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New York Courts Celebrate Court Reporters


Court reporters play a vital part in our justice system––and with the many opportunities available within the New York State Courts to be part of this dynamic, rewarding, and well-paying profession––the Court System, during National Court Reporting and Captioning Week (February 3-10) and through various efforts, is paying tribute to its highly skilled corps of court reporters, shedding light on what they do, why it’s important, and the qualifications required to join their ranks.

Court reporters, using the latest technology and working in a range of court settings, provide verbatim recording and transcription of arraignments, trials, and other proceedings, capturing the spoken word and converting it into real-time text, ensuring a complete, accurate, and enduring record. The job requires speed, accuracy, and attention to detail, in addition to other qualifications. It’s a profession built on precision and veracity––driving the National Court Reporters Association’s anniversary theme, “125 Years of Accuracy and Integrity.” Calling attention to the pivotal role of court reporters in our justice system and the urgent need for more court reporters in courts across the State, the Court System is amplifying its social media messaging––highlighting videos featuring court reporters discussing their duties and career paths and displaying and disseminating recruitment posters, to inform the public about full-time, part-time, and per diem opportunities for court reporters in judicial districts around the state.

“We are indebted to our court reporters for their valuable contributions. The work that they do each day is critical to the Court System’s mission and operations,” said Chief Administrative Judge Zayas. “In recognition of National Court Reporting and Captioning Week, I am pleased to join in celebrating our highly trained and dedicated corps of court reporters and encouraging students, job seekers, and others to learn more about the rewarding career opportunities available, from court reporter trainees to senior court reporters, in courthouses across New York.”

“I am so proud of our extraordinarily capable and diligent court reporters whose work is integral to the fair administration of justice. As we commemorate National Court Reporting and Captioning Week, it is my great pleasure to laud their meticulous, year-round efforts. Let us all express our gratitude for their outstanding work,” said First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Norman St. George.

“Court Reporters are crucial to ensuring there is an accurate record of court proceedings. I appreciate their contributions to the justice system,” said Justice Ryba.

“Court Reporters serve an essential role in the New York State Courts. They are responsible for meticulously recording proceedings with unwavering precision. In every courtroom, their presence is indispensable, guaranteeing that every statement is accurately captured, thereby upholding the standards of fairness and accountability,” said Christy Bass, the Court System’s Director of Human Resources. “We hope to make more people aware of this gratifying profession and the career opportunities available in courts statewide to fulfill this important role.”

Court Reporters

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