Try It Out (for free) Previously, to pursue a career in court reporting, you had to enroll in court reporting school to give it a try. Maybe you wanted to give it a look, but you weren’t ready to jump into a life commitment. All of that has changed. Throughout the U.S., groups of court reporters have launched free programs to teach you the basics of court reporting. They’re called A-to-Z Programs. Their entire purpose is to give you a taste of court reporting, to see if you like it and if you have some level of aptitude for it. If it’s right for you, great! We’ll guide you to the right court reporting school. Not right for you? That’s great too because you’ll figure it out with no financial commitment and with a minimal investment of time.