• Member of the NCRA (National Court Reporters Association)
  • Member of the Contra Costa Bar Association
  • Member of the California DRA (Deposition Reporters Association)
  • Board member of DepoSpan (Network Firm Owners Association)

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The Marin County Courthouse Incident—The Court Reporter’s Story

Over a decade ago, Todd Combs started Combs Reporting with his father Ken Combs. Ken, a pioneer in the court reporting industry, has many experiences to share from his career. One experience in particular involved the Marin County courthouse incident—in which a 17 year-old named Jonathan Jackson attempted to negotiate the freedom of his brother and other prisoners by kidnapping the Superior Court Judge Harold Haley. [Read more...]


THE POWER OF REAL-TIME REPORTING

Many high-profile cases and trials require expedited transcripts. Some may even necessitate real-time captioning. Learn about the benefits of using real-time reporting in the court room.[Read more...]


DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY WON’T TAKE OVER THE COURT REPORTER’S ROLE ANY TIME SOON

​Technology is quickly advancing and finding its way into court rooms and legal proceedings. Many court reporters have found themselves competing with computers, software, and electronic recording technology. However, despite these advances, there are still limitations with this technology. [Read more...]


PROFESSIONAL ETHICS FOR COURT REPORTERS

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) provides an excellent code that outlines professional and ethical behavior that all court reporters should follow. Our firm takes these ethical guidelines seriously. Learn more about the importance of these ethical guidelines in this blog. [Read more...]


A COMBS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - VIDEO

​From all of us at Combs Reporting, we hope you enjoy this Christmas special! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! [Watch the video]

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COURT REPORTERS, CLIENTS, AND GIFT GIVING

Learn why incentive gift giving and rewards programs are prohibited by the NCRA and what is considered to be such gifts. [Read more...]


4 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT COURT REPORTERS - INFOGRAPHIC

Here are 4 interesting facts about court reporters that you may not have known. [Read more...]


HIRING A COURT REPORTER? ASK ABOUT THEIR TRAINING & CERTIFICATION

When hiring a court reporter, don't be tempted to select the cheapest option. Instead of solely looking at the cost, you should look at the qualifications of the court reporter and the experience of the associated firm. [Read more...]


A BRIEF HISTORY OF COURT REPORTING AND SHORTHAND

​Court reporting has been around for centuries and has been a vital part of the legal system. In a way, court reporters can trace their history back to the ancient scribes in 3500 BC.[Read more...]


PROTECTING PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION

​It is of the upmost importance to protect individuals’ personal information. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HIRECH) Act both set the standards for privacy and security of protected health information (PHI). [Read more...]


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