Court reporters are seen in every courtroom in the country. They have been recording court proceedings for the public record for decades and are the official keepers of the record … the accurate record.
Court reporters must accurately document conversations, word-for-word, that are exact, precise and legally binding. Not only do they act as stenographers and make exact transcripts that are easy to read for court cases, but they also organize those records so they can easily be retrieved by attorneys, clients, and judges.
They are extremely important during an appeal process and provide substantial benefits to the hearing impaired, giving them an opportunity to review proceedings in writing that they may not have understood when they were in the courtroom.