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Court Reporters

Description

Court reporters record what everyone says in a courtroom or at a legal event. Most court reporters use a special machine called a stenotype. A stenotype machine prints symbols on paper and records the symbols on a computer disk. A computer then translates the symbols into English. Court reporters must be fast and accurate with their recordings.

Working Conditions

Many court reporters work part time. Some are also self-employed.

Salary

Average annual salary for court reporters is around $54,000.

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Sources for Additional Information

National Court Reporters Association
8224 Old Courthouse Rd.
Vienna, VA 22182
www.verbatimreporters.com

United States Court Reporters Association
1904 Marvel Lane
Liberty, MO 64068
www.uscra.org