Court Reporter Recruitment, Retention, and Attrition

With the declining availability of California-licensed court reporters, California trial courts are challenged to recruit and retain court reporters to meet the needs of court users and legal requirements. In an effort to increase court reporters in trial courts, courts are implementing a variety of employment incentives including salary increases, signing bonuses, retention bonuses, finder’s fees, and more. The dashboard below visualizes court reporter recruitment, retention, and attrition numbers reported by California trial courts in the statewide aggregate,* and the various incentives courts are employing. To refine the data, select the quarter you would like to view from the drop-down menu in the top left of the dashboard.


* Please note the figures in this dashboard are presented as statewide aggregate numbers, and individual figures will vary from court to court.