Court Reporter - Temporary


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2929 N Wells St
Fort Wayne
Allen County Juvenile Center
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Open until filled



This position is not eligible for benefits.

This position is temporary, nonexempt, unclassified and covered under the Superior Court Employee Handbook.  This is an employee-at-will position.

Hours vary; 25-28 hours/week

Under the direction of the Systems Administrator, the Court Reporter preserves what is said or occurs in court proceedings, ensuring that official records are made without disruption or delay. I.C. 33-41-1-1 describes duties.


  • Prepares court orders and chronological case summary entries into the appropriate Case Management System.
  • Schedules court hearings.
  • Records courtroom proceedings by electronic equipment, supplemented by shorthand and/or note taking.
  • Responsible for the safekeeping of the record and all exhibits.
  • Coordinates judicial calendars, processes correspondence and telephone calls from attorneys and pro se litigants.
  • Prints judges' notes, prepares files for court and updates the case management system with parties' information.
  • Performs Judicial Assistant job duties as needed including, but not limited to, answering the telephone, receiving and processing pleadings, scheduling hearings and answering procedural questions for pro se litigants or attorneys.
  • Creates the record of a trial or proceeding and is responsible for the preparation of the transcript of that trial.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements and Working Conditions



  • High School Diploma or GED and three years secretarial experience working in legal field
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office and other job related software
  • Must be familiar with paternity and delinquency court process
  • Strong grammar, spelling, typing, vocabulary and language skills are necessary
  • Strong understanding of legal terminology
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to handle high volume caseload in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to use various office machinery including, but not limited to, telephone, dictation equipment, digital recording equipment, video conferencing equipment, hearing impaired equipment, digital camera, copy and fax machines
  • Ability to type 65 words per minute


The Court Reporter works in a court room with potentially violent juveniles requiring frequent sitting, some lifting of up to twenty pounds, some bending and pushing and/or pulling loads.  Very frequent typing including transcription and proofreading and very frequent attention to detail, monitoring equipment and detailed inspection is required.