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Idaho Facing Court Reporter Shortage, Consequences

Court reporters take down the official record of legal proceedings. Without enough of them some fear there will be major issues. It may be easy to overlook, but there is a crucial part of the legal system that is facing shortages across the country right now. Court reporters, the people that type down everything said in court for the official record. Right now, nationwide there is a court reporter shortage of about 5,000 people. In Idaho, that problem is starting to show as more court rooms are having trouble filling open positions. Andrea Couch, president of the Idaho Court Reporters Association says as more court reporters are retiring, there could be major issues soon. "We are the official record of what happened in that courtroom, without us, there is no record," said Couch......MORE

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