Job Details - Official Roving Court Reporter - Midland County
Midland County
Midland, TX
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Provides court reporting services for judicial proceedings; transcribes records of judicial proceedings for judges and attorneys; and performs other duties as necessary or assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

PAs stated in Government Code – Section 52.046– General Powers and Duties

  • Attend all sessions of the court;
  • Take full shorthand notes of oral testimony offered before the court, including objections made to the admissibility of evidence, court rulings and remarks on the objections, and exceptions to the rulings;
  • Take full shorthand notes of closing arguments, court rulings and remarks on the objections, and exceptions to the rulings;
  • Preserve the notes for future reference for three years in civil cases and 15 years in criminal cases from the date on which they were taken, or as otherwise determined by statute;
  • Furnish a transcript of the reported evidence or other proceedings, in whole or in part, as provided by Chapter 52;
  • An official court reporter of a district court may conduct the deposition of witnesses, receive and make a certificate of the proceedings anywhere in the State of Texas;
  • The Supreme Court may adopt rules consistent with the relevant statutes to provide for the duties and fees of official court reporters in all civil judicial proceedings.


Qualifications, Education, and/or experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
As stated in Government Code – Section 154.101 – Certification of Reporters
A person may not be appointed an official court reporter or a deputy court reporter unless the person is certified as a shorthand reporter by the Supreme Court. A certification issued under this chapter must be for one or more of the following methods of shorthand reporting: 1.) written shorthand, 2.) machine shorthand, 3.) oral stenography or 4.) any other method of shorthand reporting authorized by the Supreme Court.

Certified Shorthand Reporter by the Office of Court Administration, Judicial Branch Certification Commission.

Knowledge, Skills and/or ability

Judicial proceedings; court reporting procedures; and standard office practices and procedures.
Operate steno machine; transcribe shorthand notes into reporters' records; operate office equipment, such as copy machine and facsimile machine; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and maintain effective working relationships with judges, judicial staff, courtroom personnel, attorneys, and the public.

Contact Information
Brenda Davis
Midland County
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