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Official Court Reporter Stenograph/Voice or Digital


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Official Court Reporter - Stenograph/Voice or Digital
Job Announcement Code(s): ######
Classification Title: / JAC:Job Working Title:
Official Court Reporter - Stenograph/Voice or Digital
Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Competitive annual salary along with transcript fee income and a State of Wisconsin benefits package.
Special Qualifications:
See qualifications section.
Human Resources Assistant, ************, ****************************
Bargaining Unit:
Area of Competition:
Deadline to:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Wisconsin Court System will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants who request them. For additional information on the court system visit our website at ****************.
Assessment Information:
See 'How to' below.
Position Summary: The Honorable Judge ****, ****County Circuit Court, Branch # seeks candidates for the position of full-time Official Court Reporter. An official court reporter is responsible for the verbatim reporting of all court proceedings.
Special Notes: See qualifications section.

Stenographer/Voice Writer Court Reporter Requirements:

Candidates must meet one of three minimum professional standards to be considered eligible for hire: 

(1) Graduation from a court reporting school approved by either the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) or the National Verbatim Reporters Association (NVRA), or 

(2) Successful completion of the Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) examination administered by the NCRA, or

(3) Successful completion of the Certified Verbatim Reporter (CVR) examination administered by the NVRA, or 

(4) Real-time stenographic reporter preferred, but not required.

Digital Court Reporter Requirements: Required: 

(1) Knowledge of various software programs including but not limited to: Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Adobe; 

(2) Demonstrated skill in English grammar, spelling, composition and punctuation; 

(3) Ability to accurately perform the transcription of recorded court proceedings, that reduces the spoken word into a verbatim written record; 

(4) Ability to maintain a professional demeanor at all times and to establish effective working relationships with the assigned judge, the Clerk of Circuit Court and other court personnel, attorneys and the general public. 


(1) Training and/or experience in legal terminology and procedures;

(2) Certification from the American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers (or equivalent) as a Certified Electronic Reporter and Transcriber;

(3) Work experience as a digital or stenographic court reporter, or as a transcriptionist; 

(4) Courses and/or experience in administrative and recordkeeping practices (paralegal, legal secretary, etc.).

Competitive annual salary along with transcript fee income and a State of Wisconsin benefits package.


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