Court Reporting schools prepare students for a career working in the legal system. Court reporters typically take verbatim reports of speeches, conversations, legal proceedings, meetings, and other events when written accounts of spoken words are necessary for correspondence, records, or legal proof. Court reporters play a critical role not only in judicial proceedings, but at every meeting where the spoken word must be preserved as a written transcript. They are responsible for ensuring a complete, accurate, and secure legal record. In addition to preparing and protecting the legal record, many court reporters assist judges and trial attorneys in a variety of ways, such as organizing and searching for information in the official record or making suggestions to judges and attorneys regarding courtroom administration and procedure. Increasingly, court reporters are providing closed-captioning and realtime translating services to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. It is the task of the court reporter to record history as it happens. Some might think the court reporters’ domain is limited to court, but reporters today record history wherever it happens – conventions, Congress, classrooms, hearings, depositions, speeches, cyberspace, and television studios. Court reporters are highly skilled professionals who use the latest technology to deliver a verbatim account of the spoken word.
Bryan College of Court Reporting
Bryan College of Court Reporting is located in Los Angeles, California and offers day and evening classes in court reporting to adult learners. Training consists of a series of courses which build upon one another to give the Bryan College Students the skills they will need to be successful in court reporting. Students begin with shorthand theory, and then mvoe on to a speed building class. In addition to speed building classes, students take a variety of academic classes. Bryan’s academic program completes the student’s education in court reporting. Bryan students master courses in civil and criminal law, punctuation, word usage, legal terminology, anatomy, medical terminology, computer technology, and other subjects. Bryan College coordinates a variety of off-campus court projects, observation hours, and mock trials at several law schools, giving our students the best “real life” experiences possible. During the past five decades, dozens of Bryan College graduates have opened their own agencies, hiring other reporters to work with their companies. These agency owners, each intimately aware of the expertise required of the Bryan graduate, have consistently and aggressively recruited our new graduates. All agency owners, whether they are Bryan graduates or not, want the best reporters possible. The schools graduates continue to impress and satisfy agency owners across the nation. We are proud of the tradition of excellence carried on by our graduates. Licensed by the State of California. Recognized by the Court Reporters Board of California. Approved by the National Court Reporters Association. Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Bryan College is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the federal student grant and loan programs. The college is also approved by the state of California to participate in the Cal Grant program.