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Case Made for Full-Time Court Reporter in Commissioners Court

Consideration of a full-time court reporter position for the Washington County Court-at-Law was on the docket at today’s (Monday) County Commissioners meeting. County Court-at-Law Judge Eric Berg stated that the county traditionally hires part-time reporters. However, he said the state is dealing with a shortage of court reporters, saying “we’re losing them faster than we’re replacing them”. He added that schools statewide are simply not producing as many court reporters. Judge Berg said not having a reporter severely handicaps the county court-at-law, as it requires the district court to shoulder more cases, such as those dealing with Child Protective Services. He also said the county cannot advertise for the position until commissioners approve creation.....MORE

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