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Court Reporters - 23-2091.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Use 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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR)
  • Court Recording Monitor
  • Court Reporter
  • Court Stenographer
  • Deposition Reporter
  • Digital Court Reporter
  • Freelance Court Reporter
  • Official Court Reporter
  • Realtime Court Reporter
  • Stenographer

SOC Occupation Groups

23-0000 Legal Occupations
23-2000 Legal Support Workers
23-2090 Miscellaneous Legal Support Workers
23-2091.00 Court Reporters

Related Occupations


  • Ask speakers to clarify inaudible statements.
  • File a legible transcript of records of a court case with the court clerk's office.
  • File and store shorthand notes of court session.
  • Provide transcripts of proceedings upon request of judges, lawyers, or the public.
  • Record depositions and other proceedings for attorneys.
  • Record symbols on computer storage media and use computer aided transcription to translate and display them as text.
  • Record verbatim proceedings of courts, legislative assemblies, committee meetings, and other proceedings, using computerized recording equipment, electronic stenograph machines, or stenomasks.
  • Respond to requests during court sessions to read portions of the proceedings already recorded.
  • Take notes in shorthand or use a stenotype or shorthand machine that prints letters on a paper tape.
  • Transcribe recorded proceedings in accordance with established formats.
  • Verify accuracy of transcripts by checking copies against original records of proceedings and accuracy of rulings by checking with judges.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Confer with court staff to clarify information.
  • Maintain the order of legal documents.
  • Record information from legal proceedings.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Court Reporter (Army - Enlisted)
  • Investigator (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • LDO - Judge Advocate General Corps (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Legal Administrator (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Legal Services Court Reporter (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Legal Services Reporter (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Legal Services Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Legalman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Paralegal (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Paralegal Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Paralegal Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Paralegal Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Paralegal Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Paralegal Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Paralegal Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Caption Writer
  • Shorthand Reporter
  • Stenocaptioner
  • Stenographer
  • Stenographer, Print Shop
  • Stenotype Operator