Uses 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.
This career is part of the Government and Public Administration cluster Legal Services pathway.
A person in this career:
- Records verbatim proceedings of courts, legislative assemblies, committee meetings, and other proceedings, using computerized recording equipment, electronic stenograph machines, or stenomasks.
- Takes notes in shorthand or uses a stenotype machine that prints letters on a paper tape.
- Records symbols on computer storage media and uses computer aided transcription to translate and display them as text.
- Provides transcripts of proceedings upon request of judges, lawyers or the public.
- Transcribes recorded proceedings in standard formats.
- Files a legible transcript of records of a court case with the court clerk's office.
- Asks speakers to clarify statements that were hard to hear.
- Files and stores shorthand notes of court sessions.
- Records depositions and other proceedings for attorneys.
- Responds to requests during court sessions to read portions of the proceedings already recorded.
- Files transcripts with the court clerk's office.
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