December 12, 2018
Request for Court Reporter Pursuant to Jameson V. Desta

In Jameson v. Desta, the California Supreme Court held that "an official court reporter, or other valid means to create an official verbatim record for purposes of appeal, must generally be made available to in forma pauperis litigants upon request.". This service is only available upon request if the party has obtained a fee waiver.

Presently, an official court reporter is provided in all civil and family law matters, with the exception of the Case Management Conference Calendar. Therefore, a request for court reporter pursuant to Jameson v. Desta is only necessary for Case Management Conference hearings.

If you would like to request a court reporter for a Case Management Conference and you meet the eligibility criteria referenced above, the following information is necessary in order to process your request:

  • Case number
  • Case name
  • Date of Case Management Conference
  • Your contact information so that the Court Reporter Supervisor may contact you to make the arrangements

The above information may be sent to the Court via the following methods:

  • Complete the request online form »
  • Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo
    Attn: Court Reporter Supervisor
    400 County Center, 2nd Floor
    Redwood City, CA 94063
    In person or by mail

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