Always Shorthand, Never Shorthanded!

Meet the Owner

Charlotte C. Roche

Charlotte C. Roche, RPR, CSR, RMR, CRR, RDR, California Certified Shorthand Reporter License Number 4486, has 36 years of experience in this industry. She meets and exceeds the legal community's needs by providing excellent reporters who go above and beyond in fulfilling customer requirements. Mrs. Roche supports the predominant industry opinion that owners of Court Reporting businesses should hold a State License and operate under the code of conduct and ethics bestowed upon individuals through testing and licensure.

Conducting business as a working reporter has earned her a reputation for fairness, honesty, integrity and accurate reporting. Charlotte has been a Registered Merit Reporter since 1981, a Registered Diplomate Reporter since 1996, and is a Certified Realtime Reporter.

Char is a volunteer with the Hayward Chamber of Commerce and has also served as a guest speaker at local schools during Career Day.

Meet the Staff

Shawna Balzer

Shawna Balzer, Office Manager, specializes in Human Resources and Customer Service. Her professionalism and broad range of communication and computer skills enable her to process customer requests for court reporters, transcripts, videographers, interpreters and conference rooms with ease and confidence. Shawna attended Chabot College prior to focusing her career on calendaring, data management, billing, payroll and employee supervision and training.

Lisa Mendel

Lisa Mendel, Assistant Office Manager, has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northridge and is currently studying to be a Certified Shorthand Reporter. Lisa's diverse background in customer service enables her to meet your needs in an efficient manner and provide you with prompt responses when you need answers.

Our Court Reporters

Our Reporting Staff employs Case Catalyst by Stenograph, Eclipse, Min-U-Script and many other cutting-edge technologies. Well versed in the needs of the legal community, these dedicated professionals strive for excellence in all reporting services.

Many of our clients have been with us since 1985 when our firm began and rely on the continuity of service our staff provides. Realtime, Readback, Word Search, Same-Day Disk and Email are just some of the services they provide while on assignment.

What Our Customers Are Saying

I highly recommend Bay Area Court Reporters for your court reporting needs. Over more than twenty years of practicing law, I have used many court reporters, but Bay Area Court Reporters' level of service is just a cut above the others. They are the most user-friendly court reporting services I have used, and consistently deliver prompt, professional, excellent service. Their prices are also very competitive. I also like giving my business to a local Bay Area business and not a big out-of-state court reporting chain. Their reporters are excellent in doing technical depositions involving medical or technical terminology. They provide reporters all over the Bay Area.

- Satisfied Customer since 1990

The Bay Area Court Reporters are awesome.  Quick response to my service request and the utmost in professionalism and confidentiality.  If you need transcription services this business should be your first stop. Fast service with high quality results! The staff is friendly and will go the extra mile to help you with your transcription needs. Great Hayward business, keep up the amazing work!

- Lisa G.

Memberships

  • U.S. Government NAICS and DUNS Registration
  • California PUC Supplier Clearinghouse
  • Hayward Chamber of Commerce
  • Women Owned Business Enterprise
  • National Court Reporters Association
  • California Court Reporters Association
  • Deposition Reporters Association
  • Society for Technological Advancement of Reporting
California Court Reporters Association United States Court Reporters Association DRA Deposition Reporters Association Hayward Chamber of Commerce Society for the Technological Advancement of Reporting Hayward - Heart of the Bay
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