|A Tip On Neat Filing Of Court
Using cardboard separator sheets and
bricks to keep court reporter records neat so they don't fall over and
get mixed up in the box while the box is being filled.
If anyone is interested in using cardboard separator sheets to
separate their court reporter records into neat rows of audiotapes,
CD's, DVD'S, videotapes and stenotype notes, they may cut up cardboard
boxes into 14 3/4 x 9 3/4 pieces in order to separate the rows of
If reporters dont want to cut up their own cardboard dividers, they
may order the 14 3/4 x 9 3/4 cardboard sheets from the following
The cardboard sheet separators (called cardboard pads) sell for
$25.00 per 100 plus $8.00 shipping which comes to a cost of $33.00 per
If you used one cardboard divider sheet per box to separate two rows
of CD's, DVD's or videotapes, your cost per box would be 33 cents per
box for the separators.
If you used two cardboard separator sheets per box to make three
separate rows of audiotapes, your cost per box would be 66 cents per
If you used three cardboard separator sheets per box to make 4 rows
of stenotype notes, your cost per box would be 99 cents per box.
Also, in order to efficiently and easily use the cardboard
separators, I also recommend purchasing several bricks from Home Depot
at about 50 cents each to keep the cardboard separator sheets upright
and in place.
The bricks will hold your cardboard separators upright to keep
audiotapes, CD's, DVD's and stenotype notes upright and not falling over
while the box is being filled.
When the cardboard separators are used in conjunction with the Box
Lid Digraming Filing and Inventory Control System for audiotapes and
CD's, you have an excellent filing system.
If anyone is interested in further details on the cardboard
separators or the Box Lid Digraming Filing and Inventory Control
System, they may e-mail me at
With new court rulings, the time periods for court reporter records
to be stored is long as 50 years or more in some criminal cases.
I don't know of any other court records that have to be stored for 50
years and more.
So good filing of court reporter records from the moment they are
inserted into cardboard storage and filing boxes is extremely important.
Also, excellent filing of court reporter records is nothing more than
knowing how to file those records and making it a daily habit to file
the records using an excellent system for keeping track of those records
with total inventory control.
This total inventory control and accounting of the court reporter
records becomes even more important when those court reporter records
are being turned over to 3rd party private companies that provide
storage services to the court system.
The court reporter records should be in perfect order with each day's
records being able to be accounted for and inventoried.
When the court reporter records are kept in perfect order from day
one of filing, it can be the basis of excellent filing of those records
during the many decades those records may be in the custody and control
of the courts or in the custody of 3rd party storers of court records.