About Planet Institute

Planet Institute - Court Reporter Mentoring
The mission of Planet Institute is to assist court reporting students in the transition from graduation to a practicing deposition court reporter. Planet Institute provides the vocational support to bridge the gap for court reporting students and recent graduates with one-on-one mentoring and professional development for motivated applicants. As longtime supporters and active participants of the National Court Reporters Association and of various state and regional court reporting associations, we recognize the hard work and dedication of court reporting programs and their instructors to prepare our next generation of reporters. We also realize that the next phase of education and assimilation into the profession is our responsibility as stakeholders in the court reporting industry.

After more than 45 years in the court reporting industry, I can truly say I am still passionate about this rewarding profession. The Planet Institute was created to support that passion by providing nascent reporters with mentoring, training, and shadowing opportunities with highly skilled, dedicated, and professional court reporters. 

– Lisa DiMonte, Chair – Planet Depos, LLC