The Court Reporter's Creed
My profession stems from man's desire and his
necessity to preserve the happenings of
yesterday and today for tomorrow.
My profession was born with the rise
of civilization in ancient Greece.
I was known as a scribe in Judea, Persia
and the Roman Empire.
I preserved the Ten Commandments for posterity and
was with King Solomon while building the temple.
I was with the founding fathers of the
United States when they drafted the
Declaration of Independence. My hand labored
upon the scroll that set forth the Bill of Rights.
The immortal Abraham Lincoln entrusted me
to record the Emancipation Proclamation.
I was commissioned to be with Roosevelt at
Yalta. I was with Eisenhower on D-Day
and with MacArthur at Tokyo.
I have kept confidence reposed with me by those
in high places, as well as those in lowly positions.
My profession protects the truthful witness,
and I am a nemesis of the perjurer. I am a
party to the administration of justice under
the law and the court I serve.
I discharge my duties with devotion and honor.
Perhaps I haven't made history, but I have
preserved it through the ages.
In the past I was called a scribe. Today I am the court
reporter who sits in the courts of our country. I am the
voice writer who sits in the United States Congress.
I am the Verbatim Court Reporter!