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Jeanne Wiley

Jeanne Wiley

Jeanne Wiley


Jeanne Wiley, CCR, RPR, attended the court reporting program at J. Sargeant Reynolds and began her reporting career in May of 1976. In 1984 she and her partner and friend, Nancy Cook, founded the firm of Cook & Wiley, Inc. Nancy returned to school in the early nineties, and after obtaining a law degree from T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, she left the firm in 1994 to practice family law. At that time Jeanne became the sole owner and has grown the firm continuously into one of the largest court reporting firms in Virginia.

Jeanne has served on a number of Virginia Court Reporters Association (VCRA) committees and for a number of years was the chief examiner in Richmond for the NCRA certification testing. In 1995 she was elected to a one-year term as president of the VCRA, and in 2003 received the prestigious Frank G. Tayloe Award for her many contributions to the profession.

Jeanne Wiley's Latest Posts

How Do Court Reporters Transcribe?

A court transcript is the record of every spoken word and who spoke it during court.  In order to capture this transcript, a court reporter must be able to hear the entire proceedings and set them down as they occur.  At one time this was done using shorthand, which...

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Why Court Reporters are Needed

A court reporter may seem like an afterthought in the workings of a courtroom to someone who is not part of the legal system.  They sit unobtrusively at the front of the courtroom and quietly type into their machines while things go on around them.  To someone...

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Things to Know Before You Go To Court

Going to court can be intimidating process. The stress and worry about having a court appearance can be alleviated by understanding some basic information about how a court room operates. Knowing some tips on how to dress and behave, how to speak, and what to expect...

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