- SB 662 would authorize courts to record civil proceedings when a certified shorthand reporter is not available. Labor groups representing court-employed reporters vowed to fight the bill.
- Newly amended legislation would authorize California courts to electronically record all civil proceedings, putting into political play a key Judicial Council priority and setting up a potentially bitter battle with certified shorthand reporters.
- SB 662 is sponsored by the Family Violence Appellate Project. The organization’s director of programs, Jennafer Dorfman Wagner, testified at a legislative hearing earlier this month that litigants’ inability to secure transcripts from proceedings where no court reporter is available can further punish domestic violence victims.
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Bill proposes allowing recordings if CSR not available
Bill Would Allow Electronic Recording in All Civil Cases