Nationwide Court Reporting Firm Services provides excellent opportunities for court reporters to expand their professional horizons.
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Because the Nationwide Court Reporting Firm Services network covers all fifty states, we can make it easy not only to help clients find court reporting professionals that can meet their particular needs, but also to help court reporting firms and freelance court reporters to grow their businesses by providing a convenient way to expand their clientele. Litigation support services experts are in increasingly high demand to perform a variety of key functions, from legal video depositions and Real Time Court Reporting to case coordination and captioning. Let Nationwide Court Reporting Firm Services help you to take your business to the next level by putting you in touch with clients across the country.
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Careers in Court Reporting
A career in court reporting means doing challenging, constantly changing work in a professional environment that fosters personal growth and rewards excellence. Most commonly, court reporters provide official transcripts of legal proceedings, but their services can also be valuable for a variety of additional occasions, from recording speeches and public events to providing closed-captioning and documenting meetings and interviews. As a professional court reporter, you'll draw on a diverse range of abilities, including strong keyboarding skills, command of one or more languages, knowledge of legal procedures, and facility with computer technologies, among others.
Compensation for court reporters varies by location, experience-level, and training. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for court reporters across the country was $47,405 in 2006. The National Court Reporters Association offers ten different certification programs that provide court reporters with opportunities to advance their careers. There are three primary levels of certification:
- The Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) must pass a written exam covering a number of topics in court reporting and must be able to report and transcribe the spoken word at up to 225 words-per-minute with 95 percent accuracy.
- The Registered Merit Reporter (RMR) must pass a written exam and be able to report and transcribe testimony at 260 words per minute with 95 percent accuracy.
- The Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR) represents the highest level of court reporting certification. Candidates for the Registered Diplomate Reporter certification must already be Registered Merit Reporters and must have been members of the National Court Reporters Association for six years. The Registered Diplomate Reporter must successfully complete a rigorous exam covering topics in court reporting and transcription, as well as management and marketing.
In addition to the RPR, RMR, and RDR, the National Court Reporters Association also administers certifications covering more specific areas of court reporting expertise, including Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), Certified Broadcast Captioner (CBC), Certified CART Provider (CCP), Certified Legal Video Specialist (CLVS), Certified Reporting Instructor (CRI) Master Certified Reporting Instructor (MCRI), Certified Manager of Reporting Services (CMRS), and Certified Program Evaluator (CPE).
Training in the field of court reporting is offered through over 70 certified and participating programs recognized by the National Court Reporters Association across the United States.
We offer Nationwide Court Reporting Firm Services in the following states:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota