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What Personality Traits are Necessary to Be a Court Reporter?

Best Personality Traits for Court Reporters Alert: Someone who attends school for court reporting must have a knack for precision and accuracy. This is important for many reasons. For one, if their transcripts are not accurate, it could effect the judicial proceedings. If, say, a case has been appealed and the transcription of the previous [...]

A Close Look at Reporter Certification and Exams

Certified Verbatim Reporter (CVR), Certificate of Merit (CM), and Real-Time Verbatim Reporter (RVR) Exams If you want to be respected in the world of court reporting, a good way to jump start your reputation is to get certified. The National Verbatim Reporters Association (NVRA) offers two of the most well-respected certifications in the field of [...]

How Does Someone Become a RPR (Registered Professional Reporter)?

Becoming a Registered Professional Reporter With the economy as it is today, it is increasingly difficult to find good jobs. Therefore, you should do whatever you can to get a leg up on the competition. That is why it is a wise decision to attend court reporting school to become a Registered Professional Reporter (RPR). [...]

Communication Access Realtime Translation: The Ins and Outs of CART

Ins and Outs of CART (Communication Access Realtime Translations) What is the definition of court reporting specialty known as CART? Communication Access Realtime Translation – or Computer Assisted Realtime Transcription – refers to the transcribing of realtime events (i.e. court reporting) for the benefit of either the hearing-impaired, people who suffer from learning disabilities, or [...]

Court Reporting Employment Outside Court

Jobs in Court Reporting Outside the Court Room and Judicial Arena What do you think of when you hear the term court reporter? It would appear to be a no-brainer, someone that reports on court proceedings. But, in fact, the title is misleading. Court reporters can find jobs in a variety of places outside the [...]

Under Appreciated Court Reporters Deserve More Respect

Court Reporters Are Under Appreciated This isn’t to say court reporters are not respected as an integral member of the legal system.  It’s just that many of the attorneys and judges might not give them the respect they so rightly deserve.  Perhaps it’s the short amount of schooling it takes to become a court reporter [...]

Do You Have What It Takes to Make It in Court Reporting?

Are You Court Reporter Caliber? The lucrative salary of a court reporter draws many students to this field.  The required schooling to become one is not very long considering the amount of money you can make in this field.  Don’t let this fool you into thinking that this is an easy field to learn and work [...]

An Up Close View of 1 Stenography Program

An In-Depth Examination of One School’s Stenography Program With the need for licensed and certified court reporters growing at a rapid pace, now is the time to research this highly lucrative field.  Stenographers (otherwise known as court reporters) basically take down everything that is said in public hearings, depositions, trials and other proceedings using a [...]

Knowing What to Expect Working as a Court Reporter: A Typical Day

What to Expect as a Court Reporter Perhaps you’ve already researched information on court reporters.  You may have found out that the US Bureau of Labor states the median annual wage for a stenographer is $49,710, with the top 10 percent earning more than $83,500.  You may know that this career field is growing and [...]

Why Court Reporters and Medical Transcriptionists Have Much in Common

The Similarities Between Court Reporters and Medical Transcriptionists Court reporters who complete stenography training and medical transcriptionists both use transcribing; the act of translating from oral to written form.  This is done either on paper or electronically. Both need a strong understanding of legal and medical terminology. A medical transcriptionist listens to dictated recordings made [...]