At U.S. Legal Support, the most important thing in our business is the court reporters we work with.
Nothing else even comes close. Day in and day out, the justice system, the legal industry (and our company) are powered by thousands of reporters working around the country — and the world. Around the globe, a deposition with a court reporter provided by U.S. Legal Support begins every ninety seconds or so. This is why we’ve invested in StenoTrain, a cutting-edge platform for training the next generation of court reporters.
According to the National Association of Court Reporters, there’s an estimated shortage of 5,500 professional court reporters nationwide. At U.S. Legal Support, we can help alleviate this shortage. We see this as an opportunity to introduce hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people to a new, thriving career, one with endless opportunities.
StenoTrain is the most advanced program of its kind in the world. Working online, and at their own pace, students receive industry-leading training in every aspect of stenographic court reporting. When the training is complete, which takes anywhere from 2 to 4 years, and students are certified, they’ll be fully prepared to launch a rewarding career as court reporters. For many young people, court reporting is a significantly superior career path compared to a college degree – employment is immediate and lucrative, and offers a degree of independence that’s hard to beat.
The general public is under the misapprehension that court reporting is a declining field. In fact, the exact opposite is true. Court reporters are extraordinarily well-compensated – many are making six-figure incomes. They are in demand everywhere and enjoy flexibility that enables them to set their own hours and control their own schedules. Whether it’s a trial, a deposition or another form of official legal proceeding, the court reporter is an essential, respected, and extremely important part of that process. If a reporter isn’t present, there can’t be a deposition. It’s as simple as that.
By investing in StenoTrain, U.S. Legal Support is also investing in the future of our profession. At heart, we’re court reporters. We know the profession, and we care about it. By helping train the next generation of reporters, we are honored that we can introduce them to an exciting, fast-paced occupation, working side-by-side with some of the best legal minds in the world.
Since the days of chisel and stone (the earliest known indication of a shorthand system is from the Parthenon in Ancient Greece, where a mid-4th century B.C. marble slab was found) to today’s technologically advanced society, the world has needed reporters. We at U.S. Legal Support need them, too. We always have. And we always will. Reporters need training, and they deserve the income, the independence and the respect that comes with being a key member of the legal community. If that sounds interesting to you, look around this section of our web site, and get in touch with us. Your future is waiting right here for you.