Marilyn M. Jones & Associates

Marilyn M. Jones is a Certified Shorthand Reporter, Certified Court Videographer (CCV), and much more… Marilyn brings a dedication of accuracy, experience and technology to every project. When it’s a matter of order…in the court, Marilyn’s professional approach has earned the respect of both demanding clients and respectful peers.

Now providing all of your remote meeting requirements. We can setup and host your Zoom meetings for you. No need for you to stress the details, we take care of everything for you.

Marilyn M. Jones received her reporter training from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI. She also has a paralegal degree from IUSB, South Bend, IN. Marilyn served as Official Court Reporter for LaPorte County’s court system working for three judges over 17 years in LaPorte County’s court system; being the first stenographer in LaPorte County to incorporate the use of computer-aided-transcription (CAT) into LaPorte County’s judiciary.

All of Marilyn’s associates are graduates of reputable reporting institutions and are experienced, accurate reporters. Marilyn’s motto is: “Professionalism is our promise. We are committed to timeliness, accurate transcripts and reasonable rates.

We are a truly independent and impartial reporting agency – we hold no guaranteed contract with any insurance company or law firm.

Marilyn M. Jones provides Court Reporting Services to all of Indiana and Southern Michigan including:

La Porte (LaPorte), IndianaMichigan City, IndianaMishawaka, IndianaMerrillville, IndianaHammond, IndianaLafayette, IndianaLowell, IndianaRenssealer, IndianaSchererville, IndianaSouth Bend, IndianaLafayette, Indiana
(Home of Purdue University – expert witnesses)West Lafayette, IndianaFort Wayne, IndianaNew Buffalo, MichiganSt. Joseph, Michigan

Marilyn M. Jones & Associates, Indiana Court Reporters

We are dedicated to serving our clients with integrity and professionalism. Our court reporting services can help you with all of your court reporting needs.

  • Over 30 Years Experience
  • Accurate Court Reporting
  • Professional, Dependable and Certified

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Call Us Today at: (219) 879-4077


  • National Transportation Safety Board, Washington D.C.
  • Walt Disney World, Florida
  • Indiana Public Defender
  • LaPorte County Public Defender
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court, Indiana
  • Indiana State Department of Health
  • Northern Indiana Transportation District
  • Indiana Department of Environmental Management
  • Indiana Attorney General
  • LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Michigan City Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Michigan City Fire Merit Commission
  • Michigan City Police Merit Commission
  • United States Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • United States Trustee’s Office, Department of Justice


Marilyn M. Jones & Associates has been providing quality verbatim stenographic and video reporting to the judiciary in
La Porte County and surrounding counties for the past 32 years; her professional approach and dedication to serving her clients has earned the respect of both demanding clients and respectful peers.

Professional Certifications:

  • Registered Professional Reporters (RPR) – National CRA
  • Certified Shorthand Reporters (CSR) – Indiana CRA
  • Certified Legal Video Specialist (CLVS) – NCRA

List of Awards, Commendations and Appreciative Acknowledgments:

  • Platinum Notes Award for 30 years of reporting – MAPCR
  • Gold Notes Award for 20 years of reporting – MAPCR
  • Letter of Thanks – 1999 – Congress of the United States
  • Plaque of Appreciation – 1996 – Indiana Shorthand Reporters Associations
  • Plaque of Appreciation – 1992 – Indiana Shorthand Reporters Associations
  • Certificate of Appreciation – 10 Years of Service as Chief Examiner – 1992 – National Court Reporters Association
  • Commendation – State of Indiana – 1985 Governor Robert D. Orr

Memberships and Associations:

  • National Court Reporters Association
  • Indiana Shorthand Reporters Association
  • Michigan Court Reporters Association

Frequently Asked Questions on Court Reporting

When looking for a reporter, what should I look for to ensure I am getting a quality product?

You should be looking for and using reporters that have one or more of the following credentials behind their name. RPR, Registered Professional Reporter; CSR, Certified Shorthand Reporter. There are other credentials that designate higher accomplishments in the field of reporting; i.e., RMR, Registered Merit Reporter, among others.

Why do I recommend using credentialed reporters? Because you are guaranteed that that reporter has had the basic reporting training, not only in the area of physically “writing” the proceedings on the stenograph machine, but also in the area of deposition/courtroom procedure.

Longevity is also a good marker that the reporter will be able to give you a quality product.

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Do you take credit cards?

Yes, we accept VISA, MasterCard, DISCOVER and American Express.

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I want to send my son or daughter to reporting school; what do you recommend?

Recognizing that there is a HIGH* rate of attrition in the study of reporting, learning the stenograph machine, and gaining the writing speed required for graduation, I always recommend that the chosen educational program or institution have the ability to transfer college credits. In fact, I always recommend that a student find an institution that is going to give a quality education in the basics so that if the student finds they just can’t do the reporting aspect (they then become an attrition number), not all has been lost and they can transfer into another educational program so they may earn a college degree. Waste not, want not.

*It is my recommendation that any parent or student wishing to attend reporting school should specifically ask to see that institution’s attrition numbers before signing any document or commitment.

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What are the reporting requirements in Indiana?

This question is best answered by contacting the Indiana Shorthand Reporters Association, as they should be able to help you with this particular question. Contact the Indiana Shorthand Reporters Association.

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Does Indiana have anti-contracting legislation?

Yes, Indiana does have anti-contracting legislation.
For further information, please click here to visit the Indiana Shorthand Reporters Association’s website.

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Appellate Court Case — Re: Who owes the reporter?

Refer to: Jones vs. Boesch. This is a small claims case filed by Jones against Boesch. Jones was awarded a judgment against Boesch. In the case of Boesch vs. Jones, Appellate Court, Boesch appealed and put forth the argument that his client owed Jones the money, not the attorney. Appellate Court didn’t see it that way. It is now clear in Indiana that when an attorney contacts a reporter to do work, the attorney owes the reporter the fees; unless, of course, other arrangements for payment have been made BEFORE the work commences.


Main Office Address:
Marilyn M. Jones & Associates
601 Franklin Street, Suite 407
Michigan City, IN 46360
Telephone: (219) 879-4077

If you want to contact us via mail, please write to:
Marilyn M. Jones & Associates
P.O. Box 1103 Michigan City, IN 46361

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In addition, our office is located near the following:

  • Close to Indiana State Prison, Westville Correctional Center, NIPSCO & Surrounding Hospitals
  • Close to I-94, U.S. 12, U.S. 20 and U.S. 421
  • Within walking distance of 11th Street South Shore Station