Greene County News
XENIA — Julie Hohenstein, RPR, CRR, who works for the Greene County Common Pleas Court, for Judge Stephen Wolaver recently received her certification to be a Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR) through the National Court Reporter’s Association.
Attaining the CRR announces that Hohenstein is on the cutting edge of her profession both in technology and skill. In addition, this designation grants instant respect among professionals in the court reporting and legal fields.
The CRR exam is a 5-minute realtime test that consists of two-voice testimony, question and answer material, dictated at 200 words per minute that the court reporter must write at 96% accuracy. It also requires knowledge of their software and how to manage and upload files.
“It often takes many attempts at taking the test to pass the CRR by court reporters as we have to hone our reporting and writing skills and make the record come out flawlessly. To receive this certification is quite an honor” said Hohenstein.
Realtime reporting allows the court reporter while taking down court testimony for the record to simultaneously publish what is being said by a witness in readable form on an iPad, allowing the Judge and Counsel to hear and read testimony at the same time during trials.
“Not all court reporters have the skill to do realtime reporting while taking testimony at trial. I am very proud of the talent Julie brings to the court, and the people who have their cases heard in our court benefit from her realtime. Realtime is truly cutting edge technology in our justice system, and Julie’s skills help the court and lawyers do their job more efficiently,” said Wolaver.
The National Court Reporter’s Association is one of the highest national organizations that certify a court reporter’s skill in realtime.
Hohenstein has been the court reporter for Judge Wolaver since September 2014. Hohenstein graduated from Clark State Community College in 1992 with an Associate’s Degree in Court Reporting and obtained her Registered Professional Reporter certification in May 1995.