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Arkansas Station KARK to Highlight Court Reporter Shortages

As we have detailed over and over again, courtrooms across the nation are dealing with a shortage of court reporters. The National Court Reporter Association estimates a shortage of 5,000 court reporters throughout the United States again this year.

A lack of court reporters can prompt some courts to delay legal proceedings and ask other reporters to work extra shifts. This is becoming a problem in the state of Arkansas as well now.

In Arkansas, the salary for a court reporter is about $45,000-$50,000. Some earn more than $100,000, depending on their experience. The bottom line is that the pay is very competitive, but there is just not enough interest being generated.

NBC affiliate in Arkansas KARK will have reporter ReChelle Turner in the courtroom to speak to two different court reporters about their careers and the future of the profession.

On the KARK News at 10, Turner explains the different methods you can learn to be a court reporter, the skills you need, and why there is a shortage of court reporters in the natural state and the country.

This can only help the shortages. Let’s hope that in some way it does just that.

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