Official Court Reporters receive a 4% stipend over the base pay for real-time reporting duties.
Transcripts are billed pursuant to Government Code Section 69950: Folios are calculated by multiplying pages time 3.5.
Copies: $0.15 cents per folio (to the party who purchased the original); $0.20 cents per folio (to the party who did not purchase the original.)
Under the direction of the Court Administrative Manager and Supervising Court Reporter, an Official Court Reporter prepares the official verbatim record and related duties before the Superior Court as provided by Title 8, Chapter 5, and Article 9 of the California Government Code.
Court Reporters provide their own reporting and transcription equipment. Official Court Reporters maintain their own reporting notes (which are the official records of the Court) at a location designated by the Court. Transcripts are prepared on their own time and Court Reporters are paid separately for them. Official Court Reporters use computer-aided transcription.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
Take and transcribe the verbatim record of court proceedings.
Perform real time reporting for the Bench Officers of Shasta County Superior Court
Prepare transcripts in proper legal form and within the timelines established by the California Rules of Court.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Bench Officers, Administrative Manager and Supervising Court Reporter.
Valid certification by the Court Reporters Board of California as a Certified Shorthand Reporter.
Must demonstrate real-time proficiency by passing a two-voice, 180 word-per-minute real-time proficiency exam with a minimum accuracy rate of 95%.
Applicable federal, state, and local statutes, regulations, and rules relating to court reporting services;
Complex legal, medical, technical, and administrative terminology, phraseology, documents, and procedures;
Local slang vocabulary;
Grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation;
Court reporting and transcription equipment; and
Courtroom procedures and protocol.
Make a verbatim record of court proceedings, often of a technical nature and at a high rate of speed;
Identify speakers properly;
Accurately reflect the introduction of exhibits or evidence;
Proficiently read back testimony in open court;
Promptly prepare transcripts of proceedings when appropriate;
Operate and maintain computerized transcription equipment and peripherals in good working condition;
Maintain confidential information where legal standards so require;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Bench Officers and Court staff; and
Deal professionally and courteously with the bar and the general public.