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Registry of Officials

Welcome to the Registry of Officials created by the California Official Court Reporters Association.

There has been a trend in various superior courts throughout the state to remove official court reporters from civil courts. Aside from the negative effects to the public and the judicial system, this has resulted in the layoff of many officials. The California Official Court Reporters Assn. would like to help both the official reporters that have been laid off and counsels that find themselves in courts unstaffed by reporters.

COCRA has developed this page on our website containing the names of official reporters from all over the state who have been recently laid off.

This registry will contain the names and contact info for those officials. It is our intent to promote these officials for the experience and expertise that these officials bring to counsels seeking a reporter for a civil proceeding.

If you are an official who would like to add your name to our registry, please contact us. We will send you a brief form to fill out that will give us information that we need to post to the registry. It is COCRA’s hope to focus as much attention as we can to all of you who have been or may get laid off.

COCRA publishes the following list as a service to litigants and the legal community. We urge all counsel and parties who have matters set in the San Francisco Superior Court to contact these highly qualified reporters the next time you go to court.

Alameda County

Kris A. Case,CSR #13142
kdcsr@yahoo.com

Five years experience as an official incivil and family law court trials. Experience with criminal jury trials, motions, and preliminary examinations.

Alisa A. James, CSR#: 10901
(510)917-0915
alille.james@att.net

Based in Alameda County, but willing to report anywhere in the Bay Area including Contra Costa and San Francisco.

Over 18 years court experience in criminal courts and jury trials, as well as the past 7 years in civil jury and court trials, complex litigation and asbestos litigation.

Realtime proficient and able to provide expedited and daily transcripts.

"Reporting for over 18 years. I've spent the past 12 years as an Official Reporter in Superior Courts (criminal and civil departments). Special interest in civil jury/court trials, complex and asbestos litigation. Available and willing to do realtime; multiple hook-ups to judge and attorneys."

Jeanne Nagy, CSR# 9474, RPR
(510)914-7638
jmn888@yahoo.com

Fourteen years court experience reporting medical malpractice and asbestos trials.
Able to provide realtime as well as dailies and expedited transcripts.

Shelette Ross, CSR#: 12362
(510)774-5167

Able to report in both Alameda County and Contra Costa County.

Eleven years of court experience in the following proceedings: calendar court, long-cause hearings, trials and daily trials -- Juvenile dependency & delinquency; Criminal including death penalty dailies and Grand Jury; Family Law; Probate.

Special emphasis on Civil Law & Motion and daily trials in the following: Asbestos; CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act); Class-action lawsuits; Administrative Proceedings, i.e., State licensees disciplinary hearings.

Realtime proficient and able to provide expedited and daily transcripts.

“During my tenure as an Official with Alameda County I was a floater for four-plus years and on assignment for six years. As a floater I've covered as many as four courtrooms in one day. I traveled throughout North County as well as South County working in a variety of different courtrooms involving many different areas of law. I then was on a six-month assignment in a civil trial department, and shortly thereafter I was on a six-month assignment in a criminal trial department; during these assignments I solely accomplished trials from beginning to end.

For the past six years I worked in Civil Law & Motion, which encompassed everything from unlawful detainers to writ petitions including CEQA matters throughout the State of California.”

Kelly L. Shainline, CSR# 13476
Certifications: CSR, RPR
(510)828-9404
Courtreporter232@aol.com

Five years court experience in United States District Court, Northern California and Alameda County Superior Court. One year in Department 24 before the Honorable Judge Gonzalez Rogers in Alameda County.

Realtime proficient and able to provide expedited and daily transcripts.

“I am experienced in all court work from civil to criminal. I can work with the client and their individual needs for their trials.”

Los Angeles County

Shelly Lynell Goodell, CSR# 10307
(714)262-3458
1shellzzbellzz@gmail.com

Available to work in the counties of Los Angeles and Orange. Nineteen years court experience. Realtime proficient and able to provide expedited and daily transcripts.

“No job is too big or too small and nothing scares me.”

Mendocino County

Katherine Rose Langstaff, CSR#: 3433
Certifications: CSR, RPR
707/330-4537
kathy.langstaff@gmail.com

Seven years of full-time court experience as a court reporter, civil and criminal, and 28 years of general deposition reporting, including medical and other technical areas.

Civil trials include asbestos, hazardous waste, family law, guardianship, and general civil, including daily trials for asbestos and hazardous waste. Criminal trials include several homicide trials and daily transcript trials.

Able to provide realtime as well as dailies and expedited transcripts.

“I've been working as a court reporter since 1977 after working as a court clerk and department supervisor for approximately five years for Solano County courts. I worked as an official court reporter in Solano County before I entered the freelance field. I was a deposition firm owner from 1989 until 2007, when I came to work for Mendocino County Superior Court, where I've worked in the Ukiah, WIllits and Ten Mile branches.”

