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The stenotype keyboard has fewer keys than a conventional alphanumeric keyboard. Multiple keys are pressed simultaneously to spell out whole syllables, words and phrases with a single hand motion. Photo by Clint Austin, Duluth News Tribune

People urged to consider court reporting as a career

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Tracy Bennett enjoys her job as a court reporter because she gets a continuing education in criminal, civil and family law, as well as learning the latest developments in the medical and insurance industries and a variety of other topics.


Bennett records every word spoken in the courtroom -- even when some people are speaking more than 250 words a minute -- and preserves the complete and accurate written record of the spoken word for potential review.

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