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  • 28 Jan 2021 3:54 PM | 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 agencies.

    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 15 active judges, 5 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 required.


    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.


    Accepting applications until February 23, 2021.
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