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Some of the Best Court Reporter Humor

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Some of the Best Court Reporter Humor

There are plenty of funny (okay, at least humorous) jokes at court reporters’ expense. Have you heard the one about the two people standing in the unemployment line?

“I got so bored at my old job, I just started typing “yada yada yada. That’s how I got fired from my court reporting job.” But these kinds of jokes rarely top the things court reporters hear on the job.  (more…)

The Stenomask – Your Court Reporting Nighmares Realized

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The Stenomask – Your Court Reporting Nighmares Realized

The stenomask was developed in the 1940’s by Horace Webb, who was employed doing shorthand.  Webb wanted a more time efficient way to take verbatim notes; shorthand took an hour to transcribe every two hours of dictation.  After experimenting with new ideas for technology, Webb invented the idea and application of the stenomask.

The stenomask technology was immediately adopted by the United States Navy and is still seen today, outside the courtroom, in military usages when engine noises are too heavy. (more…)

Celebrities Who Started Out as Court Reporters

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Celebrities Who Started Out as Court Reporters

Pop quiz: How many famous court reporters can you name? Probably not many. The fact of the matter is, there aren’t a lot of court reporters with household names. In fact, most court reporters pride themselves on being able to blend into the background and observe and recording proceedings without impacting them. But over the years, there have been some notable figures who started out their careers in the court reporting industry. You might be surprised by some of the people on this list.  (more…)

Court Reporter there for First Meeting with Boston Terror Suspect

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Court Reporter there for First Meeting with Boston Terror Suspect

A court reporter was among the first legal employees to visit Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused Boston Marathon bomber, after he was arrested following an extensive manhunt through the neighborhoods of Boston.  (more…)

Court Reporter Caught Between Feuding Judge, Attorney

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Court Reporter Caught Between Feuding Judge, Attorney

An Ohio judge recently decided to stop recording proceedings that take place in his courtroom. He says it’s because sometimes the recordings don’t pick up people that speak too quietly while recording off-the-record conversations. But one attorney says the real reason is that the judge wants to alter the official record as he sees fit. And a court reporter is caught in the middle.  (more…)

Lifelong Court Employee Commends Court Reporters

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Lifelong Court Employee Commends Court Reporters

Looking for some insight on where the court reporting industry is headed? After almost 40 years working in the court systems, Tony Benning says court reporter jobs aren’t going anywhere.  (more…)

Court Reporter Shortage Looms Around the Country

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Court Reporter Shortage Looms Around the Country

Courts across the nation are anticipating a shortage of skilled court reporters, posing a host of problems from delays to substandard transcripts and recording services.  (more…)

Kim Kardashian Calls on Court Reporter for Help

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Kim Kardashian Calls on Court Reporter for Help

Kim Kardashian is in trouble. She stands to lose a lot of money, and only a court reporter can rescue her.  (more…)

The Future of Court Reporting in Philadelphia and the Country

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The Future of Court Reporting in Philadelphia and the Country

Curious to see how technology will change court reporting in the future? Look no further than the McGlothlin Courtroom at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. The courtroom, a core part of the Center for Legal and Court Technology, has been called the most technologically advanced trial and appellate courtroom in the country.  (more…)

Court Reporters Give Back by Sharing Veterans’ Stories

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Court Reporters Give Back by Sharing Veterans’ Stories

Court reporters play a vital role in a wide range of legal proceedings, and most of it’s pretty time consuming. From long days spent in a conference room or courtroom recording complicated depositions or testimonies to all-nights spent transcribing those interviews, it’s hard to figure out when court reporters have time for anything else. But court reporters across the nation have committed thousands of hours to record a different kind of public record.  (more…)