Laurie Birt

Training & Experience

Laurie Birt obtained her California CSR license and her RPR certification in 1981 in San Francisco. She worked freelance depositions, public hearings and served as an official court reporter pro tempore in both municipal and superior courts in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In 1984, she accepted a position as an official court reporter for the San Mateo County Superior Court. During her 12 years in this position, she worked on both criminal and civil cases ranging from drunk driving to death penalty and complex civil litigation.

In 1996, Laurie became associated with Behmke Reporting & Video Services, specializing in major, complex civil litigation.

In October of 1998, she moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, where she now works as a freelance court reporter providing the same quality, professional service to her clients, including real-time (instant on-screen access), rough draft, condensed transcripts, word indexes, and expedited turnaround when requested.

Licenses and Certifications

  • LCR - Tennessee Licensed Court Reporter No. 328
  • CSR-Certified Shorthand Reporter
  • California CSR #5741 The California CSR designation is widely recognized as one of the most difficult state certifications to obtain.
  • RPR-Registered Professional Reporter  Certification granted upon successfully passing both written and practical examinations given by the National Court Reporters Association.
  • CCR-Certified Court Reporter Tennessee certification granted to certain court reporters who meet eligibility requirements.