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Circuit and Family Court Reporter Duties

 

The circuit court reporter serves primarily the circuit courts which involves general jurisdiction, civil and criminal cases, and is responsible for providing parties with a timely, accurate, verbatim record of court proceedings; recording and transcribing verbatim testimony of court hearings; responding to inmate and other lay individuals regarding transcript requests; transcribing and delivering records to requesters within prescribed time limits; attending court sessions and other assigned proceedings; maintaining all notes, tapes and records of proceedings as stipulated by the S.C. Court Reporter Manual; assisting judges and court personnel with reasonable requests while working in and out of the courtroom; procuring all necessary materials and supplies needed to produce the record; and must be able to work independently, exercising good judgment and discretion.

The Family Court Reporter serves primarily the family courts which involves limited jurisdiction, domestic and juvenile cases and is responsible for providing appellants and other parties with a timely, accurate, verbatim record of court proceedings; recording and transcribing verbatim testimony of court hearings; transcribing and delivering records to requesters within prescribed time limits; attending court sessions and other assigned proceedings; maintaining all notes, tapes and records of proceedings as stipulated by the court reporter manual; assisting judges and court personnel with reasonable requests while working in and out of the courtroom; responding to inmate and other lay individuals regarding transcript requests; procuring all necessary materials and supplies needed to produce the record and must be able to work independently while exercising good judgment and discretion.


Minumum Requirements

 

High school diploma and a degree in court reporting OR certification as a proficient stenotype writer from an accredited school OR Court reporting institution qualifications such as a Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) or a Certified Verbatim Reporter (CVR). And, at least four (4) years prime court reporting experience and a thorough knowledge of legal terminology and considerable knowledge of hearing procedures and preparation of complex legal records is required. Statewide overnight travel is required.

South Carolina currently accepts both stenotype and stenomask reporters.

Training and Certification


Additional Comments

 

To be considered, you must submit a completed online application in its entirety, to include all work history and education, as a resume will not be accepted nor reviewed in lieu of an incomplete application. Supplemental questions are considered a part of the application and must be completed in its entirety.

             Current Job Openings

Still have questions about becoming a court reporter in South Carolina? Would you like the chance to speak to someone about those questions? You may contact Desiree Allen, Court Reporter Manager, South Carolina Court Administration, 1015 Sumter Street, Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29201, or via email: dallen@sccourts.org

The South Carolina Judicial Department website address is:

http://www.sccourts.org

We look forward to hearing from you!