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Sep. 26, 2023

A better solution than resurrecting SB 662 is on its way

If professional court reporters will not be producing the transcripts from recordings of court proceedings and gig transcribers cannot service the workload, what method steps in? Likely, it will be AI/ASR (artificial intelligence/automatic speech recognition) producing the bulk of the transcripts. Step back. Pandora just opened the box.

Earlier this year, State Senator Susan Rubio authored SB 662, a bill which proposed the option of electronically recording court proceedings if a Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR) could not be found to make the record for a hearing or trial. While those of us who are working in this profession recognize that there is indeed a tight supply of licensed court reporters in California, I would not yet call it a shortage. With advance notice, a trained and highly qualifie...

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