LOOKING FOR A COURT REPORTING SERVICE
CERTIFIED SHORTHAND REPORTERS
In order to hire a court reporting service, you will evaluate individual court reporters and the agency hiring them. Here we present criteria for selecting the best individual court reporter and firm for your business needs.
The first requirement of all court reporters is state certification. State certification indicates a reporter has qualified through a certification test that attests to his / her knowledge of the work involved. The second requirement is a minimum stenography speed of 200 words per minute with 95% accuracy and passing a written knowledge test.
The third essential requirement is computer skills along with research skills. Before submitting a transcript, court reporters perform proofreading and editing to ensure the accuracy and cleanliness of the transcript.
EXCEPTIONAL PROFESSIONALISM AND REPUTATION
While court reporters rarely have direct interaction with witnesses, their respectfulness and professionalism can indeed have a bearing on the quality of a deposition.