FIRST TIME WORKING WITH ALBANY COURT REPORTING?

To get started,  I will need a fully completed W-9.  Please complete this form and email it to me ASAP so I can pay you.

Click here:  W-9

In addition, I'll need your signature to apply to your final.  Please complete and return the form below via email here:  roberta@albanycourtreporting.com (or snailmail if you don't have a scanner).  

Questions?  You can always reach me via e-mail or call me during business hours at my direct number, 315-601-9641.

Click here:  Reporter Signature Request Form

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Just a few notes and requests when working with me.

First of all, I cannot stress how very important it is to get your work in by the due date indicated in your job invitation.  The sooner you get the work to me, the sooner you get paid, the sooner I get it to the client = more work for you AND me.  Knowing this field is so competitive there are few things we can do to guarantee more work - turning it on time guarantees more work, trust me!  Please keep this in mind when accepting a job offer from Albany Court Reporting. 

Second, when submitting your final deposition transcript files, it would be super helpful if you named the job with the job number assigned.  IF your job number is 16-0101AB, please name your file the same thing.  IF you have more than one witness, name the file 16-0101AB-Wit1 or 16-0101AB-WitA.  Super helpful!

If you are submitting WCB jobs, please name them as follows:  16-0101AB@8AM, 16-0101AB@8.30AM (you are unable to use a colon so use a period instead).  Super helpful!

Last but not least, when marking exhibits, if you would mark them as close to the lower right-hand corner of the document as possible.  When these documents are photocopied and put into binders some markings are hidden because of the location of the exhibit sticker.  See the sample here.

TRANSCRIPT ORDER FORMS (TOF)

All transcript orders must be signed for by counsel.  If counsel appear via telephone or videoconference, those orders MUST be placed in your record and identified by page # on your Job & Bill Form below.  

Be sure all applicable portions of the form are complete and to get counsel's signature and initials  where required.  If no forms are provided and/or missing signatures you WILL NOT BE PAID for the copy sale.  Thank you!

Click here:   Albany Court Reporting Transcript Order Form

ROUGH ASCII:

If a rough ASCII was requested, either beforehand or at the job, no matter what counsel may tell you, it needs to be sent directly to the office for distribution to our client.  The Rough should be sent to the office within 2 hours post-job for delivery to the client ASAP.  FYI, your ASCII should NOT include the cover page, appearances, index, or any ending pages.  It should start from the first Q to the last A.  In addition, there should be a running header above line 1 that reads as follows:

**UNEDITED UNCERTIFIED ROUGH DRAFT ONLY**

Last but not least, use the disclaimer below as the cover page.

Click here:  Realtime/Rough Draft Disclaimer

END OF DAY (EOD) REPORTER JOB SUMMARY FORM:

Please complete and send this form within two hours of the end of your job:

Click here:  EOD

EXHIBITS

Exhibits should be sent within 2 days post job.  Please complete this Exhibit Cover Sheet and place on top of exhibits when sending to the office.  We will scan and email them to you for completion of your job.  Thanks!

Click here:   Exhibit Cover Sheet

PLEASE NOTE:  If you do not request a label on the EOD, we cannot reimburse you for shipping.  Thank you!

DEPOSITION REPORTER JOB & BILL FORM :

Please complete and send this form by the due date of your job assignment:

Click here:  DEPOSITION REPORTER JOB & BILL FORM

REMINDER:  For DEPOSITIONS, not WCB jobs!  Use form below for WCB work!  TIA!

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WCB REPORTER JOB & BILL FORM :


Please complete and send this form by the due date of your job assignment:


Click here:   WCB REPORTER JOB & BILL FORM



CORRECTED BILL FORM:

Made a mistake on your bill?  It happens.  Here's the bill portion only so you can easily redo it w/o redoing the whole form again.  

Click here: CORRECTED BILL FORM

PAYMENT:

All completed jobs rec'd between the 21st and the 5th of the month (by 5 pm) are paid on the 15th; All completed jobs rec'd between the 6th of the month through the 20th of the month  (by 5 pm) are paid the last day of that month.

If cutoff/payroll falls on a weekend or holiday,  cutoff/payroll effective the next business day.

Thanks for working with me.  I truly appreciate it!

Roberta-Anne Schmitt