Court reporting students at South Coast College such as Kristi Longnecker (pictured here on the right), have the support of the many court and deposition reporters in Orange County who provide them with apprenticeship opportunities. The court reporting students of South Coast College are fortunate to have some of the best reporters in the state located within five miles of the college in the Orange County Courts. When it comes time for their court apprenticeships, they are welcomed with open arms by great reporters, such as Jay Ballard (pictured on the left). Jay is one of the top reporters in the Orange County Courts who does numerous high profile cases, yet he is so generous with his assistance to new reporters. Jay invited Kristi to do part of her apprenticeship hours on the trial in the criminal case of two former Fullerton police officers accused of beating homeless man, Kelly Thomas, to death.
Kristi is pictured here during the opening statements of the prosecution. What an exciting day for Kristi when she found out that she appeared on the local news! Thanks, Jay, and the other local court and deposition reporters, for providing such wonderful exciting opportunities for the South Coast College court reporting