Want To Become A Los Angeles Court Reporter?

There's a vacancy to fill in the United Stated District Court - Central District of California.  In case you don't know, that means Los Angeles.  Actually, they have four positions to fill and they will remain open until you call them and/or they are completely filled.  So get on it.
What Does A Los Angeles Court Reporter Do?
The official title is Court Reporter Panel Member.  You will perform court reporting services for any judicial proceeding as may be required.  And although primarily located in Los Angeles, you may be required to travel into Orange County to the courthouse in Santa Ana and Riverside, California.
  • Ability to record verbatim testimony of courtroom proceedings - (duh)
  • Ability to read back all or any portions of the court proceedings
  • Ability work well under pressure
  • Ability to produce transcript within strict time limitations
  • Ability to get along and work as part of a team of reporters for the Judges of the Court
As a Court Reporter Panel Member, you will be hired as a per diem contract court reporter, on an as-needed basis.  And as a substitute court reporter, hired by individual staff reporters to help cover their assignments.
What You're Gonna Need
The candidate must possess at least four (4) years of prime court reporting experience in the freelance field of service -- OR -- in other courts -- OR -- a combination thereof -- AND have qualified by testing for listing on the registry of professional reporters of the NCRA -- OR -- passed an equivalent qualifying examination.
Special brownie points for reporters who are realtime certified!
How To Apply
Call their job line at (213) 894-2904 or visit their website at www.cacd.uscourts.gov.   Then send your completed application to U.S. District Court, 312 North Spring Street, Room 535, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
If you are in the running to get the job, be aware that they will subject you to a background investigation.  Of course.
Show Me The Money
Almost forgot, here is the salary info:
  • $300 - Full Day
  • $325 - Full Day (realtime)
  • $355 - Full Day (realtime certified) --> See, it pays to become realtime certified, literally!!
  • $150 - Half Day
  • $162 - Half Day (realtime)
  • $177 - Half Day (realtime certified --> See, it still pays!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Todd Olivas

Todd Olivas is a court reporter and entrepreneur.
He founded TO&A in 2003.

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