State of Illinois - Court Reporting Services

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).

CSR licensing exams are not provided by our office.  Please contact the
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations if you have
questions about licensing.

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.
Illinois Official Court Reporters