Court Reporting Program
Horry-Georgetown Technical College created a Court Reporting program to meet the severe shortage of court reporters across South Carolina, and the entire country. The College will be offering online programs in digital court reporting and digital court reporting with legal transcription.
For more information about the Court Reporting program and to enroll, call (843) 477-2020.
Court reporters are responsible for maintaining word-for-word records of court and legal proceedings. Court reports must be able to produce accurate and detailed reports while working quickly and under pressure. Most court reporters are required to record a minimum of 200 words per minute. To be successful, court reporters should have exceptional listening skills and vocabulary, as well as understand proper punctuation and grammar. Those employed in courtrooms must understand legal terminology, court etiquette, and appropriate court procedures.
Digital reporting involves the use of high-quality digital recording equipment. Strategically placed microphones and video recorders throughout the courtroom capture the verbatim record.
- Digital Court reporting incorporates the use of specialized audio technology to keep court records.
- Court reporters are responsible for monitoring the recording process, keeping a log to identify witnesses, exhibits, time proceeding, and orders presented.
- The court reporter is responsible for reviewing the audio recording to ensure it's understandable and clear.
- Once the proceedings are finished, Digital Court Reporters may be responsible for transcribing the digital record into a written transcript.