What is Court Reporting ?

Court reporters take down what they hear word-for-word on a specialized stenotype machine at a minimum of 225 words per minute. The reporter then translates their "machine shorthand" into English using CAT (Computer Aided Transcription) software.

There are numerous career options available for court reporters. Contact a school in your area and explore some of the following rewarding fields: 

  • Judicial Court Reporting
  • Freelance Court Reporting
  • Broadcast Captioning
  • CART Provider
  • Webcasting
  • Legal & Medical Transcription

Whatever your path, the court reporting field is broad enough to make your dreams come true for years to come.

The Future of court reporting

According to the U.S. Department of Labor reports that opportunities in captioning and realtime reporting are expected to grow by 9 to 25% by 2016.

You don't have to be a court reporter to have a good career, but you do need to consider this: Regardless of the economy, court reporting will be in demand coast-to-coast. Courts will have trials; law firms will still have depositions; and TV stations will still broadcast.