Court reporters are an integral part of legal proceedings which may include pre-trails and trials and even sentencing activities. They use stenographs to record the proceedings by quickly typing everything that is being said in court in order to maintain a record of it for further or future reference. Once a court reporter has his equipment set up, he is ready to roll.

The job of a court reporter is not limited to court reporting essentially. Court reporters are expected to organize and research information and may be used as a counseling contact for courtroom procedures and administration.

Do you possess some legal background and are willing to work in this fast paced environment? If the answer to this is yes, the following resume will help you apply for your first job in this regard.


Court Reporter Resume with Less or No Experience



127 Clerk Street, Jersey City, NJ 22222
(939) 999-2309, alicia @ email . com

Court Reporter


• Core understanding of legal systems and proceedings and how they work in real time
• Hands on experience in making verbatim stenographic records at all court proceedings
• In depth knowledge of preparing both printed and magnetic data media transcripts
• Proven ability to take dictation and converting them into meaningful paper files

CSR – Certified Shorthand Reporter

• Provided research duties for a particularly complex murder trial which was a success for the defendant due to the researched information
• Reorganized the filing and records system for the office which reduced paperwork by 70%


Denton County – Denton, TX
Court Trainee | Jun 2015 – Apr 2016
• Took dictation and prepared relevant reports
• Recorded verbatim court proceedings
• Responded to requests of information retrieval during and after trials
• Managed transcribing duties after each trial
• Verified transcript accuracy and clarifiedany discrepancies

Denton County – Denton, TX
Legal Intern | Jan 2015 – Jun 2016
• Researched legal information for attorneys
• Performed basic paperwork
• Maintained files and records
• Managed and distributed incoming mail
• Assisted in writing correspondence


City Technical College, Denton, TX – 2014
Associate’s Degree in Law

• Excellent listening and comprehension skills
• Typing Speed: 40WPM
• Exceptional communication skills
• Strong interpersonal and people skills