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Careers - Official Court Reporter
An official court reporter is an employee of the State.
The following is specific to the exam for the Court Reporter II designation in CT Superior Court:
Appointments are made by the judges of the Superior Court from a list of applicants certified as qualified by the Board of Examiners of Court Reporters.  The examination for Classification II will consist of recorded or live dictation of two-voice Q&A at 225 wpm for 5 minutes, transcribed with 95% accuracy; recorded or live dictation of jury charge material at 200 wpm for 5 minutes, read back and transcribed with 95% accuracy.  Transcription of the jury charge and the Q&A must be completed in 3 hours or less.  For additional information concerning examinations, please correspond with LAURA MUENCHOW, 101 Lafayette St., Hartford, CT  06106.
Court reporters make accurate verbatim records of court proceedings and must be trained or experienced in special requirements of this type of work.  All those who apply for these positions are expected to be fully acquainted with the fact that court reporting work is very exacting, demanding the highest capacity and skill.
Court sessions are held five days a week.  The usual daily session is from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Court reporters are expected to be available for assignment at findings and other official work without additional compensation.
A court reporter is assigned work by the official court reporter, and by the Court Operations Division of the Judicial Branch.  If an assignment requires travel, the necessary expense involved may be disbursed as provided in the Branch's regulations and union contract.
The starting annual salary of the position is $57,942.00 and the maximum is $74,069.00 (plus transcript fees.)
Benefits include a pension plan, medical coverage, and optional life insurance.  Other fringe benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, and personal leave days.
Revised 10/2/08
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