San Joaquin County's official court reporters have partnered with YesLaw Online http://www.yeslaw.net/ to upload their transcripts to YesLaw Online's secure transcript depository. Beginning February 1, 2016, attorneys will be notified by the reporter via email that their transcripts have been uploaded and are available for download. The attorney, or his or her staff, can then log onto the site, using his or her credentials, which will be provided the first time the attorney is notified of an uploaded transcript.
The cost of this service is being covered by the court reporters. There is no added cost to the attorneys to access the transcripts via YesLaw. Additionally, attorneys will have access to YesLaw's 24/7 technical support, if needed.
What does this mean for you, the attorney?
- Transcripts are available 24/7/365 to all persons who have permission rights.
- Electronic delivery allows for greater convenience and less-cumbersome delivery.
- Transcripts are "in the cloud" and are accessible by those with permission rights from any computer, whether in the courtroom during trial or from an attorney's home office.
- Transcripts may be downloaded from any YesLaw repository to any case management software.
- Transcripts remain in the cloud permanently and may be retrieved at any time.
- YesLaw Online features secure 128-bit encryption when files are uploaded, while on its servers, and on download.
- Authorized access is tied to the login and password of those that are given permission to access the transcript.
- With password protection for all transcripts at all times, transcripts are more secure than physical transcripts sitting on a desktop in the courthouse or attorney's office.
- Court reporters digitally and electronically sign their transcripts.
- YesLaw Online's confidentiality features and protocol are strong and reliable.
- Sealed transcripts are protected by a user password managed by court administration.
- If sealed transcripts are downloaded by a user not entitled to view the transcript, the user cannot break the "seal" and view its content.
- Fully searchable PDF transcripts.
- All Adobe search features are available, including Boolean searches across all transcripts in a case or multiple cases, proximity, numeric range, stemming, synonym, phonic homonym, and fuzzy searches.
- Hyperlinked word index.
- Hyperlinking of exhibits allows for counsel to click on an exhibit reference to view the exhibit on the fly.
- Reports can be created of search results.
- Notes can be inserted in transcripts.
- Issue codes can be created for cases/transcripts.
- General annotations can be made.
What the court reporters need from you: The email address where you want your notifications sent. Some offices may want to create a specific email, such as . Please contact official reporter Abby Fields at with the email address you would like to use, or feel free to e-mail or call her at 209-648-1536 with any questions.