By Charlotte A. Mathias, CA CSR 9792, RPR, OR CSR 21-0019
ATTENTION ATTORNEYS & PARALEGALS
The new law is contained in California Business and Professions Code §8051.
STARTING JULY 1, 2022, ALL NON-LICENSEE-OWNED ENTITIES PROVIDING COURT REPORTING SERVICES IN CALIFORNIA:
Must register with the California Court Reporters Board, and they must designate a California licensed Certified Shorthand Reporter to be their “Reporter-in-Charge.” California court reporting firms that are wholly-owned by California licensed Certified Shorthand Reporters do not need to register. Registered non-licensed entities will be under the jurisdiction of the Court Reporters Board and on a list on the California Court Reporters Board’s website at https://www.courtreportersboard.ca.gov/
CALIFORNIA CERTIFIED SHORTHAND REPORTER LICENSEE-OWNED CORPORATIONS:
All directors, shareholders, and officers are to be California-licensed Certified Shorthand Reporters. There are some exceptions under the Moscone-Knox Professional Corporations Act as to one shareholder professional corporation.
CALIFORNIA LICENSED CERTIFIED SHORTHAND REPORTERS:
May only work for firms providing court reporting services that are wholly owned by California licensed Certified Shorthand Reporters or entities that are registered with the California Court Reporters Board. This also takes effect on July 1, 2022.
Read the exact law at this link.
Categorized in: Legal Procedure
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