Winner of the Why I Love Court Reporting Contest

Cassandra Caldarella, CSR, Alumna of South Coast College, is an exceptional court reporter and a prolific writer about why she loves court reporting.  Her articles have appeared in the JOURNAL OF COURT REPORTING and in LIFE HACKER.  She even has a Facebook Page called “Why I Love Court Reporting” devoted to the positive aspects of Read More

TOA Storytellers – South Coast College Interview


TOA Storytellers is a down-to-earth, behind-the-scenes look at some of the most interesting people throughout the legal, business, and public life arenas and beyond. This podcast features interviews with some of the top risk management, legal, business, political, and creative minds anywhere. Hosted by Todd Olivas, Storytellers offers a rare sneak peek into the lives Read More

Alumna Super Court Reporter – CASSANDRA CALDARELLA

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We had the pleasure of interviewing a South Coast College Alumna Court Reporter, Cassandra Caldarella. Read the following interview below to learn more about Cassandra and her experience as a professional Freelance Court Reporter. Cassandra Caldarella Freelance Court Reporter Member since: 2006. Currently resides in: Santa Ana, CA Graduated from: South Coast College (Court Reporting Program) Theory: Robert-Walsh-Gonzalez SCC Read More


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After the exhilaration of being able to convert our program overnight into an online program as a result of having the Office 365 Teams already in place, the realization soon set in that the curricula that we were implementing at South Coast College was the curricula for the way we were, and suddenly there was Read More

Collab Seminar for Court Reporter Entrepreneurs: Hosted by South Coast College, SBDC, & Cal State

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Here is an example of a great collaborative effort on the part of the SBDC, Cal State Fullerton, and South Coast College. California passed legislation (AB 5) that impacted a large population of our deposition reporter alumni who are independent contractors. Students and alumni had concerns about what to do because of this current legislation.  Read More

How the Medical Assistant Program Changed My Life

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    By Jorge Guzman, Placement Coordinator Completing high school and entering the real world, what to do?   Everyone has an important decision as to what the next step should be. College? Military? Career school? Manual labor job?  You can either act on making a decision or not.  If you make the wrong choice, you Read More

The Importance of Time in the Legal Field

By Christine Mantyla, Paralegal On time in the legal field means that you are ready to work at the exact minute your work hours begin.  Being on time usually means that you already have set up your computer, had your morning coffee, and have done anything else you need to do to be ready to Read More

Safety and Security in the Legal Workplace

Imagine an average day in a law firm where the environment is fast-paced with paralegals trying to meet crucial deadlines and court reporters rushing into a conference room to set up their equipment for a deposition.  Everyone is focused on the immediate tasks.  Then, suddenly, shots ring out.  Screams are heard, and shock momentarily paralyzes Read More

Is a Paralegal Career Right for You?

By Professor William Dixon First and foremost, a paralegal is a trained professional.  The work is interesting, varied, and important.  People’s lives and property may depend upon the work done by a paralegal.  You will have opportunity to help people through some of the most difficult periods of their lives, such as divorce and child Read More

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