Is Court Reporting a Good Career?

The court reporting profession has been around for a long time, and the opportunities for these highly trained professionals continue to grow. While most of us think of a court reporter as the person who reports legal proceedings in the courtroom, there are many other fields that require the expertise of a court reporter.Besides CART

Why You Need a Court Reporter to Keep the Record Straight

The following article was forwarded to us by one of our court reporting alumni who was an official court reporter until the Los Angeles Court layoffs.  She and the other laid off court reporters now work independently and are as busy as ever.  Many have set up their own corporations through which they work.  She

Awesome Career Choices that Most College Kids Have No Idea About: Court Stenographer

Court Stenographer    Posted on the businessinsider.com by Max Nisen. “It’s a three-year program (on average — took me four to finish), but if you’re proficient in grammar, have strong language skills, have solid finger dexterity from playing an instrument or video games, and are able to work independently, it’s an incredible career. “You work

Interested in Video Gaming? What About Court Reporting?

Co-founder of hitBox, Dustin Huffer, CSR, was interested in video gaming when he enrolled in the Court Reporting Program at South Coast College.  Dustin applied the skills that he acquired in playing video games to developing the skill of court reporting.  Dustin went on to complete the Court Reporting Program in record time and pass

Are You Happy with Your Career? What About Court Reporting?

Are you happy with your career?  As the year wears on, it is a good time to ask yourself just that?  At South Coast College, we offer one career that is unique — court reporting.  It is unique because not many people know about the career, very few schools in the State offer the program,

Andrea Rinker from South Coast College Passes CCRR

Congratulations to Andrea Rinker, CSR, RPR, CLR, CCRR, graduate of the Court Reporting Program at South Coast College, for passing the California Certificate in Realtime Reporting. The CCRR Examination consists of five minutes of dictation at 200 wpm at 96 percent accuracy. Candidates are required to convert their final skills test file to ASCII or

Technology Used in Deposition Reporting

Many people do not realize the advancements in technology that are making the court/deposition/captioning fields streamlined and state-of-the-art. Just as many facets of life have gone on-line, so has many facets of the reporting field.  Stephanie Leslie, CSR, graduate of the Court Reporting Program at South Coast College, and co-owner of Regal Court Reporters explained:

Mentors Important to New Court and Deposition Reporters

South Coast College students who have taken the November 2013 Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR) Examination are awaiting their results.  Many are using this time to continue their apprenticeship by sitting out with experienced reporters in both court and deposition settings.   Kayla Lotstein is one of those students who is excited about the experiences that

Shortage of Court Reporters

The California Court Reporters Association (CCRA) and the Deposition Reporters Association (DRA) in California along with South Coast College and the colleges in California that have court reporting programs are working diligently to get the word out to prospective students about this little known, wonderful, lucrative career of court reporting before California faces this same

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