Court Reporting

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Court reporting is the process of capturing the word-for-word record of everything spoken in a legal proceeding. The Tenth Judicial Circuit uses both real-time stenography and centralized digital court reporting to capture a complete and accurate verbatim record of the non-civil court proceedings.

In the Tenth Circuit, the verbatim record is monitored and captured using an integrated system of digital sound and live video feeds. Digital court reporters monitor, record, and transcribe court proceedings in Hardee, Highlands and Polk Counties. Because the ECR system is seamlessly integrated, staff in Polk County monitors court proceedings in Hardee and Highlands Counties, and vice versa, making the system more efficient and cost effective. The audio portion of court proceedings are recorded daily, and are available to the public on disc for a fee.

Electronic Court Reporting covers the following court proceedings:


  • Domestic Violence Injunctions
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Juvenile Dependency


  • Guardianship
  • Mental Health/Marchman and Baker Act Hearings
  • Probate


  • Arraignments
  • Behavioral Health Court
  • Drug Court
  • Felony
  • Initial Appearances
  • Misdemeanor
  • Traffic Court

In civil, family and civil traffic infraction cases, it is the responsibility of the litigants to hire a court reporter.

Real-time stenographers contract with the Court to capture the verbatim record in felony jury selections, felony jury trials and termination of parental rights trials.

McGill & Associates Professional
Reporting Services, Inc.

170 South Oak Avenue
Bartow, Florida 33830
863-533-4642 Phone
888-533-4642 Toll Free
863-533-1234 Fax

Merit Professional Reporting
1102 South Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33803-1308
(863) 686-7800

Reliable Reporting, Inc.
728 South New York Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33815-4748
(863) 682-8737

Accurate Reporting Service, Inc.
439 Rose Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
(863) 382-4441
(863) 382-4448 Fax

Coker Court Reporting
Post Office Box 803
Bartow, FL 33831-0803
(863) 533-1170

Wasilewski Court Reporting, LLC
1525 South Florida Avenue, Suite 4
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Tel: 863-686-9898
Fax: 863-686-9797
Toll Free: 888-686-9890
443 East Central Avenue
Winter Haven, Florida 33880
195 East Stanford Street
Bartow, Florida 33830

Accurate Reporting Service, Inc.
212 West Main Street
Wauchula, Florida 33873

Polk Instructions Hardee/Highlands Instructions

For more information, please contact Janie Castleberry, ECR Manager at (863) 534-4009 or

Electronic Court Reporting
Post Office Box 9000, Drawer J124
Bartow, FL 33831-9000
Fax (863) 534-2599

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