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Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners

Use verbatim methods and equipment to capture, store, retrieve, and transcribe pretrial and trial proceedings or other information. Includes stenocaptioners who operate computerized stenographic captioning equipment to provide captions of live or prerecorded broadcasts for hearing-impaired viewers.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Record verbatim proceedings of courts, legislative assemblies, committee meetings, and other proceedings, using computerized recording equipment, electronic stenograph machines, or stenomasks.
    • Proofread transcripts for correct spelling of words.
    • Record symbols on computer storage media and use computer aided transcription to translate and display them as text.
    • Take notes in shorthand or use a stenotype or shorthand machine that prints letters on a paper tape.
    • Transcribe recorded proceedings in accordance with established formats.
    • Provide transcripts of proceedings upon request of judges, lawyers, or the public.
    • Log and store exhibits from court proceedings.
    • File and store shorthand notes of court session.
    • File a legible transcript of records of a court case with the court clerk's office.
    • Type court orders for judges.
    • Verify accuracy of transcripts by checking copies against original records of proceedings and accuracy of rulings by checking with judges.
    • Respond to requests during court sessions to read portions of the proceedings already recorded.
    • Record depositions and other proceedings for attorneys.

    Skills

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Writing

      Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    N/A
    Workplace Documents
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    Graphic Literacy
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    Abilities

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Speech Recognition

      The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

    • Written Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

    Knowledge

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Administrative

      Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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    Personality

    Conventional: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Independence
    • Integrity
    • Self Control
    • Stress Tolerance

    Tools

    • Microphones
    • Digital voice recorders
    • Dictation machines
    • Desktop computers
    • Cassette players or recorders

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Voice recognition software
    • Internet browser software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Data base user interface and query software

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