The Program adopts a pragmatic and comprehensive approach to court
reporter training. It teaches the student how to report accurately at fast speeds
AND teaches the student about all phases of the court reporting profession such
as handling exhibits, taking notes while reporting, the court structure in the
United States, freelance reporter duties, official reporter duties and, of course,
legal, medical, and business terminology.
The Resident Program is a six-month program. There are 24 classes plus an orientation. The classes meet for three hours one day per week. There are day
or evening classes. The maximum class size is 10. Class time is devoted to the
introduction of legal, business, and medical vocabulary items, the discussion of
reporting techniques and concepts and practice in dictation and transcription
All the equipment that one needs for the course and for the practice of court reporting once certified is provided with the course. Legal, business and
medical dictionaries are provided. There are several payment options for the course.
The original school is owned and operated by Atlanta Peach Reporters, LLC, in
Atlanta, Georgia. Joyce Frassrand-Curl is the School Director. She is a certified
reporter in Georgia and has been since 1989, and holds the Certified Verbatim
Reporter designations from the NVRA.