable to official court reporters in courtroom settings.