By Julia Alicandri
The 2016 Summer Olympics are underway in Rio da Janeiro, Brazil. The Opening Ceremony was held August 5th. The Games will formally run from August 5 to August 21 with more than 11,000 athletes from 206 countries competing. Michael Phelps, United States swimmer, has already won a gold medal, making it his 19th overall. Hong Un Jong, a North Korean gymnast, is anticipated to take home a gold medal as well. Usain Bolt, a Jamaican runner, is expected to win multiple track and field events. Brazil is a favorite (both men and women) in volleyball.
Planet Depos takes the gold in court reporting services, with more than 50 offices worldwide, as well as court reporters, interpreters, and videographers living all over the globe. Each department, from scheduling to production to billing, is available 24/7/365. Our court reporters are continuously furthering their education by earning new certifications throughout their career, as well as keeping up with technological advances.
We also take the gold in experience! Planet Depos’ Executive Team includes three highly credentialed court reporters: Jodi Harmon, Director of International Depositions, is a Registered Merit Reporter and Certified Realtime Reporter. Kathy DiLorenzo, Director of Court Reporting, is a Registered Diplomate Reporter, a Certified Realtime Reporter, a Certified Broadcast Captioner, a Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters, as well as past President of the National Court Reporters Association. And finally, Lisa DiMonte, CEO, is a Registered Merit Reporter and Certified Manager of Reporting Services.
Just this past week in Chicago, Melanie Sonntag, a Planet Depos court reporter, earned the silver medal in the National Speed Contest at the National Court Reporters Association’s Annual Convention — our very own Olympian!