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South Carolina
Judicial Department

About Court Reporters

Court reporters are responsible for capturing the official record of courtroom proceedings. South Carolina court reporters use either stenotype or steno mask (also known as voice writing) equipment to capture the proceedings in court. Both methods require the court reporter to also utilize digital audio backup recorders. In addition to their work inside the courtroom, court reporters produce transcripts outside of court, which supplements their annual salaries.

Getting Started as a Court Reporter

Considering a new career in court reporting? You may want to consult the Occupational Outlook Handbook to get an understanding of what the occupation entails. Professional associations such as the National Court Reporters Association and the National Verbatim Reporting Association may also have helpful information about training and certification options.

Official Court Reporter Positions in South Carolina

We are currently seeking qualified applicants to fill court reporter positions in South Carolina courts. Successful candidates should meet one of two requirement categories:

  1. High school diploma and degree in court reporting from an approved court reporting program OR
  2. High school diploma and verified credentials as a Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) from the National Court Reporters Association or Certified Verbatim Reporter (CVR) from the National Verbatim Reporting Association.

Court reporting experience is required. Applicants should have thorough knowledge of hearing procedures and transcript production.

Visit the South Carolina State Government website to apply.

For More Information about Court Reporter Positions:

Desiree Allen
Court Reporter Manager
South Carolina Court Administration
1220 Senate Street, Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 734-1800
dallen@sccourts.org

Transcript Information

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