The Importance of Proofreading in Court Reporting

Court reporters are responsible for creating a written record of what happens in the courtroom. Whether they use the voice writing or stenography method, they use a form of shorthand that makes it possible for them to transcribe more than 200 ...

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Alumni Spotlight: Caryn Broome

Caryn Broome signed up to join the United States Air Force as an air traffic controller right out of high school.  “I scored highly in certain areas,” Broome says of an assessment she took prior to enlisting, which suggested she’d be good at ...

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The Evolution of Court Reporting

The court reporting profession has come a long way since the ancient Sumerians began using cuneiform to keep records. Today’s court reporters use a form of shorthand that was brought to the United States in 1893 by John Robert Gregg. Since that ...

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Alumni Spotlight: LeToi Conner

LeToi Conner’s court reporting journey began in Jacksonville, Florida, when her mom encouraged her to sign up for classes.  She then made her way to Atlanta, where she enrolled at Brown College of Court Reporting.  Conner made her decision based ...

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How Do Jurors Use Transcripts in a Court Case?

A court reporter’s job is to transcribe the proceedings of the courtroom. Whether they use the more traditional method of stenography or the increasingly popular voice writing method, the words they transcribe will eventually become the official ...

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Top 3 Skills You Learn from Court Reporting Training

What is court reporting? Simply put, court reporting is transcribing a written record of what is said and done in a courtroom and other legal settings. Court reporters transcribe the official record of the proceedings. They do this in a couple ...

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Faculty Spotlight: Bonnie Lee

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English, Bonnie Lee decided to become a paralegal. Twenty years later, the courtroom was like a second home to her. At the urging of a friend, she entered a court reporting program and earned an associate ...

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Job Search Tips for Court Reporters

The job search process is a vital part of finding your first job as a court reporter and also of advancement within the profession. For many people, finding a job is easier said than done. To help you achieve your dream of becoming a court ...

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Alumni Spotlight: Beebe Farrell

Beebe Farrell’s youngest child was eight when Beebe decided to go back to school. When she was younger, Farrell had wanted to be an attorney, but decided it would take too much effort at her age (in her late 40s). The next best thing, she ...

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Alumni Spotlight: Shermaine Williams

For 13 years, Shermaine Williams was a bank manager/vice president. She did an about-face, decided to change careers and studied at Brown College of Court Reporting. “Work-life balance is very important to me,” says Williams, a 2015 graduate. ...

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California Votes for Voice Writers to Practice as Licensees

For the first time in the state’s history, California voted to allow voice writers to transcribe what happens in courtrooms. California has long prided itself on using only stenotype keyboards for court reporting. On September 17, the Court ...

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Alumni Spotlight: Traci Riney

Traci Riney was a stay-at-home mom of three. She saw a commercial on TV one day that featured a lady in court who was holding a mask to her face. Riney was curious about what she was doing – which appeared to be work – so she contacted the ...

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