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ACORN (Archive COurt Reporter Notes) was first developed for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in 1998. ACORN allows the reporters to log on to a secure web site and upload copies of their note files, dictionaries, or even final transcripts 24x7.

ACORN is a cloud-based service, so no new hardware or software is needed.

Since being introduced in 1998, ACORN has grown to be the most widely-used court reporter note archival service available. Today, in California alone, more than 1,000 court reporters use ACORN on a daily basis.

The California Administrative Office of the Courts has recognized ACORN as a valuable service which brings direct benefits and cost savings to the courts. On the AOC web page, it says:

Requests no longer take days to complete and the court reporter supervisors are able to pull up notes quickly if the reporter is unavailable. In addition, the integrity of the notes is preserved, storage cost is reduced or eliminated for the courts, and the court staff can redirect their attention to assisting the public and the judicial bench in an efficient manner.

The primary goal of ACORN is the preservation of court records. Paper note files do get lost. Paper records do deteriorate. Reporters do retire, change jobs, or pass away. ACORN ensures that the records are always available when requested by a judge.

ACORN is available on a monthly subscription basis, with the monthly service fee based on the number of reporters that will be using the service. Monthly service fees range from $95.00 to $495.00.

Our court reporters find ACORN to be a very easy to understand. The reduction in time to mark paper notes and retrieve them, as well as the reduction in the amount of floor space required make ACORN a Records Manager's dream come true. Terri Edwards, CSR, CMSR, Orange County Superior Court, Records Manager

 

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Archived COurt Reporter Notes

With ACORN, you can:

Upload:

  • 24x7
  • Single files
  • Multiple files
  • Raw note files
  • Dictionaries
  • Final transcripts

Search by:

  • Filename
  • Case Date
  • Case Date Range
  • Upload Date
  • Upload Date Range
  • Case Number
  • Case Type

Set Flags for:

  • Death penalty
  • LWOP
  • Sealed
  • Civil
  • Criminal

Download:

  • 24x7
  • by Copy-and-Paste
  • by Drag-and-Drop
  • by using email
  • by saving file

Sample ACORN Screens:

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For more detailed information on how ACORN works, browse through the ACORN User Manual.  (Be sure to use your browser's Back button to return to this page.)

This short video will explain how ACORN works and show what the screens look like.

For more information, please give us a call at (949) 727-2001

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