Alternate Titles: Court Stenographer
A court reporter’s job entails that documents are transcripted pertaining to various conversations, speeches, legal proceedings and other legal events held in the courts. These transcripts form an indispensable part of the judicial proceedings. These written transcripts are required for correspondence as records, legal proofs, etc. and these vital documents are generated and provided by the court reporters. It is the court reporter’s responsibility to generate complete, verbatim and accurate legal records.
Apart from documenting and providing legal transcripts, there is more to the job as a court reporter. Many courts require court reporters to assist the trial attorneys and judges by helping to organize and search for information from the official records and also are approached for suggestions regarding the courtroom procedure and administration. Court reporters also have the responsibility of providing the deaf and the hard-of-hearing with closed captioning and real time translating facilities.