OTHER REPORTING AND
On occasion you may be called on to record
proceedings other than military courts or investi-
gations. You could be called on to record meetings or
conferences, administrative discharge boards, Article
39(a) sessions, Article 32 investigations, or courts of
inquiry or other fact-finding bodies required to
conduct a hearing for which a substantially accurate
record of what transpired at the meeting or conference
is needed or required.
There is no prescribed or standard format for such
proceedings, with the exception of an Article 39(a)
session and an Article 32 investigation. You should
seek guidance on the format of the record from some
responsible person concerned with the meeting or
By using basically the same method that you use
in court reporting, you should be able to produce an
accurate record of the proceedings in the format
desired or directed by appropriate authorities.
In summation, legal reporting is one of the most
important and challenging duties of your rating as an
LN. You will often find yourself right in the middle
of important investigations, inquiries, or judicial
proceedings for which an accurate record is
important. Legal reporting is both a challenging and
rewarding duty that must be done accurately and
efficiently if it is to be of benefit to officials who are
charged with the proper administration of the Navy.
Your job, as a reporter, is to provide this accurate and
efficient clerical support.