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Court Reporters See Stenographer Shortage Ahead


When Mae Fisher begins methodically tapping the keys of her “writer,” you might expect to hear music. But instead of a melody, a full phrase appears on her laptop: “Let the record reflect.” Fisher continues typing, demonstrating how her stenographic court reporting machine works by creating a real-time record of the mock-legalese recited by Jill Percy, director of court reporting for Orange Legal on East Colonial Drive. Fisher entered the industry in 2008 after seeing a commercial about stenographic court reporting and enrolling in the vocational program at Winter Park Tech.But as outreach efforts like television advertisements have become less common and schools that teach stenography — including Winter Park Tech — have shuttered in recent years, awareness of the profession has declined, leading to a shortage of.....MORE

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