Profession court reporter

Court reporters type in word processors or any other software each one of the words mentioned in the courtroom. They transcript the hearings that take place in court in order to issue the official hearings of the legal case. They allow that the case can be further studied by the parties in an accurate fashion.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Spelling

    The rules concerning the way words are spelled.

  • Legal terminology

    The special terms and phrases used in the field of law.

  • Court procedures

    The regulations which are in place during the investigation of a court case and during a court hearing, and of how these events occur.

  • Grammar

    The set of structural rules governing the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language.

  • Transcription methods

    The methods to quickly transcribe spoken language into text, such as stenography.

  • Stenography

    Capture of spoken words in its entirety, especially meanings and relevant details into written form.

Skills

  • Provide written content

    Communicate information in written form via digital or print media according to the needs of the target group. Structure the content according to specifications and standards. Apply grammar and spelling rules.

  • Record court procedures

    Record all the information necessary for proper record maintenance during court hearings, such as the people present, the case, the evidence presented, the sentence made, and other important matters which were brought up during the hearing.

  • Digitise documents

    Load analog documents by converting them into a digital format, using specialised hardware and software.

  • Type error-free documents

    Type documents and written content in general avoiding any grammatical or spelling errors. Type documents in a fast pace without compromising the quality of the outcome.

  • Use shorthand computer program

    Employ shorthand computer softwares in order to write and translate shorthands and put them into traditional legible transcripts.

  • Apply grammar and spelling rules

    Apply the rules of spelling and grammar and ensure consistency throughout texts.

  • Use stenotype machines

    Recognize the setting of keys in stenotype machines and understand the phonetics of words and syllabes represented in these kinds of machines to allow high typing.

  • Use free typing techniques

    Know, use and write documents, texts and content in general without looking at the keyboard. Use techniques to write documents in such fashion.

  • Observe confidentiality

    Observe the set of rules establishing the nondisclosure of information except to another authorised person.

  • Use shorthand

    Apply shorthand as a method to capture spoken words into written form. Use shorthands in written texts to reflect acronyms and relevant information required to be expressed in such fashion.

Optional knowledge and skills

medical terminology legal case management compile legal documents perform office routine activities manage data for legal matters ensure proper document management develop documentation in accordance with legal requirements use dictionaries write meeting reports