Why Are Court Reporters Necessary?

In the 21st century, there are mountains of choices in hardware and software that can record and even transcribe the human voice. Why, then, you may ask, are court reporters still so essential to the legal process? For one, voice recording and recognition technology are nowhere near capable of detecting the subtle nuances of human speech. How many times have you spoken a command to your smartphone, only to have it completely misinterpret what you’ve said? The human ear, or more accurately, the human mind, is… Read full post

Shortage of Court Reporters Predicted

Jill Cohen Shortage of Court Reporters Predicted According to the recent Court Reporting Industry Outlook Report commissioned by National Court Reporters Association, there will be an estimated 5,500 new court reporter jobs available by 2018 in the United States.  The greatest demand is expected in California, Texas, Illinois, and New York.  However, this demand for court reporters will likely exceed the supply within five years.  Already some states are feeling the impact of the court reporting shortage.  In South Carolina, criminal proceedings have had to… Read full post