Court reporting students see their future in tour and remote presentation

Students in the court reporting and captioning club at the Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio, sponsored “The Write Future” Bus Tour on Monday, April 30. The full-day event took 24 students to visit court reporters at work.

The tour began with a visit to the Medina County courthouse where the students observed the morning docket and participated in a Q&A session with the presiding judge and court reporter.

Students then traveled to a freelance court reporting office in the area. After a visit with the firm owner and one of her reporters, students were then invited to ask questions.

Students returned to the Western Campus to have a catered lunch and then completed their day with a remote presentation by a CART/captioning provider. This was held via Web conferencing to allow online students to participate in this event as well.

The success of the event was evident by the enthusiasm of those students who participated. Students expressed that visiting with court reporters and captioners in their workplace was both informative and motivational.