Authorized/Certified Court Transcriptionists

Transcriptionists – Superior Court Dept. II

Superior Court Dept II - proceedings are entirely electronically recorded. 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 Dept. II, 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 Dept. II 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


Bridges Court Reporters – Freelance Reporters
PO Box 1862
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: 509 522 0832
Amy Brittingham
2210 Maryhill St. SE
Wenatchee, WA 98802
Phone: 509 594 2196
Heidi Forbes, CET
168 Jeannes Rd.
Touchet, WA 99360
Phone: 509 948 5650
Jessica Henry-Mennenga
JHM Transcription, LLC
P.O. Box 283
Pomeroy, WA 99347
Erica L. Ingram
Washington Rapid Transcription Service
320 W. Republican, Suite 207
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 206 693 2390
Connie Mianecki
9672 Road E SW
Royal City, WA 99357
Phone: 509 346 2560
Susan Robson
PO Box 3100
Deer Park, WA 99006
Phone: 509 280 2577
Margaret Stewart
Shepard Transcription, LLC
PO Box 65691
University Place, WA 98464
Phone: 253 686 2202


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.