Long Island Business Institute is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. // Photo by Terry Canavan

LIBI, Plaza and NYSCR Are the Key To Lucrative Court Reporting Careers

Fast fingers mean big bucks for court reporters in Queens. In fact, court reporters can earn well over $100,000 a year once they learn to write 225 words per minute. Only a handful schools in the area train prospective court reporters, however. Their two-year associate’s degree programs enables people to earn an excellent salary without first paying for a four-year degree.

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Several generations of the stenotype, the vital tool used by court reporters. // Photo by of Terry Canavan

For Court Reporters, Fast Fingers Mean Big Bucks

In a borough of 2.4 million people fighting for space, fighting for property or just plain fighting, there is no certainly no shortage of trials, grand juries, depositions and hearings.

There is, however, a shortage of people to transcribe them. A reality that makes court reporting an especially valuable job.

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