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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 www.alvincollege.edu/courtreporting.

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12/2/2014

December 2, 2014

The Alvin Community College Foundation will host the 15th Annual Christmas Gala on December 2 starting at 6 p.m. in the Nolan Ryan Center. The event will feature a meal along with live and silent auctions. For tickets please call 281-756-3600.

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12/6/2014

December 6-13, 2014

The ACC Drama Department will begin performances of the musical A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol on December 6 at the Theatre. Performances on December 6 and 11-13 will be at 8 p.m. There will be a 2:30 p.m. performance on December 7. Purchase tickets at www.alvincollege.edu/drama/theatreseason or call 281-756-3606.

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12/9/2014

December 9, 2014

The ACC Community Chorus will host its first performance with Handel’s Messiah on December 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alvin First United Methodist Church, 611 W. South Street. For more information call 281-756-3587.

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12/14/2014

December 14, 2014

The ACC Wind Ensemble will have a Christmas concert on December 14 at 3:30 p.m. in the Theatre. For more information call 281-756-3588.

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12/15/2014

December 15-16, 2014

Auditions for the Drama Department production for The Fantasticks will be December 15-16 at 7 p.m. in the Theatre. Callbacks will be the following day. For more information call 281-756-3607.

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