People don’t understand the work of a reporter in court and at times think it is a walk in the park. When a person is employed as a court reporter they involve very many skills which are essential and should not be taken as an easy task. Al the energy of the reporters and their mind should be in the court where the hearing is going on so as to give the correct information. While they are noting down the point and the keywords they should also concentrate on listening to everything that is being said and be quick to write down.
It is essential therefore that the reporter has a little knowledge on matters of the law so that they can make a comprehensive report for the cases. Judges rely mostly on the information they record and the knowledge they have in making a determination of any case. Steno mask reporting is mostly applied on matters that involve political petition.
Such recording should be precise and contain everything that is mentioned in the court. A mask is a recording device that allows the reporter to repeat everything that he was said in the court without any alterations. This device is made together with a silencer such that it doesn’t have to interfere the court since it is only used by the reporter.
It is essential since through this every utterance in the court and other proceedings are registered and used in the compilation of a judgment. In steno typing a machine called the stenograph is used. One can use the device to record as much information as they can. It is essential that a person using the device has proper instruction on how to use it and how to record very first. Speed is a critical element in ensuring that whatever is obtained cannot be challenged and that it has all the information that is required.
All the people being involved in the proceedings should have unobstructed access to whatever is being written so as to ensure transparency. Electronic recording is allowed in courts nowadays. In this case everything is recorded electronically for everybody and everyone to see. There were times when video recordings were not allowed in the courts in the recent years. In this method the reporter is somehow relieved as they are only tasked with recording the happenings. People who can transcript the letter are used in writing down of the news. These methods are applied to enhance fair judgment and satisfaction to all the parties in the court.