PO Box 329
Burlington, VT 05402-0329
Toll Free: 800-863-6067
Providing Quality & Dependable Court Reporting Services to Vermont for over 30 Years!
National Court Reporters Association (Member)
Registered Merit Reporter
Certified Real-Time Reporter
Joann has been a freelance court reporter for over 30 years. Born and raised in Southampton, NY she moved to Burlington, VT to attend Champlain College and in her words, “forgot to leave.” Having covered diverse aspects of court reporting over her career, her experience includes utility regulation in Vermont and Connecticut, Securities Regulation, FINRA, depositions big and small, Federal Court, Bankruptcy Court, EUOs, and arbitrations.
In her free time Joann and her family love to travel, and she can often be found on the golf course chasing after a little white ball.
Registered Professional Reporter
Kim Sears graduated from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont in 1979, and upon graduation began working with Capitol Court Reporters. In the early 1980s she and Joann Carson became business partners and have operated Capitol Court Reporters since that time. Kim has extensive experience providing timely, accurate transcripts to litigants in jurisdictions such as the Vermont Public Service Board, Federal Court in Vermont and Connecticut, civil and criminal depositions, and complex, multi-party arbitrations. She has taken many continuing education courses in medical terminology, grammar and punctuation and use of various software applications.
Kim lives in Williston, Vermont with her husband and daughter. She likes spending time with her family. In her spare time she likes to foster dogs for a local rescue organization.
I have known Joann Carson and Kim Sears of Capitol Court Reporters both personally and professionally for over 35 years. We have used Capitol Court Reporters for most of those years. They are the first court reporters we call each and every time we need one because of their punctuality, professionalism, timely turnaround of accurate transcripts and attention to detail. In the rare case of a scheduling conflict, Joann or Kim always refer us to someone who can help us. I would not hesitate to recommend them for any job. You won't be disappointed.
Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC
Capitol Court Reporters has done all of my stenographic work since the 1990s. Their ability to meet any deadline on short notice has proven invaluable over the years — one less thing to worry about in a busy litigation practice.