Executive Reporting Service
Career as a Court Reporter
Court reporters play a critical role not only
in legal proceedings, but also at every
meeting where the spoken word must be
preserved as a written transcription.
Ulmerton Business Center, Suite 100
13555 Automobile Boulevard
Clearwater, FL 33762
Ph: (727) 572-1058
Court reporters usually create word for word transcripts of speeches, conversations, legal proceedings,
meetings, and other events when written accounts of spoken words are essential for communication, records,
or legal proof. Court reporters play a critical role not only in court procedures, but also at every meeting
where the spoken word must be conserved as a written transcript.
Type of Work: Court Reporters write out audio files from legal procedures into written form. A court reporter
normally works for law firms, insurance companies or legal services facilities. Court Reporters duties are
sometimes undertaken by legal secretaries or paralegals that perform other duties in addition to
transcription. There are several methods of Court Reporting such as Stenographic, Real-time Court
Reporting, Electronic Court Reporting, and Videotaped Transcription.
Qualification and Training: If you want to become a Court Reporter, you should take classes in court
reporting, dictating notes, language composition and grammar rules, sophisticated typing or legal terms.
Courses generally result in certification which can help you sheltered a position. Online Courses are also
available which can help if you need flexible study hours due to work or other commitments. Some States
require court reporters to be legal representative publics. Others require the Certified Court Reporter (CCR)
designation, for which a reporter must pass a State test administered by a board of examiners. The NCRA
(National Court Reporters Association) also offers the designations Certified Real-time Reporter