ONTARIO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The court reporting industry is experiencing a crisis nationwide. Increased demand for professional court reporters, significant retirement rates and low enrollment rates have led industry experts to predict an immediate, critical shortage of more than 5,500 reporters nationwide.
U.S. Legal Support, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of litigation support services including court reporting, record retrieval, eDiscovery and trial services, is committed to resolving this crisis. As part of its commitment, U.S. Legal Support proudly announces its partnership with Chaffey Joint Union High School District (CJUHSD) and the District’s newly established court reporting program.
As the second largest high school district in California, CJUHSD boasts a student population of more than 24,000. The District's vision commits that all students will graduate ready for college and careers, emphasizing rigorous academic preparation and career readiness including employability, life and learning skills, along with technical competencies and certifications.
In the August 2017 article “Court Reporter Shortage: What This Means for the Industry and for Reporters”, Jim Connor, RPR, CRR shares: “Court reporting schools across the nation have reported a steady decrease in enrollment over the last two decades. The schools attribute this trend to low-awareness and the push toward four-year degree programs.”
“Low awareness among young prospects contributes greatly to the current court reporter shortage," Connor continues. "To help overcome this, the industry would benefit greatly by making itself more visible. If court reporting firms, seasoned reporters and schools more effectively advocate for the benefits of this career path, perhaps awareness and interest will begin to spread. Court reporting can be a fulfilling, lucrative career, and with the current shortage, opportunities for young professionals are boundless.”
"The advantages CJUHSD students will gain through the partnership with U.S. Legal Support and the court reporting program will positively impact their lives. Preparing for a lucrative career while acquiring skills in demand across the country, court reporting program participants will no doubt find tremendous post-secondary success," states Mathew Holton, Ed.D., CJUHSD Superintendent.
About U.S. Legal Support
U.S. Legal Support, Inc. founded in 1996 is a privately held company with over 75 offices located across the United States. As one of the leading providers of litigation services, we are the only litigation support company that provides court reporting, record retrieval, eDiscovery and trial services to major corporations and law firms nationwide.
For more information visit: www.uslegalsupport.com