FEATURED COURSE:

$1,295

DIGITAL REPORTING & LEGAL TRANSCRIPTION PACKAGE

 

This curriculum pack includes both the Digital Reporting and Legal Transcriptionist courses. (This package does not include the Prepare to Pass course.)



Course Access: 365 days / Equipment Requirements: PC-based computer with Windows 10 or 11, MS Word (Microsoft Word 2016, 2019, and Office 365), Express Scribe Professional software, an Infinity USB-2 Foot Pedal, and headphones. Some assignments in the Digital Reporting course require the use of DR software to complete. For students who don't have DR software, we have made available a 45-day trial of DRC-B software through an industry partner. The trial software will not work with other operating systems used on computers/devices like Mac, Android, Chrome Notebooks, or iOS. Recommended computer specs: Current Generation Quad Core Intel Processor / 8GB RAM / 15” Diagonal Screen Size / Screen Resolution of 1366 x 768 or higher.  (If using a desktop with no internal sound card, it may be necessary to plug in an external microphone.)

This 140-hour course is designed to be taken by a person wishing to become certified through AAERT as a digital court reporter and legal transcriptionist.

Individuals taking this course will learn about the court system, legal procedure, terminology, ethics, professionalism, confidentiality. During the digital reporting portion of the course, students will learn how to cover all types of legal proceedings, including how to work with DR (digital reporting) software and equipment. There is no hands-on training with DR equipment. During the legal transcription portion of the course, students will gain the knowledge to format, transcribe, edit, and proofread legal transcripts for correct grammar, punctuation, and word usage.




Course Preview

  • Digital Reporting (CER Prep)
    • The Legal System
    • Terminology
    • Hardware
    • Your Software and Annotations
    • On the Job and On the Record
    • Court Work and Large Proceedings
    • Professionalism in the Legal System

  • Legal Transcriptio (CET Prep)
    • English Language
    • Grammar and Punctuation
    • Word, Text Expansion, and Research
    • Software and Annotations
    • Building the Transcript
    • TAs and Working Environment
    • TAs and Professionalism
    • Certification and Finals

Course Fee: $1,295


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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 transcribers in the court systems as well as by private firms across the United Stated and the world. The nature of the court reporting and transcribing 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 transcribers 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.