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Training Classes Set in Illinois for Those Interested in Becoming Court Reporters

Posted on: January 6th, 2020 by Sfl Media No Comments

stenographerThe Illinois Official Court Reporters Association is scheduling introductory classes for people interested in the profession.

The classes so far are scheduled in the following cities: Springfield, LaSalle/Ottawa, Peoria, Strasburg and Effingham. The curriculum will be done in three separate, two-hour classes that will cover different content.


Why are Court Reporters Important

Court reporters use a specialized computer to take accurate notes during court proceedings, legal meetings and other matters. Over time, however, the number of court reporters in the state and all throughout the country, has decreased through retirements and a lack of visibility about the profession.

Starting salaries for state-employed court reporters can range from $40,000 to $50,000 with benefits and additional transcript income that can be earned on the side. Court reporters do not need to have a college degree, just the proficiency to use a steno machine to pass a licensing exam.

Today, court reporters use paperless real-time translation technology that displays a spoken word on a computer screen almost as soon as it is said.
A court reporter uses a steno machine (also called a writer), pressing a combination of 22 keys to take down what is being said at a speed of 225 words per minute. Each key represents a phonetic sound, which is translated by the computer program into English words. supports all states and programs that aid in the court reporting world, and we too are ready to serve you in your court reporting, videography services, interpreters, live-streaming, and video-to-text synchronization.

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