View from my booth.
I sit alone in a booth at the side of the Courtroom, following the proceedings and creating the transcripts live.
Capturing over 200 words per minute and sharing this live with everyone in the Courtroom.
You never know what you’ll hear. Sometimes, statements are heart-breaking, shocking. You can’t prepare for that.
However, some things are repeated, likes names of villages or people, types of crimes, or other legal terms. So these I’ll have in my notes and I review them before each hearing.
We are working at the most demanding levels of speed, complexity, and the need for accuracy, all in real time.
These are moments of pure concentration – and we capture every word.
We must: It’s the official record of the Court, the truth of what happened, and the story – as it unfolds – of how judges come to make their decisions.