Fun Facts About Court Reporting
This blog is about fun facts about court reporting. When you think of court reporting, the last thing you associate it with is fun, right? Well, we would like to turn those thoughts around and brighten up court reporting with a few fun facts you probably didn’t know.
- Scribes were present with our Nation’s Founding Fathers as The Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights were drafted. Also, President Lincoln entrusted scribes to record the Emancipation Proclamation.
- The ampersand (&) is one of the earliest examples of shorthand.
- Capturing the record of important proceedings dates back to the Fourth Century B.C.
- Charles Dickens began his career as a court reporter at the age of 16. It was during his four-year career as a court reporter and law clerk that he first learned shorthand. Michelle Pfeiffer also studied to be a court reporter just before the roles that made her famous.
- Annual salaries of captioners and court reporters can reach up to (or even exceed) $80,000.
- According to an industry outlook study, there is currently a demand for more than 5,500 court reporters and captioners.
- There are a few different types of court reporters. There are the court reporters that work in a courtroom all day and actually work for the court system; then there are freelance court reporters who mainly focus on depositions for attorneys in civil litigation.
If you are looking for court reporters that are the right fit for your needs, I invite you to schedule a deposition today. We have been serving attorneys and law firms in Phoenix, AZ for over 30 years. Come see the difference that we make in Phoenix court reporting.