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Court Reporting

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Consider an exciting, in-demand career with a Certified Shorthand Reporter certificate.

Job: Court Reporting
Salary Range: $75,000 - $125,000
Need: 5,500 jobs available now!

  • High-profile criminal trials
  • Major sporting events
  • Breaking news stories
  • Legal proceedings

What Court Reporters Do

Court reporters create word-for-word transcriptions at trials, depositions, and other legal proceedings.

Work Environment

Most court reporters work in courts or legislatures. However, some people with a Certified Shorthand Reporter certificate work either from home or a central office providing broadcast captioning for television stations.

Job Outlook

Employment of court reporters is expected to grow 7% over the next several years, faster than the average for all other occupations. Those with experience and training in techniques for helping the hearing impaired, such as real time captioning and communication access real-time translation (CART), will have the best job prospects.

Want More Information About Upcoming Classes?

Email us at workforce@lsco.edu or call us at 409-882-3321.

About the Stenotype Machine

  • 22 keys
  • Phonetic spelling system
  • Left hand = initial consonant
  • Right hand = ending consonant
  • Entire words typed at the same time

Training and Certification

  • 18 month program
  • Certified Shorthand Reporter
  • 180, 200, 225 words per minute
  • High accuracy
  • Categories of speed testing:
    • Literary
    • Jury charge
    • Testimony