Jan Girouard & Associates
Court Reporting Services
550 Fannin, Suite 108
Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: 409-832-2721
Fax: 409-832-1422
Toll Free: 866-832-2721


About Us

  Jan Girouard began working in the legal profession in 1959 as a legal assistant in Lafayette, Louisiana. In 1971 she relocated to Jefferson County, Texas, and continued her chosen profession until 1984 when she entered court reporting school at Alvin Community College. Her two daughters had preceded her there, Anita Becker having been licensed in 1981 and Angie Morman in 1985.

  Jan Girouard graduated cum laude and received the 1986-1987 Outstanding Court Reporting Student award. She was licensed on January 16, 1987, and immediately opened a one-room office and started reporting as Jan Girouard & Associates. In the course of her career, she has had the opportunity to report in Singapore, Scotland, and throughout the United States.

  Twenty years later with Jan Girouard at the helm, JGA continues to be a successful thriving court reporting firm preeminently located in the Century Tower in downtown Beaumont just a few blocks from the federal, state, and county courthouses. Her reporters are expected to adhere to the high moral and ethical standards espoused by JGA and to participate in the National Court Reporters Association and the Texas Court Reporters Association.

  She is listed in Martindale-Hubbell and Dun and Bradstreet, is a member of the Better Business Bureau, and has been a member of the National Court Reporters Association and the Texas Court Reporters Association for 20 years.

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Jan Girouard's certificate of registration.

The Court Reporters Creed

My profession stems from humanity's desire and its necessity to preserve the happenings of yesterday and tomorrow.

My profession was born with the rise of civilization in ancient Greece.

I was known as a scribe in Judea, Persia and the Roman Empire.

I preserved the Ten Commandments for posterity and was with King Solomon while building the temple.

I was with the founding fathers of the United States when they drafted the Declaration of Independence. My hand labored upon the scroll that set forth the Bill of Rights.

The immortal Abraham Lincoln entrusted me to record the Emancipation Proclamation.

I was commissioned to be with Roosevelt at Yalta. I was with Eisenhower on D-Day and with MacArthur at Tokyo.

I put into written language man's first landing on the moon for the world to read. I translate spoken words into written words for deaf and hard-of-hearing people.

I create the instantaneous closed captions on television for all people to read.

I have kept confidence reposed with me by those in high places, as well as those in lowly places.

My profession protects the truthful witness, and I am a nemesis of the perjurer. I am a party to the administration of justice under the law and the court I serve.

I discharge my duties with devotion and honor. Perhaps I haven't made history, but I have preserved it through the ages.

In the past I was called a scribe. Today I am the court reporter that sits in the courts of my country. I am the reporter who is the keeper of the Congressional Record of the United States.

I am the verbatim Court Reporter!


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