Court Reporter`s Notes Retention - How Long?

As a court reporter we are mandated to retain notes for a specific length of time.  We've created a new quiz in our Quiz Central area in order to test people's knowledge about this important aspect of being the guardian of the record.  Take our quiz now and be ready to answer the following questions in random order!  Have fun!

Court Reporter's Notes Storage - How Long? (10 questions)
How long should a court reporter hold his/her notes? What are the rules about note storage? Take this quiz (which applies to California rules) and test your knowledge.

  • The rules for court reporter note storage are the same in every state --
  • The length of time a court reporter should store his/her notes is not that important --
  • Superior court notes In Los Angeles are to be stored for --
  • Government Code states the notes storage limit is --
  • A good way to store the notes is --
  • In the case of official court reporter's notes, the court may have its own storage facilities --
  • In Los Angeles Superior Court, they typically ask the court reporter to store his/her own notes for easy access for how long?
  • In Los Angeles Superior Court, after a certain period has passed where the court reporter has had immediate access to his/her notes, they then ask the reporter to --
  • After a deposition transcript has been transcribed, the reporter must retain his/her notes for how long?
  • The best place for a reporter's notes to be held is within --
Note: The answers to this quiz pertain to California.
Thursday, January 10, 2008

Todd Olivas

Todd Olivas is a court reporter and entrepreneur.
He founded TO&A in 2003.

  Comment by Lyn Rubenstein | Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I am the owner of a court reporting agency for the past 43 years. In Pennsylvania, we are required to keep our notes for a period of 7 years, but we have offices nationwide and that varies by state. Each indiviual state has its own requiresments. I think we should have a nationwide directory as to how long each state`s requirements are.
  Comment by Rosemarie Kazarovich | Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I agree 100% with Lyn Rubenstein. I have moved a few times to different states during my career as a court reporter and it has become very confusing and the information is not always easy to find. A national directory would be wonderful.
  Comment by Patti Cabo | Monday, February 22, 2021
How long is the retention for notes, exhibits, etcetera in Florida for depositions

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