Official, District, and Statewide Court Reporters

court reporterIn Wisconsin, there are currently two court reporting educational programs offered, a stenography technical degree at Lakeshore Technical College and a digital court reporting technical degree at Fox Valley Technical College. Qualified applicants may apply for a digital court reporter position without formal education. Current students may also apply as a digital court reporter while completing stenography and/or digital court reporting programs. Certain locations in the Wisconsin Circuit Courts have been selected for the use of (state-owned) digital audio recording equipment to take the record. In these locations a digital court reporter operates in place of a stenographic or voice writing court reporter. Digital court reporter hiring qualifications are distinct from the qualifications for stenographic and voice writing reporters listed below.

Candidates for stenographic court reporter vacancies with the State of Wisconsin Court System must meet one of three minimum professional standards to be considered eligible for hire: (1) Graduation from a court reporting school approved by either the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) or the National Verbatim Reporters Association (NVRA), or (2) Successful completion of the Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) examination administered by the NCRA, or (3) Successful completion of the Certified Verbatim Reporter (CVR) examination administered by the NVRA. Salary is based on level of qualification and documented previous court reporting experience. Wisconsin provides an excellent benefits package, including a retirement program; optional health, life and disability insurance; plus paid vacation, sick leave, personal days and holidays.

The court system's Human Resources Office maintains a roster of eligible court reporters who are interested in Official and/or District Court Reporter positions throughout the State of Wisconsin. For additional information about court reporter positions contact the Human Resources Office, Wisconsin Court System, 110 E. Main St., Ste. 430, Madison, WI 53703-3356; telephone (608)266-9795; FAX: (608) 261-8293; 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Date posted Position title Description Location Date closed
06/30/2022 Official court reporter (stenographic/voice or digital) The Honorable Judge Mark Sanders, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Branch 28, seeks candidates for the position of full-time Official Court Reporter available July 17, 2022. Real-time proficiency is preferred, but not required. Learn more & apply Milwaukee County Until filled
06/03/2022 Official court reporter (stenographic/voice or digital) The Tenth Judicial District, Rusk County Circuit Court, seeks candidates for the position of full-time Official Court Reporter. Interested applicants will be presented to the elected Judge Annette Barna for consideration. Learn more & apply Rusk County Until filled
05/24/2022 Official court reporter (stenographic/voice or digital) The Honorable Judge-Elect Tania M. Bonnett, Adams County Circuit Court Branch 2, seeks candidates for the position of full-time Official Court Reporter. Learn more & apply Adams County Until filled
05/23/2022 Official court reporter (stenographic/voice or digital) The Eighth Judicial District, Marinette County Circuit Court Branch 2, seeks candidates for the position of full-time Official Court Reporter. Interested applicants will be presented to the Honorable Judge James Morrison for consideration. This position is available until is filled. The start date is anticipated to be August 1st, 2022. Learn more & apply Marinette County Until filled
05/18/2022 Official court reporter (stenographic/voice or digital) The Honorable Judge Stacy Smith, Juneau County Circuit Court Branch 1, seeks candidates for the position of full-time Official Court Reporter. Learn more & apply Juneau County Until filled
05/09/2022 Official court reporter (stenographic/voice or digital) The Honorable Judge Kevin Martens, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Branch 27, seeks candidates for the position of full-time Official Court Reporter available July 31, 2022. Real-time proficiency is preferred, but not required. Learn more & apply Milwaukee County Until filled
05/06/2022 Official court reporter (stenographic/voice or digital) The Honorable Judge Pedro Colon, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Branch 18, seeks candidates for the position of full-time Official Court Reporter available June 5, 2022. Learn more & apply Milwaukee County Until filled
04/28/2022 Official court reporter (stenographic/voice or digital) The Tenth Judicial District, Eau Claire County Circuit Court, Branch 06, seeks candidates for the position of full-time Official Court Reporter. Interested applicants will be presented to the elected Judge for consideration. This position is available starting August 1st, 2022. Learn more & apply Eau Claire County Until filled
04/27/2022 Official court reporter (stenographic/voice or digital) The Honorable Judge Laura Gramling-Perez, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Branch 32, seeks candidates for the position of full-time Official Court Reporter available June 1, 2022. Real-time proficiency is preferred, but not required. Learn more & apply Milwaukee County Until filled
04/21/2022 Official court reporter (stenographic/voice or digital) The Honorable Judge Troy Nielsen, Waupaca County Circuit Court, Branch 1, seeks candidates for the position of full-time Official Court Reporter. Real-time proficiency and stenographic/voice experience are preferred, but not required. Learn more & apply Waupaca County Until filled
04/21/2022 Official court reporter (stenographic/voice or digital) The Honorable Judge-elect Bryan Keberlein, Winnebago County Circuit Court, Branch 3, seeks candidates for the position of full-time Official Court Reporter. The start date is anticipated to be August, 1 2022. Learn more & apply Winnebago County Until filled
04/21/2022 Official court reporter (stenographic/voice or digital) The Ninth Judicial District, Price County Circuit Court, seeks candidates for the position of full-time Official Court Reporter. Interested applicants will be presented to the Honorable Judge Kevin Klein for consideration. Learn more & apply Price County Until filled
04/18/2022 Official court reporter (stenographic/voice or digital) The Eighth Judicial District Office is located in Green Bay, WI but court coverage assignments may include travel to any District Eight county including Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, and Waupaca. The home base for this position may be located in Green Bay, WI or another District Eight county courthouse based upon availability and with prior approval of the Chief Judge. Learn more & apply Brown County 06/01/2022
04/14/2022 Official court reporter (stenographic/voice or digital) The Honorable Judge-elect Scott Blader, Waushara County Circuit Court, Branch 2, seeks candidates for the position of full-time Official Court Reporter. Learn more & apply Waushara County Until filled
04/04/2022 Official court reporter (stenographic/voice or digital) The Honorable Judge Reyna Morales, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Branch 42, seeks candidates for the position of full-time Official Court Reporter, available as of May 2nd 2022. Real-time proficiency is preferred, but not required. Learn more & apply Milwaukee County Until filled
04/04/2022 Official court reporter (stenographic/voice or digital) The Honorable Judge Christopher Foley, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Branch 14, seeks candidates for the position of full-time Official Court Reporter. Real-time proficiency is preferred, but not required. Learn more & apply Milwaukee County Until filled
04/04/2022 Official court reporter (stenographic/voice or digital) The Honorable Judge Brittany Grayson, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Branch 16, seeks candidates for the position of full-time Official Court Reporter, available as of May 15th 2022. Real-time proficiency is preferred, but not required. Learn more & apply Milwaukee County Until filled
03/16/2022 Official court reporter (stenographic/voice or digital) The Honorable Judge Faye Flancher, Racine County Circuit Court, seeks candidates for the position of full-time Official Court Reporter Learn more & apply Racine County Until filled
03/07/2022 Digital court reporter Applications are now being accepted for a full-time Digital Court Reporter. This position will primarily be responsible for the verbatim recording and transcription of court proceedings through the use of digital audio recording (DAR) equipment. The reporter will take the record of proceedings both remotely and in person. Learn more & apply Statewide Until filled
07/14/2021 Official court reporter (stenographic/voice or digital) The Honorable Judge Ellen Brostrom, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Branch 6, seeks candidates for the position of full-time Official Court Reporter. Real-time proficiency is preferred, but not required. This position is available July 18, 2021. Learn more & apply Milwaukee County Until filled
07/02/2021 Official court reporter (stenographic/voice or digital) The Honorable Judge Thomas McAdams, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Branch 7, seeks candidates for the position of full-time Official Court Reporter. Real-time proficiency is preferred, but not required. This position is available August 15, 2021. Learn more & apply Milwaukee County Until filled
01/29/21 District pool court reporter Applications are now being accepted for full-time District Court Reporter position in the Milwaukee County Court Reporter Pool. The selected candidates will provide floating court reporter coverage for the First Judicial District. Candidate may also be considered for limited term positions available in the court reporter pool. Learn more & apply Milwaukee County Until filled

