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COCRA Announces Dissolution of Association

Posted on October 26, 2019 by admin

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we write to inform you that after much consideration, debate, and discussion, the executive board of the California Official Court Reporters Association (COCRA) has made the difficult decision to dissolve the association by the end of 2019.

COCRA was first created in 1999 by a group of official reporters from all over California who firmly believed that California needed an association that focused specifically on issues unique to official court reporters.

Since its creation, COCRA has accomplished many achievements in fulfilling its mission to “Protect and advance the profession of official court reporters,” including:

*creating the Preserving Access to Justice Task Force report, which compiled a nation-wide database of the pitfalls and problems related to electronic recording

*organizing the “Summit for Officials” in 2013 during the wave of layoffs resulting from the Great Recession so that COCRA could provide all gathered officials with information on how budget cuts were affecting the profession

*creating the County-to-County seminar format which became the preeminent seminar for officials to exchange information and to learn about various issues affecting officials throughout the state

*monitoring and informing the membership about legislation affecting official reporters

*cultivating contacts with all court reporter represented labor groups

*playing an active role in ensuring that legislation that allowed for the e-filing of PDF transcripts did not deprive officials of the choice of software for filing such transcripts

Although COCRA will be closing its doors, current COCRA members can continue COCRA’s mission to protect and advance our profession by becoming active members of their local unions.

The power to steer funding to your local court, the ability to challenge negative legislation and support positive legislation, as well as the ability to provide input on the direction for the profession of official court reporting lies with labor groups such as SEIU, AFSCME, and IFPTE Local 21.

We strongly urge officials to become involved, stay informed, and be vigilant in protecting our profession.

To current COCRA members, an email with instructions as to COCRA’s dissolution has been sent to you. Please review the email and contact us should you have questions.

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Napa Superior Court Seeks Part Time Court Reporter

Posted on October 22, 2019 by admin

To record and produce verbatim record of assigned proceedings and to furnish transcripts of such records.

Salary

$38.53 – $46.28 Hourly
$1,541.20 – $1,851.20 Biweekly
$3,339.27 – $4,010.93 Monthly
$40,071.20 – $48,131.20 Annually

Real Time Differential

6% differential to Court Reporters with national certification who meet the Court’s established real-time capable requirement and who are performing real-time court reporting in the Napa Court.

3% differential to Court Reporters who meet the Court’s established real-time capable requirement and who are performing real-time court reporting in the Napa Court.

Click here for full job description, application process, and details on benefits.

CLOSING DATE:  10/31/19 05:00 PM

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San Francisco Superior Court Seeks Pro Tem Reporters

Posted on July 18, 2019 by admin

The Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco, invites applications from licensed Court Reporters able to report in Realtime who are willing to work for the Court on an Intermittent or As-Needed basis reporting a variety of proceedings and producing transcripts upon request.

The selected qualified candidates will be appointed as “as-needed” employees who will be contacted to work on a daily basis, when needed by the Court. Most of the assignments will be in the Criminal departments. Assignments are made in half-day or whole day increments.

Please click here for more information.

COMPENSATION: $53.0750 – $56.2500 hourly*

*Plus additional Realtime pay differential of 5.5% for using Realtime or 10% for Realtime Certification.

BENEFITS FOR PRO TEMS

After 1040 paid work hours, paid health and dental insurance, retirement, and paid vacation and sick leave benefits may be available.

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San Francisco Superior Court Seeks Official Reporters

Posted on July 18, 2019 by admin

The Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco, invites 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.

OFFICIAL REPORTER COMPENSATION:

$116,916 – $123,909 annually
(salary + 5.5% qualified realtime differential
$121,903 – $129,909 annually
(salary + 10% certified realtime differential)


All official reporters MUST provide realtime in order to work in San Francisco Superior Court. Realtime differentials are included as salary for pension purposes.

Annual salary compensation does not include possible transcript income and realtime differential compensation.

FINAL FILING DATE:

Continuous. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing and continuous basis.

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.

Click here for more detailed information and application process.


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Tuolumne Superior Court Seeks Official Court Reporters

Posted on May 22, 2019 by admin

 

Annual Salary: $56,846 to $69,388
July 2019 Increase: $59,155 to $72,217
Plus pay premium for Realtime

2 Non-Exempt, Full-Time Positions


Excellent benefits package also offered.

Click here for more information and application process.

Under general supervision and following the Tuolumne Superior Court’s format, the incumbent in this position is responsible for recording, transcribing and maintaining the official verbatim record of court testimony and proceedings; preparing, delivering and timely filing official court transcripts; and performing other related duties as required.

 

 

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Butte Superior Court Seeks Official Court Reporters

Posted on May 6, 2019 by admin

The Superior Court of California, County of Butte invites applications from qualified Certified Court Reporters. We are filling Pro-Tem and Full-Time/Part-Time positions.

Position: Reports the official proceedings in the Superior Court, and performs related duties as assigned. This Limited-Term position is subject to extension on an annual basis.

Salary: $57,075 to $69,368 annually.

Deadline: Friday, May 10th, 2019 4:00 p.m.

Visit our website for more information and application process.

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Madera Superior Seeks Supervising Court Reporter

Posted on May 6, 2019 by admin

Monthly Salary: $6148 -$7474

Final Filing Deadline: May 17, 2019 by 12 noon

The Position: Under limited supervision, provides supervision and coordination of duties for court reporters; records and transcribes verbatim stenographic accounts of official court proceedings, and performs related duties as required. Serves at the pleasure of the Court Executive Officer.

Supervision exercised: Exercises supervision over lower level staff.

Click here for more information and application.

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Ventura Superior Court Recruiting Official Reporters

Posted on May 6, 2019 by admin

 

Salary: $77,812.80 to $91,561.60
Realtime Differential: 5% for certified, 2.5% for uncertified
Salary and Realtime Differential does not include possible transcript income


Extensive benefits package offered including medical, dental, vision. Paid holidays and sick leave.

Under general direction, accurately take down verbatim in machine shorthand all required or requested court hearings; read back the record upon request; produce official, verbatim transcripts of court proceedings in conformity with court standards, codes, Rules of Court, and time requirements; maintain records in accordance with GC 69955; and perform related duties. 

Click here for more information and for application process.

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Santa Barbara Court Seeks Official Reporters

Posted on March 30, 2019 by admin

Annual Salary: $67,451.70 – $82,346.57

Click here for application process.

There are a variety of benefits available to regular status employees of the Superior Court of CA, County of Santa Barbara. These benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance programs, retirement program, flexible spending account (health care, dependent care, transportation and parking), employee assistance program, and deferred compensation program.

Under general supervision, serves as the Official Court Reporter for assigned proceedings in Santa Barbara courts by recording and transcribing verbatim accounts of official court proceedings using machine shorthand; furnishing timely transcripts of such records and performing other related work as may be required.

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Santa Cruz Superior Court Seeks Official Reporters

Posted on March 11, 2019 by admin

The Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz is seeking highly qualified candidates to create an eligibility list for filling future vacancies for Court Reporter at its Santa Cruz and/or Watsonville Courthouse locations.

Compensation and Benefits

The position of Court Reporter is classified as represented hourly employment and is compensated according to the following hourly pay range:

$45.40 -$49.11 Hourly
$3632 – $3928. Bi-weekly
$94,432 – $102,148 Annual

A flat fee of $300 for half day and $600 for full day when realtime is provided.

The Court offers a generous benefits package, which includes life insurance, a choice of health plans, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), paid holidays, and paid time off. Employees pay a portion of their own PERS retirement.

Please contact HR if you would like more specific benefits information.

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