Riverside Superior Court is limiting their assignment of court reporters to cases mandated by law, as a statewide court-reporter shortage continues. Court-employed court reporters will be provided in Riverside Superior Court’s felony, juvenile, probate, writ of habeas corpus and civil restraining order hearings, the court announced Jan. 18.
The court will also provide reporters in family law hearings at the court’s discretion. Litigants who receive a fee waiver may still request an official court reporter.
Litigants in civil cases, small claims and infractions may still have a court reporter, but they must hire them themselves at a higher cost than the official court reporters.