Job Details - Official Court Reporter - Hidalgo County Court at Law #2
Hidalgo County
Edinburg, TX
$98,000.00 - $98,000.00 per Year
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Job Description

Under direction, records, transcribes, and maintains records of court proceedings. Makes verbatim record of court proceedings using written symbols in shorthand, machine shorthand, or oral stenography: furnishes a statement of facts of court proceedings to requesting parties. Provides equipment used in performing duties, including stenographic machine, computers and printers, along with necessary reference material.

Attends all court sessions and makes full record of evidence, objections, rulings, voir dire and arguments when requested by Judge or any party to a case, together with all objections to admissibility of evidence, rulings and remarks of Court

Makes full record of jury arguments and voir dire examinations when requested by attorney for any party to a case, together with all objections to such arguments, rulings and remarks of Court

Documents and files all exhibits with various Clerk of Courts; preserves all shorthand or machine notes taken in court for three (3) years from date taken for future use and prepares accurate transcript, as instructed, of court proceedings for appeals or future court use

Prepares official transcripts of all evidence or other proceedings, or any portion thereof, subject to laws of the State, the rules and instructions of presiding Judge of the Court

May conduct deposition of witnesses, receive, execute and return commissions, and make a certificate of proceedings in any county that is included in the judicial district of the court; may prepare jury charges in civil cases; may perform administrative or secretarial services which assist in administrative functions of the Court

Regular attendance

Get along with co-workers

Required Skills:

Knowledge of machine shorthand theory and minimum standards established for certification as a Certified Shorthand Reporter by the Supreme Court of Texas, of Texas law and proper court procedure

Ability to apply correct punctuation

Employee may be assigned other duties in addition to those listed and duties may change according to changing needs of department

Registration, Certification, and Licensure

Must have proof of a current valid Texas motor vehicle operator’s license

Must be able to be insured by County insurance carrier

Certification by the Supreme Court of Texas and two (2) years experience as a certified shorthand reporter

Requirements for certification are that reporters pass an oral exam that consists of dictation and that they pass a written exam at 75 percent accuracy

Certified court reporters are also required to complete a specified number of hours of continuing education courses every two (2) years

Required Experience:

Graduation from a high school or equivalent (GED)

Must have good computer skills

One (1) year court reporting experience

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Hidalgo County
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