• Marc Greenberg

Court Reporter Sheds Light on Profession

Penfield is one of two court reporters in Oneida County's Branch II courtroom. As attorneys ask questions and witnesses testify the words flow through her ears, out of her fingers, and into a nearly flawless copy of every word said. "I'm it," Penfield said. "I'm the only record of what happened. People rely on that. "Penfield, who is a Lakeland Union High School graduate, studied court reporting in San Diego nearly 30 years ago. She spent 25 years transcribing depositions before deciding it was time to move back to Wisconsin. She joined the Oneida County courts in 2014, serving half her time working in Branch II and the other half of her time floating to other...MORE

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