Court reporter shortage backs up cases in North Carolina

WFMY News 2 (N.C.) ran a story about how a 50 percent pay cut of transcript rates has led to a disappearance of court reporters and a backlog of cases in the state’s court system.  NCRA member Lori McCoin Jones, RPR, pointed out that when faced with the cuts, many court reporters found jobs “doing other things.” Sen. Stan Bingham, co-chair of the Senate Judicial Appropriations Committee, plans to bring up the issue at the state legislature’s short session in May.

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