12 Court Reporter Interview Questions with 100+ User Answer Examples
Not only are you reporting what people are saying, but also what they are doing with their gestures and actions. Is it difficult for you to keep up?
- No I am the mother of seven children and am constantly viewing and listening to multiple people at a time.
- It can be at times. Especially when people talk over one another. However, I focus a lot on trailing and retention. That helps when there is a pause so I am able to catch up.
- No it is a challenging task.
- Kindly share the experience you have of taking personal responsibility or action for an employee who does not perform as expected. What was the challenge.
- No. I am a very observant person. Also I am able to use proper description words t.
How well do you write?
- I am a fast and a good writer and can get the job done by doing less mistakes.
- I would say fairly well. I have been awarded in school a few times for my writing skills.
- I would say I write well. Extremely well. I've never had any problems communicating in text.
- I am just starting but I want to be fast enough to do realtime.
- Legible enough for me to understand and I have knowledge of shorthand.
Are you a flexible person?
- I am a very flexible person, yes. I believe that is one of my strengths.
- Absolutely. I understand situations arise where schedules may have to change and I am open to this. I am also comfortable travelling for my position, as well as assisting co-workers who may need me for something that could possibly go beyond the designated schedule time that I am supposed to work until.
- I am very flexible. You can always rely on me when you are short handed.
- Yes, I do consider myself to be a flexible person.
- Yes, very much so. I do not take change hard at all.
Do you ever feel like you can't keep up when reporting?
- I think we all have those moments where everything starts to get away from you, but that's when you take a breath, interrupt, and get your control of the record back.
- Everyone has those off days. They are lying if they say they don't. They are not often, but occasionally, they do happen.
- I would have to disagree with this situation. I am a fast typer with attention to detail and good hearing. I am comfortable with a fast paced environment and if for any reason I feel as though I have missed something, I could politely ask the judge to confirm any rulings he may have made, or ask the individual speaking if they could repeat what they have said. Another option would be for me to ask the court clerk for assistance.
- No, I have had to facilitate and coordinate many meetings, where reporting from all stakeholders have been crucial, I found myself detailing the talking points, suggestions, actions and information from the speakers came easily to me.
- My skill level should not give me this problem.
Why are you the best person for this job?
- I am a hard worker, self-motivated, and reliable.
- I am looking to be part of a team and be a long-term member of the team. I am very dedicated and I work hard and enjoy what I do.
- I am a highly motivated individual who is eager to start their career. I believe I possess all the required and recommended skills and traits for this position. I am punctual person with great organizational skills. Not only am I comfortable working within a courtroom, but I have a huge passion for the legal field.
- Because I have life experience, I'm someone who believes in confidentiality and perfection.
- I am detailed, I show up, I will always excel at my job and can adapt well in all situations. I have great interpersonal skills, pride and integrity.
Why did you choose to become a Court Reporter?
- Ever since I was in High School, I had two best friends who were professional Court Reporters, helping me gain an insight and love for the field. I knew one way or another; I wanted to be involved in the Courts so after much research on schools and jobs, I decided to transition my life from a four-year business college to a Court Reporting program.
- I choose it because I have study basic of law and I want to help with the knowledge I have acquire to expose my intelligence'
- I have always been fascinated by the Judicial process. I love the thought of being a Judge's right-hand person.
- I know that I have the skills and knowledge of being a Court Reporter. As a typist, I usually take dictations and I use my skills with my job so I can be relied upon to get the work done.
- I like a challenge and the skill as well as the lucrative salary.
Have you ever gotten behind while reporting? How did you catch up?
- I have not been in this situation because if I feel myself getting behind I am proficient in interruption.
- Again, there are times when people are speaking too fast. I retain and trail and when there is a pause, I catch up.
- This is an interview for my first position as a court reporter, so I have not had this experience. If I ever found myself in this position, I would indicate in my notations where I have missed something. I would respectfully ask the judge for a brief moment, or recess as I am feeling a little overwhelmed. If this is not possible, I would catch up on any of the recesses or breaks.
- Asked the people in question to slow down.
- At times yes, I would write a couple of key words to remind myself, continue with reporting the current events, then go back to my keywords and extend the details so that all relevant information was inputted.
What type of court cases do you prefer?
- I really enjoy criminal. I'm sure most do. Although they are my favorite, I find that even some of the not-so-interesting cases keep my attention. Every day is different. I enjoy variety.
- I can work with all court cases since it will be in my job description.
- Each court case is different, which allows for challenges every day, I believe I find my highest interest in either criminal or family.
- I have no preference, they are all interesting to me.
- I have experience in all case. I do prefer criminal, because I am very familiar with it.
Why do you have an interest in court reporting?
- As mentioned before, I have been friends with Court Reporters ever since I was in High School, creating a passion for the field. It is a challenging career where you must strive to produce perfect work. The challenge is the part that interests me the most. Every day that you improve your skill and talent with typing, the better and faster you will get.
- I was able to achieve 225 wpm's in school and was pushing myself for 250
- Being inspired by some cases in the law suit, I release being a court reporter it creates love, cooperation and team work cause they is no how you can work alone.
- I wanted to have a career and not just a job. It seemed fascinating to me and it is something I really enjoy.
- I have typing skills and is very competent with different machines and computers.
What skills do you think are most critical to this job?
- Being able to write the speed, control the record, maintain control of speakers, have the ability to interrupt when the record is in jeopardy.
- I think this job needs very accurate typing skills together with good hearing skills.
- The skills I find most critical for this job are a mixture of attention to detail, as it is crucial you record the correct information as the smallest error can result in a damaging error. It is important that you are able to handle pressure under stress, as you may find yourself in situations where multiple people are talking at once, or matters are moving along quickly and you need to be able to keep up. You must be aware of the legal software and how to use it, as well as necessary notations.
- The fast wpm is a critical one you must be able to keep up. And also good ear.
- Gathering detailed information, ensuring all tools are present prior to court commencing, speed and accuracy in typing skills and the ability to see the reactions and surroundings of the proceeding in an unbias view.
How do you manage stress in your daily work?
- If I have stress I will look for someone that I can trust and talk to him/her.
- I have learned to take a step back and regroup. If I need a five-minute break to gather myself, I allow myself to take it.
- I find it easy to deal with stressful situations in my life. I take my time with things, but work in a proficient manner. I organize tasks I need to do within my day to limit the availability for stress, and if I am ever struggling with something I will ask for assistance from one of my co-workers.
- By taking a moment to my self deep breath and by staying possitive.
- I tend to thrive in stressful situations and I have always reacted in a positive way. I tend to continue working through it without realizing the stress level until I am off the clock.
If you were unhappy with your job, how would you discuss this with your boss?
- Maybe ask if it is possible to try a different type of case.
- I would make a list of the things that I feel need to be addressed. I would then prioritize them and ask myself which are the most important. Then I would ask to have time set aside to discuss.
- I would go to my boss and express my frustrations and solutions to fix it.
- I would first pinpoint what it is exactly that I am happy with. I would exhaust all measures to try and fix this error myself, but if it is something out of my authority I would ask to speak to my boss about the issue and hope for a resolution.
- I will calmly discuss the problem in a well educated manner and open mind to get the problem resolved.