CD AND TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS

Transcriptionists 

Superior Court proceedings are entirely electronically recorded. Dept. I recordings are maintained by the Superior Court Administrator/Judicial Assistant Dept I - Kelly Skramstad. Dept. II  recordings are maintained by the Superior Court Administrator/Judicial Assistant Dept. II – Rachel Taylor. If a transcript of an electronically recorded proceeding is required from Superior Court, the first step is to request a CD of the recording from the appropriate administrator. The requestor is responsible for the payment of $25.00 for each CD required.

Once the CD is purchased, the requestor must hire a transcriber. Under GR 35 official court transcripts must be completed and filed only by:

(1) a Certified Court Reporter (meets the required standards under RCW 18.145.080);       -or-

(2) an Authorized Transcriptionist (individual who has been approved by Superior Court to prepare Court Official verbatim reports from electronically recorded proceedings).    

Minimum qualifications to become an authorized transcriptionist is to complete and file an official certified court transcript from electronically proceedings is certification as a court reporter or certification by AAERT (American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers) or proof of one- year supervised mentorship with a certified court reporter or an authorized transcriptionist. This is at the discretion of the Court.                                                    

A list of authorized transcriptionists, approved by the Court, can be found by clicking HERE.

The responsibility falls upon the requestor to contact a transcriber and make payment arrangements. It’s NOT the Court’s responsibility to make these arrangements to contact a transcriber on your behalf.

GR 35  is applicable only to the preparation of transcripts of court proceedings. **Transcriptions of interviews, statements or other out-of-court proceedings does not apply**

Walla Walla County Superior Court accepts applications from all authorized transcriptionists to be placed on the list of authorized transcriptionists. Please refer to GR35 regarding qualifications. Click on the link below for the application. Once completed, please submit the application to Rachel Taylor, Walla Walla Superior Court Administrator/Judicial Assistant – Dept. II.

Transcriptionist Application

SUPERIOR COURT LIST OF AUTHORIZED TRANSCRIPTIONISTS

Rachel Bly
Phone: 509 200 7145
Email: rackleroo@hotmail.com

Bridges Court Reporters – Freelance Reporters
PO Box 1862
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: 509 522 0832
Amy Brittingham
31 Pinshore Drive
Naches, WA 98937
Phone: 509 594 2196
Email: brittinghamtranscription@yahoo.com
Heidi Forbes, CET
168 Jeannes Rd.
Touchet, WA 99360
Phone: 509 948 5650
Email: countrygirltranscripts@gmail.com
Jessica Henry-Mennenga
JHM Transcription, LLC
P.O. Box 283
Pomeroy, WA 99347
Email: jhmtranscription@yahoo.com
Connie Mianecki
AAERT CET – 893
9672 Road E SW
Royal City, WA 99357
Phone: 509 346 2560
Email: clm8890@aol.com
Susan Robson
PO Box 3100
Deer Park, WA 99006
Phone: 509 280 2577
Email: slr11171960@gmail.com
Margaret Stewart, BSN, CET
Puget Sound Reporting
10116 36th Avenue Court SW
Suite 207
Tacoma, WA 98499
Phone: 253 627 7129
Email: www.shepardtranscription.com

Dipti Patel
7306 Danwood Drive
Austin, TX 78759
Phone: 847 848 4907
Email: dbpatel1180@gmail.com

DISCLAIMER GR-35

Washington State General Rule 35 (GR 35) -requires all Superior Courts to provide a list of “authorized transcriptionists”. Walla Walla County Superior Court will not attest to the competence of the persons it has authorized but states only that each person on the provided list has submitted proof that he/she meets the minimum qualifications as outlined in GR35.