Court reporting, traditionally known as stenography, is a critical part of the legal system. Court reporters create transcripts of courtroom testimony, meetings, arbitrations, depositions and other law-related proceedings. While some court reporters still utilize a steno machine, others use advanced technology to transcribe matters in real-time or voice equipment to precisely capture questions and answers word for word. To be a successful court reporter, you need to understand local, state and federal law, learn transcription and strengthen your listening skills.
At the Monroe College School of Criminal Justice, our Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree programs provide students with a well-rounded, career-oriented Legal and Social Justice education. Our faculty of practicing and retired court reporters, attorneys and judges introduce key legal concepts to students. They aim to clarify complex court reporting licensing and regulatory issues on a state by state basis. Additionally, they take students out of the classroom and into the courtroom giving them an eventual competitive career edge.
Visit here to take note of what a Monroe College education can do to help you develop the academic and real-world skills needed for a successful court reporting career.