10 Essential Supplies for Digital Court Reporters

10 Essential Supplies for Digital Court Reporters

The quality of a digital court reporter’s work output strongly depends on the quality of the equipment they use. Indecipherable audio is useless and can jeopardize the integrity of the record, so it is critical that you have the tools to get the job done right. The good news is that you don’t have to break the bank to get your hands on these essential products. The Court Reporting Academy recommends these essential supplies to our students. You can find them directly on the retailer’s website, through Amazon, or at stores like Walmart, Staples, and Office Depot. 1. Computer Most people have a computer that can easily handle online depositions. However, legal proceedings that have multiple parties involved and onsite events can max out a low-grade system. It is essential that your computer can simultaneously handle running a video platform with several participants, recording software, and high-speed internet. You may also need to have a team chat program running in the backgro...

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Student Spotlight:
TCRA Graduate Eric Learman Finds Success in a New Career

Student Spotlight:
TCRA Graduate Eric Learman Finds Success in a New Career

Life has taken a dramatic turn for Eric Learman in just a few short months. In May 2022, the 25-year-old Ocala, Florida, resident was attending community college and working at a local retailer. Previously, he had spent years working long hours in restaurants and on construction sites. He now spends his days enjoying the flexibility of working from home while earning a great income as an AAERT-certified digital court reporter. “Enrolling in The Court Reporting Academy was a life-changing decision,” says Learman, who received a scholarship from The Court Reporting Academy. “I now have more freedom in my everyday life because I essentially work for myself. It is a wonderful feeling to be more financially independent and have time to pursue my hobbies. To have such a secure career that will set me up for a successful future is amazing for a young man like myself.” Learman has had an interest in pursuing a career in the court system since he first served on a jury at age 18. He noted...

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