Weâ€™ve all heard about the court reporting shortage. Youngins arenâ€™t rushing off to court reporting school like they used to.
The debate rages on, but at the end of the day, it boils down to a simple fact:
People donâ€™t think court reporting is sexy.
Itâ€™s time we call this â€œfactâ€ for what it isâ€¦
Let the record show that court reporting is actually the sexiest underrated job in America, and itâ€™s time the world knows it.
Here are the top three myths about court reporting, debunked:
Myth #1: Court Reporting is Boring
Hollywood has cast court reporters as old ladies in the corner of the room, eating soup at their steno machines.
Sure, who doesnâ€™t love a nice cup of soup? In reality though, court reporting is so much more.
The technology (not depicted above). The fascinating depositions. Strutting in high heels and a business suit across the 25th floor of a global law firm! A court reporterâ€™s life and work are exhilarating.
Not to mention the vital role that court reporters play in our country.
Attorneys are seen as dynamic, interesting characters. But guess who sitsÂ at the head of the conference table, surrounded by attorneys, during depositions?
Thatâ€™s right, baby: The court reporter.
Proceedings canâ€™t evenÂ beginÂ without the stenographer present. That type of influence is the opposite of boring. Itâ€™s sexy.
Myth #2. Court Reporters are Weirdos
Ok so maybe we are a little weird. But who isnâ€™t!?
People tend to look at court reporters like they are speaking a different language. And in fact,Â theyÂ areÂ speaking a different language, or at least writing in one (at over 200 words per minute, weâ€™ll add).
Knowing a second language makes you more intelligent, and nothing is sexier than a big brain.
Myth #3. Court Reporting Isnâ€™t Glamorous
We straight-up disagree. Have youÂ seenÂ thoseÂ court reporters who write from the red carpet? Since when areÂ The OscarsÂ not sexy?!
Need more proof?
Just check out this sexy shot fromÂ Buell Court ReportingÂ in Seattle, Washington:
It just goes to show you that court reporters are not a bunch of old ladies with sensible shoes. Theyâ€™re amazing, hard-working professionals that capture Every. Single. Word.
Hereâ€™s a message to all the Millennials and Generation Zers out there: Court reporters are bringing sexy back.
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