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Kern County Superior Court announces changes to court reporter policy

Posted at 8:21 AM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 11:47:20-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Superior Court announced changes made to its court reporter policy regarding availability and unavailability of official court reporters.

Effective September 14, the Kern County Superior Court’s Court Reporter Availability Policy will provide court reporters for Felony Criminal, Juvenile Matters, Limited Family Law Matters for Abandonment, Adoption, Contempt, and Domestic Violence Proceedings, and Limited Probate Matters. There is also a reporter assigned to the monthly Superior Court-Appeals Court session held the first Friday of every month in the Bakersfield Metropolitan Division of the Court.

The courthouse said that due to budget restraints, for all Kern County Court locations, court reporters are not provided for Limited Civil, Civil, Most Probate Matters, Small Claims, Misdemeanor, Traffic Court, and Family Law Matters not specified above.