Dom Tursi

Dom is now in his 56th year of reporting.  He has spent the last 21 years in federal court - on Long Island, New York.  For the preceding 15 years, he was a freelance reporter and principal, with offices on both coasts of the United States, Hong Kong and in London, reporting assignments from Cairo to The Philippines. For the 20 years before that, he was an official reporter in the New York State court system. One of the first East Coast reporters ever to use a computer for transcription, he wrote realtime as early as 1985.  Dom is one of the first reporters to internationally telecommunicate steno, delivering 36 running days of daily copy in Hong Kong with no onsite assist – in 1988! Founder, director, and instructor at the Verbatim School of Court Reporting for more than a decade, Dom has served as an expert witness to reporting groups and law firms, a computer consultant to several companies, and was part of Stenograph’s CaseCatalyst and CaseView development teams.  He has authored numerous monographs for NCRA, and for federal and state associations.  He speaks to some 50 elementary and high school classes each year and has delivered his message about our professional heritage to reporting associations throughout America, in China, and in Belgium. He is past president of both the United States Court Reporters Association and the New York State Association and is recipient of New York’s distinguished service award.  He is a Fellow of The Incorporated Phonographic Society of London, the world’s oldest organization of shorthand writers, and in 2015 received the prestigious Santo J. Aurelio Award for Altruism from NCRF.  His reporting credentials include being three-time NY State Shorthand Speed Contest Champion (Perfect Paper, 280 wpm Q&A), and World Shorthand Speed Champion (300 wpm Q&A, 5 minutes, 24 errors) in 1981 – a record that remains unbroken.  He created two reporting think tanks to examine problems in the world of reporting, and recently launched The Cicero Forum – a program that teaches the practical aspects of the profession to new and novice reporters, giving them more practical working skills before they begin their careers.  In September 2010 Dom opened The Gallery of Shorthand in the lobby of the federal courthouse in which he works.  It has received international recognition.  And in 2015 he authored The Legends of Shorthand – a look at the pivotal people responsible for the evolution of our timeless profession.


Evolution of Machine Shorthand