Stenographer is responsible to take dictation of important legal proceedings of the court. These professionals can also be known as court reporters. Stenographer is considered as a vital part of judicial system as he provides the lawyers and judges with important official records and information including orders, memos, correspondence, reports and various other types of documents and information as and when required. Stenographer uses shorthand to take dictation and then convert it to word processor and typewriter. Mostly stenographer directly takes the dictation by listening the voice of judge or lawyer. Dictation may be of important letters, legal documents, technical and statistical data, written proof and other relevant material. Sometimes they perform clerical duties as assigned.
As concerned the education and professional skills of the stenographer, there may not required highly qualified persons for the position of stenographer but that particular person must have strong typing and listening skills to excel in this field. On the other hand, individuals having diploma/degree in court reporting are highly preferred by the employers. They must have good interpersonal and communication skills as they have to coordinate with others to take important information to note. They must have frequently writing skills without spelling and grammatical mistakes. A stenographer must possess such skills that he can distinguish the words between expressions as they are spelled likely and differ meaning wise.