Court of Chancery Court Reporters Juli LaBadia and Douglas Zweizig win in national and international competitions


Two court reporters for the Delaware Court of Chancery have been recognized this summer for their transcription skills in competitions held in the Netherlands and Florida.

On August 7, 2022, Juli LaBadia competed inthe 53rdIntersteno Congress World Championshipsin Maastricht, the Netherlands.

LaBadia won gold in the Speech Capturing and Real Time Speech Capturing events.

LaBadia has been with the Court of Chancery since 2013 and was elevated to Chief Court Reporter in 2020.

On July 20 –21, 2022, Douglas Zweizig competed in the 2022 National Court Reporters Conference and Exposition in Orlando, Florida.

Across the five legs of the competition, Zweizig earned three first-place and two second-place medals.

In the Realtime Contest, he placed second in the Literary leg and first in the Q&A.

In the Speed Contest, he tied for first in the Literary leg and placed first in the Legal Opinion and second in the Q&A.

Zweizig, who has been with the Court of Chancery since 2020, is the first person of color to win the Speed Contest.

“The Court of Chancery Court Reporters are truly world class and vital to the court’s ability to swiftly administer justice,” said Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick.

“We are lucky to have them, are proud of their achievements,and offer our hearty congratulations.”