On October 4, Rosalie Kramm, CSR, RPR, CRR once again visited San Marcos High School in San Diego to introduce their Criminal Justice classes to the profession of court reporting. Rosalie was able to meet with sophomores, juniors, and seniors to discuss the field and stenography. Many of the students had never thought about court reporting as a career, and only knew of it through what they had seen represented on television.
When visiting high schools to introduce court reporting, she always begins by writing the students’ conversations as they come into the classroom. She hooked her computer up to the teacher’s monitor, and typed out their discussions, which were then displayed live on the whiteboard in front of the class.
The students had the opportunity to see her CAT software screen with the real-time, the steno, the word count, the words-per-minute counter, and how many strokes she had hit on the machine that morning. She shared the story of how she first learned about court reporting in high school from her typing teacher and how she quit college after her freshman year to go to court reporting school. She expressed to them that she has had the best career ever.
In the last 10 minutes of the period, students were invited up to try out typing on the steno machine. She showed them how to write their names in steno, or programmed a few easy key outlines to be their name. Her favorite part of presenting steno is seeing the lightbulb go off when they understand the keystroke becoming an English word.
Rosalie invited the students to visit www.projectsteno.org for more information about how to become a court reporter. We thank Rosalie for inspiring the students to pursue court reporting!
About Rosalie Kramm – CSR – Principal, San Diego
Rosalie Kramm began her career as a court reporter and owner/operator of Kramm Court Reporting in San Diego, California over 30 years ago, before joining Veritext Legal Solutions, the national leader in deposition services.
She sat on the Court Reporters Board of California with the Department of Consumer Affairs from 2013 through 2018 and has served as president of the Deposition Reporters Association of California, Society for the Technological Advancement of Reporting, and General Reporters Association of San Diego.
Kramm is a Certified Court Reporter in California and holds the national license of Certified Realtime Reporter. She also is a certified LiveNote trainer and frequent presenter for advanced workshops on the use of interactive real-time software, including Realtime with LiveNote, Summation, and Bridge. She also serves on the board of the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program.