On the Job: Alice Hadden, court reporter

via By Bob Kasarda bob.kasarda@nwi.com, NWI Times, Munster, IN
Photo credit: Jonathan Miano

Photo credit: Jonathan Miano

VALPARAISO — Alice Hadden was at the heart of the action during the three-week Steven Lindsey murder trial a couple months ago in Porter County.

She also was front-and-center during the high-profile Dustin McCowan murder trial in 2013 and just about every other trial and hearing held over the last seven years before Porter Superior Court Judge Bill Alexa.

The 36-year-old Portage resident works as a court reporter, which involves creating "word-for-word transcriptions at trials, depositions, and other legal proceedings," according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Hadden said she initially wanted to be an elementary school teacher. But after problems arose involving a class, court reporting was suggested by her grandfather, former Porter Superior Court Judge Thomas Webber.

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