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Welcome to Court Reporting Services

Guardianship of the record of courtroom proceedings is a key and historic responsibility of the court. Each court session and proceeding designated by statute, court rule, general order, or by order of an individual judge is recorded verbatim by stenotype or electonic sound recording equipment.

The court reporters and court recorders play a significant role in ensuring the integrity and accuracy of the record. District judges select their preferred method of reporting the record. All stenotype reporters in the Central District of California are realtime (simultaneous) reporters. Many are certified realtime reporters. The proceedings before magistrate judges are usually electronically sound recorded. Electronic sound recordings may be purchased from the Clerk's Office or a transcript may be ordered.

A written transcript of court proceedings is produced upon the request of a party or order of the court. Please take a moment to review the following links for further information.