What does a Court Reporter do?

Use verbatim methods and equipment to capture, store, retrieve, and transcribe pretrial and trial proceedings or other information. Includes stenocaptioners who operate computerized stenographic captioning equipment to provide captions of live or prerecorded broadcasts for hearing-impaired viewers.

Jobs Roles

  • Take notes in shorthand or use a stenotype or shorthand machine that prints letters on a paper tape.
  • Provide transcripts of proceedings upon request of judges, lawyers, or the public.
  • Record verbatim proceedings of courts, legislative assemblies, committee meetings, and other proceedings, using computerized recording equipment, electronic stenograph machines, or stenomasks.
  • Transcribe recorded proceedings in accordance with established formats.
  • Ask speakers to clarify inaudible statements.
  • File a legible transcript of records of a court case with the court clerk's office.
  • File and store shorthand notes of court session.
  • Respond to requests during court sessions to read portions of the proceedings already recorded.
  • Record depositions and other proceedings for attorneys.
  • Verify accuracy of transcripts by checking copies against original records of proceedings and accuracy of rulings by checking with judges.
  • Record symbols on computer storage media and use computer aided transcription to translate and display them as text.
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