The National Court Reporters Association represents a variety of professionals in the court reporting industry. Captioners, court reporters, and legal videographers are all focused on capturing the spoken word.
I love that I get to caption big world events. I’ve captioned the State of the Union address, Nancy Reagan’s funeral, and the pope when he was in America.
I made it through court reporting school by having a great group of friends who were also students. Hard work does pay off in the end when you finally get to take your first deposition.
"I am a court reporter. I’m fluent in a language that allows me to convert speech to text as fast as humans can speak (at least 225 words per minute with 96% accuracy). I put Siri to shame. I’m a master of technology. I’m committed to constantly learning and improving my skills. I run my own business as a freelancer, and I set my own hours – I may write deposition transcripts one day and caption a town hall meeting or church service the next. Or, I work in federal, state, county, and local courts to capture the record." Learn more
Although automation of equipment has made one aspect of videography easier, there are many more variables that one encounters as a legal videographer. Encoding, transcoding, synchronization, archiving, editing, and trial presentation now fall in the videographers’ domain.