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Cassandra is an experienced official court reporter who has reported hundreds of trials at both Los Angeles Superior Court and Orange County Superior Court. Cassandra is a former official at Los Angeles Superior Court and Orange County Superior Court. Cassandra also worked as a pro tempore court reporter for the Los Angeles Superior Court, Orange County Superior Court, and San Diego Superior Court. She has reported over 150 trials, including high-profile, asbestos, medical malpractice, toxic tort, wrongful death, employment, and other civil matters.
Cassandra Caldarella provides a wide range of civil courtroom and deposition court reporting services in Orange County, including:
Interactive Wireless Realtime Reporting
iPads and Laptops provided to attorneys for trial
Daily Copies, Same-Day Expedites & Expedited Transcripts
Rough Draft Transcripts – ASCII/PDF Files
Case Management Conferences
Telephonic Stenographic Reporting
Read back of Trial Testimony During Deliberations
Coordination Amongst Official Reporters for Preparing Appeal Transcripts
Remote Deposition Stenographic Reporting (Zoom, WebX, BlueJeans, etc.)
Remote Courtroom Stenographic Reporting (CourtCall, LA CourtConnect, Zoom, etc.)
E-Transcripts – ASCII/PDF Files
Condensed Transcripts with Word Index
Appeal Transcripts – Waivers – Letters of estimate – transcripts in appeal format
Cassandra Caldarella is an ex-official court reporter for The Superior Court of California, County of Orange and the County of Los Angeles. She spent 15 years in the corporate world before going to court reporting school. She has 17 years of experience in the court reporting industry in and around Los Angeles and Orange County. She reported depositions with several dozens of court reporting agencies for a couple of years before spending five years as an Official at L.A. Superior Court. Caldarella matriculated from California State University at Long Beach with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and a minor in British Literature. She then graduated from South Coast College of Court Reporting, is a Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR), and is working toward her California Certified Realtime Reporter (CCRR) and Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) certifications. Cassandra has experience in high-volume civil trial courtrooms. She is a current member of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the Deposition Reporters Association (DRA), and the California Court Reporters Association (CCRA). Caldarella is a former member of the Orange County Superior Court Reporters Association and the Los Angeles Court Reporters Association, the California Official Court Reporters Association, the Orange County Bar Association (affiliate member), and the LA County Trial Lawyer Association (affiliate member).
Cassandra Caldarella is the founder and CEO of CoverCrow, Inc., a company that’s devoted to helping fortify the stenography profession by helping to meet the demand for steno services.
Caldarella takes great pride in promoting the profession, cultivating students, and helping to advance realtime skills within her profession. She created a 12-week Realtime Bootcamp in 2012 that has two sessions a year at South Coast College. She started the $500 Why I Love Court Reporting scholarship for court reporting students, and created the CA Deposition Reporters Association $2,000 scholarship program. She created the DRA mentor program, and recruits and mentors several court reporting students. She loves writing articles about her beloved profession; one entitled “What I do as a Court Reporter,” published by LifeHacker, was viewed by their over 8 million subscribers and was republished by Monster and other career sites.
Prior to becoming a court stenographer, Cassandra worked for Fortune 500 tech companies where she set channel sales records, won awards, launched hundreds of innovative products, and closed million-dollar deals. Caldarella knows the challenges of small business owners firsthand. After a decade of working to build other companies, she opened her own technology company where she pioneered keywords and worked with Microsoft and Google to help monetize their search engines. She built a team of 16 sales reps and other support staff that grew market share to 25 percent and overall revenue to $3 million in her first year in business. Her experience in leading sales and marketing of emerging technology projects proved invaluable in developing a highly successful freelance reporting career and in starting up CoverCrow.
Cassandra earned her BA in Communication from California State University at Long Beach, studied at Imperial College London and the University of London, and graduated from South Coast College of Court Reporting.
At home, Cassandra is a wife, a mom to a toddling daughter, a fish called Beta, and a cat named Gato (who is not allowed to play with Beta).
Contact Cassandra Caldarella for:
- National Court Reporters Association
- Deposition Reporters Association
- California Court Reporters Association
- United States Court Reporters Association
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
- Washington Court Reporters Association
- California Official Court Reporters Association
- Los Angeles Court Reporters Association
- Orange County Superior Court Reporters Association