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What is Official Court Reporting

Court reporting is a large field that incorporates several job descriptions, ranging from closed captioning, to live sign language interpretation. It is worth noting that court reporters - no matter the subspecialty - go through the same training programs. However, it is only those that are appointed by the court (normally, highly skilled stenographers) that [...]

October 18th, 2019|Categories: Court Reporting|Tags: , , , , , |

The Importance of a Permanent Court Record

If you tell anyone to name three essential people in a typical court process, you can be sure that ten out of ten people wouldn't have court reporters in their lists. However, the truth is, court reporters are one of the vital elements of any fair and successful court proceeding. Judicial reporters are sometimes regarded [...]

October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Court Reporting|Tags: , , , , |

Can Voice Recognition Technology Replace Certified Court Reporters?

Reporting court proceedings requires a high level of accuracy. Besides--remarks, witness testimonies and closings play a huge role in determining the verdict. Any mistake in the report may lead to a wrongful conviction, a mistrial, or an acquittal. For this reason, it is essential for the justice system to enlist certified stenographic court reporters.  With [...]

Court Reporters: Are They Old Fashioned?

We live in an era where there are more technological innovations than we can keep up with. Modern technologies, ranging from wireless charging systems to self-driving cars and virtual reality, make our world a completely different place from what it was two decades ago. It is therefore rather surprising that with all the modern IT [...]

Promoting CCRA-NJ’s Rebuttal to ‘Could Automation Be the Antidote to the Court Reporter Shortage’

July 8, 2019 Re: Promoting CCRA-NJ’s Rebuttal to Could Automation Be the Antidote to the Court Reporter Shortage Dear Colleagues: As many of you by now may very well be aware, on May 23, 2019, the New Jersey Law Journal published a damaging article captioned: Could Automation Be the Antidote to the Court Reporter Shortage? [...]

July 8th, 2019|Categories: News & Updates|Tags: , , , , , |

Creating Professional Power Points Presentations for Trial

When it comes to working as a certified court reporter, you probably see a lot of PowerPoint presentations. Professional presentations come up on a daily basis, and having a slide show that's professional can help a case by bringing a point home and having a big impact. Humans are able to be influenced, and there [...]

The Necessity of Court Reporters

If you don't work in the legal system, you may not think about the position of court reporter or what they do much. You may know the basics but think that a reporter may be an afterthought, as they sit quietly and type what goes on. However, anyone familiar with law knows a certified court [...]

Our Top Tips for Becoming a Great Student and Court Reporter

If you want to be a court reporter, you probably already know that you need to get training before starting it as a career. Court reporting school can be a challenging and rewarding experience. Here are a few tips that can lead you in that direction, help you graduate, and help you be successful in [...]

How Are Court Reporters Able to Type So Quickly?

When it comes to stenography, being able to type so quickly and accurately is a highly developed skill. You may have seen a court reporter if you have ever been in a courtroom as part of the jury or watching something involving a court room or deposition on television or in the movies. The average [...]

January 10th, 2019|Categories: Court Reporting|Tags: , , , , , |

Top Things You Can Do To Benefit Your Court Reporter

Depositions most often times require that you have a court reporter be there for the process. These reporters are usually frequently booked for court and depositions, usually through agencies. It's their job to create an accurate set of records that has legally recorded events and things spoken. At the end of the day, you want [...]

December 24th, 2018|Categories: Court Reporting, Trial Tips|Tags: , , , |