As a 22-year veteran reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area, I empathize and appreciate the rigors Court Reporters are required to perform on a day-to-day basis (on and off the record)!
WE ARE THE UNSUNG HEROES, LEST WE FORGET! (And by golly, I won't let you!)
1996, I began my career as a freelance deposition reporter/pro tem official. 2000, due to the impending birth of my second child, I opted for the stability of an officialship at the Marin County Superior Court of CA. Through osmosis, I learned the ins and outs of our legal system, local government, and developed a keen and enjoyable sense of the law.
More importantly, I developed lasting friendships and memories I cherish forever!
In 2008, I was blessed with re-entering the freelance world, where I have focused on complex litigation to present. Due to the layoffs of California civil reporters around the same time (a "no frills," "zero equal justice" stance our local government feels wise), I have been very fortunate to continue reporting trials as a freelance trial reporter around the SF Bay Area (contrary to my beliefs as a scrivener).
As my husband and I begin a new journey as empty nesters in 2018, we are thrilled to take up residency in New Braunfels, Texas. I hope to pay my knowledge forward to all reporters nationwide who need a scopist to shelter them through good times and ba
If you can sit all day and report it, I can sit behind you and scope it! Together, we can build a team and create a united front to deliver an excellent work product: a win/win!
I have been had more than my fair share of high-profile, precedent-setting cases. Discretion comes naturally to me; professionalism is of paramount importance. I truly ENJOY our profession of court reporting and am proficient in virtually all of the curve balls our system of jurisprudence sends our way!
I utilize the most current, professional version of CaseCAT, CaseView Net, the professional "paid" version of DropBox , and rely on the guidance of the Gregg Reference Manual and Margie Wakeman Wells. I am an active supporter/member of the Deposition Reporters Association of California and the National Court Reporters Association, and I sincerely pray for equal justice for all (and I'm a Libra to boot!)!
My goal is to alleviate your pressure and free up time. No job is too small or too large! I look forward to speaking with you more, as the reporter/scopist relationship is a very unique dynamic! I welcome an "audition" and a chance to connect with you and your style.