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What it Takes to Be a Court Reporter

Posted on: April 4th, 2022 by Harrison Bryan No Comments

Virtually every single legal case is influenced by court reporters. More specifically, the outcome of nearly every legal case in recent history has been affected by the work of a court stenographer. Judges and attorneys alike depend on the accuracy of a court reporter’s work. 

Court reporters are currently in demand, however, the sudden uptick in demand has come at a time when there’s a shortage of court stenographers. Here’s what you should know about what it takes to be a court reporter and what kind of training they go through to do their jobs. 

The Process of Becoming a Court Reporter

Becoming a court reporter is a labor of love. If you don’t absolutely love the work, you’ll have a hard time meeting the requirements. The average court reporter is expected to be able to type 250 words per minute. As you can imagine, there aren’t many people that can type that fast.

Aspiring court reporters have to attain a certain level of education to qualify for a job in the field. Most court reporters have to study and complete classes at a community college or a technical school to qualify for a job.

Although certification is not typically listed as a requirement, some court reporters will go the extra mile by obtaining certification. Most court reporters hold either an associate degree or postsecondary certificate. 

Certain states also have licensing requirements. The rigor of the training has exasperated the current court reporter shortage. Fortunately, CourtScribes has a full team of expertly trained court reporters ready to serve you. 

Make CourtScribes Your Source for Experienced Court Reporters

All of the team members at CourtScribes have undergone exceptionally rigorous training. That training has made them some of the best court reporters in the field. We’re proud to provide our clients with the talent and expertise of such a remarkable team and look forward to serving you. 

Need court reporting services you can depend on? Call CourtScribes!