Learn about court reporting careers

Court reporters play a critical role in the judicial system. The following resources will help you learn more about the various techniques used to perform this important function and how you can train to serve as a court reporter in the Wisconsin Court System. Please check back frequently as more content will be added over time.

Court reporters: Who they are, what they do, and where to apply!

The following video and corresponding flyer provide an overview of working as a court reporter in the Wisconsin Court System.

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10 tools for a digital court reporter

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Freelance court reporting services

Each of the nine judicial administrative districts of the Wisconsin Court System contracts separately for freelance court reporting services. Freelance reporters provide supplemental, contract services on an as needed basis and are not employees of the court system. Since freelance services are based on the needs of a specific judicial district, there is no guarantee of placement or assignment for freelance court reporters.

Court reporters who provide freelance services are not required to meet the eligibility requirements for hire as an official or district court reporter, however, an additional per diem is paid for court reporters who have passed a recognized certification exam.

If you are interested in exploring freelance assignments, please contact the District Court Administrator's Office of the district (see map) where you would be interested in providing service:

District 1 (Milwaukee County)

Tracy Klappenbach, Manager Court Reporter Services
Ph: (414) 278-3995
Email: tracy.klappenbach@wicourts.gov

District 2

Louis Moore, District Court Administrator
Ph: (262) 636-3133
Email: louis.moore@wicourts.gov

District 3

Michael Neimon, District Court Administrator
Ph: (262) 548-7210
Email: michael.neimon@wicourts.gov

District 4

Jon Bellows, District Court Administrator
Ph: (920) 424-0028
Email: jon.bellows@wicourts.gov

District 5

Theresa Owens, District Court Administrator
Ph: (608) 267-8820
Email: theresa.owens@wicourts.gov

District 7

Patrick Brummond, District Court Administrator
Ph: (608) 785-9546
Email: patrick.brummond@wicourts.gov

District 8

Thomas Schappa, District Court Administrator
Ph: (920) 448-4281
Email: thomas.schappa@wicourts.gov

District 9

Susan Byrnes, District Court Administrator
Ph: (715) 842-3872
Email: susan.byrnes@wicourts.gov

District 10

Christopher Channing, District Court Administrator
Ph: (715) 245-4105
Email: christopher.channing@wicourts.gov