Title 15, Chapter 14, Section 21
It is declared by the General Assembly that the practice of court
reporting carries important responsibilities in connection with the
administration of justice, both in and out of the courts; that court
reporters are officers of the courts; and that the right to define
and regulate the practice of court reporting belongs naturally and
logically to the judicial branch of the state government.
Therefore, in recognition of these principles, the purpose of this
article is to act in aid of the judiciary so as to ensure minimum
proficiency in the practice of court reporting by recognizing and
conferring jurisdiction upon the Judicial Council of Georgia to
define and regulate the practice of court reporting.