Jerry Lefler
Jerry Lefler

Jerry Lefler joined the Executive Reporting Service team in July of 2010 bringing with him over 30 years of professional talents to the field of court reporting. His background includes being awarded three U.S. patents related to the development of Digitext, a computerized shorthand theory and translation system. In addition to Digitext, Lefler founded Realtime Captioning, Inc. which provided realtime captioning services for CBS, ABC and NBC both locally and nationally. Mentioned in the book, “The Court Reporter’s Guide to Cyberspace” by Gary D. Robson, Lefler is credited for most likely being the first to try realtime online by designing a steno machine called the “Impression Writer” that had a 286 computer in it and routed its output to the keyboard input of a computer.

Education & credentialsCourt Reporter Jerry Lefler

  • Merit College of Court Reporting, N. Hollywood, CA
  • NCRA Registered Professional Reporter (RPR)
  • NCRA Certificate of Proficiency (CP)
  • NCRA Certificate of Merit (CM)
  • NCRA Certified Real-time Reporter (CRR)
  • Texas Certified Shorthand Reporter
  • Former California Certified Shorthand Reporter
  • National Speed Qualifier on all legs (1974-1994)
  • 2010 National Realtime Contest Literary Qualifier

High-profile cases and experience

  • Director of Technology, Digitext, Inc. – designer, manufacturer & distributor of computerized shorthand training materials and translation systems
  • Part owner of Merit College of Court Reporting, CA
  • Founded Realtime Captioning, Inc. – provider of realtime closed captioning services for CBS, ABC and NBC locally and nationally
  • Director of Shorthand Technology for Ergofoniks, Inc. – manufacturer and distributor of computerized shorthand training materials and translation hardware, Dallas, TX

Awards

  • Awarded 3 U.S. Patents related to the Digitext Shorthand Theory and Translation Systems