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.
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:
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.
The Superior Court of California, County of Alameda is accepting applications for the positions of both Court Reporter & Court Reporter, Per Diem. Under direction, Court Reporters & Court Reporters, Per Diem stenotypes a verbatim record of court proceedings; to read notes as requested; to prepare transcripts; and to perform other related duties as assigned.
$101,595.00 annual base salary*
$87,867 – $106,684 annual
base salary plus 5% in-house realtime certification*
The Superior Court of Contra Costa County is conducting an open recruitment to fill Court Reporter vacancies. Individuals selected must be available to be assigned to any court location. An eligibility list will be established as a result of this recruitment and may be used to fill other vacancies in the future. Only incumbents who meet the minimum qualifications by the final filing date may apply.
Salary Range: $84,366.30 – $102,547.75 annually* *Base salary only; realtime differentials of 5%, 7.5%, or 10% may apply.
Full benefits package is offered by the court including paid accrued vacation days, sick days, and holidays. Choice of health, dental and vision plans with court subvention, court paid life insurance, career development reimbursement, professional development reimbursement and deferred compensation program.
Please see employment notice for more details on salary, differentials, and benefits package.
Court Reporters who hold a state or national Realtime certification (CRR, CRP, CCRR, CRG or FCRR) shall receive a 10% pay differential.
Court Reporters who have successfully completed the Court administered Realtime certification test shall receive a 5% pay differential
Under direction, this specialized classification steno graphically records and maintains an official record of court proceedings, reads notes as requested, prepares transcripts, and performs other related duties as required.
Incumbents in this classification are responsible for making verbatim official records of court proceedings in machine shorthand and providing read back of all or portions of the record upon request.
The Court offers a substantial benefits package to include a choice of health plan, dental plan, a vision plan, 13 paid holidays, 3 weeks of vacation, 4 days of personal leave, day off on your birthday and sick leave.
Our Court offered Health insurance plan is offered through Kaiser, HealthNet and Valley Health Plan. Certain coverage fully paid by Court for employee and dependents.
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Under direction, prepare and transcribe official verbatim recordings of court proceedings using machine shorthand; and to perform related work as assigned.
This classification is full-time, represented and non-exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Salary: $70,911 – $86,193 annually
Solano Superior Court employees are valued. The court offers an excellent benefit package:
* CalPERS retirement plan (specific benefit determined pursuant to the Public Employee Pension Reform Act of 2013).Participation in Social Security, Medicare and State Disability Insurance.
* Medical insurance (plans offered through CalPERS), Delta Dental (
HMO & PPO plans), VSP vision insurance, with generous employer contribution toward premiums.
* Supplemental retirement plan (457 deferred compensation plan) available
* Flexible spending account for qualifying medical, dependent care, and/or transportation expenses.
* Basic life insurance at no cost to employee; employees may purchase additional life insurance for self and dependents.
* Sick leave, vacation leave, and floating holidays.
* Employee assistance program available at no cost to employee for self and dependents.
* Longevity pay after 20,800 hours worked.
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Earlier this year, COCRA President Anne Hall communicated to the membership that COCRA would work openly and transparently with all unions, associations and stakeholders to ensure that official reporters’ comments and concerns were heard regarding procedures for e-filing. The goal was to ensure that any e-filing procedures enacted would be fair and equitable for official reporters, the legal community, and the public at large.
For the last several months, COCRA’s leadership, along with SEIU, AFSCME and IFPTE, three powerful unions representing official reporters across the state, have worked tirelessly to make certain that the e-filing requirements are in fact fair and equitable, and we believe we have succeeded.
On October 6, 2017, AB1450 was signed by the Governor. This bill, which language amends CCP 271, will require an official reporter or official reporter pro tempore to deliver a transcript in electronic form, in compliance with the California Rules of Court, to any court, party, or person entitled to the transcript.
It is anticipated that amendments to the Rules of Court pertaining to preparation of transcripts on appeal will be adopted by the Judicial Council at their November meeting and will have an effective date of January 1, 2018.
The substantive amendments include, but are not limited to the following:
– Electronic transcripts must be in full-text searchable PDF
– Electronic transcripts must include electronic bookmarking
– Electronic transcripts must also be electronically signed
– Reporters will have a five-year grace period to move to e-filing
– Reporters may, with exceptions, continue to file paper transcripts during the five-year period
In addition, this bill provides that an official reporter or official reporter
pro tempore is NOT required to use a specific vendor, technology, or software to be in compliance with CCP 271.
What Does This Mean for Official Reporters? You Have Options
You do NOT have to purchase any additional third-party software.
Your current CAT software should be utilized, and has the technological capability to be, in compliance with nearly all the amendments to the Rules of Court.
The major CAT software vendors, including Stenograph and Advantage Software, are aware of the proposed changes to the Rules of Court, and you can be assured they are working towards total compliance within the five-year statutory grace period allowed under CCP 271.
Early next year, COCRA plans to offer a one-day seminar focusing on CAT software training where you will walk away with all the tools necessary to electronically file your transcripts with ease and in compliance with the Rules of Court.
Please feel free to reach out to COCRA at email@example.com if you have any questions.
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Your COCRA Dues Help Us to Promote, Protect, and Preserve Our Profession!
Your membership dues are an investment in COCRA and is a clear sign that you believe in our mission, leadership, and presence in the California official court reporting community. By renewing with us, you show your commitment to the future of official court reporting and demonstrate your concern for our profession.
Your membership dues helps COCRA to do the following:
Networking with counties and unions throughout the state to keep abreast of local issues affecting officials
Creation of seminars with topics that educate officials and address the concerns and needs of officials
Outreach to COCRA Members through the use of email and social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter
Maintenance of COCRA’s website with information pertinent to officials
Timely news and commentary postings to our COCRA Facebook page, Twitter feed, and blog
Monitor legislation that might have an impact on officials and the reporting profession
Educate legislators, executive and judicial decision-makers
As you can see, COCRA does important work on behalf of official court reporters. We know we can’t achieve anything without your financial support. We here at COCRA recognize the difficult times that we live in and that every dollar counts. So we truly appreciate your support and belief in us.
We appreciate your support of the California Official Court Reporters Association.