COUNTY OF MADERA, STATE OF CALIFORNIA
ANNOUNCEMENT OF EXAMINATION
Monthly Salary: $4,826 – $5,866
Does not include possible transcript income.
Competitive benefits package offered including paid holidays, vacation days, medical and dental plans.
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IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Reports and transcribes verbatim accounts of court proceedings in accordance with established policies, procedures, statutes, and standards.Reads back all or portions of the official court proceedings to courtroom participants upon instruction from the judge, including to jurors during deliberation.
Prepares transcripts; reviews and certifies transcripts of court proceedings.
Maintains a variety of electronic and paper files of the court record.
Provides transcripts on request of parties or the court.
Prepares daily transcripts, as needed.
Performs basic legal and other research to ensure appropriate case documentation of names, quotations, and similar information.
Attends grand jury proceedings as directed and when requested by the foreperson, District Attorney or County Counsel.
The Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco, continues to invite applications from Certified Court Reporters who are interested in working in the San Francisco Court.
This selection process is being conducted in accordance with San Francisco Superior Court Personnel Rule 4.8 and therefore will be used to establish an eligibility list to fill future vacancies.
$110,821.00 – $117,450.00 annually
In addition to this rate of pay, Court Reporters who provide Realtime will also earn an additional pay premium of 5.5% (uncertified) or 10.0% (certified). These differentials are included as salary for pension purposes.
The Court offers a generous flexible benefit cafeteria plan, including a variety of health, dental, life insurance plans, and other benefit options; a contributory retirement plan; paid vacation, sick leave, and holiday pay; and a deferred compensation savings program.
* Please note that for the rest of the fiscal year 2017-18, all Court employees are participating in a furlough program requiring one unpaid day off per month. As a result, the salary range for this position, for the current fiscal year, is $105,741 to $112,067.
FINAL FILING DATE:
4:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
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In response to a request for clarification of the Board’s position regarding the ability of court reporters to charge expedited rates for court transcripts, the Board has reached the position that there is a difference between daily and expedited delivery of a court transcript.
While Government Code section 69951 specifically speaks to “special daily transcription rates” in civil matters, the law is silent as to expedited transcription rates. Therefore, since expedited transcription rates are not defined in statute, court reporters may set their own reasonable rates. Note, however, that the court is the final arbiter of what constitutes a reasonable rate under the circumstances.
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – In a sweeping call for reform of the Administrative Office of the Courts, a report from a committee of judges found the agency has been operated as the director’s fiefdom, has strayed far from its original path and has been deceptive about finances and personnel. They also criticized the bureaucracy as top-heavy, badly organized and employing too many overpaid workers.
Their long-awaited report proposes a drastic reorganization that includes cutting the staff by one-third and moving the agency from its lavish San Francisco headquarters to a cheaper space in Sacramento. In the 277-page, 11-chapter dcoument, the Strategic Evaluation Committee also recommended cutting high-level positions, closing regional offices and eliminating entire divisions of the vast bureaucracy that sits atop the court system.
Based on a year-long investigation, the massive, crisply-worded report did not pull punches.
The following notice was sent out by the CRB and they’ve posted it on their website. You can read the letter in its entirety by clicking on the link.
“The fees set by statute that a licensee may charge for acting as official or official pro tempore reporters have not changed since the issuance of the Board’s interpretation in its letter dated December 7, 1999. However, given the recent budgetary impact on courts and the increasing inquiries from licensees regarding current permissible fees for court reporters acting as official or official pro tempore reporters, the Board is issuing this letter to assist licensees and consumers.”
In a stunning defeat for California Supreme Court Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the California Judicial Council, and the AOC, the State Assembly voted 41 to 23 to pass AB 1208, a bill that would restore local trial court control over individual court budgets.
The chief justice and her supporters had been lobbying and rallying against the bill claiming that passage of the bill would be a detriment to smaller court systems and that the legislature was interfering in the management decisions of another branch of government.
Supporters of the bill, which include the Alliance of California Judges, unions, and state court employees, claimed that AB 1208 was necessary in order to assert more local control over the financial decisions of the Judicial Council. Bill supporters also decried financial decisions of the JC that have led, for example, to funding millions of dollars for the much derided CCMS court software program while trial courts have laid off hundreds of workers.
Although the AB 1208 supporters may be cheering the vote by the Assembly, they know full well that the battle is not over. The bill will now make its way to the Senate for a process that will be most certainly heated and vocal from both sides. In a prepared statement, Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye signaled she was ready for the next phase of the battle. “People who know the facts know that this is no victory for Californians, for our state courts or for equal access to justice.”
Your COCRA team has been monitoring AB 1208 with the help of its Legislative Advisor Shane Gusman. We will keep COCRA members apprised of any new developments as the bill enters the Senate.
In our continued efforts to promote those officials who have been laid off, COCRA has entered into a three-month advertising contract with the Bar Association of San Francisco. COCRA now has a sponsored hyperlink on their Northern California Register of Experts and Consultants.
The screenshot below is of COCRA’s sponsored link. You may view the live link by clicking here which will take you to the BASF website.
Keep in mind that COCRA’s link will pop up on the majority of the pages on BASF’s register. It is COCRA’s hope that this will draw the attention of attorneys who have matters in civil courts towards the officials listed on COCRA’s Registry of Officials.