Brooklyn summit to discuss vital role of court reporters, impact of AI on legal system

October 19, 2023 Rob Abruzzese
The Brooklyn Eastern District Federal Courthouse
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A summit in Brooklyn this weekend will focus on the indispensable role that court reporters play in the American justice system, as well as the potential impact of artificial intelligence on legal proceedings. 

Scheduled for Sunday, October 22, 2023, from 8:30 a.m.. to 1 p.m., the half-day event will take place at the Eastern District Federal Courthouse, located at 225 Cadman Plaza East.

Federal Judge Hector Gonzalez will serve as the keynote speaker, addressing members of the New York Bar Association and the New York State Court Reporters Association. Court reporters, trained to type 225 words per minute, not only document legal proceedings with accuracy but often earn six-figure salaries. Many also specialize in CART captioning for live broadcasts and other events.

The summit comes at a critical time, with a nationwide deficit of 5,500 court reporters and captioners already affecting the timeliness of trials and hearings. The shortfall is expected to widen as the average age of the existing workforce has reached 55. In most states, including New York, certified court reporters are mandated to create transcripts, rather than relying on AI, video, or digital recordings.

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