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3/13/2015 » 3/14/2015
AAERT Executive Forum 2015

6/25/2015 » 6/27/2015
AAERT 2015 Conference

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The American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers provides education and certification for professionals engaged in digital reporting, transcribing, and associated roles. AAERT offers networking opportunities for its members and promotes public awareness about the value of digital reporting.

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(L/R Buck Ewing, AAERT President; Tony Douglass, FTR;
Margaret Morgan, CER, CET, AAERT Director and Past-President;
SueLynn Morgan, FTR)

Presentation by Professor Fredric I. Lederer
Chancellor Professor of Law and Director, CLCT
William and Mary Law School, Williamsburg, VA
at the 2014 American Judges Association
54th Annual Educational Conference, held in
Las Vegas, NV on October 6th
in cooperation with FTR (For The Record)

PDF Version of Transcript

See the transcript for an enlightening discussion on the many ways emerging digital technologies are being used in courts was presented by the inimitable authority on digital court technologies and processes, The Center for Legal and Court Technology's Prof. Fred Lederer.

This transcript was produced live by a team of 5 highly-skilled AAERT Certified Transcribers working from home across the USA - we are very thankful for their involvement in this demonstration and applaud their professionalism and dedication.
Using the FTR FALCON platform, they were able to receive audio securely over the internet only seconds behind the spoken word. Coordination with the Digital Reporter on-site at AJA and working with the off-site transcribers, allowed us to show the quality of a transcript that can be created in a short timeframe.
Averaging under 20 minutes per 5 minute job, the transcribers were able to transcribe and return their produced work - all from the comfort of their home office.‚Äč



AAERT Certification is now ONLINE for Testing
Certification is an important milestone in your professional career.
AAERT offers 2 different certifications:

CERsm (Certified Electronic Court Reporter)
CETsm (Certified Electronic Transcriber)

Online testing will be available in over 150 testing sites throughout the US.  We presently have 6 locations in Canada.  All of these locations will be expanded as the program grows.  Information can be found above at the Certification Online Info tab.


The link to the left will allow you to see the entire PDF detailed report from NCSC on ways to ensure the success of implementing digital reporting into the courtroom.

This is a result of a request from the original COSCA Report (Council of State Court Administrators) from December 2009. The report asked for recommendations on Digital Recording Implementation; Digital Recording Planning; Review of standards and procedures for transcript production; Standards for the technology, archiving, storage, and retrieval of digital audio and video recordings of court proceedings. 


Click Here for 2013 Court Survey Summary