Court Reporters and Transcriptionists



There are two (2) Court Reporters in the Eighth Judicial District. The Reporters' offices are located in Dickinson and Geary Counties. The Reporters travel within the District to take verbatim records through the operation of a stenotype machine. The Reporter prepares transcripts of proceedings upon request. Requests for transcripts of proceedings recorded by a Court Reporter, should be directed to the Reporter who was in attendance at the hearing in question.


There are two Court Transcriptionists employed by the District. Both are located in Morris County. Upon request, they prepare transcripts of electronically recorded court proceedings. Hearings recorded electronically are preserved through the use of digital recording. Transcripts may be purchased by contacting the Clerk of the District Court of the appropriate county within the Judicial District. The Clerk will provide an estimate of the cost, this must must be paid before the transcript is prepared.


To request a transcript, please click the link below:

Transcript Request


The contact information for the court reporters and transcriptionist is as follows:



Court Reporters

Lori Witt
Geary County Courthouse

138 E. 8th St.
Junction City, KS  66441
Phone: (785) 762-5221 Ext. 1447
Fax: (785) 762-4420


Shanna Hill
Dickinson County Courthouse
109 East 1st Street, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 127
Abilene, KS 67410-0127
Phone: (785) 263-3142, ext. 308




Cheryl Hayes
Morris County Courthouse
501 West Main
Council Grove, KS 66846
Phone: (620) 767-6838, Option 5


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