How Do Court Reporters Write So Quickly?
During criminal trials, the busiest person in the courtroom isn’t always the judge or the attorneys — it’s the court reporter. You see them sitting quietly, typing nonstop. So how do court reporters keep up with all the dialogue during a trial? When it comes to words per minute, some of us peck at the keys, while others are like Mozart on a keyboard.“We are the secret, quiet profession,” Merilee Johnson of Paradigm Reporting and Captioning said. “Our job is to not talk. Our job is....MORE