Welcome to the Illinois Official Court Reporters website. This site is intended as a resource tool for our employees and also to provide information for those who are considering a career as a judicial reporter in Illinois. Please browse through our site, and if you have any questions that we have not answered, please feel free to contact us.
What is an Official Court Reporter? Official court reporters can be state or federal employees. In our case, our "officials" are state employees who work for the Chief Judge of the Circuit in which they are employed. Official court reporters must be licensed in the state of Illinois as a Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR).
Official court reporters work in county courthouses and take a verbatim record during proceedings so that a transcript can be produced as an official record of the case. In many cases, these transcripts will be used to file an appeal to the Appellate Court.
What is Court Reporting Services? Court Reporting Services is the administrative office working for the Chief Judges to coordinate the court reporting program on a statewide basis in Illinois. Our office is responsible for employment documents, tracking leave benefits, personnel procedures, testing, correspondence and seminars.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you might have.