July 5, 2017

5 Common Myths About Court Reporters Debunked

By: Colleen Jilio-Ryan | Posted in: court reporter

Generally, there is an image of court reporters as silent person who is always present whenever any testimony is given. A court reporter is the official custodian of the records. There is so much more to understand about court reporting and its professional significance today that every lawyer and legal professional should acknowledge. Many people still have some wrong perceptions about court reporters that lead to the perpetuation of misconceptions about the profession. This is the main reason which prevent people from hiring a court reporter.

Some of the common myths regarding court reporters are – they are simple typists, work solely in courtrooms, can be interchanged with computers etc. This infographic is an attempt to get at the truth behind some common myths about a court reporter.

Common Myths About Court Reporters Debunked

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4 responses to “5 Common Myths About Court Reporters Debunked”

  1. I like that you talk about how important it is to have the human element in court reporting. It makes sense that they’re able to understand and document the situation compared to a computer just recording it. This could be helpful to remember just to ensure the way that the situation is recorded is accurate to how it went down both in tone, figurative speech, etc.

    • Thank you for your feedback! We are glad to know that you support some of our opinions included in this post. In the current age of rapid technological advancement, although several court reporters still employ the conventional stenography method, few are also summoned to offer real-time court reporting utilizing computer-aided transcription (CAT), which is exhibited inside the courtroom and also to distant locations.

  2. All you have written is true. I’m one in this and because of the growing increase of cases and the High Court’s circulars on fast or speedy disposition of cases, stenographers are one of the most affected. You have to do the transcription fast to avoid the piles of steno notes to be transcribed. You need extra dedication in this field or else you will end up helpless.

    • Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to know that you second our opinions presented through this post. You are absolutely right regarding the fact that court reporters are highly impacted due to piling up of pending court cases meant for speedy for disposition, and the shortage of diligent court reporters for tackling this issue.

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