The Court Reporting Services Division for the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit is responsible for making a verbatim record of court proceedings required to be reported at public expense in Monroe County. The
division ensures proceedings are reported at the highest quality attainable and the record is retained and archived as required by law. This is accomplished through the use of stenographic court reporting
and digital court reporting.
The Court Reporting Services Manager, Cathy Webster, serves Key West, while Julie Wiktorek is stationed in Plantation Key and travels to cover proceedings held in Marathon. Both are certified through
the National Court Reporters Association as Registered Professional Reporters.
Monica Brawer is the Digital Court Reporter Manager and is located in Key West. Karen Schaefer is the Digital Court Reporter in Marathon and Debbie Williams is the Digital Court Reporter in Plantation Key.
Our methods of reporting court proceedings include the use of stenography and digital recordation, from which we are able to prepare typewritten verbatim transcripts. Transcripts are not automatically
produced at public expense. Transcripts are produced when ordered by a judge or by receipt of a designation to court reporter for appellate cases. Financial arrangements must be made in advance for
preparation of a transcript. More information about transcripts can be provided by contacting the Court Reporting Services Manager, Cathy Webster.
Monday through, Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., excluding court holidays.