San Francisco County

As of October 3rd, 2011 , the San Francisco Superior Court will no longer be providing official court reporters in certain civil departments. This will require litigants to hire their own reporters to have their civil-related matters reported. The bad news is the court reporters who worked in the civil courts were laid off.

The good news, for counsel and parties who now have to find their own court reporter, is that these newly unemployed reporters are available to cover your matter in the San Francisco Superior Court. These reporters include realtime writers with years of experience in a wide variety of court work. All are familiar with court rules and procedure, including jury trials and transcript production.

COCRA publishes the following list as a service to litigants and the legal community. We urge all counsel and parties who have matters set in the San Francisco Superior Court to contact these highly qualified reporters the next time you go to court.

Maria Lertora Aliventi, CSR, RPR
650-302-6868
Mlertora@aol.com

I have nine years deposition experience and four years court experience. I was a pro tem floater. I filled in in most every department; civil, criminal and juvenile. I've worked with most every judge at San Francisco Superior Court and am familiar with the court staff.

Giselle Casey
415-717-9768
casey.giselle@gmail.com
Susan Crozier, CSR, RPR, CM
415-572-6625
skcrozier@comcast.net

“I have 10 years’ experience with the trial courts, and have reported all aspects of civil litigation. I provide realtime and can cooperate in the productions of expedited and daily transcript needs.”

Angie Diner
415-748-4030
angiediner@gmail.com
Denise Louise Doucette, CSR No. 5963
Certifications: RPR, RMR, RDR, CMR, CLVS, FAPR
707-642-9402
dldoucette@cs.com

Three years’ experience of back-to-back asbestos jury trials; experienced in Law and Motion, complex civil litigation. Realtime proficient and able to provide expedited and daily transcripts.

“I've been reporting since 1982 (following eight years as a legal secretary/paralegal). I owned and managed my own deposition agency from 1988 through 2005, specializing in complex civil litigation (defective products; medical malpractice; fire; multi-district litigation). I've reported dozens of asbestos jury trials. I provide electronic transcripts (TXT and PDF) as well as expedited and daily copy upon request.”

Karla Ellis-Davis
415-948-8289
karla@sf-reporters.com

Able to provide real-time. Experienced with civil trials, complex litigation, and dailies.

Linda Forster
925-548-1420
lindaf@superiorcr.com
Lewis Gillian, CSR
415-439-3771
lag3227@comcast.net
Carol Haraburda, CSR 8052
State Court Realtime Certified
State Hearing Certified
925-360-6065
925-376-6770
www.chcourtreporters.com
chreporter@comcast.net

“Experience: 25-plus years experience in realtime deposition coverage, arbitrations and board hearings. During my 10-plus years as an official reporter I have provided realtime feed to judges and attorneys.

I have covered complex civil trials and felony trials. I can also offer services of condensed and indexed transcripts along with electronic transcripts.”

References:
  • Judge Anne Bouliane, San Francisco Superior Court
  • Judge James Collins, San Francisco Superior Court
  • Judge Patrick Zika, Alameda Superior Court
  • Judge Ronnie MacLaren, Alameda Superior Court
Arlene Howell
510-685-6830
ahowell@yahoo.com
Patty Hubble
hubblepl@yahoo.com
Tamra Keen CSR No. 5404
Certifications: CCRR, CLR, RPR
235 Montgomery Street, Suite 870
San Francisco, California 94104
415-677-4236
TKeenCSR@gmail.com

I am a California Certified Realtime Reporter as well as a Certified LiveNote reporter familiar with the LiveNote software that will be utilized by the judges in San Francisco. I have 22 years of experience in reporting complicated and long trials as well as providing daily transcripts including but not limited to the following subjects: accident reconstruction, asbestos, aviation, construction, contracts, financial transactions, fraud, hostile work environment, insurance, intellectual property, labor, legal and medical malpractice, maritime, OSHA, patent, product liability, scientific, sexual harassment, slander, unlawful detainer, Workman's Comp and wrongful termination.

Joyce Long
415-847-7102
longjoyce@comcast.net
Laura Martinez
415-250-2926
lmartinezcsr@gmail.com
Rose Miller
510-381-3014
rmillercsr@gmail.com
Loretta Najera, CSR, Certified Realtime Reporter
415-608-1672
Loride17@aol.com

“I have worked with the San Francisco Superior Court for over 20 years. I have reported many law and motion proceedings and all types of civil trials including asbestos dailies and other civil court proceedings. I am able to provide realtime.”

Wendy Pun
415-335-3823
wpuncsr@gmail.com
Mary Ann Scanlan
415-834-1114
www.scanlancsr.com

“I have 20 years experience reporting complex litigation, medical, technical and intellectual property cases. I’ve worked as an official for 7 years in both felony and civil trials. I can provide realtime, internet stream, expedited and daily transcripts.”

Paula Shi, CSR # 13358
415-213-2988
paulashicsr@gmail.com
Maria Viscio
415-515-8070
mvisciocsr@gmail.com
Tamara Willat
415-272-1753
tamarawillat@sbcglobal.net