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Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners - 27-3092.00

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 Monitor
  • Court Recording Monitor
  • Court Reporter
  • Court Stenographer
  • Deposition Reporter
  • Digital Court Reporter
  • Official Court Reporter
  • Realtime Court Reporter
  • Stenographer

SOC Occupation Groups

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.
  • Log and store exhibits from court proceedings.
  • Proofread transcripts for correct spelling of words.
  • 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.
  • Type court orders for judges.
  • 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.
  • Enter information into databases or software programs.
  • File documents or records.
  • Maintain the order of legal documents.
  • Prepare legal documents.
  • Process forensic or legal evidence in accordance with procedures.
  • Proofread documents, records, or other files to ensure accuracy.
  • Provide information to the general public.
  • Record information from legal proceedings.
  • Review documents or materials for compliance with policies or regulations.
  • Type documents.
  • Verify accuracy of records.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Court Reporter (Army - Enlisted)
  • Investigator (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Journeyman Paralegal (Navy - 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