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Monday, March 31, 2014

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

Campus Events Calendar

«October 2015»

October 3, 2015

ACC will host its annual Student Leadership Conference on October 3 at the Nolan Ryan Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information 281-756-3686.
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October 7, 2015

ACC will host the Dolphin Wing Fling to teach students about the dangers of drinking and driving on October 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. outside the Student Center.
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October 8, 2015

Registration for the second mini semester for fall will end on October 8. For more information call 281-756-3500 or visit
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10/10/2015 - 10/17/2015

October 10-17, 2015

Drama productions of Getting Sara Married will run from October 10-17 at the ACC Theatre. All performances start at 7:30 p.m. There will be a 2:30 p.m. performance on October 11. For more information or to purchase tickets visit:
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October 15, 2015

Free screenings, flu shots and healthcare information will be made available to the public during the Fall Fitness Fair on October 15 in the Science/Health Science Building from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 281-756-5660.
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October 24, 2015

ACC will host its 40th Annual Fall Festival and Zombie 5k Fun Run on October 24 on the college campus from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information or to sponsor a booth, call 281-756-3600.
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