I was raised to have a good sense of value, to stand up for what I believe in
and to be responsible and accountable for my own actions.
once a saying that is very seldom heard today: You do the crime, you do the time. Today, however, the saying has
been changed somewhat to: You do the crime, you pay the dime -- although much more than a few dimes are being paid
to get people out of trouble.
Innocent people do get into trouble
-- being in the wrong place at the wrong time -- choosing the wrong friends, or just being a little too gullible in doing
something to fit in. I think that everyone should be represented the same, and it shouldn't matter one's financial ability
to pay for representation. It should not just be a given that someone who can afford a high-priced attorney should get a better
deal than someone not being able to afford an attorney at all. When money gets someone off with sometimes not even a slap
on the wrist, what has that person learned? What is going to keep them from going out again and getting in some type of trouble
with the notion that money got them off the first time, it will get them off again?
To me, accountability is a strong word and I'm proud to have been raised knowing what it means.
With a typing speed of 120 wpm, Carolyn Bodley began
offering independent contractor/secretarial and transcription services to the Denver metro legal community in 1992.
I am not a court reporter or medical transcriptionist and I don't
videotape depositions -- I'm strictly a legal transcriptionist which means putting spoken words on paper. All my transcripts
contain a certification stating that to the best of my knowledge, belief and ability, the audio/video I received has not been
altered in any way, and the transcript is true, accurate and complete. I have never been advised that
a court rejected one of my audio or video transcripts. If my transcript is rejected by the court, you will
be reimbursed in full for my services. Because I certify that the transcript is true and complete, the entire audio/video
must be transcribed--I am unable to transcribe "just a portion" that you need.
that your transcripts will be typed confidentially, accurately and with attention to detail at a fair price.
Discovery is often turned over in a format other than hard copy.
This discovery includes, but is not limited to, recorded telephone conversations, police interviews, depositions, investigations,
witness statements, and more. The audio and video "words" need to be put to paper,
and your already overworked legal staff often don't have the skills, equipment, the inclination or the time.
Discovery is often the deciding factor of whether a
case goes to trial. Most of us hear, but do we listen? Recently I transcribed a video that had been viewed and listened to
several times and by several people before I transcribed it. There was a one sentence statement that not one person caught
-- this one sentence was not the only reason the case was dismissed one day before trial--however, it carried quite a
bit of weight -- and I'm the only one that "heard" it. Had the video
never been transcribed, how many other words would never have been heard?
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