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Court Reporters

The Court Reporters provide verbatim transcripts of all court proceedings.

 
CONTACT 


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 Official Court Reporters
 Berks County Courthouse
 633 Court Street, 14th Floor
 Reading, PA 19601
 Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 610.478.6467
 610.478.4949
 courtreporters@countyofberks.com
Court Reporters Steno Machine
 

Services

  • Transcripts
  • Format, Fees, Ordering Procedures
     
     
    About Department
     
    Mission Statement
     
    The mission of the Official Court Reporters is to serve the citizens of Berks County, the Board of Judges and members of the Bar by stenographically recording all proceedings presided over by the Board of Judges of the Court of Common Pleas, and to provide verbatim transcripts of proceedings to the Court and any interested parties as required.

     
    The Office of Official Court Reporters is made up of a Chief Court Reporter, and 17 highly skilled and motivated court reporters, and has the responsibility of stenographically recording all proceedings brought before the Court of Common Pleas, and to prepare transcripts of said   proceedings, as directed.   Also within the department is the Exhibit/Evidence Storage Technician, who also is the Video Conferencing Operator, whose dual responsibilities are to collect, log and store all exhibits marked by the court reporters on a daily basis, and also to operate our video conferencing equipment, used for arraignments involving inmates in Berks County Prison, and also by various offices and private counsel to interview clients in Berks County Prison, as well as those housed at various Pennsylvania State Correctional Institutions and correctional institutions throughout the United States.
     
     
    History
     
    In 1981 Berks County became the first county courthouse in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to use a Computer Aided Transcription (CAT) system.  Today, all court reporters currently utilize the latest state-of-the-art CAT software and equipment, which allows for the completion of all transcripts within 14 days of the date a transcript is ordered.