Court reporters play a crucial role in the legal system, as it is their responsibility to make sure everything is officially documented and that they give an accurate representation of what is taking place in the courtroom. Chief Judge Douglas L. Jarman of the 4th Judicial Circuit is asking that court reporters and captioners be recognized during National Court Reporting & Captioning Week taking place between February 6th and February 13th.
Judge Jarman says that court reporters in the 4th circuit are valuable members of the court working diligently to preserve court records. In a press release, he called reporters impartial, reliable, dedicated, and outstanding individuals who strive for accuracy and accountability.
The 4th Circuit employs 17 court reporters who cover nine counties including Christian, Clinton, Effingham, Montgomery, and Shelby.