What is a Court Reporter?

Court Reporter Job Description

Court reporters document transcripts pertaining to conversations, speeches or any presentations in a court of law. These written records are required for correspondence as records and legal proofs. Court reporters must ensure to transcribe complete and accurate verbatim and accurate legal records.



Typical Job Duties

• Assist trial attorneys and judges by searching for information from the official records

• Provide suggestions regarding improvements for court procedures and administration

• Provide the hard of hearing with closed captioning

• May generate documents containing statements of the official proceedings using a stenotype machine

• May supervise the use audio recording equipment to record court proceedings

• Identify speakers and cross check with recordings to ensure the recordings are of high quality and clarity

• Prepare and submit written transcripts based on the recordings



Scholarships for Becoming a Court Reporter

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Court Reporter. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our Journalism Scholarships and Film Studies Scholarships pages.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!


Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Court Reporter. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


Top Banner Image: