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Court Reporter

Job Summary

Responsible for creating word-for-word transcripts of speeches, dialogue, legal proceedings, meetings, and trials. Preserves spoken word as a written transcript.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Create verbatim transcripts of court proceedings, trials, and meetings using a stenographic.
  • Document conversations to create legal proof if they must be accessed and verified at a later date.
  • Ensure complete, accurate, and secure legal records.
  • Search for information in official record.
  • Supply judge with snippets from the transcript.
  • Make suggestions to judges and attorneys regarding courtroom administration and procedure.
  • Document all statements in official proceedings.
  • Press multiple keys at once to record combinations of letters representing sounds, words, or phrases.
  • Record symbols electronically.
  • Translate and display symbols as text.
  • Provide closed-captioning and real-time translating services to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.
  • Use audio equipment to record court proceedings.
  • Monitor process and take notes.
  • Identify speakers.
  • Ensure recording is clearly audible.
  • Produce written transcript of recorded proceeding.
  • Speak directly into a voice silencer to record proceedings.
  • Record everything said by all parties, including gestures and reactions.
  • Prepare written transcripts from voice writing.
  • Create and maintain computer dictionary.
  • Customize the dictionary with parts of words, entire words, or terminology specific to the proceeding, program, or event.