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COURT REPORTER - Full-time, Part-time 3/5, and Daily as needed at Los Angeles Superior Court

Los Angeles Superior Court


Mid Level

Carson, CA, USA

$96.829 - $117.064

29 Sep → 29 Oct


Job Description

This position may close at any time based on needs of the Court.
Applicants are encouraged to apply promptly.

Los Angeles Superior Court is the largest unified trial court in the United States. Its 580 judges and commissioners work in one of the 40 facilities within the Court's 12 judicial districts and are supported by more than 4,500 full-time Court employees. The Court has an annual budget of more than $855 million. Located in Southern California, Los Angeles County is geographically one of the nation's largest counties, covering 4,084 square miles and, with over 10,400,000 residents, is also one of its most populous counties.


Court employees are considered disaster service workers under California Government Code section 3100 and are needed to deliver the statutorily mandated, time-sensitive and emergency services in times of local, state, and national emergencies. The Court takes its responsibilities for ensuring a safe workplace and providing essential public services to those who are required to come into a courthouse seriously; including its legal and ethical obligations to protect the workforce, justice partners, and the public from COVID-19. The Court has implemented various policies and protocols to protect the health and safety of its employees while delivering statutorily mandated essential services. This includes implementing technology to facilitate remote appearances for court users and expanding telework opportunities for employees.

Court Reporters are responsible for providing accurate verbatim reporting of proceedings in all required or requested court hearings, which include civil, criminal, juvenile, and grand jury. Reporters are responsible for providing realtime reporting services to judicial officers, preparing transcripts in accordance with applicable Government Codes, Rules of Court, and Statues, and provide read back upon request.

For a detailed job description, please click here. Please note the requirements in the job description may vary from the requirements in the bulletin. Applicants must meet requirements stated in this bulletin.

This position is not eligible for telework opportunities


All applicants must be able to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to beginning employment with the Court.

You are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 2 weeks after you:
Received a Johnson & Johnson (J&J)/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, or
Received a second dose of a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or
Finished the series of a COVID-19 vaccine that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization [WHO]

Individuals with a medical condition that prevents them from getting a vaccine, as verified by their medical provider, or those with a confirmed sincerely held religious belief that prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, may request to be excused from this vaccination requirement as a reasonable accommodation to their medical condition or religion. The Court will review requests for accommodation on a case-by-case basis consistent with its existing procedures for reasonable accommodation requests.


The ideal candidate will possess the following desirable qualification. This is not a mandatory requirement:
Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR) Certification


Qualifying evaluation of certification, based upon submitted application materials.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • A current Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR) license issued by the Court Reporters Board of California

  • Realtime reporting capability

  • Computer-Aided Transcription (CAT) capability

  • Paperless writer equipped with 1 form of removable memory in addition to internal memory.

  • A valid California Class C driver's license or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

  • Court Reporters are required to provide realtime reporting to judicial officers after an optional 90-day acclimation period.

Benefits/What We offer

  • Salary step placement - the Court offers Court Reporter experience credit -AND- opportunity to earn additional transcript income.

  • 2-week training and onboarding program - Includes classroom and on-the-job training. Employees learn about the Court's various areas of litigation, transcript preparation, billing procedures, and customer interactions.

  • 90-day realtime reporting acclimation period - Affords the court reporter the opportunity to work in different areas of litigation and build litigation specific dictionaries.

  • Reciprocity - A special relationship that exists between certain public retirement systems in California. It is designed to protect retirement benefits when public service employees transfer to other public service jobs within a specified time.

  • Realtime certification bonus - If qualified and where applicable - 2.75% Realtime Certification Allowance.

  • Options Benefit Plan - In addition to your salary, the Court provides a tax-free benefits allowance between $953.46 - $2055.05 (based on number enrolled in medical coverage) to purchase benefits. If the cost of the benefits selected is less than the allowance, the employee receives the difference as additional taxable pay. Available benefits include, medical, dental, disability, life and AD&D insurance, health and dependent care spending accounts.

  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457) - Optional tax-deferred income plan that includes a County match of up to 4% of employee's salary.

  • Vacation - All permanent employees are eligible to earn paid vacation based on years of service. Vacation time may not be used during the first six months of employment.

  • Sick leave - Depending on the length of service and employment categories, up to one day of full pay per month of service is accrued monthly for qualifying service.

  • Holidays - 13 days per year

  • Retirement Plan - A retirement plan is provided to full-time, permanent employees.

  • The Commuter Benefit Plan (CBP) - Allows employees to pay for eligible public transit expenses using pre-tax dollars (up to IRS limits).

  • Bereavement leave

  • Mileage reimbursement

  • Continuing education reimbursement

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