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Groups Work to End Court Reporter Shortage

Allison Hall, a court reporter for 18 years, says there’s a national shortage for court reporters. Hall says Oklahoma is about 300 hundred court reporters short. Currently there are between 375 and 400 court reporters working in Oklahoma. Hall says the Tulsa County case flow has slowed down as a result of the shortage. She says fewer cases are being litigated, because there aren’t enough court reporters available for court proceedings.The situation has captured the attention of Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Doug Combs. This year, he formalized a task force dedicated to investigating solutions to this shortage.Experts says in the next few years the trouble will be problematic for court systems. Tulsa County Court Administrator Vicki Cox says backlogged cases aren’t something they keep a count on. However,....MORE

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