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Two Official Court Reporter Openings

19 Jan 2022 10:38 AM | Anonymous

The Mission of the Clerks Office:
The mission of the Clerk's Office is to assist the Court in the timely disposition of all case
matters by providing support services to schedule cases before the Court, to maintain the
official record of the Court, to maintain all monetary transactions and financial records of
the Court, and to maintain all jury-related operations of the Court in a manner that renders
efficient, effective, and courteous service to the general public, jurors, judges, judicial staff
members, the federal bar, other federal and state courts, litigants, and other governmental

The Eastern District of Michigan covers 34 counties within the eastern half of the lower
peninsula with courthouses in Ann Arbor, Bay City, Detroit, Flint, and Port Huron.

The Clerks Office currently serves 14 active judges, 7 senior judges, and 7 full-time
magistrate judges.

How a Court Reporter Supports the Mission:

This position is located in the Court Operations Unit of the Clerk's Office, reporting directly
to the Court Reporter Supervisor.The employee is responsible for the verbatim reporting
of proceedings held before United States District Judges and Magistrate Judges and for the
transcription of those proceedings upon request.Travel to the divisional offices may be


Level 1:$90,738

Level 2:$95,275requires merit certification

Level 3:$99,813requires Realtime certification

Level 4:$104,349requires Realtime certification and merit certification

Merit certification = registered merit reporter certificate from the National Court
Reporters Association (NCRA)

Realtime certification = successful completion of a certified Realtime examination by
NCRA or equivalent exam


Qualifications must be met at the time of application.

The successful candidate must possess excellent organizational skills to permit the
production of transcripts within strict time limitations, work well under pressure, possess
excellent communication skills, and be willing to work as part of a team of reporters under
the direction of the Court Reporter Supervisor in fulfilling the needs of all judicial offices of
the court. In addition, the candidate must possess tact, good judgment, poise, initiative, and
maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times.


Applicants must possess at least four years of prime court reporting experience in a
court, in the freelance field of service, or a combination thereof

Applicants must have qualified by testing for listing on the registry of professional
reporters of the NCRA or passed an equivalent qualifying examination

Realtime court reporting proficiency is required

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