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Latest report of court reporter shortage: Positions unfilled in Western Pennsylvania

Screen Shot 2013-11-22 at 11.00.12 AMWe’ve blogged about court reporter shortages in a number of places including California and South Carolina.

Now comes a story about court reporting positions that have been unfilled for months in Western Pennsylvania.

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, there are a number of reasons for the shortage, including the closing of court reporting schools, the lure of captioning and low salaries.

One Western Pennsylvania judge who noted five reporters -- down from nine -- handle the work of four judges in that county, said, “It's gotten increasingly worse.”

There is one bright spot, according to the paper: There are 50 students enrolled in the court reporting program at the Community College of Allegheny County, the largest class in years.

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