Court Reporting In New York: What You Should Know
Court reporting regulations in
To become a freelance court reporter in
To become a hearing/verbatim reporter, an applicant must hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. He or she must have completed a course in reporting or have two years experience in verbatim reporting.
Court Reporter (Lower Level Courts)
A court reporter must have a high school diploma or the equivalent and three years recent verbatim reporting experience or a course in court reporting and two years verbatim reporting experience.
Senior Court Reporter (High Courts and Extremely Busy Lower Courts)
A senior court reporter must have one year experience as a court reporter; four years recent verbatim reporting experience; or a course in general verbatim reporting and three years full-time verbatim reporting experience.
This is the only court reporter position in the
Although certification is required only for the Federal Official Court Reporter position, many court reporters choose to become certified. Certification can be obtained by taking the Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR) examination. The exam consists of two parts: written knowledge and transcription skills.
Court reporters may also take any or all of a wide variety of exams that are administered by the National Court Reporters Association. None of these tests are required for employment in
Prerequisites to Certification
In order to take the CSR certification exam, potential applicants must be at least 21 years of age. They must be
The National Court Reporters Association sets its own standards and prerequisites for its exams. More information can be found on the Associationís website.
Becoming a court reporter in
Friday, May 16, 2008