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The Hearing Reporter is responsible for attending and transcribing courtroom hearings and performing general office duties. This position is governed by state and federal

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Typical Functions:

Attends courtroom hearings and records testimony and proceedings verbatim in shorthand and on tape recorder. Composes routine correspondence and transcribes legal opinions, orders, or hearings on typewriter or electronically from shorthand notes, Dictaphone or other recording equipment, and submits to commissioners for approval. Distributes transcripts of hearings to all concerned parties to provide information. Maintains files and records of cases and updates legal manuals and commissioners’ appointment calendars after receiving notices of hearings and/or commission meetings. Administers oath to witnesses according to court procedures. Serves as notary public to witness and certify the completeness and accuracy of legal documents. Answers telephone to screen and route calls and take messages. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and spelling in the English language. Knowledge of terminology used in the field of law and medicine. Knowledge of standard office practices and court procedures. Ability to understand and prepare oral and written information and material including correspondence, legal opinions, orders, and notes. Ability to record courtroom testimony and proceedings in shorthand. Ability to operate standard office equipment, including typewriter, word processor, copier, dictaphone, and recording equipment. Ability to answer the telephone, greet visitors, and provide information and assistance.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus five years of secretarial experience, including two years of experience taking and transcribing minutes, conferences, hearings or similar proceedings in the legal, medical, or a related field.

Required Certificates:

Must be certified by the Supreme Court as a Certified Court Reporter. Must be a Notary Public.


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