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Emergency Judicial Permit

Any judge of a court of record shall have the authority to request an emergency judicial permit, allowing a person who is not a certified court reporter in the State of Georgia to act as a temporary official court reporter in that judge’s court for a period not to exceed one year, in accordance with O.C.G.A. Sec. 15-14-34.

The applicant shall also send an Application for Emergency Judicial Permit, and pay a fee set by the Board. Upon receipt and approval of the request, the Application, and the fee, the Board may issue a permit for that reporter to be the official court reporter for that court only, for a period not to exceed one year.

The emergency judicial work permit shall not be renewable, and shall not allow freelance reporting by the judicial permit holder.  No person shall be granted more than one emergency judicial permit.

The emergency judicial work permit is no longer valid once the holder of the permit takes and passes the exam to become a certified court reporter in Georgia.

  Emergency Judicial Permit Application