7 Facts about Court Reporters

6 Facts about Court Reporters

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6 Facts about Court Reporters

Court reporters are the unspoken heroes of the court room (maybe we are a little biased) but many people don’t know exactly what they do. Aside from keeping a straight face during even the most outrageous of proceedings and almost instantaneously transcribing spoken word verbatim here are 6 facts you may not know about Court Reporters.

1.Captioning of televised programs is done by highly specialized court reporters called “broadcast captioners.”

2.A trained court reporter or closed captioner must write speeds of approximately 180, 200, and 225 words per minute.
3.Unlike a QWERTY keyboard, the stenotype keyboard has only 22 keys. A stenotype chord can stand for a syllable, a word or even an entire phrase.
4.The court reporter in some states is required to be a notary public who is authorized to administer oaths to witnesses, and who certifies that his or her transcript of the proceedings is a verbatim account of what was said.
5.A Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR) and a Certified Broadcast Captioner (CBC) offer the ability to show live transcription of the spoken record by captioning what is said to display it on a screen in real time.
6.The court reporting profession is expected to grow 14% in coming years and is moving into new avenues such as live reporting, video depositions and other real-time reporting.
At Court Reporting Services, we enjoy going beyond the call of what is required. We aim to not just fill the needs of your case, but to do so with great care and enthusiasm. We are court reporters that desire to do more than the bare minimum for your case, that is what sets us apart.