Superior Courts of California: Court Reporter Shortage Crisis in California (Joint Statement)

Each day across California, tens of thousands of court hearings are held. Lawyers argue, witnesses testify, litigants tell their stories and judges make decisions. What many people do not appreciate is the crucial role played by a court reporter: creating and preserving a verbatim record of those exchanges. As a chronic shortage of court reporters reaches crisis levels, the statutory framework for court reporting must adjust to the new realities of the reporting profession.

THE PROBLEM: There is a court reporter shortage in California – and across the nation – that has been long developing.

This joint notice is linked to many of the websites of the California Superior Courts.  We are sharing the link to the notice that is posted on the website of the Alameda Superior Court. 

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