Stenographic Institute of WNY

School of Court Reporting

Buffalo, NY

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Court reporters in New York make an annual mean wage of $100,270 according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2021). Court reporting also offers predictable working hours, a professional work environment and opportunities for on call and freelance work. Furthermore, court reporting is a necessary trade in every US territory, and many other countries.

Evening classes are 2 hrs twice a week with an additional 2-3 hrs of daily at home work ( ~10/week) which allows our students to maintain other aspects of their life while pursuing a diploma in a respected and profitable field.

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Primary Practice Areas

Freelance Reporting

While most often associated with court reporting, stenographers often find work recording for businesses and other official events.

Court Reporting

Our primary focus is preparing our students to enter the field of court reporting.


Stenography skills are also applicable in captioning for television and film.

What is a Stenographer?

A stenographer, or court reporter, transcribes speech using shorthand in order to provide an accurate transcript for future review. Court reporters are usually employed by courts, private firms or non-profit organizations.

Primary Focus

While stenography is applicable in many circumstances, the Stenographic Institute of Western New York specializes in preparing students to enter the field of court reporting immediately upon graduation. To this end the Stenographic Institute includes classes in medical and legal terminology as well as English for court reporting.

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Recent News

Shortage of Court Reporters

Despite a mean salary of $88,320 there is still a shortage of workers nationwide according to an article from WHAM out of Rochester, NY:

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Stenographic Institute of Western New York

School of Court Reporting

4525 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14226

Mon: 6pm - 9pm
Tues:  6pm - 9pm
Wed: 9am-9pm
Thurs: 6pm - 9pm