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New technology to help alleviate court reporter shortage in Horry County

Courtrooms across the state of South Carolina are going digital.

New digital court reporters are being installed to make up for the shortage in the state’s court reporters.

The new digital court reporter devices are state-funded and will be used as another tool for the record.

In the 2019 state budget, the state has allocated $1 million to expand the pilot program with the devices.

There are many jobs where technology takes over, but this time it is just helping the process — the devices won’t replace the existing court reporters.

Each digital recorder will have a person monitoring them, and at least six counties have rolled out the new technology already, including Florence County.

Horry Georgetown Technical College is launching a digital court reporter training program.

Source: Deevon Rahming, ABC 15 News (19/02/2019), New technology to help alleviate court reporter shortage in Horry County’

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