The Deposition Transcript Fundamentals course will provide general formatting rules for creating a transcript for depositions and other non-court legal proceedings. The general rules in this course can be applied when transcribing the majority of state cases. Federal (AAERT) formatting is not covered in this course.

This course is perfect for experienced transcriptionists looking to transition to legal transcription. Students learn important legal and industry terminology. Additionally, students will learn to work within customer-driven specifications such as a style guide and a template. (This course does not include training in English, grammar, and punctuation.)

Equipment Requirements: 

  • Infinity USB Foot Pedal, headphones, and free version of Express Scribe software. 
  • MS Word (Microsoft Word 2016, 2019, and Office 365) or CAT software. (We do not offer support for CAT software.)
  • PC-based computer with Windows 8.1 or better. (Most software companies in this industry are PC friendly. You can use a Mac in this course, but we do not offer support for Mac-specific questions.)

Course Access: 180 days 


(10 hours / 1.0 CEUs)

Course Preview

  • Introduction
  • Legal Processes, Proceedings, & Participants
  • Title, Appearance, Index, Certificate Pages
  • Formatting (not federal)
  • Transcript Production

Course Fee: $199


BlueLedge is an AAERT approved training center, preparing students for national certification in digital court reporting and legal transcription. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the job opportunity?

There is a growing demand for court reporters and transcriptionists in the court systems as well as by private firms across the United States and the world. The nature of the court reporting and transcription industry is that you truly can work anywhere, as there are always needs.

What defines a good digital court reporter?

Court reporters should be customer service focused, organized, capable of conducting different work in a variety of environments with people from a diverse background and capable of utilizing the legal knowledge gained through BlueLedge.

What does AAERT approval mean?

BlueLedge has passed a rigorous evaluation process by the nationally recognized governing association for digital/electronic reporters and legal transcriptionists to ensure the highest quality education for our students.

What defines a good legal transcriptionist?

Legal transcriptionists should be detail oriented, have a firm grasp of the English language, organized, capable of sitting in front of a computer for long periods of time while listening to audio with the legal knowledge gained through our training courses.