Court of Appeal reinstates class action despite mootness

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyThe Metropolitan News-Enterprise, Los Angeles, Calif., reported on Oct. 26 that the Sixth District Court of Appeal has ordered reinstatement of a class action. The case challenges a policy of the Santa Cruz Superior Court to refund court reporter fees, paid in advance, when no court reporter was provided only if a written request is made. The superior court dismissed the contention that the appeal should be dismissed as moot because all refunds have now been made and the court no longer requires a request in writing.

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No one is recording what happens in family law court anymore

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyThe Voice of San Diego (Calif.) reported on Oct. 9 that the city’s Superior Court is no longer providing court reporters for family law proceedings, which means there is no verbatim, written record of what happens in court. Family law attorneys say the move will disproportionately affect low- and middle-income families who have complaints before the court.

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Chaffey Joint Union High School District launches court reporting career program

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyInlandEmpire.US, Ontario, Calif., reported on Oct. 2 that the Chaffey Joint Union High School District has launched a career pathway program for students and adults interested in becoming court reporters. The article cites the findings of the Industry Outlook Report commissioned by NCRA in 2014.

In addition, in an Oct. 3 post on Business Wire, “Court reporter shortage: What this means for the industry and for reporters.”

Reporteras de la corte: Una profesión bien pagada, pero poco conocida/Court reporting: A well-paying but little-known profession

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyA Sept. 7 article in the Spanish publication La Opinión highlights NCRA members Alma Zapata, RPR; Camille Márquez; and Adriana Montañez, who are all officials in Southern California. The article, which is in Spanish, discusses how each of them came to reporting as well as the benefits of a career in reporting, including salary potential, flexibility, and the opportunity to learn something new every day. The article also suggests that being bilingual is an advantage to learning steno.

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San Diego Superior Court further decreases court reporter services

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyThe Fallbrook & Bonsall Village News reported on Sept. 1 that the San Diego Superior Court is reducing staff and services for the second time in five years, including a further reduction in the services of court reporters provided at court expense in family court proceedings. These changes are, according to the article, due to a shrinking budget.

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Atkinson-Baker provides legal videographers

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyAtkinson-Baker, Los Angeles, Calif., announced in a press release issued Aug. 4 that the firm now has legal videographer services for depositions.

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San Diego Superior Court to stop providing court reporters for family law matters

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyTV station KUSI, San Diego, Calif., reported on Aug. 3 that effective next month, the San Diego Superior Court will no longer provide official court reporters in family-law matters for domestic-violence restraining order hearings or “request for order’’ hearings of 40 minutes or less.

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Aptus Court Reporting announces new Fresno office

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyIn a press release issued July 30, Aptus Court Reporting announced that it is expanding into the California Central Valley market with the opening of a new office in Fresno, Calif.

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Staffing crisis at Sonoma County Superior Court

JCR: Journal of Court Reporting, TheJCR.com, JCR WeeklyA drop in the number of court reporters, as well as additional inadequate staffing and increasing workloads at the Superior Court of Sonoma County, Calif., is resulting in long waits and limited access to court, according to an article posted July 9 by the Press Democrat.

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NCRA member in the news

JCR logoThe Fresno Bee (Calif.) posted an announcement on June 4 about NCRA member Lesia Mervin, FAPR, RMR, CRR, CRC, earning the Certified Realtime Captioner certification. The announcement was prompted by a press release issued by NCRA on Mervin’s behalf.

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