Continuing to work with the Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio Court Reporters Association, Linda Sturm seeks to improve the quality of the profession in Ohio by requiring a rule that all Ohio court reporters be certified. “There are currently no minimum standards for the person charged with writing a verbatim record in a capital murder case or $15,000,000 lawsuit. The person who cuts your hair must be certified. Why not the person responsible for the record? Most attorneys and the public are unaware that court reporters meet zero minimum standards in Ohio. 32 Other states require certification or licensure,” Sturm points out.