February 9, 2017

How to Become a Legal Transcriptionist in CA

By: Colleen Jilio-Ryan | Posted in: Court Transcription

Become a Legal Transcriptionist

In California, legal transcriptionists are in high demand. It is one of the fastest-growing fields in the country. The key is staying focused and learn as much as you can about the job once you get hired.

Do Your Research

If you are interested in transcription, you need to learn as much as you can about the job and its responsibilities. Learn the code of ethics and what is expected of a person who works within the legal or healthcare systems.

How to Become a Legal Transcriptionist in CA

Enroll in Transcription Classes

If you are serious about wanting to be a transcriptionist, you will need to attend school and learn as much as you can. Work with the machines and learn the subtle nuances of the system. As you learn the tools of the trade, hone your skills and look for every opportunity to practice.

Practice, Practice, Practice

Practice makes perfect. Practice using the system as much as you can. Transcribe television shows and movies. Go to lectures so you can practice with a live speaker. Use every opportunity to practice your trade.

Apply for Licensure or Certification

Once you have completed your schooling, apply for licensure or certification. This will prove that you have successfully learned as much as possible and that you have advanced yourself enough to meet or exceed state standards.

Decide if You Want to Specialize

Choose your area of expertise. Some will choose medical, while others opt for the legal system. You can also choose whether you want to work with the courts or as part of the private sector in a lawyer’s office.

Hone your skills and step out into the real world. Transcription offers many opportunities to those who choose it as a career.

About Colleen Jilio-Ryan

Colleen Jilio-Ryan is the Owner of Jilio Ryan, a Tustin based premiere law consulting firm. The firm along with its certified court reporters is dedicated to providing the highest quality deposition and litigation services to attorneys, insurance companies, and corporations. With her sincere efforts, Colleen is committed to meeting the highest standards of the legal industry, and is an industry leader when it comes to on-time court reporting and deposition scheduling.

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Jilio Ryan is a Tustin, California based law consulting firm Co-founded by Ms. Colleen Jilio-Ryan, a certified court reporter.
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Jilio Ryan is a Tustin, California based law consulting firm Co-founded by Ms. Colleen Jilio-Ryan, a certified court reporter.
14661 Franklin Avenue Suite 150
Tustin
CA
92780
United States
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